WWII FN BAR and Bren 10/22 stocks (build thread)


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > WWII FN BAR and Bren 10/22 stocks (build thread)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 279
Liked 68 Times on 64 Posts

Default WWII FN BAR and Bren 10/22 stocks (build thread)

.22LR Bren using a Ruger 10/22 (in progress)

Just got the parts kit.

First it needs to be degreased with mineral spirits and hot water to desolve the cosmoline. Will then be rewelding it with filler, grinding down the slag, milling out the receiver, putting the barrel through a lathe to bore it out. I will have to cut off the Bren trigger and trigger guard in order to have the 10/22 drop into place. Then repaint everything black.

Magazine, barrel and handle bar are being shipped.


_MG_1243 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1241 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1240 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1233 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1234 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1235 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1236 by defconskylude, on Flickr



.22LR FN BAR using a Ruger 10/22 (in progress)

This a custom FN BAR non firing gun. The receiver is made of solid aluminum with no internals. The only things real are the barrel, magazine, and the wood furniture. I will have to mill out the solid receiver and bore out the barrel through a lathe.

Bipod and handle bar are currently being shipped.



_MG_1242 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1239 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1238 by defconskylude, on Flickr



__________________
defcon is offline  
Blackbeard1718 Likes This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 279
Liked 68 Times on 64 Posts

Default


_MG_1237 by defconskylude, on Flickr



_MG_1232 by defconskylude, on Flickr


_MG_1231 by defconskylude, on Flickr

This is what the Bren will look like.


__________________
defcon is offline  
Blackbeard1718 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sputnik1988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Bluegrass state
Posts: 2,877
Liked 712 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 1949

Default

I would LOVE to have a BAR. Even in .22 I'm looking forward to seeing that one.

__________________
sputnik1988 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 279
Liked 68 Times on 64 Posts

Default

Finally had time to clean off the cosmoline(grease) today.

Spent half an hour on planning.

Pre fitted the barrel, bipod and magazine.

I need to run the barrel through a lathe to bore it about 3/4 diameter
to make room for the 10/22 barrel to slide through it.

Need to mill out the Bren lower receiver so the 10/22 trigger can drop right in
and I can get access to the 10/22 magwell

I dont plan on using the torched receiver parts. I plan on using sheet metal to reconstruct the receiver and just weld it until it fits the 10/22

Need to grind out the slag from the torch cuts.

Add a hinge to the receiver and side wall of the Bren so I can easily take out the 10/22

Plasti dip all the wood

Paint the rest of the gun flat black



















__________________
defcon is offline  
Blackbeard1718 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Glock 17 build thread jamesb Glock Forum 42 12-21-2011 03:08 PM
My upper build thread russ AR-15 Discussion 22 11-26-2011 08:55 PM
The Common AR Build/Design Question Thread - I Need Help Dillinger AR-15 Discussion 62 12-11-2010 10:15 PM
Vltor bren ten JiroZero713 General Handgun Discussion 5 09-15-2009 01:24 AM