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Old 08-03-2008, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Phantom Mikey's first Mag rifle- how I did it

I thought some of you out there wanting to make your own Mag rifle could be helped by some photos of what I did. I'd like to make some more, and I can tell from the stocks that each one will end up a little different. Each stock has a different way that the Mag will be mounted, but these photos should help get you thinking.

Mostly finished project:




Many more photos of the exterior can be seen here:

http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/c...mag-rifle.html


Here's some interior shots.

Trigger setup (I still need to shorten the rear thumbscrew bushing):




Mounting the rail:


Rear screw details:




Front screw:





Did some carving so I could change/clean barrels easily:



The ASA mount. The sear goes right down the middle:




Hope this helps all of you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that's awesome man! very, very nicely done and nicely planned!

would you mind PM'ing me where in hell you get model clevises - if that's what they're even called?

i've been doing (or trying to do) a bunch of trigger groups lately, and i'm getting really tired trying and failing ...

again, sweet frikkin' work man!
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hobby Lobby, online store.

Also, the trigger pivot rod has nylon washers to keep it centered.


Oh, and thanks. It took a long time but I'm happy.
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Nice job on the linkage. You may want to make the point where the trigger linkage attaches to the trigger actually a slot instead of a hole. It will introduce the delay that AGD intended with their triggers. Notice how there is some slop at the beginning of a factory AGD trigger pull - thats what I mean. It lets the gun recock itself easier..and things like that.

Lookin good.
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I like it, good job.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice job on the linkage. You may want to make the point where the trigger linkage attaches to the trigger actually a slot instead of a hole. It will introduce the delay that AGD intended with their triggers. Notice how there is some slop at the beginning of a factory AGD trigger pull - thats what I mean. It lets the gun recock itself easier..and things like that.

Lookin good.
I've been thinking about this. With a regular Mag it can recock without having to move the trigger, which is what I think you are getting at. But in that setup the trigger pushes the sear rod, so they don't need to be connected. By moving the trigger behind the sear you need to pull on the sear rod, so they need to be connected. I'm trying to think of a solution. I could make a slot like you mention but I'm not sure how it would work. I can see now that a spring from the sear to the twistlock assembly would pull the sear (and trigger) forward after each shot, which should make it easier for the Mag to recock.

Am I on the right track? I appreciate your suggestions.
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Well - I am pretty sure that when the mag trigger resets it does have to push the trigger (and your finger) forward.

It will probably work just fine with it set up solid like that. The slotting would just add a bit of delay to the trigger pull which is more like factory. They slotted it I think to reduce short stroking.

When the trigger stops just exactly at the point it HAS to stop at, I guess it is easier for folks to do less than complete trigger pulls.

But see how it works, and then consider what I am mentioning. It could be fine.

Looks great.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't see the slot on any of my mag parts. I know on a classic Mag there is a small space between the sear rod and the trigger, but the trigger just pivots in a round hole, not a slot. I think the delay is the distance you need to pull the trigger to take up that space ("thickness of a dime" they say) before it contacts the sear rod. If you are not holding the trigger back, the Mag can recock without the sear rod touching the trigger.

On my rifle if you didn't release the trigger between shots and held it back, it might cause a problem. I'm thinking that a return spring would help discourage that.

Again, I do appreciate the input. I really started this thread to help others and your comments shed light on a potential problem that should be addressed.

I hope to do some testing and report back soon.
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