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Building Documentation *COMPLETE*

B3

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Good idea with a great amount of perfessional-izem.
For you next project -- maybe you could teach how to make a web page do all the things that you have deminstrated on yours.
I would love to know how to use the highlighted "send to" areas for onr thing. After your 9/11 project, consider the same in a computer how to.
Glad to have members like you on the FAL member list.
Will be looking for the finished product.
B3 :cool:
 

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*UPDATE June 25th*: Some changes have been made to the project.. Oh, and the pages have been updated to reflect those changes too!! :D


<a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html"> Bandit's FAL Project!</A>


Rick
 
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*UPDATE July 3rd*: Updated the "Shopping Lists" page. All parts/tools are on order now, so all that's left is for them to arrive so I can get cracking on finishing this project. Tentative final tally shows that I over spent on parts by $23.50 even though I got some good deals on US parts from the "<a href="http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41118">Group Buy</a>" from moses (Thanks moses!!), but saved on tools by $58.50. So, I actually came out (so far) $35 under budget!!! :D This helped buy the Para style rear sight w/knob from Dan at <a href="http://www.volunteerordnanceworks.com/">VOW</a>, which is listed as an "Optional Part" on the shopping list.

Shipped off the barrel to <a href="http://www.angelfire.com/ok5/pcsinc/index.htm">PCS Inc.</a> to have it chopped to 16.25", crowned and threaded for the US made muzzle brake I got with the Imbel kit. Only other change to the pages was a link to <a href="http://www.volunteerordnanceworks.com/">VOW</a> added to my "FAL Links" page. Thanks Dan!!!


Stay Tuned!!!!

Rick
 
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*UPDATE July 9th*: Some of the parts/tools that were ordered on the 2nd/3rd of July have started trickling in . All of the tools are in now in my posession, and my FFL called me today to let me know my Imbel "Gear Logo" receiver is in. I'll pick it up tomorrow weather and work permitting.

Jim at <A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/ok5/pcsinc/index.htm">PCS Inc.</a> emailed me some progress pics on the cut, thread and crown job on the barrel. Pics and descriptions of the recently received tools/parts and a short synopsis of the barrel service (w/pics) can be seen on the website by going to the "Barrel & US Parts" link in the toolbar. Might need to hit "refresh/reload" if you visited there before, for the new link to show up.

Stay Tuned!!!!

Rick
 
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*UPDATE July 10th*: Picked up the Imbel "Gear Logo" upper receiver I ordered from The Dealer Warhouse today from my FFL. I posted pics on the "Barrel & US Parts" page. I'm jazzed!! :shades:

Stay Tuned!!!!

Rick
 
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Yippeee!!!!!

*UPDATE July 12th*: Most of the remaining parts (Except for the "Para Type" rear sight) for the "Texas Jungle" Carbine came in today, including the barrel returning from <A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/ok5/pcsinc/index.htm" NAME="PCS Inc." TARGET="_top">PCS Inc</a>. Check the "Barrel & US Parts" page for more details. I have enough parts on hand now to resume building. The website will be updated as the build progresses, so check the site often!!

Stay Tuned!!!!

Rick
 

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*UPDATE July 13th*: Lower receiver is BUILT!! <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html">Check it out</a>!!

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*UPDATE July 14th*: Worked on my upper receiver today and made progress. Check out the site to see the most up-to-date info. :D

Rick
 

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*UPDATE July 17th*: Torqued/timed the barrel and checked headspace yesterday. Project is on temporary hold waiting for correct size locking shoulder from Jen.. The end of the tunnel is in sight.. Check out the website for "Up-To-Date info!!


Rick
 

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RavenTai said:
love the site wish I had seen the ejector fit testing before I put my barel on :rolleyes:
Bummer RavenTai... That's one little tidbit (amoung many) of info that I gleened from Gunplumber's excellent video. Tis why I highly recommend it!! :D

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*UPDATE July 20th*: The FN/FAL "Texas Jungle" Carbine is now ready for test firing. There are a few "finishing" steps that will be accomplished after test firing and any bugs that may be encountered are sorted out. Check the website for further details!!

Rick
 
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*UPDATE July 26th*: Minor Updates to the site.. I'm still waiting for the cocking lug for my FSE folding cocking handle to show up. (It wasn't in the package that was sent to me). <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html">Check it out</a>!!

Rick
 
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*UPDATE August 11th*: Cocking lug arrived on Friday (9 August) and installed Saturday evening. Test fired today but have minor problems with H/T/S. Contacting manufacture for fix, so.. <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html">Stay Tuned</a>!!

First 4 shots on paper @ 50yds off hand/standing position (shots 6-9). 4th round called flier (double). Shots 1-5 were shot at bare ground while setting gas system.




