Another item that usually gets missed is the raised area on top of the sight hinge.
It's a fairly straight forward machining process, but everything needs to be completely level.
Once completed, it's on to the sides, which need to be completely flat:
I used the smallest end mill I had (1/8") to machine the area and then used some small, rectangular files:
I removed a little too much material from the left side, so I just added a little JBWeld and sanded that down.
I found it was easier to simply clamp the lower mount to keep it place while installing the scope:
The bottom of the scope and cradle were sanded lightly before applying the contact cement. Real screws were used to keep the rings in place. They were tight, so no glue was needed to keep them...
I used a drill to remove the magazine pin and then replace it with the end of a rivet.
Here's a side by side with a MGC Mauser:
Another tid bit I discovered was the lanyard ring hole. The Denix is too large, so I used a belt sander to make it smaller.
Here's another side by side with a MGC...
Moving on with the build, I've sanded down the JB Weld areas:
One of the items I can't duplicate on a Denix are the etch marks around the magazine pin. Really wonderful work.
Unfortunately, the ESB blaster didn't have a flat magazine pin, like the one found on the Hero blaster, so typically...
After hitting it with a couple of coats of flat black and then satin black, it's time for assembly.
I started out by sanding the inside of the grip area and the back side of the grips before applying the contact cement:
Basically did the same thing with the lower mount and cradle. I didn't...
The muzzle is CNC machined aluminum. The scope is cast from a real M32 and is already threaded. The bolts are blackened, CNC machined steel. The left side details are resin and cast from original V8 model kit parts. The piston halves come with two Phillips screws.
I only have one of these...
CNC machined muzzle, mount and knob. The M19/32 bolts are blackened steel (One thick and one thin). The scope is a resin cast of a M32 and it already threaded.
I also have CNC machined spacers (plain or blackened) if that is preferred over the standard, vinyl spacer (I also have blackened...