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Old 03-18-2014, 03:11 PM #1
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DAM'd Hammer 7 build with video!

Myself and dark_controller would like to present the DAM'd Hammer 7.

Now that I'm building the second Dam'd Hammer 7 I will provide a walk through along the way. I probably wont be providing much for measurements, but I will show placement so you can get an idea of where things are going and how they are being connected.

Start by fully disassembling your Hammer 7, next you need to mill off the front frame mounting hole so that the magazine can sit flat against the body.
I milled mine 7/8" in from the edge of where the standard magazine fits. You also need to mill some of the ridge behind the standard magazine location. Mine is 5/16" in from the edge.


Do not mill any deeper than shown in the picture, the body will become too thin. You will notice in the next picture there is a slight game between the magazine and body. That is what you want, it wont be visible once the new magwell is mounted.


You should now be able to line your magazine up with the bottom breech opening and it should look something like this. Just make sure that the magazine opening isn't blocked at all by the breech opening.


Now, since you removed your front frame mount you need another way to secure it to the body. I drilled a hole in the frame just under the "A" in "HAMMER" that goes through the channel in the bottom of the body. I then tapped the body to use 10-32 screws to hold the frame tightly. Drill the hole in the frame slightly bigger so that screw can slide through and screw into the body channel. Just make sure your screws don't come out the other side of the channel.



I added a 10-32 nut into each side of the frame and filled it in with epoxy to beef it up a little bit and to prevent the sides of the frame from being pushed in when assembled. When you do this it is best to have the frame separate from the body. Thread the screw into the frame and nut until it is tight against the inside wall of the frame, then fill with epoxy. this will insure that the mount is straight.


Next, you need to cut your frame and trigger guard down as shown. It also needs to be sanded and have the corners rounded to fit with the magwell.




At this point you will want to drill holes at the front of the frame and epoxy nuts inside to provide a mount for the rear of the magwell.

Now that you have your mount for the back of the magwell you will need to mount the front also. You want to drill farther back than your pump handle rod threads in to avoid problems later. Then thread the hole. I used 10-32 for everything on this gun.



Then trim the supports in the back of the magwell to allow the frame to sit flush against the wall where the mag goes.


Just so you have an idea this is roughly where you will want to trim the magwell.


Now that you have a place to mount the front and back of your magwell, carefully measure before drilling the magwell to make sure your holes line up correctly with your mounts. Once you have the magwell mounted ,cut the front of the magwell off flush with the front of the gun and then cut the stock mounting holes off at the back. Next you will want to trim the top of the magwell down so that it clears the pump arm. Should look something like this when done.


Thats it more or less, now you can reassemble your gun and make adjustments if needed.

Final Assembly:



Shooting Video:
http://youtu.be/f6OuVeyGZOg

I am currently looking for someone with a stock hammer 7 that wants theirs DAM'd. I'm looking into mounting the magazine differently but I don't want to ruin this setup by taking it apart or drilling more holes. Those interested can pm me for details.

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Old 03-19-2014, 07:50 AM #2
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Awesome, Love the clean work . You did all that with a mill? do you think someone with patience and steady hand could pull this off with hand files?
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:21 AM #3
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Yes you could do it with hand files. I used a mill for the body, magwell, and for drilling my holes but other than than I used sandpaper to make everything fit right. Just take your time and measure a few times before you drill any holes.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:08 PM #4
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:14 PM #5
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:29 PM #6
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How much was the magwell? Did you order it from Dye directly?
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:46 PM #7
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Magwell cost $36 after shipping. I ordered it directly from dye. Also I have revised this mod a bit so I will be posting new pics soon, as well as a modified walk through.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:00 AM #8
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I'm thinking about getting a hammer 7; do you like Dye mags better bcus of capacity or are do they jam less etc...

In what ways are they superior to the Spyder mags?
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:28 AM #9
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Hey Brock,

Firstly, Bravo! Looks great.

Second, have you by chance updated the OP with the new pictures and walkthrough?

Third, are you willing to do this as a service?

Thanks!!
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:55 AM #10
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I haven't updated the original post, I forgot to take new pics. I am willing to offer this as a service. Feel free to pm me for details.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:31 PM #11
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Hammer 7 + Box Rotor= Awesome Overkill

Granted I think the Dam communicates to the box rotor. Anyways cool mod, and very clean.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:21 PM #12
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The latest iteration is much cleaner and almost looks factory. Thanks for the compliments.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:05 PM #13
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The latest iteration is much cleaner and almost looks factory. Thanks for the compliments.
When can we see pics?!
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:02 PM #14
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I can get a pic up of the finished product but, the rest of the process is mostly just knowing the exact amount of material to remove and I used jb weld instead of epoxy. Also there is now an additional hidden screw that mounts the magwell to the frame much more securely.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:52 AM #15
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Any idea if it would be similar work for an E-MR5?
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:09 PM #16
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Should be similar enough but I'd have to see it without the frame mounted to know for sure.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:50 PM #17
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hey i got a hammer7 stock

can u make my like yours
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:17 PM #18
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Sorry but I am no longer offering this as a service.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:41 AM #19
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were can i get the upgrade kit
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:45 AM #20
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There is no kit you would have to do it yourself. You can buy the magwell from dye for $50, but it takes quite a bit of modification to make it work as you can see above.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:10 PM #21
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can find it isit call difrently.sorry
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