Originally Posted by malmais
My capabilities are entry level novice. I have information but no experience doing so. I know the theory behind it, but I do have many tools. The only gun I have made is a pipe shotgun, it is very basic and not something I can be proud of making. My biggest fault will probably be not knowing what names to go with and who are good manufacturers of parts. But I do thank you greatly for all your information.
What you are trying to do ain't nuthin' new. People have been banging
out firearms for hundreds of years. Heck--there is a village in Pakistan
that pretty much does it full time, and they make complex firearms that
can fool experts----working over a dried mule poop fire with the previously
mentioned 2 files and a hammer.
First thing to do is buy yourself the "I wanta be a gunsmith" wish book,
the Brownell's catalog. Purchase price refunded on your first order--and
you WILL be placing an order.
Then maybe a cruise over to the Numrich website---check out the exploded
views with the names of all the itty bitty parts. Buy your cheap beater
whatever to play gunsmith with. Take it apart and put it together a few
times. Order the little spring loaded whatzit from Numrich that shot off
into a parallel universe when you took the gun apart the first time.
Welcome to the insanity.