Monday, November 23, 2015

Suomi M31 receiver thread repair sections

I made a handful of these a while back and after I stopped selling parts to others, I put the remaining ones in storage. I found them the other day and put them up for sale on a gun forum, not thinking there was any real demand for them. I sold out in about five minutes.
I guess since they turned out to be popular, I will make another run of them. They are original ID and OD, and have a shoulder for welding to the receiver so you're not welding on the threads themselves. They're about an inch long overall.

Here's what they look like.

Here's one with the cap screwed on. Cap NOT included.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Free ammo. Yes, free.

I've bought a good bit of ammo in years past, and have had both good and bad experiences with different sources of munitions. Thankfully, there are some folks out there that are worth dealing with, and one of them is Ammunition To Go.

They've contacted me and asked me to post up concerning their offer of free ammo to my readers.

Here's the skinny from Brandon at ATG:

We're partnering with Magtech on an initiative starting tomorrow that we're hoping will put 100,000 rounds into the hands of new shooters for free. We're calling it "Ammo Ambassadors".

Basically, we want to make it as easy as possible for people already familiar with shooting and guns to bring somebody who has never shot before to the range and safely teach them about firearms. With an election just around the corner, the more people we can inspire to get familiar with what gun owners actually do with their firearms, the better.

So, here's how it works:

  • Find a new shooter who hasn't been to the range and experienced the joy of shooting before. 
  • Download a target off our site and take them to the range.
  • Snap a photo of the new shooter with their target and upload it to our site.
  • You'll get a coupon code that's good for two boxes of free 9mm ammo from Magtech - along with free shipping.
We have 100,000 rounds of Magtech 9mm ready to ship right now. We're hoping to find 1,000 Ammo Ambassadors to take 1,000 new shooters out to the range in the next few weeks.

The details and the target are available here: (this page will be up and runningTuesday morning around 8 a.m. Central Time).

Now, this is definitely something I can get behind. If you haven't already, take some new shooters out and put them on the path to safe and trained firearms ownership. With all the insanity in the news lately and the renewed calls for restrictions on firearms, we all need to pitch in and help convert new shooters.

If you can't do that? Give the boys at ATG a call and order some ammo to show your support for their drive.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Been a while......

So, life has been keeping me busy. Last fall I had surgery on my neck, which slowed down my ability to build stuff, then the spring was killer between work and school. Then there's the lack of interest in blogging most days......

Anyways, I've received a number of emails asking me to update and let everyone know I'm alive.

Well, here you go.

I'm alive.

Other than that.....I've got a bunch of projects in the works, mainly stuff that I had on the back burner. I'll put one of them up here for now.

That is a 80% Suomi M31 receiver I'm working on. The lug section is not satisfactory, but I'm going to fix the CNC code on it.
The tube takes a original diameter bolt and will make use of a blocking bar to prevent builders making an un-taxed machinegun.

Lower side plates are available from The Flat Spot.
The end product will have a template applied for cutting the mag port, the ejection port, the hammer/sear slot, and the rear sight slot. This is pretty much just a threaded tube that you will weld the front lug section, front and rear mag fillers, and side plates on.

It doesn't look like anyone is offering Suomi receivers at this point, so other than machining your own, this will probably be the only game in town.

Price point is sub-$100.00

Another thing I've been doing is playing with the CNC mill a lot more, including adding a 4th (rotary) axis. That makes for all kinds of neat stuff, including the ability to engrave tubes and barrels.

Here's a muzzle brake being machined on the 4th axis that I drew up in ViaCad and processed through BobCad V26.

The finished product.....

Anyway, I'll update some more later when I have another minute or two.

Friday, April 24, 2015

3 years ago.....

I just got this in my feed and thought it was worth posting.The first DAB in 2012. Damn, that was a lot of fun.