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WIP: Bapty Sterling Build

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Hi folks,

 

I'm thinking over 1 year to build a real Tunisia Bapty Blaster out of a Sterling.

I was thinking how i can manage the grip installation. Now i have some ideas and here it is: the WIP

 

The part list:

- Sterling

- Hengstler Eagle Counter

- M38 from 1942

- power cells and metal scope rail from Andy

- real sized t-tracks

- real Sterling magazine with wooden block

- aluminium grip

- just a little bit of green stuff

- and JOY!!

 

And here is the progress so far.....

 

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The next is the installation of the back end. This is not 100% accurate because i will use the original sterling part and not an aluminium cast. I still habe a cast but this one is horrible....

 

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For me it is fine....

 

Cheers

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:popcorn:   following :duim:

 

Didn't it break your heart to cut this Sterling?

Edited by T-Jay

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I was wondering if you'd really chop that Sterling in half to make a proper Bapty, and you did!! Man, it must have been a tough decision to make :).

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Ow, this hurts. I can't even afford a toy gun, and this is a REAL ONE?! OW, man! Haha!

But hey, you people are GOOD at making these things, they DO look like something dragged through a Tunisian desert in 1976, so I can't really criticize the workmanship and attention to detail.  :lol: 
 

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Yes, it was a hard to cut the grip and the back end....that's why that the Picture with the cut down grip is a little bit fuzzy :-))))

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You have not cut the real Sterling in parts , haven't you? :blink::o

 

Yup, he did! Well, now he has a real parts bapty, pretty rare there.

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I'm a bit sad seeing the beautiful Sterling cut in half, but the result will be fantastic and pretty unique.  :duim: 

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Why did Bapty cut it in the first place?

I think Tunisian's law regarding firearms didn't authorized them to have real guns as props, so they had to make the Sterlings non functional.

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Yeah, the Tunisian governments regulations made it necessary to have the weapons rendered "unusable" for filming to take place at all. I guess those laws aren't applied to the area today though, with the recent developments in that particular part of the world..

 

 

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Felix, will you tell us a bit more about that aluminum grip? How was that made? You didn't shape that out of a solid block, didn't you?! :blink:

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Felix, will you tell us a bit more about that aluminum grip? How was that made? You didn't shape that out of a solid block, didn't you?! :blink:

Looks molded/cast and then milled/filed/sanded down, cause of the small imperfections/bubbles. Lost wax/styrofoam cast, perhaps?

That's some THICK aluminium. Angle grinder is also an alternative.

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Congrats on a very rare variant of the E-11, i'm green in envy!

I have all parts to build my own too except for the aluminium parts.

 

I'm curious about the grip too!!! I have been looking for ages for a accurate aluminium grip and butt part...

Possible small run???

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And here are some updates.....the grip installation and the filling of the rear sight.

 

We start with some drawings:-)

 

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For the rigger guard i will use 10mm steel, not Aluminium.

 

And here is the result...

 

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not perfect but i love it:-)

 

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And now the rear sight (for both i used a special epoxyd resin particular for metal; in the past i used green stuff)

 

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Just a little bit of sanding and this chapter is finished:-)

 

And yes: i have to paint the whole blaster....

 

Cheers,

Felix

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Hi Germain,

 

i welded it in that position and fixed it with epoxy resin;-)

I don't use any screws for the hole project.... just rivets

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Ok, summer is over and winter is coming so I have to come to an end too:-)

 

Here are some new Pictures. The blaster is nearly finish...just the t-tracks are missing.

 

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