Building a prototype

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by tierone, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. tierone

    tierone New Member

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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?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     

  3. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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

    tierone New Member

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    How would I build the body
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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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. :cool:
     
  6. Black Talon

    Black Talon New Member

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    You don’t need a federal license to build a prototype.
     
  7. opaww

    opaww New Member

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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.