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Old 07-22-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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I'm building a gun and I was wondering how exactly do you build the prototype. I have all of the designs done I just don't know where to get the materials to build the gun, how to shape them, stuff like that. Can you guys help?



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Old 07-22-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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well you start out by learning to run a lathe, mill, drill press. once you have mastered those machine tools then you can apply for your federal manufacturer of small arms license. then you can construct a firearm from raw materials.



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Look up spitty's AR lower build. Plenty of pictures and how-to.

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How would I build the body

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You have to become a supporting member to look at spitty's build. But I'll tell you he took an aluminum blank and milled a working lower receiver.

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well you start out by learning to run a lathe, mill, drill press. once you have mastered those machine tools then you can apply for your federal manufacturer of small arms license. then you can construct a firearm from raw materials.
You don’t need a federal license to build a prototype.
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You need to learn basic machine, (lathe, Mill, and drill press) to start with, but if you don't want to go that route then find a gunsmith with that skills and have him make the parts for you.

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