I think from the other thread that you already did the cocking bracket. I would have waited until you had the top plate and bottom plate riveted to install the cocking bracket. It will be hard to buck the top plate with it installed. It seemed much easier to just buck the two cocking block rivets than to work up a cantilevered setup for the top plate. I would also recommend doing the trunnion last. One of the long rivets on the front had to be done by hand as the M3 pawl brackets would not allow the plinker syle jig to reach. Good Luck it is a heavy box to manipulate, definitely a two person job.What's the best sequence to rivet the m2hb ? Trunnion? Top plate and related parts then bottom plate?
Crap I forget if you have to do the BHO block first, or the cocking bracket. You can tell by looking at everything. You may be on the right track with the sequence. I don't have one of those blocks around to check, and that's why this piece I took pics of is still on hold. Keep meaning to get the bolt hold open parts set and get on with it. Personal build, not in a hurry, obviously!ok awesome, bottom plate last to I can easily reach BHO rivets and cocking piece rivets. Guessing right plate to top plate first, Then BHO block, cocking piece , then the remainder, with lots of test fitting and checking with machinist sq in between
I knew that you were going to see that as soon as I had it posted. Yes indeed, that anvil should look very familiar to you!! Definitely well used now. But you only loaned it to me about 8 or 9 years ago, so it has plenty of life left! Lord only knows how many rivets have been pounded on that, plates have been serialized, you name it. That's my workhorse. Since you told me you didn't want me to replace it, I should get you something you could use to pay you back! Just let me know, my friend.Rollin, that anvil looks very familiar and well used.