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FBMG Machinist?
« on: October 17, 2008, 12:41:25 pm »
Does FBMG have a machinist and a mill?  If yes, do you have some sort of pricing structure?  In no, would you consider getting a machinist and a mill?
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 04:02:58 pm »
    We've looked into it. We have a lead on a lathe out of California that we're working on right now. New ones are expensive!  We've got one Minion who's a master machinist, but right now nothing is firm.

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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 04:09:40 pm »
    Just curious, what kind of work do you need done SN?

    I'm fortunate enough to have inherited an lathe and mill and I do a bit of amateur 'smithing.
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 04:18:02 pm »
    Cool Larry!



    JesseL, I've been thinking about quite a few things:

    I'd like to shave off some of the warning crap on an 8045 slide. 

    I'm also thinking about a few ball milling ideas I want to do for a future custom 1911. 

    I've also got this idea for a highly modified New Agent-Style carry 1911.  Some of the mods would require custom or modified parts.

    I also want to see if I can CAD a mod for Beretta safeties to make them work in the opposite direction.
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 04:29:08 pm »
    Cool Stuff! (and definitely beyond my meager skills)

    Don't forget to post detailed pics if you find someone to do the work.
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 12:13:09 am »
    Cool Larry!



    JesseL, I've been thinking about quite a few things:

    I'd like to shave off some of the warning crap on an 8045 slide. 

    I'm also thinking about a few ball milling ideas I want to do for a future custom 1911. 

    I've also got this idea for a highly modified New Agent-Style carry 1911.  Some of the mods would require custom or modified parts.

    I also want to see if I can CAD a mod for Beretta safeties to make them work in the opposite direction.
    Sounds like fun. Now all we need is the mill...guys.

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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 04:56:50 pm »
    How about a semiautomatic rifle designed from the ground up for people that really shoot? Someone should take all of the positive aspects of rifles since the 1950s, cherry pick through them, and incorporate them all into one design. starting with a reciprocating operating rod on the left side, and a bolt that headspaces on the barrel, not the receiver. That would be impressive.
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 06:33:51 pm »
    Bo...I cant think of a semi auto rifle that doesn't headspace on the barrel. Goes bolt face to the shoulder of the cartrige. Most lockup is in the barrel too. Am I misreading your message?

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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 06:39:39 pm »
    Probably. I am referring to the differences in headspace between the Garand, as an example, and the AR. The AR's bolt makes direct contact with the barrel extension, unlike the kluge of 1950's technology that preceded it. 
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008, 11:23:46 pm »
    You're refering to how the AR bolt locks into the barrel extention and the M1 from the early 1940's sits against the barrel extention but locks on the reciever.

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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #10 on: November 03, 2008, 01:22:42 pm »
    Right. See how smart you are?

    Now, why can't someone put all of these advances into one rifle. Why not have the charging handle on the left side, and a reciprocating operating rod, with rugged low-mounted sights that don't come off, AR-like selector and bolt release, and a fat Mauser extractor and a fixed ejector, preferably in a 6.5 mm?

    Anyway, I'm, rambling.
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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #11 on: November 03, 2008, 11:19:32 pm »
    Except for the caliber and the 6.5mm it sounds a lot like the SCAR.

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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 09:28:50 am »
    Except for the caliber and the 6.5mm it sounds a lot like the SCAR.

    Is the charging handle on that ambidextrous, then? From the pictures, it's on the wrong side (unless you're left-handed).

    I wouldn't mind taking a gander at one.

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    Re: FBMG Machinist?
    « Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 03:39:05 pm »
    I knew it was either the SCAR or the Masada. Looks like the Masada can have the charging handle on either side.

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