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XCR folding charging handles, who wants one?

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From mountainman:

OK, I am ready to take down all the orders in one place, so I can update everyone that wants one and figure out how much material I need. If you want one then follow this link, [email protected]
cut a paste this in your heading XCR FCH and in the body tell me how many you want and what your address is.
Do all that and I will have you down. I'll let you know when it is time for funds.

Well guys I've finished drawing up the specs for a folding charging handle ala SLR style and I have a machinist (mountainman on the FALFiles) to make them. I'll have my sample here soon and I'll take plenty of pics. Now, they're going to be made from aluminum, because for obvious reasons we don't want a steel handle slamming closed on a aluminum receiver. In order for him to have the aluminum anodized he needs 15 or more people committed to purchasing one, or else he'll just paint them. So how about it, who would be interested in one?


- This will be a complete unit made of 7075 aluminum, the lug will be 4140 pre-hardened steel, as will the knob.
- Price looks like it will be $73, and that's for the entire unit with anodizing and shipping included.
- I changed the design making the slide as short as possible without exposing charging handle track cut into the receiver, so it should work with ezed's adapter. Either way, there's no way to go shorter without leaving an exposed slot into the internals.

The List (it's a go!):
- Rain Away (1)
- Norm0931 (1)
- MickeyC (2)
- Underground (1)
- TomAiello (2)
- Merlin (1)
- Martens (2)
- DSM (1)
- captain92 (1)
- cavegeo (1)
- Gramps96Kz (3)
- Habrok (1)
- cjt50 (1)
- nyati13 (1)
- MrChem (1)
- Mad Dawg (1)
- davek (1)

Here are some CAD's of the prototype (still tweaking the handle CAD). I didn't list any of the dimensions since they may be tweaked once I get my test sample:

And here's some pics of a modified SLR handle that I found in the parts bin:

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If It's not too late I'd like to add one more to that list. Folding charging handle is a definitely a need to finish my dream XCR build.
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