The DeLisle is VSR based, so this acts as the joining unit between the different parts. Due to the sheer size of the suppressor however this will pretty much be joined as part of the chassis.
At the fore-end, the front cap is 3D printed, as is an internal spacer.
At the back of the suppressor is the rear sight, a simple V-notch on an elevation leaf.
The woodwork on this is in three parts, the buttstock, receiver housing and forestock. Once I had carved out the internal shapes for the receiver and magazine well, I could shape the outside.
Once all the parts were roughly shaped and strapped down to the VSRI added the re-enforcing band. I’m not sure this was strictly necessary, but it was on the original so on it goes!
The band had to be cut back for the magazine well, but it will make quite a nice tactile reverence point if the gun is used in the dark.
Fitting the faux magazine well in permanently, this 3D printed part is fitted with a machine screw through the stock so it’s pretty solidly mounted.
At the front, I turned the inner barrel down to the correct length.
At this stage, it’s mostly finishing and painting work to do, which isn’t very interesting to see so the next time you see this, it will be the finished item!
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