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Picatinny Rail Mod How-to (lotsa pics)

#1 User is offline   joe bag o donuts 

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Post icon  Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:56 PM

Well I've started work on my second Picatinny Rail mod. Like my other thread I'll keep this updated as I go. Please feel free to comment with suggestions or whatever. I'm always looking for easier and better ways to do things. Also if you have a particular thing you want photographed just ask. Thanks.

First I take a donor gun which in this case will be my Custom Pro. Here are several 'before shots'.
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Then using a Dremel or hacksaw take off the existing foregrip.
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Now you can clean it up and leave it like this, but it wont look as nice so keep checking back because I'll post when ther's an update.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:11 PM

I'm working on the same thing right now, is it easier to cut the grip off with the receivers together or apart? I'll be using a dremel by the way.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:08 PM

View PostSwede Johanson, on Jan 31 2007, 12:11 AM, said:

I'm working on the same thing right now, is it easier to cut the grip off with the receivers together or apart? I'll be using a dremel by the way.


Apart. At least that's how I did it. And remember, it's easier to take more off than to put some back on.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:47 PM

View Postjoe bag o donuts, on Jan 30 2007, 10:08 PM, said:

View PostSwede Johanson, on Jan 31 2007, 12:11 AM, said:

I'm working on the same thing right now, is it easier to cut the grip off with the receivers together or apart? I'll be using a dremel by the way.


Apart. At least that's how I did it. And remember, it's easier to take more off than to put some back on.


As a measuring guide I'm gonna use the 2nd pic from the bottom & then just go from there.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:26 PM

UPDATE!

So I finally got some cut-off discs. If you plan on using a Dremel plan on using about 10-15 cut-off discs. This project was my first real one with a Dremel and I hated it. I'd rather use a hacksaw, but I din't want to spend all day on it.

You might notice I took the letters off as well as smoothed out the velocity adjustment area. Not required, but I like the looks of it so I did it.

Here's the rough cut which removed most of the metal.
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Pretty rough..
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Here's what it needs to look like. The reason I file so much off is so it's easier to drill the two holes for mounting on the one reciever. If you plan to mount through the middle than you won't need to take off so much.
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After about 5 minutes of filing and sanding. Remember only go one way when filing! It'll take a while to get used to it, but things will go quicker once you get the hang of it.
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Here's showing a side view of both markers. Also shows the two methods of mounting the rail. Through the middle or through one reciever.
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A cool shot of the four recievers drying on the table.
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If you want additional pictures I took plenty so PM me and I'll see what I can do.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:52 PM

what did you use as a filler? good ol JB weld or a fiberglass composite?...
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:00 PM

He uses JB weld.
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:03 AM

Looks great, I'm gonna strip the paint off my 98c Monday & start the rest soon after. Thanks for great pics & info.
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:36 AM

Yeah, I use JB Weld on my projects. I used JB on my last 98 because I wanted to mount the rail through several holes down the middle. I found it was a pain to field strip so I drilled the two holes in the one reciever. That way the gun can be dis-assembled and re-assembled without removing the rail.

This project I probably won't fill the gap in. Too much hassle and no one will see it under the rail.
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:20 AM

Nice, really hrlpful for those that don't want that foregrip on there.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:55 AM

hey what did you use to drill the wholes, just a reguler drill or what?
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:36 AM

thats pretty sweet!
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:11 PM

You should post something in the b/s/t for your trade. You could do this and half-blocking or backing or whatever. I think you would get some interest.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:46 PM

I know the best way to do what you are doing is to mill off the grip but why are you against the hacksaw?

I am planning on getting a 98 custom and want to mod it like this. Where do you buy your rails and how much are they?

The markers look great and I am excited to see more pics of it/them when they are complete!!!
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:02 PM

View PostHitman43, on Feb 6 2007, 08:55 AM, said:

hey what did you use to drill the wholes, just a reguler drill or what?


Yup a regular drill. Make sure you get the corrct size bit for the tap you plan to use.


View Postgeezer, on Feb 6 2007, 11:46 PM, said:

I know the best way to do what you are doing is to mill off the grip but why are you against the hacksaw?

I am planning on getting a 98 custom and want to mod it like this. Where do you buy your rails and how much are they?

The markers look great and I am excited to see more pics of it/them when they are complete!!!


I said I was against the Dremel. I wish I had a vice and mill. I used a hacksaw for the first one I did and I think it came out better. A hacksaw gives you more control.

The rail I got from the Underground Mod Shop. The guy who runs it is a great guy. Link to rail
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