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DIY Rib

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by rookieshooter, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. rookieshooter

    rookieshooter Active Member

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    Anyone made their own Polyoxymethylene (Delrin) rib? Another question, did you use an industrial adhesive or two sided tape?
     
  2. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    auto trim tape-- degrease the rib surface ( alcohol) - warm up (i put a lamp over it ) -- i have several small clamps i hold it down (updide down on table ) then clamp to table , let sit for awhile
    as you decide what slope you want- i play with balsa wood and paint black -- even with the delrin, i hold it on to shoot with electrical tape wraped around barrel, you dont see it when you shoot
     
  3. rookieshooter

    rookieshooter Active Member

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    Thank you aacss! So far I have a 1/4" wood strip taped on my Tm1. Good tip on the upside down thing. My first rib, if I go with that configuration will be of the short 12'' International style. Not that I need it for American trap. But I do a lot of non registered shoot where we shoot from extreme angles and distances.
    There are times that a hard left would would be blocked if the rib was a full length. My friend has a gun like this and I really like it.
    But the main reason is I have a spinal cord disease at the cervical (neck) area. I already had one operation where they fused
    C3 and C4 together not counting another operation further down my spine. Soon to get another on neck. So the more I can keep my neck vertical the better.
     
  4. rookieshooter

    rookieshooter Active Member

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