I machined the first parts of a prototype today. I used a 3/8" ball-mill to get the central channel for the barrel pivot to rest in. I'm trying to see if there is a better way to do this, as the ballmill leaves a circular edge when I'd rather have a flat face. Also, slight errors in the depth of the ballmill correspond to the channel for the barrel not being cylindrical. There are still many improvements to be made!