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    The man with the brass ule body

    Thought i would throw a pic of this up here so you guys could see it. I was hired to make a ULE body out of
    solid brass for an AO member. Nothing ULE about this bad boy!


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    ohh sweet! Must be an MCB member as well

    Was this an expensive endeavor?

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    Thanks for posting XMT, looks amazing, can't wait to put it on my mag.

    It looks exactly as I had envisioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sQuidvision View Post
    ohh sweet! Must be an MCB member as well

    Was this an expensive endeavor?
    Yes it was kinda expensive. The metal cost 6 times the cost of 7075 aluminum

    I would love to see it polished up!

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    That's neat!

    I'm imagining this polished and sitting on a rail made out of mahogany...

    What are the plans for the rest of the build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    That's neat!

    I'm imagining this polished and sitting on a rail made out of mahogany...

    What are the plans for the rest of the build?
    Eventually, once I get the rest of the parts together, I was going to run some ideas by Roger at precision powder coating to come up with a vintage looking finish on the lowers so that as the brass ages it looks like a custom vintage looking mag. That's just one idea.

    Although since XMT brought it up I may go the opposite direction and get the body polished up.

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    a wooden rail would be tits and polish that body up good ! make that brass shine

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    I think the old antique look would be pretty sweet. Figure out how to make a wood rail that has aluminum on the critical parts.

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    Wooden rail! DO THIS! that would be excellent!

    If the owner of this still has any money left they should see if luke will do a brass 86* single trigger frame.

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    Looking forward to a finished marker!!

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    Cool

    Wood inset of fancy milling on the rail. Look at old woody type beach rides to get insperation

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    Looks like aluminum ....

    I thought brass was more gold colored ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by going_home View Post
    Looks like aluminum ....

    I thought brass was more gold colored ?
    I think the picture is just a bit washed out.

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    too bad it didn't come out nicer.
    i need 3 of these.
    and then 3 brass barrels and 3 brass xvalves.

    seriously how cool
    My sydarm weighs less than yours!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by going_home View Post
    Looks like aluminum ....

    I thought brass was more gold colored ?
    It would be more gold if it was polished, this one has not been polished

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    Quote Originally Posted by knownothingmags View Post
    too bad it didn't come out nicer.
    i need 3 of these.
    and then 3 brass barrels and 3 brass xvalves.

    seriously how cool
    I think it is very cool and am grateful XMT decided to undertake the project for me with the other ule bodies

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    How about doing a brass pirate build, you might be able to have a classic valve powder coated to match.

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    The other thing I was thinking about was going for one of the custom "Palmer-like" finishes where they polish the brass then tape it off in a tiger stripe pattern and bead blast it so that the finish is multi-textured.

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    Looks awesome, nice work and a fun idea for building upper body strength!

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    points to you for being different, all about that. there is something about standing out and everyone being jealous.

    but, brass, i am not a fan. granted, it has more to do with MCB crowd, but its heavier than aluminium, softer than it too. it can get to a nice patina but for the price, i just don't get it. but more power to you, if you want to make a mag heavier.

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    Very nice. I would like a copper body but I am sure it would be stupid money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobody View Post
    points to you for being different, all about that. there is something about standing out and everyone being jealous.

    but, brass, i am not a fan. granted, it has more to do with MCB crowd, but its heavier than aluminium, softer than it too. it can get to a nice patina but for the price, i just don't get it. but more power to you, if you want to make a mag heavier.
    Thanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by debruynda View Post
    Thanks?
    hey, what i say doesn't matter. you asked for it, you paid for it and hopefully your happy with it. what i say doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. so be happy with what you have and tell me to shut up.

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    Jay, That isnt a ULE body. Its UHE (Ultra Heavy Engineering) Body.
    Last edited by cougar20th; 03-18-2014 at 09:46 AM.
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    now im curious... what is the weight difference?

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    The weight of 1 cubic inch of aluminum is approx 0.10 pounds.
    The weight of 1 cubic inch of Brass is approx 0.31 pounds.

    So the body is approx 3X heavier then a aluminum one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougar20th View Post
    Jay, That isnt a ULE body. Its EHE (Ultra Heavy Engineering) Body.

    Haha....the body is approx 7oz.

    I think its really awesome looking. A copper body would be sweet...I think I would just have that plated though.

    Someone send me a solid bar of gold and I will make you a ule body
    Out of it for free if I can have the chips.lol

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    I guess to the weight issue, I'll comment: I must be the only one who remembers running around a paintball field with a bob long autococker with brass palmers front end pneumatics, dye generation one stainless, with a unireg and air america 114. Pretty sure this body will weigh less or slightly more than the 12" generation one dye barrel alone.

    Three times the weight of one of XMT's ule aluminum bodies is what? Not much in comparison to the above, especially with a ule milled rail and aluminum grip frame. So, it's all a matter of taste, to which there need be no justification since it's hard to account for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobody View Post
    hey, what i say doesn't matter. you asked for it, you paid for it and hopefully your happy with it. what i say doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. so be happy with what you have and tell me to shut up.

    I'm not going to tell you to shut up I don't know you so I honestly couldn't tell if you were giving me some sort of back-handed compliment, either way, it's cool.

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