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rdb241
April 30, 2017, 12:17
I found this kit locally and was happy to take on the challenge. They bend receivers like HK receivers then weld. I have to demill the trigger pack also. Thoughts?



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hkshooter
April 30, 2017, 13:19
These have been brewing in the back of my mind for a while. Last I knew US made parts are unobtanium if such things matter to you. To my knowledge there are two flats available, Prexis and HMG. The HMG flat is a more accurate piece and so more user friendly according to what I've read and is the most desirable. Your flat looks like the Prexis piece.
Barrels are non-existent and I've read that HK type .223 barrels are the only choice.
Somewhere online is a video of someone firing an L build as a post sample, I believe, and it seems to run well. One review said the rifles are rather lack luster and clunky to use and fire once built.

The project is still in the nether regions of my mind. I've been watching for more completed builds and positive remarks to come along before I commit money to the idea. The rifle would be nothing more than a conversation piece once built so I'm not real keen on spending lots of money to buy, build, then debug something that will never see real range time beyond a "well, that's kinda neat".

Good luck. Post progress here, I'd love to see how it goes.

http://www.forgottenweapons.com/cetme-l-flats-hmg-vs-prexis/

https://www.hmgunworks.com/product/hmg-cetme-l-builders-kit/

rdb241
April 30, 2017, 13:55
Yeah I understand the part about a conversation piece. This homebuilder thing or what I call "Shade Tree Gunsmithing" has kinda become a hobby. The challenge of building. The challenge of tracking down parts and tooling. Then when it all comes together. That satisfaction that you built a working gun.



As far as I can tell. It is a HMG kit and you are right. It is a Prexis flat. HMG sells the bending jig and I do like there flats better. Even if they are more money. As far as the barrel. I was told it is a Sarco barrel. I pulled it out of a sealed plastic bag. I am not sure about using a 93 barrel. With out measuring, I would think the OD of the barrel has to match the ID of the trunion. The barrel I have is nothing like a 93 barrel. It has a rim or lip at the breech end of the barrel and it appears that it is pressed in from the rear. With the rim, it is impossible for it to be pressed in from the front. I still have to do a bunch of research yet and I am in no hurry. I have 8 or 9 other project in front of it. Sure it will be a learning process. But hey, when I bought my first Rommy "G" AK kit 15 years ago for $130.00. I knew nothing about building an AK. Here I am a dozen AK's later. I am going to document the entire build as I go. It should be fun!