Subsequent shots not photographed due to H/T/S problem. Rest assured the sights have been adjusted to point of aim. :D


Rick
 
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*UPDATE August 31st*: Camo'd stocks arrived today from<a href="http://www.cableone.net/denneym1/riflestocks.html" Target="top">Mad Dog 7.62</a>. &nbsp :bow: The rest of the pages documenting the build on my website, including the final assembly steps, will be forthcoming. &nbsp :rofl: <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/fal/carbine/">Stay Tuned</a>!!



Rick
 

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*UPDATE September 1st*: Fired the "FAL Carbine" today. Suffice it to say I'm grinning from ear to ear!! :rofl: Here's a pic why!!



Not to shabby for a 7.62mm rooky 'eh?

I've been working on the rest of the pages documenting the build on my website, including the final assembly steps. They should go live in a day or two as time permits. <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html">Stay Tuned</a>!!


Rick
 
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*UPDATE September 3rd*: At 12am this morning, the "Final Assembly" pages were posted to the website. Earlier in the evening, a restructuring of the menu to the left of the pages was accomplished to allow for easier navigation of important information. This also made the site navigation flow more fluidly. <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html">Check it out!!</a>!!

Donut,

Your email couldn't have come at a more ideal time... If I get no other comments like the ones I received in email from you, my hard work on the pages have been payed in full!! Soon after posting the "Final Assembly" pages I saw your email arrive. I'll respond to it soon, as I'm a bit tired at this hour and want to do the email reply justice.. but thanks man!! It's what I strived for. We'll be talking to you soon!

Thanks to the others who've replied to me via email. Any and and all comments, critiques and guidance is much appreciated. Stay tuned for the "Final Thoughts" and September 11th Ceremonial range session page.

Rick
 

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Thats an awesome job of documentation, I will be visiting your site often. Anyway, I did have a question for you or anyone here.

1) Where did you find the Duplicolor 1200 degrees paint?

2) I bought some Rustoleam High Heat 1200 degree paint, would that work? (looks to be made for grills, fireplaces, radaitors, etc..)

Thanks...
 

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Thanks for the compliments on the site. it's been a labor of love documenting my first "home gunsmithin" build. Look for the next project (AK-47) to take off soon!!

Rustoleum will work, I wasn't aware they made a 1200 degree paint though, but I know they offer a 500 degree paint. Some people use either or. If Rustoleum does offer 1200 degree version, I'd get it and try it out. I could get it from Wal-Mart and get 10% off (wife works there). :D

Duplicolor 1200 degree paint (with ceramic) can be found at O'Rielly's Auto Parts down here.. Try some of the auto parts stores in your area if you don't have an O'Reilly's nearbye.


HTH,

Rick
 

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*UPDATE September 20th*: At 12am this morning, the last page in the saga of the "Texas Jungle Carbine Project" has been uploaded. It's finally complete and documented. The last page deals with the September 11th range session and some final thoughts. <a href="http://www.wecsog.org/wecsog.html">Check it out!!</a>!!


Rick
 
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Awesome Site!!

Just wanted to let you new as one of the newest members, your site answered many of the future questions I may have asked. Your FAL documentation almost read like a good book...I couldn't put it down.

I have booked marked your site and plan on reading the other adventures of Bandit and his Guardian Angel, W.E.C.

Thanks

Silver Fox
 

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Re: Awesome Site!!

Silver Fox said:
Just wanted to let you new as one of the newest members, your site answered many of the future questions I may have asked. Your FAL documentation almost read like a good book...I couldn't put it down.

I have booked marked your site and plan on reading the other adventures of Bandit and his Guardian Angel, W.E.C.

Thanks

Silver Fox

Thanks for the kind words.. That's what it's all about, inspiring others to give it a try. That in itself was the <b> MAIN</b> reason I documented my build. I had no idea how the build would turn out, but had confidence that if I did my homework and payed attention to detail, everything would fall into place. Hopefully that aspect of the build came out in the content.

Thanks again,

Rick
 

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Daggummit, this stuff is just like eattin' peanuts, I've gotten started and now I can't stop. My wife is threatening to pull the plug on the computer to cut me off. Noooooooooo!
Bandit, thanks for the great documentation. I've been looking around to BUY a carbine and couldn't find exactly what I wanted, short of having a custom build. After going through your thread, I now feel like I can do my own custom build and "have it my way". I actually wanted a carbine exactly like you built, so I'm probably going to be referring back to this thread often.
 

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Trooper,

Thanks for the compliments. It was a labor of love (the build and the documentation). After building my own, it's spoiled me on buying factory guns and leaving them alone. As you probly saw from the website, I have a lot of projects slated to do.

Thanks again for the compliments,

Rick
 
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