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AR74 build.. 5.45 Sub $200 build.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Camarobear, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Camarobear

    Camarobear Vancouver Active Member

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    Ok so I was told that you cant build anything much less an 80% AR15.. So I am!

    Rules.... Has to beat my uncles $400 used PSA AR15. (Oh he just got one after missing a follow up shot on a coyote. Welcome to the dark side....)

    I am allowed to trade my "useless crap" to help finance it.

    SO.... All from NWFA Members... Thanks for the deals and trades. This is the mad scientist in action.

    Upper $50 +trades In 5.45 soviet.

    lower 80% $65 (ehh... its here now)

    S&W M&P15 Trigger and pistol grip with safety detent and spring $20 Thanks!!!

    And just today!
    Stock and buffer tube $20 Thanks as well!

    $155 so far... And got a couple parts coming in as well.

    I am hoping with help of my peers to document this for a christmas laugh for this
    relative.

    Pics... Think I have alot of work even after the build is done.
    545upper.jpg


    The barrel is marked SA 5.45x39 1/8.... If anyone knows what SA stands for let me know!
    SA5.45marked.jpg

    Now on to the thread.

    Earlier today I got a buffer and M4 stock.

    So as I am doing this I am missing a grunch of small parts. If anyone has any of them laying around I am glad to trade, barter, or just buy them.

    Takedown pins... I would lvoe some of the easy pull ones but I can get away with cheep stocks! on hard wear.

    Safety... Yes I do use it.

    Bolt catch stuffandthingies... Yeah thats what I was talking about.

    Spring and buffer, (buffer retaining pin).... Well thats going to be a discussion I was hoping to have here.

    I definitely got to post the extra parts I have from this build into classifieds...

    And where are the local 80% guys? I definitely need to get my hands on a jig and some advise as well! Anyone able to rent me the tools and jig for beer?

    And why am I doing such a cheep build in 5.45? Well because ammo is cheep and I want to dust up some coyotes in a bit!

    545upper.jpg

    SA5.45marked.jpg
     
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  2. Camarobear

    Camarobear Vancouver Active Member

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    thanks but link not working...
     
  3. Camarobear

    Camarobear Vancouver Active Member

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    Thanks. I have the pistol grip and the safety detent and spring.

    I hate to end up with a 3rd A2 pistol grip... I know I have a extra one someplace.

    Thanks for the link. Already found a mill and a machinist to shove me through the process!
     
  4. Camarobear

    Camarobear Vancouver Active Member

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    I got an Ergo and a castle nut already SPF for on friday! Its going to be a fun trade run just to get rid of extra parts for the missing parts of my build.

    So far this is pretty much a total NWFA build. Have found a local builder that is going to shove me through the lower process.

    It will be a comfy shooter! Nice that the upper came with 2 mags and enough ammo to test her out with!