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I just got my AMD 63 today and i have a few questions.
first, i see the barrel has threads would sawing them off make it legal?

also, i plan on doing a screw build with a cold steel receiver and as i understand it i can get by with a dremel, hand drill, propane torch, files, taps. anything else? i know i need the compliance parts. do you guys think a total newbie could do a coldsteel build? the holes are center punched so it sounds eazy enough. is there a good site that shows how everything goes inside the receiver?
sorry bout all the questions.

i'v been lurking around several forums, i ask here cuz gunco is best! TIA
 

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skshooter said:
I just got my AMD 63 today and i have a few questions.
first, i see the barrel has threads would sawing them off make it legal?
Yes it would be legal in meeting the "Assault Weapons Ban", but the barrel would be shorter than 16" and would be classified as a Short Barreled Rifle, requiring submission of $200, photos, fingerprints and paperwork to the BATFE for building an NFA weapon. You'd also have to recrown the muzzle from the cut. The best bet would be to wait a couple more weeks and let the ban sunset before you actually complete your build. Then you will be able to have a threaded muzzle. You could also consider silver-soldering or welding the muzzle nut (or brake) onto the end.

skshooter said:
also, i plan on doing a screw build with a cold steel receiver and as i understand it i can get by with a dremel, hand drill, propane torch, files, taps. anything else? i know i need the compliance parts. do you guys think a total newbie could do a coldsteel build? the holes are center punched so it sounds eazy enough. is there a good site that shows how everything goes inside the receiver?
sorry bout all the questions.

i'v been lurking around several forums, i ask here cuz gunco is best! TIA
If you've been lurking, you probably have seen a lot of the newbie posts and the first time builder questions. With the tools listed, you should easily be able to complete a screw build. The only issue you might have would be installing the lower rails. I'm not a fan of screwing the lower rails on, but a lot of builds have gone just fine with that method. Use red loc-tite and/or lock nuts on all the screws and you'll have a solid build. With the screwed-on lower rails, you can easily heat treat the ejector before installing the rails.

If you don't want to mess with screwing the lower rails on, I would suggest an OOW receiver or even a Vulcan for your first build. If you have a welder, or access to one or a welding friend, attaching the lower rails to any of the bent blanks should be do-able for you.

Take your time and ask questions. A build isn't really tough once you get going on it, and it's a real sense of accomplishment. Welcome to the Gunco ranks!
 

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Thanks Rhino
i didnt realize the AWB made the threaded muzzle ilegal, i just knew it was ilegal.
i guess il start and wait to finish it after the sunset, i wanted to do a folder anyway.
i'v thought of using a OOW but, i really dont want to go thru an FFL.
im going to read more about screwing the lower rails before i make my decision.
thanks for the help.
 
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