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#1 Oldtrooper

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:18 PM

The cosmetic rebuild of my OOW 1918A3 is coming along nicely ... Next is to fabricate a 1918 flash hider from a scrap piece of chrome-moly steel from a scrap barrel blank ... Then a blue job to finish it. I'm pretty pleased with it so far.

 

 

 

 

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#2 anticus

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:04 AM

That is a beautiful job. Did you fab the rear sight ? I understand the parts are difficult to source and pricey.
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

That is a beautiful job. Did you fab the rear sight ? I understand the parts are difficult to source and pricey.

Thanks ... It isn't finished yet ... I need to fabricate the early flash hider and blue it. Probably a winter project after we finish our customer builds for hunting season.I purchased the 1918 rear sight from Ohio Ordnance, and yes it was quite expensive. You just need to call them to see what they have available. 


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:12 AM

Are you going to turn the barrel to WW1 specs before you blue it or do you have an original ? Looks nice .

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:38 PM

Are you going to turn the barrel to WW1 specs before you blue it or do you have an original ? Looks nice .

Chris

I have a line on an original if I can pry it away from the guy who owns it 


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#6 BillyDixon

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:14 PM

are you sure a chrome-moly flash hider will blue ok,?some alloys get strange color, just sayn.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:33 AM

are you sure a chrome-moly flash hider will blue ok,?some alloys get strange color, just sayn.

We do a lot of bluing and are familiar with the hues that can come with different steels ... Using a scrap barrel blank would save time from making one from scratch ... I guess we will see.


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