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Old April 09, 2018, 08:32   #1
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Any Insight on the Apex CETME / 91 / G3 Parts Kit

Guys and gals,

Strongly considering snagging one of those Apex parts kits for the CETMEs they have. Looks like it needs a barrel and a receiver. I can probably get my hands on a PTR 91 receiver, or I can always get a flat, and take it from there.

2 of the guys interested in seeing how the build comes out are a) an armorer and b) a nuclear, aluminum, and stainless welder. So I think I could figure the flat out, seems easy enough with the mandrels, dies, etc.

Going that route, however, means finding a die, mandrel etc. What do you guys think? Anyone completed one of these builds?

Thanks,
Laki
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Old April 09, 2018, 12:57   #2
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I bought 2.
1 is in excellent, almost new condition. With a beautiful bolt head and locking piece.
The other looks well used, but not abused.
I bought them as a cheap source of spare parts for the 2 Cetmes I alreadyhave.
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Old April 09, 2018, 13:05   #3
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if you get the bending jig it will come out very nicely. I have done 3 receivers with a homemade rig and it would have been worth it to buy the jig.
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Old April 09, 2018, 21:17   #4
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I was curious about them as well. But also as a spares source for my pops and is CETMEs more than anything. Tho I've really thought building one would be awesome.
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Old April 10, 2018, 21:25   #5
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if you get the bending jig it will come out very nicely. I have done 3 receivers with a homemade rig and it would have been worth it to buy the jig.
I've been looking into purchasing a complete receiver. I found some from PTR.

JWNathan, I was passed along this link and I promise it didn't make me want to try my hand at this any less... http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323343
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Old April 10, 2018, 23:58   #6
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The last kit I bought from Apex had a ground bolt head, should've been 1.832" long, measured 1.821" long. Every ground bolt head I've ever seen or read about has been 1.821" long. For a long time CAI took all the flak for grinding bolt heads but after finding this in a Spanish kit I suspect that it may have been an armory trick all along.
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Old April 11, 2018, 03:24   #7
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The last kit I bought from Apex had a ground bolt head, should've been 1.832" long, measured 1.821" long. Every ground bolt head I've ever seen or read about has been 1.821" long. For a long time CAI took all the flak for grinding bolt heads but after finding this in a Spanish kit I suspect that it may have been an armory trick all along.
Hmmm. I'm trying to learn as much as fast as I can before I jump into this project. Would a ground bolt head, but with a bolt face that did not fail headspacing, require replacing the bolt?
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