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80% AR lower

norcal13 May 30, 2013

  1. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    so i stumbled on a thread on calguns that a machine shop in sacramento
    had 80% lowers and would instruct you on how to mill them out.
    luckily my foreman is a friend and i drove over tuesday morning after
    bailing on work and bought my lower.

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    the shop foreman gave me a jig showed me orientation and i loaded it up
    in the mill and pushed the green button.

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    repeated the process on another mill for the trigger cutout.
    i took it out... screwed the top on the jig and drilled out the holes on a drill press for the
    FCG and safety. reamed and eased the edges on the holes.... washed it off and went back to work with a brand new lower.
    no waiting.... no messy serial numbers.

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    i'm looking around for somewhere local to have it anodized.
    i've never been an AR guy but it was seriously fun to mill and drill this out.
    i think i'm going to make a light weight rifle that the wife and kids would feel
    comfortable shooting. i was crushed by the sheer volume of parts and options
    for this rifle (as i'm sure all of you know already) so i think i'm going to keep it pretty simple..... and hopefully cheap. :ropeman:
     
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  2. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp RZRSHRPDVL Brigade Member

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    You just opened a flood gate to a huge addiction :thumbsup:
     
  3. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    at 99 bucks i wish i had the scratch for a couple more...and the time to go again.
     
  4. waterdogs

    waterdogs Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Awesome ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    As a reminder for anyone who decides to do this...

    [FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, lucida grande, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]There are of legal requirements that you need to be aware of when building a firearm, long guns must be built in conformance with all [/FONT]Local, State and Federal laws[FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, lucida grande, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]. So, in California, no Assault Weapons, no NFA items (without the appropriate tax stamp, individuals aren't issued them here), Federal 922(r) applies and of course you must be legally allowed to own the gun you are building.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, lucida grande, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]So if you complete that rifle, it must have a "bullet" button and you can not under any circumstances use a magazine greater than ten rounds.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, lucida grande, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Some people get confused with the construction and whether or not it's an Assault Weapon.

    Mike
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  6. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    thanks mike, but i am painfully aware of the constitutionally restrictive laws of this liberal state.
     
  7. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    as well as the restrictions Mike noted above this rifle can never be sold or loaned in accordance with federal law. one can only build a firearm for personal use.
     
  8. TXHunter

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    wish I had the tools at home...the "proper" tools...to do stuff like that.

    I'd never leave the shop.
     
  9. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    I actually bought one not to turn into a rifle but what I did was set it up with a trigger jig on the outside so that when I build ARs I can test the trigger and the engagement.
    Makes doing trigger jobs a breeze.

    Mike IMG_0701.jpg
     
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  10. L R Harner

    L R Harner They call me "Butch" Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    i woudl think about gettign one just to play with
     
  11. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp RZRSHRPDVL Brigade Member

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    That is exactly what I said a few thousand dollars ago :ropeman:


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  12. falcon125

    falcon125 the express train to mayhem Brigade Member

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    Sweet. Sacramento is a long drive but that would be cool.
     
  13. BenDibble

    BenDibble Resident Mortician JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    have built all of my rifles from pre-finished but bare lowers.
    Dont have the option to do any milling as i have no shop and i dont think anyone i know has a mill.

    Anyways, certainly keep us apprised of the build, amigo.
     
  14. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    since bullet buttons are on the way to being made illegal here
    i think i'm going to go with a "featureless" build.
    fixed stock... no flash hider... monsterman grip.
    i don't feel like putting this rifle on any confiscation.... i mean , registration list. :manganr:
     
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  15. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    i was at a friends pawing thru his loose parts for my build when i came across one of these new in the box.

    http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-sparc-red-dot-scope

    i asked if he was using it and he told me "you can have it....the off button doesn't work"

    i emailed the company and they told me it won't turn off with a very low battery and to
    put a new one in and try it out.

    ....yes... it works fine. :bwah:

    i love me some free shit.
     
  16. Sheldon_Wickersham

    Sheldon_Wickersham Blue Star Knives Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Nice! Say Greg, I'm not up on the rules in CA any longer since moving away in Jan '07, but are built, complete lowers no longer available? Or is just a registration thang we're talking about?

    I bought this one, new, up here in NW Montana a few weeks ago for $175, and local dealer Frontier Guns and Ammo has similar complete CMMG lowers for $215 - they had a shopping cart full of 'em on Saturday...

    View attachment 106791 Truck 1.jpg
     
  17. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    when i started the thread nothing was available.
    slowly starting to trickle back.
     
  18. 50calmike

    50calmike 50 caliber Devil

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    is this cash and carry in Montana?
    Christ I need to move.
     
  19. Sheldon_Wickersham

    Sheldon_Wickersham Blue Star Knives Knife Maker or Craftsman

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  20. Winter

    Winter Rampaging Sausage Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Not here, LOLZ
     

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