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 #24487  by batmanreturns
 Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:18 am
stunning commitment to attention to detail. :cool:
 #24488  by TIE1138
 Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:56 am
Thanks for that batmanreturns. I am enjoying doing this.
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Once that was done,I folded the top edges to fit into the top of the grip. After test fitting in the grip I cut a piece of MDF and glued it in-between the bottom of the two sides of the mount
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Next step is to cut out this template for the grip mount and fold up and clean the edges
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Another closeup
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Grinding out the inside of the grip
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 #24492  by TIE1138
 Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:02 am
More pics of the trigger group as progress is made and a comparison pic of a casting from Oota and the one I made with bought grip added. Note the difference in the guard position. It appears that this was common on some Sterlings. If I rotate the guard on the housing, it seems to match the position on Oota's casting from an original.
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 #24497  by TIE1138
 Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:17 am
Thanks Oota. I have modified the Folding Stock Frame as well.
 #24498  by TIE1138
 Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:30 am
Here are some more pics
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Together again for a test fit.
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Another shot.
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Using blocks of MDF to sandwich between the left and right sides of the grip handle
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Using a center punch to position hole for trigger grip retaining pin
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 #24517  by TIE1138
 Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:27 pm
Thought I would post some more pics to keep up with construction.
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I am now working on the Folding Stock. Here I have replaced the cast arms with those made from Aluminium for strength.
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Made the selector by cutting a groove in the top of a Cap Screw and then gluing the plate into it. The grooves in the plate were done with a cutting disc.
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I used a 3mm letter punch set to mark out the A R and S but I will need to do them again to try and get them crisp.
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 #24533  by TIE1138
 Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 pm
Thanks guys. I am nearly finished would you believe. :D
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Starting to bend and shape the flats. Ali works so nicely when distressing.
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Both sides done ready for the Aluminium flats
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Filing down the sides of the cast stock frame
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The new improved trigger guard made of thicker Ali.
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