Legally Make your own Gun.

OilyJillFart

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I'd be interested in just picking up a few blanks... Just in case
Yeah, a couple blanks and the drill template would be a nice thing to have, even if never used.
I still have a stripped lower new in box that I paid too much for back in 2008, so I couldn't imagine
actually drilling out the DIY lowers. But, cool novelty.

Somehow, I see those as nothing but a problem if assembled.
They might be legal according to specific laws, but if you ever got in the position of
being shaken down by the law for any reason, even if you were perfectly legal,
expect an AR-15 with no serial number to cause you extensive grief.
 

rockpup

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So just get an etcher and figure out what the law is about creating a firearm in your area.
 

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
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Yeah, a couple blanks and the drill template would be a nice thing to have, even if never used.
I still have a stripped lower new in box that I paid too much for back in 2008, so I couldn't imagine
actually drilling out the DIY lowers. But, cool novelty.

Somehow, I see those as nothing but a problem if assembled.
They might be legal according to specific laws, but if you ever got in the position of
being shaken down by the law for any reason, even if you were perfectly legal,
expect an AR-15 with no serial number to cause you extensive grief.
Under federal law, it's perfectly legal to make your own firearm. No serial number or anything required. The catch is if you start making them for other people, or selling them, then you can get nailed as an unlicensed manufacturer.
 

OilyJillFart

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Under federal law, it's perfectly legal to make your own firearm. No serial number or anything required. The catch is if you start making them for other people, or selling them, then you can get nailed as an unlicensed manufacturer.
And I hope that never changes, its nice to know that option exists for anyone who wants to be a hobbyist at that level.
The video of the AK47 receiver made from a shovel is way cool.

One reason I hate this guy selling the 80% lowers is he might be the catalyst for changing that law if it ever gets tagged as the
'unregistered assault rifle loophole' or some other such alarmist shit.
It doesn't help that he has quantity discounts listed at 100+ units.

Now, if you get seen with one of your personally built weapons, completely within the law, I still think you have a lot of explaining
to do, probably to law enforcement who are completely unaware of the legality of your product.

Also, if a ban with grandfathering occurs, how would you ever prove the manufacture date?
You could show the receipt for the blanks, but if you manufactured one into a functioning weapon after the ban, you'd be illegal.
And if you manufactured one before the ban, you would would have no way of showing it wasn't done after.

If someone manages to steal it, I can't imagine the hassle. You'd have to explain the whole manufacture thing to the law, and
all the thief would have to do is say you gave it to him, and it'd be your ass in the federal pen.

All that said, I still want a couple blanks.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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looked into it a long time ago, used to be able to buy unmilled receivers and un bent flats at gun shows all the time, i havent seen any in a few years but they are available online, the problem is the gun grabbers have put so much fear into the gun buying public that even the un milled receivers are hard to get.