holy moli !! you guys better scale down all that retoric or i'll end up with my head stuck in the next door frame I walk through
Since you guys are kickin this around again, The BATFE has given me a revised 922r list for the XT #1 that they still have. The new list is down to 15 forign parts. Thats a freakin brake through in its self since those 5 US parts in the build can stay with OEM FAL fire control parts for most builds and thats a hefty savings right there. Oddly the agent did not respond to my asking on a rough time line of getting the gun back to me, so I sent out a specific letter asking for that in the nicest way I could think of.
The XT#2 still needs a light wieght forend made up from a TC contender fabed, a front top sling loop put into the gas block then sand blasted and painted. everything else is done on it. Altho the gas block is a 1st prototype and iv been getting some varied ammo together for a group shooting at my house. My portable shooting table isnt stiff enough so i'll be building a solid one to be left in the woods where I have 100yds between the trees down parts of an old logging trail. The club range is a PITA to use with others shooting. Iv got a provisional patent on the gas block design and that has to be either a go or no befor it runs out in the spring. The gas block may be my bigest ace in the hand. Testing it has to be done befor XT#3 gets built. If it works out, it may be just a sniper option on a light wieght barrel. The gas block on the gun here is simple to make with its on/off positions as standard fair.
A few road blocks in putting a XT out there since my property deed has a covenant excluding a comercial business aside from a home "office" write off. But I have 2 01 FFL holders that will handle in/out bookings of XT upgrades. Selling a shop owned conversion would necesitate a manufactures FFL and with a move south in 2-3 years I think the FFL is out but a State Gunsmithing business may be the best way out useing a 01 dealer friend in tandem with my basic gunsmithing license and that is contingent on just what is legal to move out of a AWB state once I loose my peace officer exclusion. At least untill I get south with a nice BIG shop to put out some work, these sort of things are up in the air.
Wait untill you see the FAL butt stock storage design. Its pretty neat with a quick acess to a cleaning kit and extra 5 shot mag.
So thats about it for now, hang on to those doged out SKS's. they just might end up being moved to the front of the safe some day!