My E11 Blaster Build.WIP

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Re: My E11 Blaster Build.WIP

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stunning commitment to attention to detail. :cool:
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Thanks for that batmanreturns. I am enjoying doing this.
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Once that was done,I folded the top edges to fit into the top of the grip. After test fitting in the grip I cut a piece of MDF and glued it in-between the bottom of the two sides of the mount
Once that was done,I folded the top edges to fit into the top of the grip. After test fitting in the grip I cut a piece of MDF and glued it in-between the bottom of the two sides of the mount
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Next step is to cut out this template for the grip mount and fold up and clean the edges
Next step is to cut out this template for the grip mount and fold up and clean the edges
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Another closeup
Another closeup
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Grinding out the inside of the grip
Grinding out the inside of the grip
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More pics of the trigger group as progress is made and a comparison pic of a casting from Oota and the one I made with bought grip added. Note the difference in the guard position. It appears that this was common on some Sterlings. If I rotate the guard on the housing, it seems to match the position on Oota's casting from an original.
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wow Nick you have gone next level on this e-11 well done!
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Thanks Oota. I have modified the Folding Stock Frame as well.
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Here are some more pics
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Together again for a test fit.
Together again for a test fit.
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Another shot.
Another shot.
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Using blocks of MDF to sandwich between the left and right sides of the grip handle
Using blocks of MDF to sandwich between the left and right sides of the grip handle
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Using a center punch to position hole for trigger grip retaining pin
Using a center punch to position hole for trigger grip retaining pin
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Thought I would post some more pics to keep up with construction.
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I am now working on the Folding Stock. Here I have replaced the cast arms with those made from Aluminium for strength.
I am now working on the Folding Stock. Here I have replaced the cast arms with those made from Aluminium for strength.
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Made the selector by cutting a groove in the top of a Cap Screw and then gluing the plate into it. The grooves in the plate were done with a cutting disc.
Made the selector by cutting a groove in the top of a Cap Screw and then gluing the plate into it. The grooves in the plate were done with a cutting disc.
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I used a 3mm letter punch set to mark out the A R and S but I will need to do them again to try and get them crisp.
I used a 3mm letter punch set to mark out the A R and S but I will need to do them again to try and get them crisp.
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Very nice work with the selector lever!
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That's some next level detailing.
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Thanks guys. I am nearly finished would you believe. :D
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Starting to bend and shape the flats. Ali works so nicely when distressing.
Starting to bend and shape the flats. Ali works so nicely when distressing.
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Both sides done ready for the Aluminium flats
Both sides done ready for the Aluminium flats
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Filing down the sides of the cast stock frame
Filing down the sides of the cast stock frame
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The new improved trigger guard made of thicker Ali.
The new improved trigger guard made of thicker Ali.
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