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    Yes the 0% DSA is alot of work, it took me along time I did it with handtools. the mag well was the easiest, again I just used a drill press and drilled out the center its alum.
    yes doing the buffer threads by hand is tricky, I know I did it. if you have a 80% tannery or a FFL 100% then you can use that as a templete. if this project is to much work then by all means get a 80% and spare yourself. I used a caliper for this and everything came out decent
    when I am at the range I like showing people were the drill cut a little deep in the magwell it amazes them that it was done with hand tools
    I have a couple pic's of construction and use of my DSA 0%, if you send me a PM with a E-mail address I will forward them.
    my jig is on loan I maybe tempted to rent it around for a fair rental fee including the die for the buffer
    tools I used were drill press, dremel, old sear's cord hand drill, rat files, large flat file, caliper and good plans
    if your a member at Roderus the plans are there free, plus a few build tutorials including anodizing plans (these guys have got this down), I send out my alum to be anodized its cheaper

    hay goodluck guys, if I can help or give advice feel free. I did my build in 2000, starting my last sig 228/229 alum 80% frame with hand tools!

    sprat

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    I see it as "Zen and the Art of Gun Building". If I won some lottery, and then money was no problem, I would still build even though I could buy anything at a gun auction, because my builds are mine! I don't completely trust any machine unless I've taken it apart, and carefully put it together.

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    For those that want to try a build from a 0% forging, here's a site I found that has an excellent follow along tutorial with pictures. You will need Adobe to open the pages as it's all PDF files. Click on the section marked "Machining the AR Lower". Find the Click Here for the Book option.

    http://www.ray-vin.com/frtech.htm

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    I was about to go looking for that link to post here. I machined a 0% lower by the Ray-Vin plans and it was very straightforward, with good results. Easier than an AK in my opinion, if you have a mill and lathe. If you have a lathe, skip the tap and cut the threads - there's no shoulder or bottom, so thread cutting isn't going to get any easier.

    GsT

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    thanks alot one shot! this web site has better information for this project than my book contains. im printing it right now. i hope to get started soon. I would like to find a stripped upper receiver before i begin milling just so I have a good reference to fit it up to. Im still not sure which one to go with. I want a A3 flat top. any good places to look for one that is reasonably cheap but still good quality?
    Gene- I have access to a nice lathe but i don't have much experience with it. how difficult is it to cut the threads and how would one go about doing such a task. this would be very helpful seeing as i don't have a tap that big to do it with anyway.
    Thaks again , Tac-Wolf

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    tac-wolf----You're welcome for the link. As far as finding a stripped upper to fit it with, your best bet (from my point of view) would be to fit it to the upper you plan on using for the assembly.

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    Here is another good build guide:

    http://www.concealcarry.org/ar15/bs-jig.htm

    I am taking the plunge, ordered a couple 0% blanks from DSA.

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    One Shot- I do plan on fitting up the lower to the upper thats why i need an upper receiver to help me mill it out. I want to assemble the upper as well. I'm looking at the J&T receivers- http://www.jtdistributing.com/store/...receivers.html
    They have a complete standard flat top for 114.95. are these a good one to go with or should i keep looking?
    Tac-Wolf

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    tac-wolf----Sorry for the confusion brother. It didn't even click earlier when you mentioned the stripped upper receiver. I didn't know you wanted to assemble the top half as well. The few people I know that have put together an AR had done kits with the top half already complete.
    As far as wether or not you'd be doing good going through J&T...I can't say one way or another. I myself have never done any business with them, and I don't know anyone that has. Maybe someone else here can let you know about them.

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    I've only had good experiences with J&T.

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