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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Weapons Armory => Topic started by: Sclearman on Apr 20, 2020, 01:01 PM

Title: WIP Full metal custom rifle/carbine build
Post by: Sclearman on Apr 20, 2020, 01:01 PM
I've got a helmet kit on order, and wanted to start with my weapons. Still trying to decide on a handgun, but started on my rifle.  I am open to suggestions, criticisms and any other comments.
This is a full custom build, based around a lower trigger housing for an FAL rifle.  It is not considered the 'legal' part that makes it a rifle, and more important from a build standpoint it is the part the mounts the stock and pistol grip.
(https://i.imgur.com/AQvNTnT.jpg)
 For the rest of the gun, I start with this:  aluminum pipe and a 1.5" x 3.5" x 12" aluminum block.
 (https://i.imgur.com/PQnTHri.jpg)

I'm planning on changing the silhouette if you will of the rifle, so after some measuring I start to cut to begin turning this block into a "blaster"
 (https://i.imgur.com/I0DA13C.jpg)

To the mill cut make it flat and square
(https://i.imgur.com/p1mdBaa.jpg)

cutting the side for the trigger housing to fit
(https://i.imgur.com/23TOazl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lzTVKeS.jpg)

And trying to make it look less squarish
(https://i.imgur.com/3m9QafN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5rsdjS3.jpg)

And this is where I got to last night, shown with both the home made wood grip I built, and the factory grip.  I'm not sure I like the way my grip turned out, but I kind of want wood instead of plastic.  I would appreciate thoughts on both

(https://i.imgur.com/yCdKyIK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lkCJyMg.jpg)

As of right now I'm trying to decide on barrels.  Should it have one or two, length, size.  I will be cutting the end of the block of aluminum shorter closer to the trigger, I just haven't got that far yet.  May get a chance to work some at night this week, or may be next weekend before I can get back to it.  Next step is a stock, I thought I had one in my parts, but I don't, so custom it is.

Really would love to hear your thoughts on it so far.



Title: Re: WIP custom rifle/carbine build
Post by: Sclearman on Apr 26, 2020, 10:19 PM
Had just a lil time to do a bit more work.  I cut some length off of the 'receiver' of the blaster, and did some contouring:
(https://i.imgur.com/zRlG4MD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KVsAwhi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nFb6FLm.jpg)

I'm trying to use parts I have on hand, for a couple of reasons. First, what I have is used and has wear and age to help it look 'real', and second because I like trying to make things work together.  So far I have an FAL lower, and I found a hand guard from a Galil rifle
(https://i.imgur.com/qgncuXJ.jpg)

I had to mod the hand guard a bit
(https://i.imgur.com/R7e5Bqt.jpg)

I have a piece of aluminum pipe that fits the hand guard perfect.  So far this is the layout with a side mounted 'magazine'.  This is just sitting together.  Love to hear thoughts and opinions on it so far
(https://i.imgur.com/wPyqTxy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/smXWlzW.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP Full metal custom rifle/carbine build
Post by: chuckest on Apr 27, 2020, 11:49 PM
Unicellular job! Aesthetically I like the rounded wooden grip better though.
Title: Re: WIP Full metal custom rifle/carbine build
Post by: GraniteDad on May 26, 2020, 02:44 PM
I agree, I really like the wood grip more than the black. Looks more swarzy