The end of a long day and taking time to wash the lid
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Sunday, February 19, 2023
A barrel was fit to Ser # 0001 and chambered for 375 H&H, 1-14 Twist, with a 24" finished length
Then it was glassed bedded into a Test Fire stock, scoped and taken for the first test drive
1st four rounds out of the rifle after assembly. The sighter and fouling round impact is shown low and left. A rough scope correction is made and the Next 3 rounds land high and right of center. Matt Rowberry was the trigger man for these first groups.
Factory Remington Safari Grade 300gr Swift A-Frames
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
3D printing has become my friend, draw the part, print the part and review the part before you make one from steel. What is not to like?
From idea, too CAD, to plastic, to concept fruition.
Of course none of these parts could be used to build a functional firearm but the 3D printed parts do offer you a visual model to tweak a design concept or abandon it.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
In the early design stages I was asked "Will there be any made in Left Hand and if so when ?". How many Left Hand LX-1 receivers will be made is still a guess at this time. In this 1st run of we elected to make 2 to begin with, both of these are dedicated to future projects
There is a point when the mouse, the calipers and in my case even the pencil are set aside and chips need to me made. With most of the initial fixtures now on-line material began to arrive and be cut to length.
With the first machine operation completed the pair is prepped for the next OP. Notice the lower half of the recoil lug located on the northern end of these two billets. Ser # 0001 and #0002 began to take shape.
While these first receivers were being made I spent more than a few hours in the plant watching the magic unfold. When this receiver was pulled off the fixture I must have resembled a Raccoon with a newly found piece of tin foil, It was difficult to let go.
The quality of the CVM machine finish is always excellent
The receiver is one thing, the additional parts then began to add up. With the exception of the Floor-plate, trigger bows, magazine boxes and followers which I have had produced for decades the rest of the newly designed parts began to fall into place.