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Old March 10th, 2017, 04:16 AM   #16
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tony check out the vise i posted with the stepped hole that grabs the flutes

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Old March 10th, 2017, 04:37 AM   #17
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There is a fixed barrel vise available at CMP that works great for M1 and M14 standard barrels. Just slide the barrel in place and go to it. There is also a rather crude receiver wrench that works for the 03, carbine and M1- m14. I love digging things out in the shop and taking photos.







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tony check out the vise i posted with the stepped hole that grabs the flutes
I'll probably end up getting one of those not too long down the road.

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Great info and posts........thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge. I'll probably end up getting the Story vise, but the Brownells vise may be just what I need for a tight spot on my bench where a low-profile fixture would work perfectly.

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Old March 23rd, 2017, 12:02 PM   #21
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The Story vise is on its way!!

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Old March 23rd, 2017, 04:38 PM   #22
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There is a fixed barrel vise available at CMP that works great for M1 and M14 standard barrels. Just slide the barrel in place and go to it. There is also a rather crude receiver wrench that works for the 03, carbine and M1- m14. I love digging things out in the shop and taking photos.







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I have one of those ^^^ but because it's aluminum, after removing some real tight barrels, and installing a few barrels the upper block edges that capture the 2 side "ledges" on the barrel,,, well the aluminum is distorted and barrels want to rotate as I tighten. Makes it so you can't use a level with the Badger timing gauge (block) whatever you want to call them.. That's why I went with the Brownells vise with steel bushings and I use the lead shims.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 06:27 PM   #23
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The Story vise arrived......what a beast!!
Now I have to mount it to my bench and get to work.....and I have a lot of work to do!!


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The Story vise arrived......what a beast!!
Now I have to mount it to my bench and get to work.....and I have a lot of work to do!!

Didn't happen without pictures

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Old March 28th, 2017, 02:29 AM   #25
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I have one of those ^^^ but because it's aluminum, after removing some real tight barrels, and installing a few barrels the upper block edges that capture the 2 side "ledges" on the barrel,,, well the aluminum is distorted and barrels want to rotate as I tighten. Makes it so you can't use a level with the Badger timing gauge (block) whatever you want to call them.. That's why I went with the Brownells vise with steel bushings and I use the lead shims.
The one in my photo from CMP is not aluminum. It is hard enough , I don't think you could dent it with a hammer.
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The one in my photo from CMP is not aluminum. It is hard enough , I don't think you could dent it with a hammer.
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10-4. Mine is engraved CMP on the top block and it's definitely aluminum. IIRC cost a wopping $29.99.

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Old April 1st, 2017, 10:09 PM   #27
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So, just an update........I've yet to mount this vise to my bench. Still trying to find the "right place" on my bench for it to be attached. I'm working with a mostly blank canvas here, which is good, but presents other problems. Also, a trial run has proved that this beast is useless without shims. The barrel block that comes with the vise is too big for either M1 or M14 barrels. Ugh......everything's a project!!

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Old April 2nd, 2017, 01:22 AM   #28
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The barrel blocks you want is 1.10" and if Al doesn't have a set I have a spare I can loan till your show.
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