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Old 03-10-2006, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ATTN EOTech owners: cheap ass lever locking system

After getting my EOTech in I decided it would be nice to have a lever type mount for quick removal should it get killed so I can go quickly to iron sights.
I did not want one of the "see-threw" ones as who the fuck needs the EOTech mounted higher? the only one I found was one by GG&G shown here>

It is pimp and nice but at the $90 price tag It was stretching my spending limit. And then I looked at the mount and went "I could build that fucker for less than half that"

well I did... a LOT less

Go to your local mountain bike place and ask for the markdown spindle lock thigies for wheels or the seat post locks. I got 2 ultra lightweight aluminum ones for $15 (so I could mess one up) and went to work.
First take them apart. Mine were just screwed together with some killer lock-tite so I baked them in the oven at 500* first to break the bond. they cane apart with ease. Here it is after I sand blasted the bligity chrome finish off them.

Next I went and countersunk the center pivot for the socket head screw. It is the one on the right.

Now on the subject of socket head screws:
Your EOTech is threaded 6-32.I mocked mine up using a stainless screw at first. It worked great for mock-up but is utterly worthless, spend the cash on real screws. I got mine from bolt depot and i HIGHLY recommend them. They shipped QUICK !! here is a link to the alloy steel ones: http://www.boltdepot.com/product.asp...&cm=25&cd=1218
I had to trim down the 2.5 inch ones for my application.

I used the plastic "saddle" thing from mine that goes under the lever. I trimmed it thinner and it was perfect.
Next I mocked it all up and marked where the lever hits the EOTech base and notched it

This is to keep it from rotating (more on this later)
When you put it all together put the lever in the LOCKED position and tighten the screw THE SAME WAY you would normally tighten the factory one. Snug it up and a 3/4 turn. This way it is as tight as factory and you are not overtorquing the mount. I put lock-tite on it so it will not tighten or loosen.

and when done

It does not appear to stick out much further than the GG&G mount. Under the lever you can see the black plastic trimmed down "saddle"


and how the locking notch works here


Now If i notice the little bugger rotates or moves I will make a base for it just like the GG&G mount but I will mill it out of aluminum scrap (note when I say "mill" I really mean "attack with the dremel tool" ) and have it work exactly the same as theirs. I will also need longer hood screws as i will make counter sunk holes just like GG&G.

Questions? comments?

oh and price
$15 for 2 levers so $7.50
we will say $5 for screws counting shipping

labor consisted of me sitting on my butt watching the history channel

you do the math
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh ya. This will be Dura coated with te rest of the FAL
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Back to your best firearms work

Now go checker the front strap on that 1911
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Back to your best firearms work

Now go checker the front strap on that 1911
fuckers give me shit for using a "plastic" light rail on a 1911 but no one jumps in my ass for using a bicycle part for a high-speed/low-drag optics mount.

I think I am gonna random stipple the frontstrap of the 1911 just to piss someone off, or a "snake skin" pattern with an endmill
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From the few pics I have seen of stippled guns the ones done with a few different size/shape punches looked the best. Ones that were done using only 1 center punch didn't look anywhere near as good to me.

Personally I think I'm going to go with the grip tape route till I can fork over the $$$ to have it checkered (and night sights put in, and a mag well, and ambi-safety, and...)
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From the few pics I have seen of stippled guns the ones done with a few different size/shape punches looked the best. Ones that were done using only 1 center punch didn't look anywhere near as good to me.

Personally I think I'm going to go with the grip tape route till I can fork over the $$$ to have it checkered (and night sights put in, and a mag well, and ambi-safety, and...)
Just Hurculiner the front strap
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Wow. That is awsome. Wonder if I can do a quick release for my AR scope...hmmmm.

Are you using an MRE box for a work table?

Since you have the FAL and camera out, how about snapping a clear detailed shot of where the gas tube meets the gas block

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Wow. That is awsome. Wonder if I can do a quick release for my AR scope...hmmmm.

Are you using an MRE box for a work table?

Since you have the FAL and camera out, how about snapping a clear detailed shot of where the gas tube meets the gas block

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it dont care what it locks. If you grabbed a smaller lever like one for a seat post clamp it would work fine

ya give me a sec for the pic
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Great gun tech. I love PBB for that.

You found a really nice alternative there. It looks like a factory made part (intended to be used with the EOtech that is).
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Great gun tech. I love PBB for that.

You found a really nice alternative there. It looks like a factory made part (intended to be used with the EOtech that is).
Its cheap bastard gunsmithing most of us on this board have that shit down pat

the good thing is we dont have any butt-hurt purists here, thats why i dont go to many of the AR forums.
Those fuckers would rather spend the $90
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Those fuckers would rather spend the $90
Fawk that. 90$ and the change under the sofa and I got another Romy kit
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Fawk that. 90$ and the chang eunder the sofa and I got another Romy kit
I would not recommend keeping your illegal Asian sex slaves under the couch as they will get used to being in "masters space". Its best to keep them in the garage.
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I would not recommend keeping your illegal Asian sex slaves under the couch as they will get used to being in "masters space". Its best to keep them in the garage.


Good call on the AR and AK sites being loaded with "purists" though. Didn't take long for me to realize that.
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it dont care what it locks. If you grabbed a smaller lever like one for a seat post clamp it would work fine

ya give me a sec for the pic
Hmmm, you know, that might be a nifty idea, since my EOTech is shorter.

Can you pick up one of those shorter levers? Like I said before, tell me the cost and I'll paypal it to you.

Oh, and I dug out my Night Vision, and the non-nightvision version works A-ok.

Hell, the lowest setting on my 511 is too fucking hard to see without NVG
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Hmmm, you know, that might be a nifty idea, since my EOTech is shorter.

Can you pick up one of those shorter levers? Like I said before, tell me the cost and I'll paypal it to you.

Oh, and I dug out my Night Vision, and the non-nightvision version works A-ok.

Hell, the lowest setting on my 511 is too fucking hard to see without NVG
your armor hood is the same size as mine, only the battery case is longer. I would recommend the larger lever as it would be easier to grab but if you want a smaller one I will keep my eyes open and if you could measure where your hood end to where the battery box ends i could see if the longer one would work.
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your armor hood is the same size as mine, only the battery case is longer. I would recommend the larger lever as it would be easier to grab but if you want a smaller one I will keep my eyes open and if you could measure where your hood end to where the battery box ends i could see if the longer one would work.
Inches, and I'd prefer the longer one, if it will work. You're a gun magician, thanks man, even if I do apparently hate WWII vets
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TTis will be perfect on my FAL/Eotech/PVS-14 !!!

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Here's part deux...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...highlight=deux

It's got links to both of Doc's lever threads in the first post, along with the pics.
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