Pod Lock

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by 7mmSendaro, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a lot of reference to the pod locks for Harris Bipods. Where can I get one?

    Thanks guys,
     
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    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Wow, how did I miss that post? Guess I've been working too much!

    I'll sure give that a try........thanks Bob.
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Here is my version of Buffalobob's idea. Seems to work real well. It is very simple to make if you can find a heavy wall tube with the right inside diameter. Just cut off a piece and drill and tap a 1/4-20 hole through the side.

    It is easily adjustable, also.

    http://www.hunt101.com/img/507977.JPG
     
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    You need to rush down to the U.S. Patent Office before someone steals your idea and begins selling them.
     
  6. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Problem is you couldn't make enough money selling them to cover the cost of patent. Too simple, cheap and easy to make yourself. Besides, I just expanded on your idea and therefore would have to split the proceeds :)

    Thanks Bob....I made an extra if you'd like to have one. Just PM your address.
     
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    Can you please go into more detail into how to make your bi-pod lock 7mmSendaro?

    dimensions and how to fit please. I can make the pipe to suit as im a F&M by trade.

    cheers
     
  8. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    OK....here goes my top secret data......:)

    I started with 7/8" diameter cold rolled steel round stock. In a lathe I first drilled a 9/16 diameter hole 2-3" deep. I then bored the hole to a slip fit over the Harris factory knob. On both of my bipods, that was .576 diameter. This fit is not critical for function, but I'm kinda picky about fits. A 37/64
    (.578) diameter drill would also work fine.

    In my case, I used a part-off tool on the lathe to cut the "rings" off .400 long. If you were using a piece of pipe you could also saw off a "ring."

    The last step is to drill and tap a 1/4-20 hole through the side of the ring. You can adjust the length of the bolt to suit your needs. I kept it fairly short to keep from getting wrapped up with my sling. I used a 1 1/4 long bolt.

    To set up the lock, crank the knob on the bipod around until it locks. Slip the ring over the knob. Swing the bolt around to the left until it is against the edge of the bipod and lock the bolt. Now when you swing the bolt back to the right, the bipod will pivot freely.

    You can either paint or cold blue the ring and you are ready to go.

    Let me know if you have any questions.