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brokengunguy 09-07-2012 01:34 AM

From scratch
So I have had this itch to build from raw steel. Any have any advice for this venture.

hiwall 09-07-2012 02:48 AM

Go for it. But know it requires alot of time. I've built many many gun parts but never a complete gun( I do not have to patience).

Dillinger 09-07-2012 02:53 AM

You want to build an AR, from scratch, and in steel?

Damn, I want to see this! *subscribes to thread*

Good luck.

CA357 09-07-2012 02:57 AM

There are a couple of from scratch project threads here on the forum. I'm not exactly sure where they are. One was an AR build and one was a 1911 build. If you can find them, I'm sure they'll be very informative.

Do you have precision machining experience and equipment?

brokengunguy 09-07-2012 03:08 AM

I'm going to do a pistol semi auto style. A friend of mind has a foundry he is going to cast nice block of aluminum for lower receiver. I am going get hem to cast two blocks of steel for slide. I'm going for 1911 style 45 . Only thing I need to get good at is making springs. I'm not worried about the machineing part.

brokengunguy 09-07-2012 04:01 AM

I'm not sher if I want to go with 1911 style or old style walther.

CA357 09-07-2012 04:09 AM

Bets wishes for a successful project. I just subscribed to this thread. :cool:

spittinfire 09-07-2012 02:03 PM

Good luck. Sounds like a challenging project.

Trez 09-07-2012 05:06 PM

If your making one from scratch, why not something you cant just "buy"? Like a Luger in .45.... Or a Medusa? ;)

brokengunguy 09-07-2012 05:36 PM

Because I can probably make one for half the price of something new.
And I have been wanting to do this for a wile. I might do well I might fail I'm down for any possibility.

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