Tacticool .22 Build **pic heavy**

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Hey all, New to the Hide so I thought I'd introduce myself with my latest creation, a custom stock built around a JW15A Norinco

Started with the Norinco A, cos it's cheap & B, it's basically a copy of a 452 so I should be able to upgrade the internals at a later date.
Here it is 5 mins after getting it home
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and with the raw materials

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First off I took the round bar next door as my lathe isn't big enough and bored it out to fit the reciever

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It steps down towards the front over the barrel as I needed enough meat to thread the end for the quad rail

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Next I cut a slot in the bottom of the tube so it would fit around the trigger and magazine housing

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then I cut the ejection port, I've no idea why it needs to be this big but I matched it up with the original dimensions anyway

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Cut the L shape for the bolt handle next, it's a pretty snug fit

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After that I couldn't go any further till the trigger was shortened, couldn't cut and re-weld it as the old boy took his welder home and I wasn't real keen on making a whole new trigger so I came up with the idea of making a simple trigger shoe

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cut out for the grip

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and trigger guard

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Slot for the trigger

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trial fit of top and bottom

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drilling hole for the stock adapter
(dodgy way of doing it I know
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next was a wieght saving cut out around the mag

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full trial fit

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stock adapter was next, adjustable for LOP

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my little brother having a shoulder

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scope is just a cheap tasco knock off sitting there for the pic's

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Appologise for the split up post, my piece of sh!t laptop keeps freezing
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Tried my hand at Cerakote next

All parts were sand blasted first

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then coated with Graphite Black and MicroSlick on the bolt

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Here's where it's at for now, I'm still waiting for the rails to turn up so I can mount the optics

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Wow that looks awesome! Great fabrication skills. How does it shoot so far ?
 

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I'd like to see some groups!!

A buddy of mine saw one of these norinco at a gun show last month and has been kicking himself for not picking it up to use kayak squirrel hunting.

Accuracy was the only concern, other than that he said the fit and finish of the rifle was very nice!
 

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Holy Crap! That's a hell of a way to make an introduction. Outstanding job and welcome.
 

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Very nice! I was ready for the old "I cut the airsoft..." thread! Pleasantly surprised!!

Nice work!
 

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    ha, I like the end result. Good work. May have cost more in time labor than buying a similiar, but way way more satisfaying to do yourself eh.

    What she weigh?

    Looks good tho,
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    Thanks all,

    I haven't bothered to weigh it yet but it's not too bad, I'll see if I can find some scales

    As for groups, I haven't fired a single shot yet as I'm still waiting for the rails to turn up so I can mount optics but I'll keep you posted.
     

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    That is really cool! Like others said, quite an introduction haha. Very impressed though, is this your first gun build??
     

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    Thanks again, this was my first attempt at something like this.
    I bought a mini lathe and mill about a year ago and just had a play, started with simple bits like bolt knobs and muzzle brakes and moved on from there.
    I'm becoming more and more addicted to this machining bis and I'm allready looking at upgrading
     

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    I can't see them either... Says photobucket bandwith exceeded!?! With such positive feedback I really want to see it.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Boss334OP</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I can't see them either... Says photobucket bandwith exceeded!?! With such positive feedback I really want to see it. </div></div>

    Likewise. No pics!
     

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    Re: Tacticool .22 Build **pic heavy**

    i hope one doesn't have to pay for photobucket, i'll never post another pic again!

    excellent job, like a "slip cover" for your rifle, i love it.

    i was thinking of doing similiar to my mkii over the winter as a project, however i don't have such lovely tools as you, again, that's an excellent job.

    i bet you can sell a hundred of them, if you are ever so inclined to sell them.



    (i just got into photobucket, didn't need to pay, could it be an austrailan thing?)
     

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    Solid work! Your passion for firearms is well represented.

    k9g
     

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    Thanks again all,

    TP, photobucket is still free mate until you exceed your band width apparently, I'd say it's cos there are a few people checking out the pic's, not too big a deal it cost $3 for the month.

    I am thinking of doing something like this as a kit to be sold for the MKII and 452, it may be a while tho.
     

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    if you make them, they will sell. and in masses.

    if you could manage to do them for a low price (say 200.00 or under USD) even if the quad rail is omitted, you'll be busy as a bee.

    put me on the list either way for a MKII version.
     

    S1erra1

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    Too ezy mate,

    I doubt I'll be able to produce em that cheap tho, not without a cnc setup anyway.

    I'm hopeing when I get the bigger machines it'll cut down the time and therefore the $$$

    I'd love a good cnc setup but the difference between a good manual mill and a good cnc mill is about 15grand so that won't be happening anytime soon.
     

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    this is very cool i would like to do something like this.

    joe
     

    S1erra1

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    Thanks again all,

    The rails turned up an hour ago so fingers crossed I'll mount the scope tonight and get a range report up tomorrow
     

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    You've got some real talent. Thanks for sharing.

    The old JW-15 is a pretty good place to start.
     

    S1erra1

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eclipse57</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The old JW-15 is a pretty good place to start. </div></div>

    Yeah mate, I think so

    Righto, got the scope fitted (el cheapo eBay job) and got a couple of quick shots in yesterday.

    shooting at an old bit of ply @ 50mtrs from the prone but idiot me forgot my rear bag so most groups were over an inch
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    did get a couple of good ones tho, here's the best 5 shot group

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    the first three shots went into the same hole but it went down hill for the last couple

    pic's of the range

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    Damn good looking rig. Nicely done!
     

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    WOW!!! I am so envious of people that have Mills and lathes. In particular, those of you that "Oh, I just have this spare metal around and I'll. . . . . make a cool gun out of it!"

    In all seriousness, a very nice set-up, great photos with which to follow your progress. (applause!)

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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    S1erra1

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    Thanks fellas, pretty happy with how it turned out.

    Just waiting for my MKII to turn up now and we can start all over again
     

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    Man I bought almost exactly the same thing and made a a5 style stock from scratch only using hand tools. I thought I was hot stuff until 5 min ago. Now I've got my tail between my legs. Great job with the china special. I am very impressed.
     
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    Wow, nice work. As a machinist, I appreciate your work. Is it legal? Is it because you used the reciever from the other gun is what made it OK?
     

    S1erra1

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    Thanks fellas,

    Pygmycoho1, have you got any pic's mate? I'd love to see em, I find working with metal fairly easy but my skills are up to shit when it comes to timber.

    longguntoter, Yes mate it's all 100% legal, It's basically just a tube gun style stock, Allthough I'm sure the boys in blue will be looking twice when I get my next safe inspection
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