Blog fan Oddjob recently sent me some commentary inquiring about the status my U.N.C.L.E. Special project.
While progress has been slow since the discovery of insignificant set-screws in the carbine handgurd during "The Back To The Drawing Board Affair," my local gunsmith thinks he's come up with a way of anchoring the handguard by silver-soldering a lug to the top of the barrel. The plan is to take the new handguard and mill a corresponding slot in its underside. Besides the incorporation of a lug, bedding compound will also be used to bind the new handguard the barrel. Currently Joe Hayes is machining a replacement handguard for me. Once received, I'll have it anodized and give it to my gunsmith to install after he refinishes the pistol matte-blue.
Then it's off to the range for another attempt at an Acid Test.