Another denix le-mat conversion

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by b26354, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    here's mine (about 95% finished):

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    Here's a breakdown:
    <blockquote>Walnut grips (hand chequered)
    Machined aluminium parts:
    <blockquote>sight rail
    shot barrel
    lanyard post
    loading lever end
    2 part cylinder (not quite complete)</blockquote>
    Hand filed takedown lever and the triangular curved bit under the shot barrel (which needs a bit more shaved off the bottom)
    Cast metal trigger guard
    Custom made screws for the trigger guard on as I couldn't find slotted ovalhead machine screws the right size.</blockquote>
    I still need to figure out what to do with the 9 firing pin assemblies (in the notches at the back of the cylinder) as there isn't much reference as to what they look like. And I need to colour everything appropriately.

    Kudo's to everyone who's attempted one of these in metal before as it's hard work A lathe and a milling machine (with a tilting head or an angle vise) are essential (not to mention a band saw, belt sander, files, sandpaper, steel wool, metal polish and lots of elbow grease)

    Some progress pics here:
    http://www.b26354.co.nz/le_mat/
     
  2. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, where'd you get the walnut grips?

    Hand-checkered? WOW. I tried making grip grooves by hand once and it wasn't pretty.
     
  3. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fantastic work as always, Jon.

    Luv the progress photos, too.
     
  4. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Treadwell @ Jul 25 2006, 01:44 AM) [snapback]1286586[/snapback]</div>
    I made them :)

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    you just need the right tools:
    http://www.dembartco.com/products.htm
     
  5. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jon, did you get my PM on Propcircle?
     
  6. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you ever want to make grips on commission... ;)
     

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