So without any further ado ..... drum roll please ..... my .458SOCOM is DONE
It's been a long time coming and a lot has changed along the way. The most significant changes were the receivers I started with and the want for engraving. Once I got the ball rolling with Marty I had a change of heart on the lower receiver I was going to use. Cane pointed me in the direction of Mega Arms and I fell in love! So much so that I had to have their billet set, nothing less would do. I put the project on hold until I could get the new set to out to Marty. All the while I had an idea in my head for some engraving to really personalize my rifle. Eventually I scrapped the engraving because I was unable to get my idea out of my head and into reality - this was in no way Marty's fault, all mine.
The completed upper from Teppo Jutsu came in about 2 weeks ago. Once I had it in hand I ordered up the balance of the parts needed - stock, extension tube, buffer spring, buffer. All of these came in within the past week so today i got everything out and put her together. Enjoy,
I started with the Mega Arms lower - lighting does strike twice! I assembled my STAG lower and I assembled this one. i even came up with a slick trick assembling this one - how you ask? Well, I am just one amazing individual!
All of the components
The lower is complete
Here's the trick, free of charge
In order to keep from launching those little bastard pins I flipped the punch tool around and slid the shaft through the pivot hole - fit perfectly. Work the pin and spring in and slide the punch over to retain it, then slide the new pivot pin into place and viola - no launched pin!
But wait, there's more .....