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Old February 05, 2020, 13:48   #1
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Inch metal compliance parts

Who has inch compliance parts these days?
Specifically HTS, mag follower and base.
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Old February 05, 2020, 18:17   #2
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GunThings appears to have followers.
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Old February 05, 2020, 21:45   #3
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GunThings appears to have followers.
I have done my best to search that site but only found the falcon metric parts.
Will the metric follower work in an inch mag?
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Old February 06, 2020, 07:27   #4
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AFAIK, yes. The different bits are on the bottom... and the magazine body itself
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Old February 06, 2020, 07:39   #5
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DSA has the only USA h/t/s sets I know of currently available.
I dont know their quality today though.
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Old February 06, 2020, 07:46   #6
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DSA has the only USA h/t/s sets I know of currently available.
I dont know their quality today though.
I can only find metric HTS on their web page. Where did you find the inch sets listed?
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Old February 06, 2020, 08:00   #7
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I can only find metric HTS on their web page. Where did you find the inch sets listed?
Maybe not then,,my bad,,I could have sworn they asked me inch or metric when I bought a set last year at the creek....
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Old February 06, 2020, 08:07   #8
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DSA Doesn't have inch.

FSE Made a machiend inch H/T/S

Dan at VOW had some cast and later the casting company made them and Brad was the reseller. The guy making those retired or died and the company has an unrealistic impression of the value of their mold.

Century made a hammer and sear, no trigger

A FAL mag follower works in an L1A1, an L1A1 follower does not work in a FAL mag. I'll trade FAL followers for L1A1 followers all day long. Somehow I ended up with a hudred L1A1 mags that all have FAL followers - which work, but they aren't "correct".

I have 2 US flash hiders left but they are $130 and I'm losing money at that price - over an hour of machining on each one./ Someone has a bunch of lithgow flash hider forgings that could be completed into US made but I was dealing with some middle-man who did not come across as reliable to deal with.

DSA's charge handle is good.

Pistons interchange

Century's grip is ugly but adequate. Their stock sucks and their handguards are flimsy but will "work"..



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Old February 07, 2020, 14:03   #9
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Thanks for that info Mark.
Its been many years since the last time I had to find compliance parts for an inch build. It seems that the availability of parts has decreased to finding some one who has some extra parts from years ago. I like to use the original wood so my 7 parts that I want to try to use would be any combination of these. Gas piston, HTS, base plates, Followers, receiver, barrel, charging handle.
For my current L2A1 build I have a gas piston and charging handle. I have to use an original barrel so thats -1 and there is no other follower for the flat spring so thats -2. I could make a toilet plunger if I had one to copy or some good pictures with dimensions +1.
Is it possible to make a metric hts work in an inch lower? Either make pins that fit or modify the metric parts.
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I like to use the original wood so my 7 parts that I want to try to use would be any combination of these. Gas piston, HTS, base plates, Followers, receiver, barrel, charging handle.
For my current L2A1 build I have a gas piston and charging handle. I have to use an original barrel so thats -1 and there is no other follower for the flat spring so thats -2. I could make a toilet plunger if I had one to copy or some good pictures with dimensions +1.
Is it possible to make a metric hts work in an inch lower? Either make pins that fit or modify the metric parts.
Hammer and sear yes - just need to make the hole in the hammer larger, which will take a carbide drill and/or reamer because they are very hard.

Sear -same but it's harder because it's an oval hole and the slanted profile makes it very hard to fixture in the mill. Trigger, I don't remember - it's been years. Hammer will be easiest.
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Might be less work to weld and re-drill the holes on the left side of the lower to take the metric pins. I have not done any measuring just at work thinking.
Whats different with the trigger besides the pin hole and the dimple for the return spring.
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I was thinking on the L2, it doesn't have handguards. It has wood bipod legs. So only 6 parts. ???
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Old February 07, 2020, 15:04   #13
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Being cautious I would still do 7 just because it could be viewed as legs in the down position but hand guards in the up position.
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I found a trigger marked RSN USA. Who made it and is it a good part or a problem part?
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Doesn't ring a bell, pic?
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Old March 09, 2020, 14:42   #16
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Best I can do on my flip phone.

https://i.imgur.com/8hGzHVG.jpg
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My guess is an imported part someone marked USA

I'd need to see a lot of macro images to study the tool marks, to back up my "guess" or to rule it out.
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Its on gunbroker with a century hammer and century sear but now I see its got a hole in the back of the trigger so I now think it metric so I wont be bidding on it.
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