Here's a photo of the project I'm just finishing up. A 1/2 scale .22 am deuce. I loosely followed the prints from ccs prints. I wanted a little more of a stock one so changed up just about everything on the outside visual aspects. I changed the slide to resemble the real one as with the trigger assembly. The trigger linkage is all reworked to the new setup . I retained the stock safety, and used new pins to mount the gun inside the case , rather than bolting it to the shell. Now to be clear this is an everyday ruger .22 , in all essence just a fancy case wrapped around it. I didn't machine the gun or make new parts for it. Only the movement of the ejector handle. And is semi auto legal. The top flips open to look inside and I tried to mimic the belt feed system as close as I could. I most likely won't make a belt feed clone since it's rather just for looks, I hope to fire this often and uses clips. It's rather short at 10 rounds but I need to remember it still is a model and somewhat delicate. I won't be putting 1000 rounds thru it on the weekends. Next step is to rust blue it. I am running test peices right now to find my groove, then we'll try the case. I made a stand also but need a little more work and will be painted I'll post more pics then. In all about a year build time give or take but only my third attempt at model making, and or machining. Made two Elmer's engines and two poppin flame lickers then this. I'm already thinking of the next project.