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    DEADLINE's semiauto G3A3 build.

    Oh well....

    So I have pissed off the kids today, so I figure I owe someone some cookies.

    Well, have a seat. It's cookie time!!!!

    Upon inspecting my G3 parts kit I noticed something different.......something bright.........and shiny.

    I wonder how it got there????
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    Receiver flat from Ohio Rapd Fire. http://rapidfire.targetweb.net/cgi-b...m=on&ppinc=big

    I can't show as much of the progress as I would like, but it's pretty straight forward.

    I started by locating a solid bar of steel that was the same size as the upper part of the receiver. I welded the bar to the flat so I could put all of my weight into the bending and not have to worry about anything moving. I then welded a plate on the bar so I could put the rig in the vise.

    Here is after the first few attemps to bend. This was tough....
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    It wasn't pretty. I had my doubts, and I had a rough morning to boot.
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    Yeah, when your making a $69 receiver, you're too damn cheap to mount the vise.
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    Skip a few hours of frustration topped with satisfaction...the typical annoying bolt carrier travel surgery, stock fitting, some welding and fabrication of the block for the fire control. And you might have something that looks like this:
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    I still have some body work to do here and there. But, you can't beat the price.
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    Fun, fun, fun. That's about all I can say......
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    Exactry

    Hwo did you bend it properly?

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    Hell. Weld in the barrel and trunion, the rear sight, and do the fire control mods, US parts, and I have got myself a G3a3.

    Looking at around $600 in this one. More later-
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    Great bend job, looks as good as a real factory built. What size was the round stock? How did the flat take the heat from welding? I ask because I have 2 to bend one for a MP5 the other a G3 like yours. I have 1 SW flat and 1 marked HK which is a little heaver then the SW with more defined punchings. The latter of the two will be for the MP5 build over the winter. Tried you trick of baking the cosmoline off an FAL kit I have, much easier the solvents good tip.
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    Looks good Deadline!

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    Thanks guys!

    It's another world over here, back in "Home gunsmithing and Kit Building".

    The bar stock I used for the upper portion of the receiver is 3/4" round, solid steel bar.

    I had no problem with the welds. They didn't make holes, warp the steel or anything. The steel is very think, and tough to bend.

    I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night, and worked in a stamping plant for 2 years. So I knida had this project by the balls.....

    My 220 MIG was set on medium settings all over. I didn't wear my helmet when I did these welds because they were so small.

    Yes, for the most part I weld with my eyes closed, helmet off.

    Here's some close ups....remember, I have some cleaning up to do...so!
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    And the front area.....
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    Collapsible stock????

    My collapsible stock fitting and istallation was buy far the most uncoperative part of the receiver build.

    Reluctantly, I had to remove material from the arms of the stock in order to make the fit.

    The rails in the receiver do not accept the stock "out of the box", you will have to do some fitting.

    After removing material from the stock arms, with the bolt carrier installed inside the receiver for support, I used this 7/32" block and a hammer to widen the rails, to accept the stock.

    I might add that before this, and after I had to remove a good bit of material from the bolt as well. To say the least, it did not just "drop in". Also, I used my CETME receiver for reference, so I was not operating blind.
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    As usual,always fun to watch!Good job.

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    It Worked

    Since I was trapped in a pissing contest on another thread and couldn't sleep anyway Your post gave me something to do with my anger. Your right it was easy once you get it bending, I had to keep wacking it with a rubber mallet to keep it square through the process though. A note for you, while it welded ok I did notice some shrinkage from the heat when I welded the sight base on, these are full tig welds at 50amps which is kinda low. I would say some heat trap paste or heatsink(if you can conform something to the shape for better contact)should work. I had to reheat the area and shape it out some. All in all it took about 3 hours including throwing it in the beading cabinet for a clean up. Thanks for the inspiration Deadline.
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    WOW! Outstanting!!!

    I am jealous.

    How much did that kit run you? The flat?

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    Thumbs up AWESOME JOB

    Have you cycled the bolt thru it ?
    Hows the fit?

    Once again Awesome job!!!!!

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    Who me?

    My bolt carrier/bolt will drop throught the receiver with it's own weight.
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    But, I had to remove a bit of material from the carrier; all around.

    I think it's time my lazy ass went out to install the trunion/barrel.
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