Yeah i saw that. I messaged him to see where it was at and if he wanted help with manufacturing but havent heard back yet, and i was hoping someone could confirm the status so i didnt step on any toes. Thats not my style. If hes not going to pursue it, I will because i want one.JFYI, MM already has a design....though I don't know if he's working on a change to make it capable of forward assist (there was talk of that, but I'm not sure by him).
Frankly, he's been delaying doing another run for quite a while and there's definite interest. In this situation, I'd say the early bird catches the worm, but that's just me.Yeah i saw that. I messaged him to see where it was at and if he wanted help with manufacturing but havent heard back yet, and i was hoping someone could confirm the status so i didnt step on any toes. Thats not my style. If hes not going to pursue it, I will because i want one.
I’ll take one! I don’t see any pictures though, can you post one or three?From mountainman:
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:
On ARs, doing a chamber check, I've 'needed' them if I wanted to do it more quietly than re-racking the charging handle. And from my understanding....that's all they were ever meant to do.10s of thousands of rounds and I’ve never needed one. Ever.
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