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Shipping Update 6/24/15

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

As many of you know, we have been having a real issue getting our replacement Pistol Grips. The good news is the issue was finally resolved this past weekend and we were assured Tuesday morning that the tool could be run as early as July 2nd, but no later than the 9th of July. This means we could be shipping as early as the 3rd of July. We have been building out the rest of the kit components, so once shipping commences again, filling the back orders should not take long at all.

On another note, we have received the back ordered rails. They will all be shipped out as quickly as we can possibly do it.

We have appreciated your extreme patience, and again we apologize for all of this confusion regarding shipping.

Jason G. NE 2/27/18

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Modified Archangel for SGW’s Forward Moving Lug

Arc angel LVX AALVX35

As a Sks owner i thought about upgrading my gun into a more modern looking gun and that’s when i found SGW bullpup system and can say i’m loving it, so when the FML was announced I bought one right away. I was excited, finally decent mags instead of that duck bill thing. Yes it sucked cause i had to wait almost a year to get it, but Dang it, it was finally shipped out. Boy did i get a shock….  Like more consumers we wanted it fast and easy and when i opened the package i found out i was going to have to do a little gunsmithing. What do i know about gunsmithing? Well ill tell you, idiot and stupid had a kid and i was it, I had no idea what to do and even when i stopped and read the info and than finally found the youtube videos, i was still freaked out. What do freaked out people do?

They make mistakes, and boy did i. To start out i put off time on doing anything to buy mags, did i check what type?  NOPE…… So since it was a ak47 type conversion i bought ak style mags. Once i got those i didnt have an excuse and got right into the build. Following the Youtube video step by step was easy and it much easier than i thought, boy was it a pretty sight, not only was it my first time doing any real gunsmithing but it was perfect.

But now for the mag……

I put my first mag in and its didnt work, nothing connected, the mag wouldn’t stay in, crud there was a freakin 1/2 inch with nothing there holding it. So i looked on the site again and something caught my eye about mag modification. I thought No Way, this has got to be a joke. I bought an ak mod to shoot ak style. Always remember to do your homework on what your buying. I needed to make sure i wasn’t looking at thing wrong, so i sent in an email and also made a call to be on the safe side. Well i felt stupid, i bought 3 ak47 mags that i cant use, so back to the start. I decided to rewatch the mag mod video and ended up buying a tapco 20 just like in the video, but i wanted more ammo in the mag. I also bought an archangel 35 which looked like i might be able to make work as well. Once those got in i started the mod on the tapco, I followed the video step by step again and IT WOULDN’T SEAT ARGGggggg…….. After email and calls to SGW i found the problem. the SKS mags need to have ammo in the spring slot to get the clearance needed to work right. for some reason if your mag is empty when you try and put it in, the ammo plug in the spring chamber of the mag gets in the way and it can’t line up correctly. drop a bullet in the mag and it works the way it should, really weird. Oh and if your wondering if the Archangel 35 worked… it modified like the tapco just fine, its close and as of this post im sending in i haven’t fired either mags yet but they both seat great and the cycle thru and eject like before i put the FML in so we will see. Oh Yeah the Archangel 35 comes with an extended mag release, so if you don’t have one, its a bonus but it might get a little caught up in your mag holder.

Hopefully this goes thru and give you an idea what the archangel looks like once its modified close to the way the tapco was. The first 3 pics and the last are of  the mag itself and the 4th-5th are of the mag in the gun, one with it seated with the FML in front and the in gun in back, which shows the mags extended release ready to be used.  The last pic shows the FML and the archangel mag seated together and there no issues. I have NOT fired the gun but the bolt and ammo eject are working great.

Time to clean it up, adjust the FML for the mag and get it all together to try it out.

SGWorks’s  Response:

Thank you Jason for the feedback and post. The only exception we would take with the information you gave is that you can install empty mags with the Forward Moving Lug. We have found that the top of the magazine needs to be parallel with Main Housing when inserting the magazines. It takes a little practice getting used to this positioning as you never had to do this with an SKS duckbill magazine. In fact, using empty mags to practice inserting and removing the magazines, will help you become very proficient in loading and unloading magazines from the firearm.


FML Update #11 Thursday 02/08/18 ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT OF FML PRESALE!!!

