Okay, so you asked for it, and you got it. I reached out to YouTuber Royal Nonesuch to get his build info on the slam-fire .357 Magnum carbine that we featured a couple of weeks ago. He pointed me to a little known video of his from when he made this awesome little carbine, and I thank him for it.
I say little known, because, when compared to his other videos, this one has a low number of viewers on it. Here it is:
Before you watch the video, let me give you a bit of a disclaimer. I'm not sure what the gun laws are in all 50 states, so make sure you are “allowed” to build something like this in your home state before you actually start making it. We don't need you violating any laws and blame us for it.
Sadly the sound quality on the video is not all that great, but this video was done almost two years ago before he knew any better. Anyway, here are some of the highlights of the video:
- He used a .357 magnum carbine length barrel, which means that it was already rifled by the time he got it. Rifling is essential in firearms for a couple of reasons. But, based on the type of firearm you're making, you must have rifling per the NFA. Plus, it's good to have the extra bullet stabilization to have a more effective gun.
- He said that the barrel he used fit perfectly inside the buffer of an AR-15 butt-stock he had on hand. I want to caution you here, to make sure that the OD of the barrel, will slide into the inner diameter of the buffer. His fit, but they may not all fit. Of course, a bit of creativity will get you around this, if it is off.
- He went on to say that he would not share all of his secrets, which is a bit obnoxious. However, I do see the point here. This is a way for him to protect himself just in case some nut-job goes on a killing spree. It wouldn't be an effective killing spree machine, but I get his point. You need to have some sort of brain capacity in order to make it all work.
- Some things to keep in mind, is that some of the parts need to be modified a bit to work. Take a close look at how the grip is mounted with the u-bolt, and look at the u-bolts themselves. They're different. Finally, he says that the firing pin is fixed. I'm not sure exactly what he uses as the firing pin, but I did notice one of the parts (the cotter pin) from the beginning the the video that I cannot find a use for, other than for a firing pin.
Parts List, based on what I see:
- Two U-Bolts
- Cotter Pin
- Optic Mount
- Contraption to hold the firing pin (cotter pin?)
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