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[–] zyklonbikes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I feel you. I have a galil arm kit I've been sitting on for a few years as well. I'd like to get an 80% receiver for it as well, but I don't trust myself to do anything except ar15 lowers.

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[–] babydontBRRRTme 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

dude. i want a galil arm kit too. but the price of receivers has scared me off quite a bit. how costly are the 80% galils?

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[–] zyklonbikes 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The one I would get is from tortort. Runs $350.

https://tortort.com/collections/all-80-percent-milled-receivers/products/80-galil

I hear horror stories in other forums about getting out of spec receivers and tortort seems to have a good reputation. They sell fully milled ones so I'll probably just get one of those however.

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[–] zyklonbikes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://www.apexgunparts.com/imi-galil-arm-parts-kit-with-wood-handguard-223-5-56x45mm-very-good.html

Apex has galil kits in stock. They say supply is drying up, but who knows if that's just a sales ploy or not. They have wood and polymer hand guard kits.

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[–] cake_and_curls 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Unfortunately, the welding (or a flat) is what will cost you an arm and a leg. Especially as the receiver is a key part to the gun not exploding.

Unfortunately that leaves you with two undesirable choices: buy a welder/learn to weld/do it yourself (what I'm trying, but I haven't gotten to a point I believe in my skill enough). Or pay a bunch for an flat receiver/jug/bending tools or pay a bunch for someone to weld it.

Edit: actually the flats aren't too much, and some people claim you can bend them without too much money spent on tooling. But they didn't list the tools they used...

https://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Receiver-Flat-HK-91-G3-PTR-CETME-PTR-234p2320.htm

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[–] x5060 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can bend Cetme flats with a 20mm solid bar that you drill some holes , some Grade 8 bolts and some angle iron or unistrut channel.

The short explanation is that you drill some holes in the bar that are far enough away form each other than the length of the flat. The unistrut is used as the outside of the jig and the bar is used to draw the flat into the unistrut to bend it.

Getting a nice metric 20mm bar from mcmaster car and a cheap piece of unistrut from menards and some grade 8 bolts costs about 40$ total.

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[–] 12254092 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have the flat. I've got every part I need to assemble the gun. I've build my own jig to bend the flat and I'm absolutely 100% confident it will work. Jigs for bending these guys are actually really simple. It's only the welding I'm worried about.