On 2001-06-19 22:13, isaidme wrote:
Maybe someone elses work might look more one piece.But like I said before Vickers magwell job looks like a slapped on magwell on the outside,I can see the line between the frame and the magwell.Something tells me I might have stepped on someones toes here only time will tell.Thanks for reply!!!
True enough on the mag well's function.Ahh,it serves only as a cosmetic detail which does nothing for function other than what the magwell does alone.
Sorry if I implied that Larry had soldered the magwell to the frame - I simply meant that that is a method used to create a smooth transition from frame to magwell, and not necessarily the one Larry used. Larry may not have used solder, and achieved a good fit by careful filing and shaping.On 2001-06-20 07:31, TaxPhd wrote:
Isn't Shane's post a little misleading? I don't have the magazine in front of me but doesn't the Vicker's gun use an S&A magwell? If so, blending is just smoothing so it looks good and creates a seemlees fit between magwell and frame. I don't think that there is any soldering involved
Incorrecto, my man. :grin: It is not possible to have an easily removable part (mag well/ main spring housing) mated and installed to another part (frame) without a discernable parting line. If you want a seamless mag well, have a Briley or a Maxi-Well heli-arc'd on. The dollar value in blending from a functional point is that the walls of the mag well & frame are turned into a step-less funnel that tapers much further into the frame the the two stock parts offer unmodified. My blending job on a S&A flows all the way into the frame to the lower grip screw bushings. The functional object being to give the magazine the smoothest path to complete insertion, from entrance to the click of the mag catch. And yes, Mike is right, it does look like crap with out blending :wink: But then again, your gun, your money, your choice!On 2001-06-19 21:46, isaidme wrote:
Ahh,it serves only as a cosmetic detail which does nothing for function other than what the magwell does alone.Just going by the picture of Vickers gun,it still looks added on and not originaly part of the gun.Looks like a waste of money,the blending that is.I will just get the S&A magwell.Thanks
True enough on the mag well's function.On 2001-06-20 02:18, Dane Burns wrote:
Ahh,it serves only as a cosmetic detail which does nothing for function other than what the magwell does alone.
Well the first BBQ shoot went well...FROM WHAT I HEARD!!! I got "diverted" at the last minute and missed out! From what I heard...it was great!!! The guys that DID go are all regulars and each said so! I'm pretty sure there will be more, hopefully as soon as the fall...We'll see. Larry(akaTrophyShop) is a hell of a guy and went WAY OOOVER THE TOP to have us all feel so comfortable at his "Rancho de Blaster" that I've heard threats of moving in, camping in, etc!!!On 2001-06-20 04:01, JLM wrote:
My smiley is bigger than yours:
gyp_c2, got your email last week. Might take you up on your offer of the shoot/BBQ, allthou its quite a drive down to Pueblo. I'm in Westminster, in liberal territory :sad:
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The only mag well I really like is the intergral well forged from the frame itself. (ala Nastoff, Sharp and in the past Heinie) I detest the current S&A and don't like Heinie's version either. Vickers I thought did a good job on the S&A, fwiw. I have done a number of the Brown's TIGed on and cut down.Dane, does that mean you don't care for magwells?