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Posted on 12/24/2012 2:17:20 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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I would think you could take the 3D version and make a sturdy latex and silicone mold of it and then pour in casting wax, then take the now hard wax piece and place it in a box of casting sand. There is a procedure or two involved but essentially you then pour molten metal into the mold which burns off the wax leaving you with a metal piece now, after that its just a matter of fitting the machined sections, a dremel can do most of it.
Usually the lost wax casting process involves pot metal of a soft type of metal. But there are other directions such as now making basically something out of carbon fiber, or an epoxy mix such as JB Steelweld. A lower receiver could work if it had steel inserts in key places, much like a Glock frame.
The TOUGH part is making the barrels. . . but I suspect a carbon-fiber barrel with a wire winding down the lenghth might do for barrels. . .
Went into Walmart yesterday to buy a couple boxes of Remington .223s, in prep for coyote hunting. Sold out. Then to another Walmart, sold out again. WTF?
Guess I’ll start reloading, never done that and don’t know if the components are even available.
Not as hard as you would think, if you have the steel and the type of drills needed you can get cutting dies, or in the most basic form you can wrap steel around a mandrel that has the riflings and hammer forge it, our ancestors did that essentially several hundred years ago.
Best thing is to buy the barrels now while you can. Barrels are cheap. Especially Glock ones.
Visited my local gun store for .223 Saturday. He was sold out. He said he sold 15,000 rounds last week and could have sold 50,000. I have a strong suspicion that if you’re not already into reloading your’re probably going to miss the boat there, too. I did an online search last night for .223 and, basically, there is none to had.
My old man was a supervisor in a Ford casting plant, know what you’re talking about
And my first thought was ‘some hybrid process’ will make this work... what you say makes a lot of sense, EoU
You can buy a barrel, grip, etc but the lower receiver is the only part with a serial #, while all the other parts can be bought far more easily, in some states not even ID required.
One you print an LR, the rest can be assembled and you have this ghost gun with no #- that’s why gun control will be made irrelevant wishful thinking by this development
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