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As in, building a gun from scratch? If you have ever considered it or are even remotely interested in same, below is a great site to register at & peruse. Whenever I start getting concerended about gun control, I go to this site and look at what people have built. Much of the guns are made with extremely low-tech means. At the level of an Afghani gunsmith in other words. A ban would be impossible as workarounds will always be there.

Home Gunsmith

Members are at all skill levels from your basic zip gun, AK parts set assembly, AR 80% casting finishing , & this -

Scratch-built 10/22

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I built mine from parts kits with finished lower recevers, those 80% revecers will soon be banned.
 

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I read it somewhere (Not sure where now) some people where talking about it on a site, and some people where I work had read it to. Could be a way there trying to sell more?

I need to pick up a 80% 1919 sideplate here soon to just keep and finish one day.

Il try and think where I saw it, after the ATF banned the importing of barrels and some other parts from those parts kits you see it would not impress me if they where doing this...
 

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Il try and think where I saw it, after the ATF banned the importing of barrels and some other parts from those parts kits you see it would not impress me if they where doing this...
I would like to see the context and whether or not it was sourced from the ATF. Despite what it could be, an 80% is not a gun. It isn't anything until a fair amount of work is put into it.

That being said, the DIY gunsmithing site was an eye-opener. There is an AR lower on there made entirely of screwed together plates with an AR FCG. It is wonderfully done. I don't think even the ATF has a chance of banning 1/4" aluminum.
 

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Jeremy said:
Your basic machine shop can build a working firearm with no problem.
Your basic Afghan squatting in the dirt with a file, ball peen hammer, & drill brace can knock out an AK-47 in a couple of weeks!

If they can do that, we can do that.

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I'm thinking a little more hi tech lol, when I was in school a guy in machine shop made a revolving rifle/pistol in .45/.410 with mostly with the CNC and lathe, only thing store bought were springs which came from hardware store, the interchangeable pistol grip, buttstock and fore stock came from a dead tree.. Except for the absence of markings you wouldn't know it wasn't a factory gun.
 

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Oh, I know its legal and easy as hell to make a simi auto rifles and... more fun rifles and pistols from blanks of meteral.
 

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Looks like a great site for a cool hobby or project! I tried registering but never got the registration email. :mad:

I'll try again.
 

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jamz said:
Looks like a great site for a cool hobby or project! I tried registering but never got the registration email. :mad:

I'll try again.
I had real trouble as I recall when I registered as well. I think I had to clear all cookies, close the browser, & reopen. (I have the same problem at weaponeer.net which also took a month for me to have a decent understanding of the site navigation.)

In any case, I can email the homegunsmithing admin if you want. IIRC he had to set me up and did so immediately. It is a great bunch over there too. They will walk you through any topic from basic to complex without 'tude.
 
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