Aluminum TM1 Receiver?

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  1. rookieshooter

    rookieshooter Elite Poster Forum Leader

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    What is the feasibility of having an all 7XXX series billett aluminum block made into a working TM1 receiver less trigger
    Would also need a hardened piece of metal inlettted on receiver face like some other guns.
    Then have my highly modified high rib barrel fitted to receiver by gun smith.
     
  2. trapshooter47

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    I wouldn’t think it’s feasible. Not only the breach face being hardened but the barrel trunnions would need to be steel inserts. I’m thinking over time a lot of stress fractures could occur. Just my thoughts but I’m not an engineer in metallurgy or anything else for that matter.
     
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  3. Rufus T. Firefly

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    What type of 7000 series aluminum are you talking about ? And what is the point of the exercise ?
     
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    Rookie shooter, The small difference in the weight of the two pces would be very small. Before you would be able to get the same safety factor with the aluminum you would probable be up to the steel weight or over it. Roger C.
     
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    I think titanium would be a better option than 7075 aluminum. We used to make motor plates out of 7075 and they would crack in time.
     
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    That’s why they removed it from the section 41 on the B747-200 and replaced it with 2024-T3. 7075-T6 has very strange properties and very prone to cracking. Furthermore for the cost of the code on a CNC you could buy a new MX15 with SCO wood.
     
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    What would be the point? Even with titanium? Is there something wrong with steel?
     
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    rookieshooter Elite Poster Forum Leader

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    My spinal cord injury at neck has my left arm extremely weak.
    Quote from my neurologist report 07/28/20...''...he suffered a sever spinal cord injury. He has near quadriplegia at all 4 extremities with left arm being worse. Left arm is drawn up in a spastic type position as well as incomplete Brown-Sequard syndrome from spine down. He also what appears to have a Homer dysfunction again this is from a high spinal cord injury...'' Plenty more I could say, but hard to type with only my middle finger on right hand.

    My TM1 has a custom built 4'' high steel rib due to a previous neck injury. Including a custom built pistol grip stock I built.
    Wish I could shoot an all steel gun for a 200 bird event.
    Looking for a Beretta alloy receiver O/U, weighs less then 6 pounds WOW!
    An alloy receiver is strong enough for my limited shooting at 73.
     
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    You maybe should expect some impressive recoil

     
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    That alloy Beretta will kick the snot out of you. I briefly owned one.
     
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    BTW it was a 20 gauge.
     
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    Hmm... someone ought to tell Beretta they missed stamping a few thousand 12 ga. barrels. The 12 ga weighs a little over 6 pounds
     
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    I agree about the recoil...That's why I built the pistol grip stock for the Perazzi. It's amazing how much my hand takes up the recoil and not shoulder and neck. So much in fact that I have recoil dampening material om back of pistol grip.
     
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    PERAZZI.jpg

    Built pistol grip stock cause rt hand can not grip conventional grip, note recoil pad on backside of grip. Cut down forend so left hand can better grip it. High rib and comb since neck can no longer bend down.
     
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    Time to take up fishing.
     
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    or hire a lap dancer.
     
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    Rookieshooter, Have you ever considered a shorter barrel? You could lower the weight, go to 22 or 24 inch length have screw in chokes installed. should lessen recoil and reduce overall weight.
    Or as the posts above suggest; hire a lap dancer while you are fishing. LOL
    I also admire you ambition to keep busy and staying active. keep on trying never give up. Roger C.
     
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    Roger, I thought about the ''lap dancer'' while I'm on my scooter, but don't the ATA have some rules about disrupting the squad? Some shooters may find it difficult to keep their head on their stock.
     
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    Get a nice folding chair and you could get the lap dance while fishing!
     
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    Great idea! Including my own personal rod fondler...uh, I mean holder.
     
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    a screw choked short barreled alloy framed automatic would solve most of those problems
     
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    Browning double auto
     
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    The Beretta A400 with parallel stock and their kick off system is unbelievably light on recoil. Lightweight as well. As for aluminum, Remington built an aluminum receiver on their Model 31 back in the late 40’s. If that held up well then (it did because I have one) there’s no telling how good a TM1 could be. Short barrel highly recommended. Just my opinion.
     

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