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Really black Galil!

Post by Tom Doniphon » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:53 pm

Here a few pictures of a Galil I just finished building on one of Century's new cast stainless receivers. It has a new 16.1 IMI barrel so it is a slightly shorter version of the ARM. I used a kit from APEX. It has some South African improvements like front sight assembly and recoil buffer.
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Post by GoodGuy » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:52 am

I like it! Nice build.
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Post by AGG » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:53 am

Tom,

That is an extremely nice build!!! :shock:

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Post by nib » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:15 am

Is this the Presidential edition :idea:
Did it cost you 1.4 trillion to build :?:
I just need a 76 milled folder in 7.62 x 39. and I swear to GOD I will stop.

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Post by JMikeSteen » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:18 am

Best looking ARM I have ever seen

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:30 am

I have about $700 in it total and more time than any other AK build I have ever done. I will get some better pictures up later with more details. I have to admit I like the slightly shorter barrel.

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Post by JMikeSteen » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:27 am

Tom I have always favoried my AA386 mainly because of the 16.25 inch barrel. more handy in a real heavy rifle.
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:53 am

Mike do you know what the gas port size is in your AA386's barrel?

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Post by JMikeSteen » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:42 am

not offhand but let me dig
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:40 am

Mike the way they drill the hole in the barrel is this:

1. They mount the gas block on the barrel.

2. They drill through the gas block's gas port with a drill close to the large diameter hole in the gas block. This makes a larger cut into the barrel at the angle of the gas port but does not go all the way in. The barrel then has a shallow drill hole in it with a taper the shape of the drill in the front of the hole.

3. Drill with the appropriate size bit for the gas port. It will self center in the first shallow hole.

You probably knew that already Mike but I thought I would pass that along. The 18.5 "barrels have a .073" hole but I don't know what the factory did on the 16". The one in the picture was drilled with the gas block off the barrel. I am going to build some for my kids next and I want to drill them the way the factory does.

If you have a drill index I think you should start with the .073 size and I would guess it will be a bit lager with the shorter barrel. Hey looks like you 386 is going to get that long awaited gas port cleaning!

Thanks!

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Post by JMikeSteen » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:44 am

I will get on it either tomorrow or monday
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:12 am

NIB I have given this some thought and I think we may be able to build your Presidential edition for less than 2 trillion. If you get a kit from Apex or Blackthorne you will still need a 16" IMI barrel from Blackthorne. If you buy the kit from Blacthorne maybe you could get them to swap the 18.5" for a 16" barrel.

You will need an original IMI galil receiver or a cast Century if they ever start selling them. No ORF's receivers. Now the important part for you, engraving. I know your fertile mind has ideas about the Presidential Edition that the rest of our less artistic minds could never create.

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Post by nib » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:01 am

Ill try not to get too ARTSEY-FARTSEY here.

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Now kids, Go get a job and generate some tax revenue. :wink:
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