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I have a Century 91 that was modified to PSG-1 specifications. It's a very accurate rifle, and I have been using a bipod on it for many years.

The genuine HK PSG-1's were supplied with a Garbini tripod. I looked all over the net, no such tripod is available. The tripods that were available, looked more like something for use with a video camera than a rifle.

So, I started looking through some of my equipment, and found an extra tripod for a spotting scope.

I looked at the rifle, and started brainstorming.

Using my lathe and mill, I fabricated an adapter that fits in the cooling slot on the bottom side of the forearm.

Check out these pics:



Adapter block, fabricated from 1" round aluminum stock.





Tripod folds up neatly (I may end up using a thick rubber band or something like that, to keep the legs together when it's folded.)





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That's a neat looking project and a great looking rifle, but what was the purpose of the tripod vs. the bipod?

Good job. :)
 

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Just as a finishing touch, really. Like I said, the genuine HK's come with a tripod. And now, with my tripod, my rifle looks a little more authentic.

Still, for versatility, it's hard to beat a bipod.
 

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Ah, I see. Well, it sure looks great.

How long ago did you get it? Was it (relatively) cheap? Do you like shooting it? Would you buy it again?
 

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Ah, I see. Well, it sure looks great.

How long ago did you get it? Was it (relatively) cheap? Do you like shooting it? Would you buy it again?

I've had the rifle for about 7 years, it was completed in 2003.

No, it wasn't cheap....LOL Just the buttstock alone is 800 dollars. The barrel is another grand. The whole setup is about $4K...as it was a custom-built rifle. Basically, it started life as a Century 91 sporter (HK-91 clone)

One cool thing about it, was the fact that I did all the TIG welding on the receiver, such as the scope rail, and reinforcing rails, under the guidance of the gunsmith, using special jigs and fixtures to control warpage during welding.

All the barrel and action work was done by John Geiges, who was a DoD contractor for 20 years, and built rifles for Palma Team and Camp Perry shooters. Every rifle he built, he verified the accuracy by shooting at 4" clay pigeons on the berm of an 840 yard range. (Basically, 1/2 MOA @ 1/2 a mile, given the right conditions, of course :D )

I love shooting it. Being a 20 pound 7.62x51 rifle, recoil is non-existent for the most part. Trigger is a set trigger that breaks clean with no creep at about 2.5 pounds. As you can imagine, a crowd usually gathers at the range when I pull it out of the case.

Expensive....yes. Accurate? You bet.

Would I buy it again? Well, it's funny you should ask....because, my next plan is to build a 5.56x45 version of this rifle, using a Century 93 (HK-93 clone) It should be a tack-driver.
 

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I have a Century 91 that was modified to PSG-1 specifications. It's a very accurate rifle, and I have been using a bipod on it for many years.

The genuine HK PSG-1's were supplied with a Garbini tripod. I looked all over the net, no such tripod is available. The tripods that were available, looked more like something for use with a video camera than a rifle.

So, I started looking through some of my equipment, and found an extra tripod for a spotting scope.

I looked at the rifle, and started brainstorming.

Using my lathe and mill, I fabricated an adapter that fits in the cooling slot on the bottom side of the forearm.

Check out these pics:



Adapter block, fabricated from 1" round aluminum stock.





Tripod folds up neatly (I may end up using a thick rubber band or something like that, to keep the legs together when it's folded.)





PSG-1

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