25 OCT 2004
The complete Dan Wesson 10mm collection.
My latest project was machining this receiver made of 7076 aluminum. The Anodizing is pretty thick @ about 1.6 mils, and I died it over night in HBL Black, and sealed in nickel acetate for about 40 minutes.
A single layer of GunKote was baked on for durability. The upper is Armalite production, with a M1A Gen II modified magazine. The LPK is an Armalite AR-10, and the buttstock is a fixed A2 DPMS. The hand guard is a Free float AR10T w/screw on AR10T barrel nut.
I thought it was appropriate to use the new Star Trek engineering badge, and the ST: Enterprise model number. You can call it nerdy but it is on one badass AR-10 I made, and yes it really shoots .308 Winchester.
This was a pretty fun project, that had some challenging moments... btw: I used STUN & KILL instead of SAFE & FIRE on the safety :)
Just added this beautiful wheel gun to my collection.
Smith & Wesson 610-2 10mm
1 of 300 Lew Horton from 1999
Almost impossible to find one period, but what about one that is in 100% condition!
A small project I did on my new Grizzly Vertical/Horizontal Mill (G3617).
I wanted to test the rigidity of this two thousand pound monster, and it did not disappoint. The 3/16 slots in the SS slide and 1/8 Holes into the SS barrel were comparable to cutting wood on my smaller mill. Like Butter!!! This sucker is going to open up a world of possibilities for me and these guns.
Here's a photo of my 50 Beowulf (50 Caliber). This one was a little more involved. Aside from machining the lower from a blank and etching the logos etc, I turned a steel buffer from scratch, turned the bolt on the lathe, shorten the firing pin, and fitted a Magpul short hand guard on a mid length gas system. I also have an Aimpoint 9000sc Red Dot mounted on her. The recoil is pretty decent, but not insane. Feels like a 20ga high base slug load in a light weight shotgun.
BTW: A lucky slot machine at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas paid for the some what pricey barrel and other small parts :-)
Monday, September 27, 2010 03:02 AM