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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:21 am 
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Saw these pictures.. how difficult would this be to add on a maxiwell type magwell? Any concerns about durability or enduring nature?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:28 am 
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http://www.the-gunsmith.com/sarge/10-22 ... agwell.jpg

Could not upload directly, due to size issues. Something like this.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:36 am 
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The photo you linked does not have an add on magwell. The frame is opened as wide as possible within the limits of its dimensions and a modified mainspring housing is fit to allow more room for a flare on the back side. The pictured gun is one by Chuck Rogers aka Pistolwrench on some forums. That type mainspring housing is now available as an offering by Stan Chen to the gunsmith trade. He also offers two versions of an add on magwell, one weld on and one integral with the mainspring housing. Both require cutting the frame off on the bottom by approximately .300" to fit. Properly installed absolutely no worries about durability. Ed Brown use to offer a weld on/solder on unit, but that has been discontinued for several years. Briley may offer one. Several of the top pros make their own.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:05 pm 
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Yes, thank you so very much BBBBill. You answered my question as needed. I did not know stan chen sold a lanyard hole msh. What attachment method would everyone recommend. I saw a picture of one msh that had a 3/16" hole drilled at an estimated 45* angle for a cord to pass through. A relief with roll pin or just a simple chamfered bore?

Any one care to post some information about making a msh? Primarily the depth and diameter of main spring bore. I saw brownells offers a dingle ball flexhone for deburring the main spring bore.

Thank you, for everyone being so helpful

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:01 am 
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coltgoldencupboy wrote:
Yes, thank you so very much BBBBill. You answered my question as needed. I did not know stan chen sold a lanyard hole msh. What attachment method would everyone recommend. I saw a picture of one msh that had a 3/16" hole drilled at an estimated 45* angle for a cord to pass through. A relief with roll pin or just a simple chamfered bore?...


Sorry for the confusion. The lanyard hole is a separate mod that Chuck Rogers does to some of his MSH. What I was referring to was the deep flare at the back of the mag well. Chuck modified the MSH by silver soldering a block onto the front bottom and cutting away part of the frame web to allow the modified MSH to be cut for the mag well flare. You can see the higher bottom edge of the frame web in the photo. You cannot cut a stock MSH that deeply. The Chen housing came later and I believe that Chuck uses those now instead of modifying a standard housing for the enhanced mag well. The Rogers lanyard loop is a solid pin inserted in a hole drilled/milled transversely through the housing with the pocket milled for the lanyard. That's all that I can say with any certainty about that feature.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:46 pm 
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Yupyup. I honestly thought it was a chen style msh tk begin with. I was guessing it had been vised and machined at a 45* angle with a ball cutter for a pocket. However, from the picture I was uncertain if it had been a roll pin or a solid rod.

I had not given much thought to silver soldering a larger block on a standard housing though.

Very helpful BBBBill. I appreciate you.

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