CETME L Build

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Fantastic work, I love these kinds of builds, will be following this one!
 

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The Marcolmar barrel did arrive today. Very pleased with the machine work and nitride finish. I was a bit surprised (pleasantly) how light the barrel is.

Slipped the trunnion on the barrel.......checking both for burrs or abnormalities......and clearances

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Applied anti-seize to the end of the barrel and inside of the trunnion..........


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I used a 12 ton Harbor Freight press, a penny in the chamber and a 14mm 1/4 drive socket to press the barrel in. It went in smooth and tight.........

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Checking bolt gap now while it is easy to check and change if need be........It is .019, so it's good to go..............


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The penny.....lol....

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Mocking up parts for later.......


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The receiver flat won't be in till next week.......then I am sending it to a friend of mine who just bought a 50 watt fiber laser for engraving......he will engrave our logo and a custom serial number (my birthday)...

He is also an 07/02 but since the flat hasn't been bent, it is technically not a gun.........

So I will be at a standstill for while...............
 

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It looks like ya may have done this before ;)

Really nice work. They had a history of them in recent issue of Shotgun News I was reading.

I am a sucker for roller locked weapons. It is the simplicity that appeals to me.
 
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I engraved my first receiver (mine of course)....didn't want to chance screwing up anyone else's......will look better after I parkerize the receiver, I think.....

Now waiting on the bending jig......................

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The jig came today.....


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Flat in the jig reading for bending.......

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I started in the middle and slow worked one end to the other for a nice even bend.....

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Receiver ready for removal from the jig......in hindsight, I should have lubricated the jig/flat with some grease. Although it bent easily, the jig left marks on the receiver which I removed with judicious filing and sanding.....I also had to do some blending (filing) on the ejection port and deburr it.......

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Front guide tab removed with a Dremel....

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Front of receiver filed square and deburred...............

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Rear receiver tab removed, filed square and deburred..........

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Bead blasted and ready for welding, which will probably happen on Sunday. I will Tig weld it.........


It is now considered by BATFE as a firearm,,,,,,,,,,,

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Got some things done today........


Drilling and installing the barrel pin...........


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Fitting the rear trunnion


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Fitting the magazine guide and mag release

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Fitting the trigger housing....


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Front of receiver welded, mag guide and rear trunnion welded in....

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Fitting front trunnion and barrel for welding. The two rear holes on each side will be welded in. The bottom (forward) is for the barrel pin......

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Holes welded in to hold the trunnion/barrel in place.........

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Looking out my bedroom window this afternoon...........

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I am going to put the vid on building the CETME L all in one place....

Everything to build one can be done with common hand tools.......even the welder they use is a 110 volt welder.

Anyone can do this........


CETME -L Build Step 1 (unpacking your kit)


CETME -L Build Step 2 (demilling your kit)


CETME-L Build Step 3 (barrel Installation)


CETME_L Build Step 4 (semi auto conversion)


CETME-L Build Step 5 (weldments and receiver bending)


CETME_L Build Step 6 (receiver finish welding)

https://vimeo.com/542475804

CETME-L Build Step 7 (trunnion installation)

https://vimeo.com/542682510

CETME-L Build Step 8 (charging handle tube installation)

https://vimeo.com/542686719

CETME-L Build Step 9 (rear sight and final assembly)

https://vimeo.com/542698590

CETME-L Build Step 10 (build series conclusions magazines and ammo)

https://vimeo.com/542714483
 
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