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    CNCer & gunco junky jonmorry333's Avatar
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    Default who has built an ar a reciever forging

    hello everyone just looking into making an ar but i almost want to start from scratch .. ive seen some forgings ( paperweight as they call it ) just wondering if anyone had some good results from something like this ?

    so if anyone has some feed back please put what ever will be helpful however little or small it may be ... i am new to gun building so anything will help . i am a student of machining and welding right now and half way through school so im wanting to put my knowledge to use

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    if you go with a forging, I would strongly suggest you buy the jig and an extra forging. I have milled a couple from scatch but not done a forging (would be sooo much easier)

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    There was a couple of folks doing them on this forum about a year ago
    I got a couple of the forgings but haven't started them yet.

    check this out Ray-Vin Technical Pages
    has step by step on how to do a forging

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    Hello,

    Try looking at CNCGUNSMITHING - www.cncguns.com - Home of the AR45

    He has all kinds of good info, and he has been there, done that. At least I think he has....

    Bellson

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    Quote Originally Posted by vz58 View Post
    if you go with a forging, I would strongly suggest you buy the jig and an extra forging. I have milled a couple from scatch but not done a forging (would be sooo much easier)
    how many hours does it usually to do all the machining ? where is a good place to get the prints ? ive found some places but cant tell how good the prints are till i get them so i would rather have someone refer someone to me before i try it

    i will be definitly getting a jig with it or making my own just makes the set up way easier and tolerances better .. what kind of tolerances do you work with on guns like this ? im thinking .003plus or minus

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    thanks every one for the links they have alot of good reading in em

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmorry333 View Post
    how many hours does it usually to do all the machining ?
    depends on how good you are with the machine and setting up

    where is a good place to get the prints ? ive found some places but cant tell how good the prints are till i get them so i would rather have someone refer someone to me before i try it
    ther eare some free ones here:

    AR-15 CAD Files

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    Try this one. PM me an email addy and I'll send you the rest of the prints I have, I also have a bunch of JPGs saved from somebody's tutorial showing the machining process.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    from scratch?? You are my hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vz58 View Post
    if you go with a forging, I would strongly suggest you buy the jig and an extra forging. I have milled a couple from scatch but not done a forging (would be sooo much easier)
    from scratch?? you are my hero

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