Skip to comments.Printed AR-15 Magazine data now free for all
Posted on 01/08/2013 8:47:18 PM PST by marktwain
Defense Distributed has created a website that is the "island of misfit (firearms) objects" that others have censored from the web. Chief among these are the data to print a complete, functional AR15 magazine, including the spring.
The current data is limited to a five round design, but it appears that it could easily be altered to a 10, 20, or 30 round design, especially if the maker is willing to add cheap and reliable steel springs.
The necessary springs can be hand made from wire, if desired.
Defcad AR-15 Magazine Link
The link is live at the site.
I knew this was coming and wouldn’t take long.
Can they print me an AA-12? I need something with more stopping power.
Wait until large numbers of people start individually producing cartridge components.
Pakistani Gunsmiths Fabricate Assualt Rifles
It just goes to show you that someone could clandestinely make darn near anything they wanted to with the right equipment, knowledge and time. Forging a decent barrel would be the hard part.
“Forging a decent barrel would be the hard part.”
A Sheriff friend of mine made all his own rifles mostly with a lathe that he shot national matches with.
He was an undercover narc and nothing short of deadly with handguns and rifles!!!
3-D printer ping.
3-D printer ping.
Fortunately, that piece is not controlled and requires no checks to purchase. With a blank of the proper size and a metal lathe, you can turn whatever you need.
Technology is indeed now at the point where you can make just about anything without requiring a large machine shop.
I would never advocate doing anything illegal, of course. Just affirming that home manufacture of darned near anything these days is indeed possible to do.
what is the big deal with barrels?
the barrel does not have a serial number,
so it can be bought by mail order,
just like any ordinary machine part.
He made his own for accuracy.
The Sheriffs department paid all his expenses to shoot in matches all across the country.
Excellent, now who can design a simple Liberty Pistol of the Next Generation? Simple single or double barrel construction. One time use like a disposable tool.
And it better not be a wheel gun or an AR with junk.
How about an M14/M1A 20 round mag?
As long as one had the proper sized spring making a 5 round in to a 20 or 30 round mag wouldn’t be hard.
One could even use wood as the lower body of the mag.
When millions of recently armed Americans will have to go up against a superior armed and supplied police state they may need something more than just their numbers and bad breath.
Myself I would think that in the near future we will see people taking a 3D printer to make all the sear parts in the AR that allow a conversion to 3 round burst or full auto.
Though these may be resin parts they can be plugs for molds that in turn can be used for cast metal, or copied for those that have mills or lathes.
Either way the 3D printer will be like giving the Confederate Army AK 47 rifles against single shot rifles of the Union Army.
(Larry Turtledove, Guns of the South)
And they are of course out of stock. This is getting ridiculous. Does Brownells have anything that is actually IN stock? We need to find an alternative - a rectangular spring that’s about 18x45mm of the proper strength and length or longer but intended for an application other than a rifle magazine.
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