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Just a little reminder there are only three days left to purchase the SGWorks FML at the presale price of $39.95. Once the presale is over, the price is $49.95.

Also, in case you have missed the news, for a limited time, if you already own the stock and would like to purchase the FML but you do not have the time or the means to install the FML yourself, you can purchase the FML, send us your Main Housing along with $20 and we will install your FML into your Main Housing and ship it back to you.

Customers have also asked if we can modify their detachable magazines. We can only do it under the following conditions: 1. The magazines must be Tapco magazines, and 2. You would need to turn them into 10 round magazines (We are located in CA)  by installing a 1/8th aluminum rivet at a prescribed measurement down the back rib of the magazine. Once the magazines are modified and returned to you, easily drill out the rivet with a 1/8” drill bit. If you are interested in this service, email us for details.

Here are some helpful links regarding various aspects of the FML:

Intro Vid to the FML
https://youtu.be/2ebA3t0XLVk

Modifying the SKS Bolt for the FML
https://youtu.be/GqdsPkZtsEE

How To Modify SKS Duckbill Mags
https://youtu.be/1pXhd8Mjd6s

Why We Use 2 Levers
https://youtu.be/UjEk91a9USg

Micro Adjusting The FML
https://youtu.be/qGu2Sirmzao

FML Update #10 02/02/18 FML PRESALE TO END FEB. 11TH

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

FML PRESALE TO END FEB. 11TH

We have now shipped out well over half of all the FML presales. At our present rate of shipping, we expect to complete the shipping process of all FML presales by Friday the 9th of February.

If you have held back from purchasing SGWorks FML until near the end of the presale, you wanted to be sure the FML’s would even ship or you wanted to check out additional reviews, now is the time to get in on the FML presale price of only $39.95 because there are only 10 days left. After the close of the sale, the price will be $49.95

Also, in case you have missed the news, for a limited time, if you already own the stock and would like to purchase the FML but you do not have the time or the means to install the FML yourself, you can purchase the FML, send us your Main Housing along with $20 and we will install your FML into your Main Housing and ship it back to you.

To send payment via PayPal: log into Paypal www.paypal.com Select the Money Tab, Send or Request Money Tab, on Send Money, select Pay for goods or services, enter our email: shernicgw@gmail.com input the amount and in the note section, put: For FML Installation.

 

Send:

 

  1. Your stripped down Main Housing and
  2. Your Forward Moving lug to:

 

Shernic Gun Works, LLC

635 S. Palm Ave.

Alhambra, CA 91803

 

Customers have also asked if we can modify their detachable magazines. We can only do it under the following conditions: 1. The magazines must be Tapco magazines, and 2. You would need to turn them into 10 round magazines by installing a 1/8th aluminum rivet at a prescribed measurement down the back rib of the magazine. Once the magazines are modified and returned to you, easily drill out the rivet with a 1/8” drill bit. (We are located in CA and can only have 10 rounds) If you are interested in this service, email us for details.

Here are some helpful links regarding various aspects of the FML:

 

Intro Vid to the FML
https://youtu.be/2ebA3t0XLVk

Modifying the SKS Bolt for the FML
https://youtu.be/GqdsPkZtsEE

How To Modify SKS Duckbill Mags
https://youtu.be/1pXhd8Mjd6s

Why We Use 2 Levers
https://youtu.be/UjEk91a9USg

Micro Adjusting The FML
https://youtu.be/qGu2Sirmzao

Jeff D. GA 1/8/18

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Here is what my Norinco SKS with 16 1/2″ barrel looks like.  Great product.  Here’s my Norinco SKS with the bullpup kit. Personally, I really like this product.  Total OAL is 26 3/4″,  barrel OAL is 16 1/2″. The weight is a bit hefty, about 9 1/2  to 10 with a 20 round mag.  But then again, it’s an SKS. Other than that, hoping for a left hand bolt something so I can save my dental work, but for now, a combination shell deflector and barrier keeps that from being a problem.

SGW:

We do not recommend our stock kit for left handed shooters (the bolt carrier handle will knock out your teeth); however, we know someone who does quality work and has come up with a modification using the SGWorks Bullpup Stock Kit. Please contact us for more information:

shernicgw@gmail.com

FML Update #9 Saturday – 11/25/2017

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

We have some fantastic news. Two days ago we received the first production run of our new FML’s.

