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$28 AR15 receiver, some assembly required

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by bolus, May 27, 2015.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  2. Talin

    Talin Hwy 30 Active Member

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    Da hell? o_O .............. why?
     
  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmm, welding parts together - I think I'd rather spend another $30 and just get a one-piece 80% receiver. I just don't have the skills or equipment for fine welding. Plus it does look a little odd.
     
  4. Talin

    Talin Hwy 30 Active Member

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    Yup because welds ALWAYS hold :D

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  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I think Im going to get one and JB weld the sucker together
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oooo yeah, the dark gray color of the JB Weld should provide a nice highlight to the joints of the lower. That should look great. I can't wait to see your finished product :p
     
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  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Im a pretty good welder (by that I mean I do it for a living but am not one of those insanely skilled super welders) and I dont think I could make that look good. Best you can hope for is only a little ugly, but there will be some ugly no matter what you do.
     
  8. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I think if you are welding a receiver from metal plates, you are not going for pretty, you are going for mad max
     
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  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    it should have that covered
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hopefully, this isn't the future of gun ownership.
     
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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If I could weld, had a machine shop and was otherwise at all skilled woth metal work, Id totally buy one for a rainy day.
     
  12. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    ok I ordered one. So, JB weld, Devcon plastic steel or loctite weld? +/- duct tape

    worse case, I'll call it art
     
  13. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    You could send it to me and I could weld it together and send you some pictures of it :D
     
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  14. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Let me know how it turns out!
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'd seriously consider brazing that with 60% silver solder....
     
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  16. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's a good idea. I have some with a small butane torch I got to put on my mosin sight. It should work. I wonder what would take more sheering force? I thought about some golf club epoxy as well. That has to withstand a lot of repetitive hits
     
  17. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Once you get that procedure down, you can move on to the matching bolt kit ;)
     
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  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL...
     
  19. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  20. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    That shovel AK is super cool.

    I probably am going to have to order one of these scrap metal parts kits just because.

    If you wanted to make the trek up to my shop I could set you up to weld that sucker up.
     
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