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31 Oct 2017 18:26 #21 by Top Gun
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Look forward to seeing what the outcome is.

Hopefully it will be something available in all states?

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31 Oct 2017 23:39 #22 by 22F
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Thanks mate!

Yeah, from all legal advice I have, this is an accessory that should have no problems being sold in all states of the Commonwealth.

After all, it is only a hunk of aluminium that replaces a non-registered furniture piece.


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04 Nov 2017 22:46 #23 by 22F
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10 Nov 2017 13:00 #24 by Mini Hulk
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Looks pretty good, how does the weight compare with the original wooden part?

Pro Tip: Taking the gun off safe increases the velocity by 100%...
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11 Nov 2017 01:01 #25 by 22F
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Thanks mate.

OEM forearm is 150g.
By our calculations, ours will be 251g.
We’ll have confirmation of that when the pre-production prototype arrives.

I’m still giddy with excitement!


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02 Feb 2018 14:52 #26 by 22F
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A bit if a teaser before a “proper” official post.

This just arrived two days before I set off for SHOT Show:
Prototype 2, the pre-production sample in 6060 T5 aluminium.

Enjoy!




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02 Feb 2018 17:19 #27 by S12A
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This looks awesome , well done mate
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02 Feb 2018 18:14 #28 by 22F
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Thanks mate!

I was utterly chuffed to get some really positive and useful feedback from the Yanks at SHOT Show last week. This came from some really big names in the industry who were so generous with their advice.

I’ve just gotten it back from NDT (Non Destructive Testing) to provide a reference point prior to live fire testing and certification.

Tonight, I’m going to have that big moment of truth: does it fit a rifle?


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04 Feb 2018 21:05 #29 by danandria
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yep and have a plan 22F for a team group project.
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01 Mar 2018 16:47 #30 by 22F
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Another “teaser” before I make an “official” announcement.

I am... bloody chuffed!



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01 Mar 2018 17:30 #31 by GD308
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Very nice......
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03 Mar 2018 17:55 #32 by Moo Moo
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Looks great. For a Marlin 336?

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03 Mar 2018 19:08 #33 by 22F
22F replied the topic: So... you can think you can design?
Correct mate.

Marlin 336 with barrel band.


As an aside, just before SHOT Show, Midwest Industries released a nice full length rail, but it’s for end cap models.
www.midwestindustriesinc.com/product-p/mi-marmr.htm


Competition is a good thing. But I think mine will add capability whilst staying in the original form factor of the OEM timber item.


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04 Mar 2018 13:23 #34 by Mini Hulk
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That looks pretty awesome, I know a couple of guys that would probably want one. If I had a marlin (some day) i'd want one too!.

One suggestion, It looks in the pic like the top front corner (in front of the barrel band) could use a chamfer or radius to make it a little more finger friendly. Small things like sharp square corners can make the whole thing less appealing to buyers.

keep up the awesome work.

Random thought: Do you reckon you could make up a matching stock? :woohoo:

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04 Mar 2018 19:06 #35 by S12A
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thinking about treating myself to a 336y , will be keeping an eye on how this turns out mate, looks great so far.
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04 Mar 2018 22:57 #36 by 22F
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Mini Hulk wrote: That looks pretty awesome, I know a couple of guys that would probably want one. If I had a marlin (some day) i'd want one too!.

One suggestion, It looks in the pic like the top front corner (in front of the barrel band) could use a chamfer or radius to make it a little more finger friendly. Small things like sharp square corners can make the whole thing less appealing to buyers.

keep up the awesome work.

Random thought: Do you reckon you could make up a matching stock? :woohoo:


Thanks mate!
Yes, that edge will require some chamfering.

We’ve just found that there are differences between 3D printing and CNC milling in terms of definition.
This project has been a hell of a learning experience for the P&B design team. But it is also bloody fun!

Should we achieve commercial success with this forearm, we’re planning on expanding the range to other models in the Marlin range, and then other products such as other lever action rifles and even replacement stocks - something that is sorely lacking for lever action rifles at the moment.


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04 Mar 2018 22:59 #37 by 22F
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S12A wrote: thinking about treating myself to a 336y , will be keeping an eye on how this turns out mate, looks great so far.


Cheers mate!
Be advised though:
If you’re thinking of a 336Y to take advantage of this project, it’s furniture is shorter than the rifle models (by about an inch or so).


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05 Mar 2018 19:59 #38 by S12A
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Roger , I will re consider some of the other models

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05 Mar 2018 20:10 #39 by S12A
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22F wrote:

S12A wrote: thinking about treating myself to a 336y , will be keeping an eye on how this turns out mate, looks great so far.


Cheers mate!
Be advised though:
If you’re thinking of a 336Y to take advantage of this project, it’s furniture is shorter than the rifle models (by about an inch or so).



PM sent for some guidance....

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20 Mar 2018 16:02 #40 by 22F
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The latest update from the Packs and Beyond design team.
Some very pretty pictures can be found here:
packsandbeyond.com/2018/03/so-you-think-...gn-part-7/#more-3044


Our last announcement last year just before Christmas (seen HERE) was pretty big for us.

Progress for our M-Lok compatible forearm for the Marlin 336 lever action rifle is continuing full steam ahead.

Prototype 2 arrived two days before my departure for SHOT Show in January.
It was really exciting to be able to show it off in America to garner attention.

We’ve had a baseline examination for Non-Destructive Testing, prior to conducting real world testing. This will be compared to a post-use analysis to determine any failure points.

We’ve had the usual small hiccoughs of a design project of this nature. Overcoming those has been a very good learning experience for the Packs and Beyond design team.

Since Prototype 2 has now been fitted to my Mistress (review seen HERE) to continue the most fun part of the project: live fire usage, handling and ergonomic assessment.

This data will be used to further develop and mature the design prior to the next steps of a production run.

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At the moment, it’s fitted with the a Magpul AFG (Angled Fore Grip), a Magpul sling attachment point and an Arisaka Industries light mount carrying a Surefire Fury. It’s thought that this configuration will maximize utility with minimal protuberances as possible.

We’re really excited to have reached this stage, and actually have a real product in our hands.

We’re going to be doing a fair bit of shooting on public ranges in the South East corner of Queensland, so if you see us, don’t hesitate to walk up and say G’day!


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