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  1. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    My L4 has seen better days and will take some TLC to get running again~
  2. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    That and adding drag to the striker forward and back which helps nothing.
  3. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    I am claiming victory after battling with minor issues that makes the difference between a working gun and a paperweight. I have learned a LOT about Bren's and the MKI during my build which will help me moving forward. The fit , alignment and everything on my MKI go together smooth as silk yet...
  4. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    Discovered a slight issue before test fire. Racking the slide by hand and making sure everything slides smooth with no drag or binding I discovered one area that needs minor fitting. When I test snapped the primed case I lightly squeezed the trigger until the striker let go and lit it up...
  5. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    Putting all the pieces together to test fire..... New wood is nice and fits perfectly. I was missing a pin for the rear swivel so I had to turn one. Test fire day tomorrow ! I wrapped up making my "Lime" flavored striker group per print. Striker is made from 4140 heat treated to 50Rc C...
  6. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    Firing pin transfer pin finished and will be heat treated this week. Its skeletonized as much as I want to go and will give it a test when hardened. I slotted the bar for roll pin clearance for .080" max forward travel and zero rear. A good carbide drill is what you need to drill a hole thru...
  7. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    My MKI Ben wood is a new manufactured set I purchased from the UK ( D&B Militaria) Not sure if they still stock them but this is another source if someone is looking for correct MKI wood. https://formriflestocks.co.uk/product/bren-mk1-set/ Wood is walnut and looks to be manufactured to...
  8. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    Cleaned up some welds , making firing pin transfer bar........... Will make it really pretty after its test fired and running 100%
  9. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    Its one piece again.....progress ! Its the little stuff...... Bren selector denial / selector stop. Nothing fancy but wanted something simple that does the job and looks decent. Turned a piece of stock , punched a hole thru the ID and cut a segment off and TIG welded it in place. I...
  10. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    Some build motivation ~ Excitement builds when the last section is ready to weld.........
  11. cal50

    BREN gun semi-auto build...vintage sniper? 1.5 MOA groups. VIDEO UP!

    My L4 parts set is in my "to do" pile. Wrapping up my MKI double dovetail Bren in 303. Finally getting some play time and work done on my Bren double dovetail MK1. I opted to grab a BRP center section which cuts down the built time ( for me) quite a bit. Cut the gas cylinder section to length...
  12. cal50

    Sako Actions~

    Looks like all the actions are going to a new home. Thanks guys.
  13. cal50

    Sako Actions~

    Thanks all for the info and they will be nice actions for someone to build on. I am just trying to give my friend a ballpark idea on what they are worth.
  14. cal50

    Sako Actions~

    A shooting friends dad recently passed away and he had three (3) Sako virgin actions in his safe. One short and two long actions. I think they are L461 actions. They have been sitting there for decades yet look brand new which they are. Are these desirable for builds and does anyone have a clue...
  15. cal50

    Accessories WTB : Scar 17 mags

    One last bump -
  16. cal50

    Son of a [email protected]##$

    I would rather trust parts in hand and measure than a DH on the phone.
  17. cal50

    What semi auto 308

    Recently picked up a scar 17 in the more accurate black color. Looking forward to see if the juice is worth the squeeze. +1 to POF stuff. I have a 5.56 POF and it's damn nice across the board. I like piston guns.
  18. cal50

    Feedback LCatGA is A+

    One of the good guys on the forum and deal with confidence.
  19. cal50

    Why are gas gun more sensitive to firing pin size vs bolt gun?

    F=ma (It definitely helps from an ignition standpoint)