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Hobby Gunsmith" Hell

Some call it boredom—some call it withdrawal, but to me it's like "hobby gunsmith" Hell.

The Next to the Last Stop Affair

Apologies once again for the lack of timely blog updates pertaining to my U.N.C.L.E. Carbine Project.

The Finicky Feed Lips Affair

Since work prevented me from continuing the function test of my project last Friday, I spent the weekend practicing strobist-style photography with my Canon Rebel, XSI in preparation for an upcoming business trip to Montana.

The Persnickety Pistol Affair

While it's somewhat common for semi-automatics to behave finicky when hollow points are involved; in my nearly 40 years of shooting, I've never experienced such behavior with full-metal-jacket ammunition—that is until the other day.

The Back to the Drawing Board Affair

It appears I'm going to need to postpone accuracy testing of my U.N.C.L.E. carbine (i.e., "The Acid Test Affair") due to unresolved technical problems: Unfortunately, it's exhibiting some failure to feed issues.

The Set Screw and Spring Washer Affair

For those of you who began to think my U.N.C.L.E. Special project died on the vine—think again.

The Not So Silent Affair

Friend and fellow U.N.C.L.E. fan John Rhoda recently asked me whether I'd given any thought to the possibility of registering the dummy suppressor Joe made in order to have it converted into an actual functioning one.

The Holding Pattern Affair

Discoveries in relation to "The Modicum of Movement Affair" and my job work-load have created a lull in the creation of my "Man From U.N.C.L.E." carbine.

The Modicum of Movement affair

Despite the second trip back to Joe, the stock came back just the way I wanted. The wedge fit solid in the dovetail and the ball detent snapped positive in the both cutouts to lock it in an extended position.

The S.B.R. Affair

Brad has asked for a detailed explanation of the Short-Barreled-Rifle registration process and how it's done in relation to registering an U.N.C.L.E. carbine.

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