I used to like watching the $6 Million Man when I was a kid. Your rifle reminded me of that TV show this morning. Xnke, how close are you to the finish line?
I can help you out with a Forward assist. Send me a PM with your address and I will send you one.Thanks for the complements, but truth told...I'm a crap machinist. I just don't get the practice to be "production grade".
I figure I'll have it shooting by march, and finished by may. That assumes I do not find another job and I can't spend money on things.
Right now, I'm missing:
Sight rail / Bolt Hold Open-Material on hand, waiting on 13/64 end mill and 10mm end mill
Barrel-Blank in hand, could start profiling the OD but want to use the new lathe
Muzzle Device-Material on hand, could work on making this tonight
Forward Handguard Hanger-Material on hand, another simple part
Silent Bolt Closing device-Need to obtain an AR forward assist assembly.
Receiver Reinforcing Rails-Material *probably* here, Probably have the tooling too. Gonna be an "interesting" setup to make the radius cuts for the trunnion end.
Need to figure out something to do with the buttstock-the recoil spring lives inside the buttstock, so adding the adjustable cheekrest will be tricky. Adding adjustable LOP is easy though.
It is available if you want one-Contact HMG and get on the waiting list. They already do 5.56 and 300BLK, 6.8 would be nothing to make work in a gas-op rifle.the only thing cooler than this would be a STG-44 in 6.8.
And this project is **really** cool.
Thanks for sharing!