View Full Version : The Serrating of Pluribus' Flipper

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:08
Pluribus has an idea to make the grasping of an Inch charging handle a bit easier. He welded a tab on the top of the 'Flipper' part of the charging handle. He sent it to me to blast and parkerize. When I saw it, it was an obvious opportunity for me to do some more serrating. With Pluribus' permission, I serrated the inside of the tab @ 25 lpi. Here are some pics showing the process:

Here the serrations are laid-out by a checkering file. The grooves are still shallow.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:12
The next pic shows the serration grooves much deeper. This is done with the checkering file @ 25 lpi.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:18
Next the serrations are almost to full depth. Here is a 60 degree curved needle file that is dressing up the grooves and sharpening the top edges of the serrated metal.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:26
After some other minor clean up, the serrations are complete. Now comes blasting with 80 grit aluminum oxide. Here is what it looks like fresh from the blast cabinent.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:30
Here is the other side of the Flipper. You can see that Pluribus dressed up and contoured the metal nicely after his welding.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:37
Next is parkerizing. Now the 'Flipper' is done. Let's see what it looks like mounted with the rest of the inch charging handle and in an inch receiver.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:40
Another pic showing the 'Flipper' in the open-for-grasping position.

Slo cat
February 06, 2009, 22:42
Last pic.

Best Regards,
Slo cat

February 06, 2009, 22:48
I'm feeling giddy and, all funny inside.

:biggrin: :biggrin: :shades: :biggrin: :biggrin:

February 06, 2009, 23:05
Wow! That's really neat!

February 06, 2009, 23:13
VERY NICE work gents... :whiskey:

February 07, 2009, 11:04
Really nice idea and it won't stick you in the back like a metric knob:bow:

February 09, 2009, 10:55
Good schtuff boys, good schtuff.