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Yugo M53 Parts Kit Analysis

Marky:  One more thing. How does this kit look to you?  I don’t know if I told you, but we did purchase a brand new 7.62 NATO MG 42 barrel. I don’t know how easy it is to convert these things? But I’m under the impression it’s not hard. Famous last words the customer says to his 07. 😎🤪🤷🏼‍♂️ —- …

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ZB-26 Bead Blast

These pics show cleaning the cuts and media blasting.  So I can see what is going on. Once media blasted, a mock up is done. From there I can measure filler pieces and jigs that will need to be made. I hope to have at least the rear welded up by next week.     Sincerely,  Matt www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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HK G36E Build

They aren’t ZB pics but thought you might like since it’s not an everyday build! H&K G36E. Used Tommy Built Receiver. Parts are all HK     Sincerely,  Matt www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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CETME-L Parts Kit

Posted some photos about this on social media and had some folks wanting to see the kit. It seems the man questions people have are about the furniture. There is a company selling CETME-L’s but with US production furniture. Also…Freeze found us a CETME-L bayonet on Centerfire System’s website yesterday. All that is left is a receiver flat, trunnion, and …

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Reader’s Sten Build

Marky & Freeze, Just wanted to follow-up on the Sten project since you guys sent me that template a few months ago.  After doing some research, I ended up with some parts for a Mark III Sten from Indianapolis Ordnance; to make a legal semi-auto Sten. I installed a 16” barrel so I didn’t have to mess with a tax …

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MAS-38 Parts Kit Analysis 

So…I have been looking for a MAS-38 for sometime. Every once in a while I think about just building one. Here is Matt and I corresponding on the numbers. —Marky Marky: I know this looks bad. But I’ve seen a semi-auto conversion done. Do-able?  Matt H.: Torch cuts are pretty rough! I’m sure I could make it work but it would take …

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POTD – MG42 7.62 Barrel

Quick project update. And something of a lesson. Since we started publishing info on various builds and projects in the armory, the number one question we get asked in messages is, “How did you guys find that?” And without fail, nobody is ever thrilled to hear the answer: “We bought it years ago”.  But what that REALLY means is we …

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Sig Pe57 (510-4) Parts Kit Analysis

A functional 510-4 can go for 6k plus so it’s definitely worth considering. My biggest concern is that the receiver was already de-milled repaired/welded then de-milled again.  The initial repairs to the receiver look pretty robust so I’m not sure how close we can make it look with these big repaired sections.  We would want it to look like a …

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SAA – AR-15 Lower

Some have asked for pictures of my SAA lower for the AR pistol build. I will keep you updated on what I think of it after we get some time on the gun.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”