View Full Version : my second m53 build so far.....

07-08-2007, 03:14 PM
i got about 8 hours into this one so far. i am planning on using a cetme trigger pack instead of the m53's. i got the rails riveted in on this one, i welded in the other one's. this is a 16.5" barrel by the way.

i have a master plan of making a receiver flat that is plasma cut out and partially cut on the corners to make a bend by hand 80%. only the rails and the cartridge exit will be cut out. all else will be up to you!

any thoughts???

07-08-2007, 03:27 PM
i like the looks of the longer one, but that is cool!

07-08-2007, 03:34 PM
ya, i would pick the long barrel one first too but hey i got both! hahaha:machinegun:

07-08-2007, 04:13 PM
looks good, is that a home made rear section?

07-08-2007, 04:31 PM
Good looking rig again. Maybe you should change jobs! Or maybe not! I hate making hobbies in to work!
I'm so far behind with my meager collection.

07-08-2007, 05:40 PM
i made the first one out of 2.5" square tube and this one i started with .090" thick 2.5" steel plate.

i build for function not fashion. as long as it looks some what like it i am happy.

07-08-2007, 05:56 PM
so you have tested both for function ? how did they do?

M1 Tanker
07-28-2007, 06:01 PM
Turbo, how goes the testing on these? I know what a PITA they are to get dialed in. Just when I got my dialed in running 7.62 and 8mm perfectly, I tried blanks. That caused a new issue that I just got worked out, I think.

07-28-2007, 06:41 PM
i have not played too much lately. sucks........

01-17-2010, 09:20 PM
turbo any info on the receiver using the 2.5 inch tube and pics of the other side?

01-17-2010, 10:04 PM
Might be able to turn that shorter version into an Ameli clone. :eek:

01-17-2010, 10:26 PM
holy crap! talk about a blast from the past.

i have not touched these in a long time. i am sure i could get one done pretty nice these days if i had time.

01-17-2010, 10:58 PM
Very much like the 80% receiver section with HK and/or Cetme (Possibility of Either) especially if you can price it under $250.00. The guy's could buy the Centerfire kits and use your trigger parts (US Part Count) and your shroud that would allow 1913 pictinny rails for attachments. Now that would rock.

P.S. Like the smaller barreled version.

01-17-2010, 11:50 PM
some time i plan on trying to stuff in some hammer type fcg parts in a stock lower....

01-18-2010, 04:39 AM
When will Your RECEIVERS be ready for sale and what will you be selling them for?

01-18-2010, 09:06 AM
Sorry thought this was a "build thread" not a "for sale thread"

01-18-2010, 10:30 AM
i thought about machining side plates and then riveting on the top and lower.
the front would still have to be welded though...

01-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Have you seen Ironworkers homemade MG42 receiver made out of square tubing? It's really sweet looking! http://www.prexis.com/sten/homebuilder/index.php?topic=5173.0

01-18-2010, 09:56 PM
i will have to read over that....


01-31-2010, 10:43 PM
Ironworkers build is really nice, but I hope that the 80% Turbo is working on takes a lot less work to build.

Any update on when you might have something for sale? Any idea about the price?

02-01-2010, 10:38 AM
nothing yet

02-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Turbo- Did you make the rear receiver or is that one that you purchased?