AR10 from a raw forging

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by JohnSteven, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. JohnSteven

    JohnSteven
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    Hi Guys,

    Had this posted in the Introduction section and was told it would gain more interest here....

    Here's my latest project, an AR10 from a raw forging. I'm currently working on the barrel and will post pics when I'm finished......

    Later
    John
    NRA Life Member 1976
     
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  2. doubletap007

    doubletap007
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    very nice work!
    thats the way to build an ar10 cheap.i wish i had a setup like that.
     
  3. JohnSteven

    JohnSteven
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    It's not exactly a cheap way to build, but I can have things the way I want them....

    Later
    John
    NRA Life Member 1976
     
  4. eganx

    eganx
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    WOW......I am a machinist and can really appreciate the work and time that went into that!!! Beautiful!!!
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    Cheap I doubt it. Just the cost of the various tooling would be nuts. Mill ends, drills, reamers, broaches, fly cutters, etc do not come cheap Not to mention the Mill, Vise, setup and clamping fixtures. Etc.
     
  6. dustinm

    dustinm
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    I am very impressed. Nice work!
     
  7. JohnSteven

    JohnSteven
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    Mark,

    You hit the nail on the head. People have the false assumption that if you build it yourself it will be cheaper - far from true.... This little project, without tooling costs will end up costing me in the area of $1500.00 to $1700.00. The cheapest part being the detent springs at $0.75 each and the most expensive being the upper receiver at $319.00 (straight from Armalite). I will have the rifle the way I want it, with a B.A.D. safety, Tac-ops charging handle, lo-pro gas block, etc. I will also be machining my own free float handguard with picatinny rails where I need them, not where someone else thinks I need them.

    My wife calls me a spoiled brat and says it's all about me, well she's right when it comes to this project and I'm not ashamed to say it....... LOL :)
     
  8. eganx

    eganx
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    Not to mention the time involved......while its not a hard cost its certainly not to be overlooked
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg
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    Very nice. Wish I had those skills and tools!
     

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