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    milling an AR15 lower..

    i was given a AR15 raw lower by a friend.
    i am also putting the finishing touches on my HF(X2) mill conversion.

    any tips on finishing the lower?

    thanks

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    The first places that come to mind to check out are (in no particular order):

    http://www.ar15.com/
    http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi
    http://www.cncgunsmithing.com/
    http://www.falfiles.com/forums/index.php

    I'm sure there are others but this should get you started.

    Welcome to the addiction.

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    i have already looked over the cncgunsmith.com (thats what got me into CNC in the 1st place). but between school and work i dont have the time to get everything up and running as fast as i wanted.

    but thanks for the new links!

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    Heres mine I'm working on a billet one.

    http://stuff.jfettigmachines.com/ar15/milling/

    Check out homegunsmith.com, if you subscribe, theres a ton of good files in the library, guides to machining those and everything.

    PM me with your e-mail address and I'll get you the proper blueprints for machining it.

    Jon

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    Jon;
    Nice work! What kind of machine are you using????
    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by opcode1300 View Post
    i was given a AR15 raw lower by a friend.
    i am also putting the finishing touches on my HF(X2) mill conversion.

    any tips on finishing the lower?

    thanks
    I'd say the only tuff part would be the mag well,these are nomally broached. Also keep in mind, the lower is the part of an ar-15 that has the serial nos. so watch out the ATF boyz might be looking, good luck.(flame2)

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    The magwell is the hardest part in my opinion.

    Not having a serial number IS legal on a homebuild that YOU yourself build and only YOU posess. it cannot be sold or given away. its a good idea to put one on because most of cops are uneducated in home building.

    I am using a Sieg x2 mini mill retro'd.


    Jon

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    any info on the format of serial numbers?

    would "SN:ID10T-XXXXXX" (x= random digit 1-9) work? lol

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    what ever you want man. I'm gonna just do 0001 on mine.


    Jon

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    opcode1300,
    If you put on a serial no. wouldn't that make you a firearms manufacturer? I'd make sure you know exactly what the Fed., State and Local laws are. The ATF WILL put the SMACK DOWN on you if your caught doing anything even remotely illegal. And think of the ramifications...can you say felony? Anyhow maybe Mr. Fettig is right but check to be sure.


    A.J.L.

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    I think that the ATF prefers you to put a serial number on and if memory serves me correctly, they will assign you a # if you want to put it on the rifle.

    The best thing is to go to the AFT site and download the pertinent info.

    Mike
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    I don't know all the ins and outs dealing with the ATF, I'm still bogged down with the State Department as for as exporting. Here's my system for taking care of :argue: "Problems with the Neighbors".


    I'm currently using a Shopmaster 3 in 1 but if I start selling I've got to add something more substantial.

    Glad to see some AR guys out there.

    Ron

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