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Here is the info! After much researching and looking for suppliers this is what I came up with. CNC machining this part out of 4140 is not very practical. However I looked at alternative methods. Forging and casting. Finally after talking with some Engineers and some metallurgist I have an answer.

I am going to have this part Investment Cast in 4140 steel and then heat-treated for toughness and strength. Parts would then be parkerized black.
Due to low volumes the best price I can offer is $55 shipped.
Although, in order to do this I need to be sure there is enough interest. I would like to know if people would be willing preorder if I would set up a website/Paypal. Once I reach 25 preorders I would be willing to initiate tooling. Parts would then be 10-12 weeks out.

Also due to low volume I have decided only to offer the single finger version see attached picture of model.

For those who are not familiar with the charging handle. It is designed to clear Eotech, Aimpoints optics as well as any other low mounted optics!





Thanks,
Kas McManus

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Single finger charging handle (SIG 556) $55
4140 Steel w. Parkerizing
$55 Free Shipping to the lower 48 U.S. States
Outside lower U.S. please email [email protected] for shipping information



Please note current estimated delivery is 10-12weeks from approval of tooling. I will approve tooling when I receive the 25 pre-orders. At this time I plan on a first order of 50-100 pieces.
After those are sold I will determine if there is enough interest for a re-order.

Please send Postal money order for the sum of $55 to

Kas McManus
PO BOX 273
Richlandtown, PA 18955-0273

or If you prefer paypal Please send $55 to [email protected]

Please include shipping information and E-mail address or Phone number
I will confirm by email or phone that the money order or paypal payment has been received.

Any question please E-mail me at [email protected] or PM me



Lastly if something were to go wrong with tooling and the time is extended. I will offer refunds to whoever rather not wait the extra time.
 

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I don't use the communist Paypal. Sorry it's a gun thing.

But when arranged, send me an address and you will recieve a money order in a day or three. :D
 

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Karl,
Yes I use Catia and Pro-E.

As for everyone else, I really appreciate the support we are almost close enough to order tooling. Sorry it took so long to reply. But in Pa we got hammered with rain and I was busy cleaning up the basement. I was in the process of putting in a drain around the perimeter before it rained. Oh well!


As for Paypal it was the easiest way to due it and I did not know they are against guns. Only really used to once and awhile till now. But money orders are no problem. I will work this week on setting up a site to order from and post where to send money orders to.

Once again thanks for the support!
 

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Looks good! I will money-order when we have an address!
Thanks for all the work you've put into this project!!
 

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Count me in for one, but...

It just struck me that :-

Is there a particular reason for making the handle 'hollow' on the back side? I often grab it with thumb and forefinger - in which case it would be much better if it were solid, or even contoured on the back.

Does anyone else agree with this?
 

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Hollow?

There is a reason it is hollow. If it were not hollow it would be significantly heavier than the stock handle. The height of the hollow portion is .25" roughly. If this is a concern for everyone I can change it but please note that this handle is all steel and it will add a good amount of weight.

Also I just noticed the pictures show a sharp edge that was an old File. The latest has a fillet. I will repost pics.

Please let me know if there are other concerns. I am trying to find a solution that fits everyone. Slight changes can be made before tooling. After that it will not be possible to make changes due to cost.

Please let me know. We still have time.

Thanks Again!
 

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Unless it would be so heavy that it would cause undo stress on bolt carrier, I don't see where it would matter.

I think it would look better with the back filled in, but as far as function, I have never had to "push" my charging handle.

Hopefully I will not. :D

Somebody smarter please chime in.
 

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I think the back being cut out won't hurt at all. It will keep weight down and if you have to push it forward the hollowed out handle it won't make any difference. It looks more detailed the way it is. Like there was time put into the design. I would not change a thing.....
I hope you sell 1000 of them. (or more) :wink:
 

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cabbynate said:
I think the back being cut out won't hurt at all. It will keep weight down and if you have to push it forward the hollowed out handle it won't make any difference. It looks more detailed the way it is. Like there was time put into the design. I would not change a thing.....
I hope you sell 1000 of them. (or more) :wink:
Just an after though. You could always dip it in: http://www.plastidip.com/index.php

This would be great for the guys that use there there rifles in the rain.
 

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45acp said:
a) i am in for one.
b) i like the design exactly as you have it, hollowed on the back side.
c) communist?!? last time i checked, paypal had more to do with the ideals of adam smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith) than those of karl marx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_marx). maybe i am just missing something, here...
Maybe my terminology was off, my reason for "communist" is the anti-gun issue. Which is very much associated to Paypal and E-bay. You can't even show a picture of a gun on e-bay without it being removed.

But back on subject, I prefer to pay with a money order. You should know that 45acp, i already sent you one. I carry the Siglite with me every night.
 

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I'm willing to pre-order... Let me know the details when you are ready. And thanks for taking the time to design a new handle.
 
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