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Old July 20th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #1
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One of the Last Entreprise receivers

Had a chance to buy probably the last Entreprise billet M14 receiver in the initial rough machining stages . Looks like I have yet anouther project .










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I hope this is the first of many posts too come, of a step by step photo bombed receiver machining essay's on this forum. I'm looking forward too the rest as they come.

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That is pretty cool. Billet means it's forged?

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Old July 20th, 2016, 04:55 PM   #4
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I'm goinG on memory their old websight back in 2003/2004 showed a large rectangle billet that they used .It would be forged but not into a rough shape just a rectangle.Gunplumber bought out entire stock ,casting mold ,CNC tombstones ,FAL, M1 and M14 receivers.I got the last M14 .

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I hope this is the first of many posts too come, of a step by step photo bombed receiver machining essay's on this forum. I'm looking forward too the rest as they come.
I second that. You are a skilled craftsman and I believe the entire forum would like to see a photo journal of your work on this project.

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Old July 20th, 2016, 05:30 PM   #6
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I appreciate the kind words will definatly document with pictures . I have all the photos of the casting I did but there on the Weaponsguild . I'll have to upload them sometime to photobucket and place them here.

You want see any fancy equipment just some old school techniques thought out and executed .

Some serious hog milling has been done on this receiver and is still heavy ,I may have to rough out some more at the shop before doing any finish work . Nothings done just roughed out.

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Had a chance to buy probably the last Entreprise billet M14 receiver in the initial rough machining stages . Looks like I have yet anouther project .









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I second that. You are a skilled craftsman and I believe the entire forum would like to see a photo journal of your work on this project.
If we twist IronWorkers arm hard enough and can get him too commit too it, I'm ready too rate this thread 5 stars right NOW! Big machines, little machines, old school, new school we what too see the chips fly from lump too finished receiver.

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First thing I have to do is sit down and measure every area so I can determine a starting datum point .Hopefully this was'nt a fubar .Initial look I think its good to go . @$25 I'm happy At one time this was a 12 pound billet

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First thing I have to do is sit down and measure every area so I can determine a starting datum point .Hopefully this was'nt a fubar .Initial look I think its good to go . @$25 I'm happy At one time this was a 12 pound billet
So is that a YES, if it passes muster?

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I look forward to seeing a craftsman do his thing. With your skills, as long as the material is good to go, you will end up with one sweet receiver. I can build cabinets and furniture out of wood, and love to do it. That makes me that much more in awe at what you, and other master machinist do with steel.


Maybe a 20% receiver? I bet there is no "Kit" with a fixture and drill bits for this one.

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SOME AMBITION REQUIRED!!!
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looking forward to seeing the step by step progression.

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This will be a thread that I will follow with enthusiasm!

I would like to see the machines as well as the old school techniques!

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Seeing as how this is the not the first one (that I've seen) you do, you should be a "wiz" at the second.

Earlier IRONWORKER master piece.

The ultimate M14 receiver project

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Making your own receiver, on a small scale (the nicest receiver I have ever seen), is the ultimate cool. Really amazing that you do that.

Just masterfully building the rifle is awesome. I see what you do as real art. Being an artist myself, I really appreciate it as functional art. You are creating sculpture, but it's an M14.

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I hope you got it before Entreprise screwed it up....

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