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Machining a picatinny rail?

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Unread 07-28-2007, 04:07 AM
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Machining a picatinny rail?

I'm about to buy a small mill for small jobs and I'd like to know how hard it is to make a picatinny rail, and what instrument I need to copy the curvature of the top of the rifles' reciever.
How difficult is something like this to make?
Can anyone shed any light on the matter?

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Unread 07-28-2007, 06:59 AM
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copy and paste the above order a piece of stock to start with and just focus on the contours needed for your action / barrel.
I am doing the same thing to get a one piece base for my 1885 high wall in .300 WSM.
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Unread 07-28-2007, 10:21 AM
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What type of rifle are you trying to fab up for? Have you tried Ken Farrel bases and rings? He might have a base for it, or maybe Near Manufacturing.

Joe Oakes
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