Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Topics of Interest > Gunsmithing

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 4th, 2013, 07:07 AM #1
chsnprodigy's Avatar
chsnprodigy chsnprodigy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 120
chsnprodigy chsnprodigy is offline
Member
chsnprodigy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 120
My AR Lower receiver from scratch

I wanted to post my current project that I have going. First big thanks to Sticky for helping me out! I just hopped into the firearms world when the government started talking crazyness, so im still fairly new to the gun world. I've been in the Air Force for 15 years, so I knew my M16..but thats about it. I found the blueprints for this project on google, the guy who reverse engineered this project did a pretty good job, he did miss a couple of dimensions that I had to go back to the original colt bluepint to get. I attached the blueprints to this thread. The other reason I did this was because I wanted something different, yea I could of done a 80% lower (and thats probably next) but I wanted to test myself by creating 11 pieces that bolted together. Overall this project took me 8 days of 8 hours of manual machining..I was taking my time and listening to music. From the pictures you can see that ive only dry fitted things, tonight or tommorow im going to dry fit an upper reciever I have to it. Some may say it looks "freikenstienish"....but I like the simplistic design of it. And yes I know I need to put a serial number on it....im trying to think of my own logo to get engraved on it. This will be a living thread until I fire the weapon if anyone wants to follow it.
Attached Images
      
Attached Images
File Type: pdf AR-15_Scratch-Built_Receiver_Blueprint.pdf (951.8 KB, 427 views)
File Type: pdf AR15_blueprint-Model.pdf (95.7 KB, 206 views)

Last edited by chsnprodigy; June 27th, 2013 at 08:20 AM.
chsnprodigy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 07:54 AM #2
Jstevens56's Avatar
Jstevens56 Jstevens56 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in Merryland
Posts: 1,225
Jstevens56 Jstevens56 is offline
Senior Member
Jstevens56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in Merryland
Posts: 1,225
I kinda like that it is made of multiple pieces. Good job!
Jstevens56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 07:58 AM #3
FrankOceanXray's Avatar
FrankOceanXray FrankOceanXray is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 7,155
FrankOceanXray FrankOceanXray is online now
Senior Member
FrankOceanXray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 7,155
What piece is the firearm?
FrankOceanXray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:02 AM #4
MDlocal's Avatar
MDlocal MDlocal is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Frederick
Posts: 494
Images: 3
MDlocal MDlocal is offline
Member
MDlocal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Frederick
Posts: 494
Images: 3
Very nice. Awesome skills. Can't wait to see the final product.
__________________
AGC of Baltimore Member
Homewood Rifle & Pistol Club Member
NRA Member
NRA RSO
NRA Basic Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun
MD Designated Collector
Utah CCW Permit
MDlocal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:02 AM #5
pwoolford's Avatar
pwoolford pwoolford is offline
AR15's make me :-)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 4,082
Images: 6
pwoolford pwoolford is offline
AR15's make me :-)
pwoolford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 4,082
Images: 6
Very cool!
__________________
NRA + SAF Lifetime Member
MSI Member
C&R FFL + MD Designated Collector
Freestate Member

I hate the destructiveness and waste of warfare, but I love the sensation of it.
- Command Sergeant Major Eric L. Haney - 1SFOD-D Retired
pwoolford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:21 AM #6
kohburn's Avatar
kohburn kohburn is offline
Resident MacGyver
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SOMD / Newbern NC
Posts: 6,305
kohburn kohburn is offline
Resident MacGyver
kohburn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SOMD / Newbern NC
Posts: 6,305
don't see anywhere to attach the bolt catch

Think it would be fun to do this - i have a mini cnc mill so i could do it easily enough. would probably use countersunk allen screws for the nice flush look.
__________________
Quote:
cogito ergo sum ​​amant libertatem
kohburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:24 AM #7
Sticky's Avatar
Sticky Sticky is offline
Beware of Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: AA Co
Posts: 3,624
Sticky Sticky is offline
Beware of Dog
Sticky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: AA Co
Posts: 3,624
Excellent work Bro!!

Glad to help my fellow Brothers in Arms however I can before the craziness sets in!

Thanks for posting the info, this well may be a project I will take on too.. LOL

Keep us posted as you get it finished up.
Sticky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:25 AM #8
Sticky's Avatar
Sticky Sticky is offline
Beware of Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: AA Co
Posts: 3,624
Sticky Sticky is offline
Beware of Dog
Sticky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: AA Co
Posts: 3,624
Quote:
Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
don't see anywhere to attach the bolt catch

Think it would be fun to do this - i have a mini cnc mill so i could do it easily enough. would probably use countersunk allen screws to the nice flush look.
Pffft.. who needs a stinkin bolt catch anyway??? LMAO
Sticky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:40 AM #9
tgeb tgeb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montgomery County
Posts: 91
tgeb tgeb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montgomery County
Posts: 91
That's pretty nice. Good work.
__________________
NRA Life Member

Tom :
tgeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2013, 08:42 AM #10
stu929 stu929 is offline
M1 Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hagerstown
Posts: 6,427
stu929 stu929 is offline
M1 Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hagerstown
Posts: 6,427
I like it.

Kinda reminds me of an ak now..

Op... can you make one from a shovel?


   
__________________
If you haven't yet made a trip to CMP you are well overdue!!!
stu929 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Topics of Interest > Gunsmithing


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2017, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service