general_cluster Posted January 29, 2012 Share Posted January 29, 2012 Well after only a few shorts days in the safe and 100 rounds down the tube to make sure it wasn't a lemon that needed to be returned to Winchester, I chucked my new SX3 up in the mill and opened up the loading port while a friend of my fathers tig welded a plate to the lifter. (if I recall correctly, I used an 11/16 bit and a 60 degree chamfer, then cleaned it up with some files and 400 grit paper/WD-40.) The received is made of a suprisingly tough aluminum. I am pretty happy with the way stuff turned out, I am going to add some material to the lifter, smooth the bottom little more, and powdercoat it. and take a little bit of material off of the forend. If anyone has any good suggestions on how to do this CLEANLY, I am all ears. I am thinking a band saw with a fine blade at low speed? The one size fits most clamp from nordic pushes my extension tube up about 3/16" while in place, so the old man is helping me aquire one with the correct center to center distance. (it has been quoted at 1 case of bud light ) Also, I have noticed that even with the +6 tube (which is about 3/8 shorter than the 26" barrel)as tight as I can get it by hand, I am able to wiggle the mag tube in the hand guard. It is probably OK, but if the clamp doesn't clear it up, I am thinking of making a shoulder washer to keep it and the piston centered. A fiber optic bead and rear sight may be in the furure as well. Anyhow, I thought I would share some photos of the current product. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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