Saturday, June 21, 2014

PEP22 Single-Shot .22LR Pistol (Part 12)

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Sorry for the long wait, I was only getting little portions of the project done each evening, so it wasn't worth it to post every night. Anyway, it was time to start shaping the front of the barrel. For my very crude setup, I put some Gorilla tape on my vise jaws and then clamped the barrel in between. I used a steel rule to line up the small edge and rear of the barrel with the top surface of the jaws:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

PEP22 Single-Shot .22LR Pistol (Part 10)

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Yesterday I got to work on the sear slot again. I used cutoff wheels on the Dremel again to get most of the material out. Unfortunately the cutoff wheels don't fit in the slot the short way, so I ended up using them to grind away the entire rectangle.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PEP22 Single-Shot .22LR Pistol (Part 9)

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Yesterday I got started on the slots in the receiver. The receiver needs a slot for the frame hooks, rear tower, sear, ejection port, and charging handle. I started with the hole for the front hooks. Originally my design called for a thin slot for each hook, but I realized that none of my files would be able to fit in the 2mm-wide slots. I could use just a Dremel, but I wanted a better finish so I just resolved to cut out a square.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

PEP22 Single-Shot .22LR Pistol (Part 8)

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Today I got started on the trigger guard. Here's the model:

PEP22 Single-Shot .22LR Pistol (Part 7)

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I got a very late start today and didn't get as much done as I had hoped. I started off by making another spacer and riveting it to the frame. Then I went back to the barrel. Here's what it's supposed to look like:

Friday, May 23, 2014