This next week we will begin our finishing/assembly process. We expect to begin shipping Friday December 1st.

Rather than close down the presale on the day we begin to ship, we have decided to wait until Friday, December 8th, before closing down the sale, in order for the word to get around to those who did not want to purchase until we actually begin to ship.

We have also included three additional video links with this post, to help answer additional questions and/or concerns.

For those customers who purchase our FML, but already possess our SKS bullpup stock kit, you can send us your stripped, main housing component along with $20, we will install your FML and ship your main housing back to you. Send your EMR along too, and we will switch out the original lever with the extra-long lever.

For new orders (Kit and FML), once we start shipping the FML, it will come pre-installed at our cost. If you order before we end the pre-sale, you’ll get that pre-sale pricing and the FML installed. There is a place when you order to send a message to seller (SGW) and you can ask us to wait until we have the FML’s to ship with the Kit once we start shipping the completed FML’s.

SGW Instructions Micro-Adjusting The FML https://youtu.be/qGu2Sirmzao Shernic Gun Works

Instructions – Modifying SKS Bolt For FML https://youtu.be/GqdsPkZtsEE

SGW Why We Use Two Levers https://youtu.be/UjEk91a9USg

FML Update #8 Friday 11/10/2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017

We have some very exciting news! Last Thursday, the new die casting company ran a handful of sample shots in order to check out the tool and approve the parts. The parts turned out to be absolutely fantastic. All of the various cavities within the tool filled nicely and there was no flash at all around the parts themselves. Additionally, since we were able to approve the parts that day, arrangements began for production to begin as soon as possible.

As of right now production is scheduled to begin Friday, 11/10/17.

We’ve been very busy getting everything ready to begin our finishing/assembly operations as soon as we receive the newly run parts.

If production goes smoothly, we believe we will be in a position to begin shipping our FML orders, according to purchase date, within two weeks of this post.

Once shipping begins, the FML pre-sale will end. The last couple of videos on the FML are slated to be uploaded this coming week.

FML Update #7 10/26/17

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Three weeks ago we picked up our FML tool from the second die caster because it had been over 10 weeks since we had dropped it off. At least three times we had been told a sample run would be able to be run in about 2 weeks. We were given this same line the tenth week as well. At this point we had completely lost confidence in the owner and thus made the decision to move the tool.

The new company is much larger and seem to be much more professional. They also have a tool maker in house.

This past week we were told depending on whether or not the tool was a bottom feed or straight feed, they felt they would be able to run a sample either this coming week or next. They also said, if we can be there when the sample is run, and we can approve it, they can go ahead and do the production run as well.

What this means is, if we are able to approve the sample, then in very short order we would begin shipping and the presale would come to an end. Conversely, if the last small pad added to the tool doesn’t fill right, then that issue would need to be corrected before production could begin.

With the very good possibility of the end of the road in sight, we are going to do our very best to finish up and post the additional videos on modifying the SKS bolt, micro adjusting the FML lug and a more in depth function video.

FML update 9/25/17

Monday, September 25th, 2017

To our chagrin and embarrassment we are still in a holding pattern awaiting the initial test run by the new die-casting company.

We are being told it will happen this next week.

In our last update, we had just received the latest shots and the parts were great. It was at this time we decided we would need an additional pad bringing the total to three and shorten one of the original two pads. We were told it would be a slam dunk to add the third pad, and we could go ahead and make arrangements to proceed with the first run.

We really felt we should test run the tool one more time, and it was right after that final test run that the falling out occurred between our tool maker and die-caster. The tool had been shimmed during the shots and the parts were out of dimension and with excessive amounts of flash. We believed it was for the best so we moved on to another die-caster.

During the past 7 years or so, the politicans in Sacramento have inadvertently driven a substantial number of die-casters either out of business or out of California. The ones who remain are very busy.

Anyway, it is our hope that as soon as the tool is test run this next week, we can go ahead and make arrangements for the first run to proceed. We will keep you posted.

We really appreciate your patience. Thank you.

Charles T. 9/25/17 KS

Monday, September 25th, 2017

 

Awesome product your company produces by the way.