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1187 Tactical Shotgun Conversion

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:30 am
Good morning all! I finally had some time this past weekend to tackle a little "tactical" gunsmithing project I've had on the back burner for a while. To see how it all turned out, check out the video below. As always, be sure to let me know what you think after you watch it!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Great video!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Scorpion8 wrote:Great video!


Thank you!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:17 pm
You obviously put much time, effort and passion into that production...very informative and well done. Excellent presentation!

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Thank you. I'm glad you liked it!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:31 am
Thanks for linking the video !

I know why the desire would be to remove the detents in the manner that you did, however, I will often just drill them out unless there is a reason that I would need to reuse them.
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John A. wrote:Thanks for linking the video !

I know why the desire would be to remove the detents in the manner that you did, however, I will often just drill them out unless there is a reason that I would need to reuse them.


I considered drilling them out, but in the end I opted for the method shown in the video. I'm happy with the outcome, but as I mentioned it was not without its tense moments.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Nice work on the video and the gun. I have done a couple like that; I have a socket that is just the right size for swaging. I like it better than just removing the detent with a Dremel.
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Virginian wrote:Nice work on the video and the gun. I have done a couple like that; I have a socket that is just the right size for swaging. I like it better than just removing the detent with a Dremel.


Thanks. I prefer to swage the detents out of the tube too (obviously). I thought about using a socket but opted for a purpose built tool just to avoid any deviation in the outer diameter of a socket from one manufacturer to the next. I'm probably a bit paranoid, but I was very concerned with the prospect of damaging the magazine tube.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:38 am
This would definitely be in the "live and learn" category.

And if you were to severely damage the mag tube, replacements are easy to find, not all that expensive and you already have it disassembled.

In fairness and reality, you could probably find a replacement magazine on ebay for less than the cost of the swage tool and shipping.

But, again, I'm not busting your chops. My Daddy always told me there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything.

I will add that you did it the right way, so I respect that.

This is just one of those instances where there's more than one way to skin a cat.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:47 am
John A. wrote:This would definitely be in the "live and learn" category.

And if you were to severely damage the mag tube, replacements are easy to find, not all that expensive and you already have it disassembled.

In fairness and reality, you could probably find a replacement magazine on ebay for less than the cost of the swage tool and shipping.

But, again, I'm not busting your chops. My Daddy always told me there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything.

I will add that you did it the right way, so I respect that.

This is just one of those instances where there's more than one way to skin a cat.


Agreed!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:50 pm
The cost of a magazine tube is minimal compared to the gunsmithing costs to remove and replace that silver soldered in tube and refinishing the receiver.
I went socket shopping with a micrometer. Found it at Lowes. Salesman saw me looking and came over and asked me what size I needed. Will never forget his face when I told him I was looking for one with an 'X' thousandths outside diameter.
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