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Homebuilt rifle book

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Modeler, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Hi All,

    Last March I went to the ARPC Albany gun show and saw a book on how to build a .22 rifle from common household materials and plywood. Didn't buy the book....

    I went to the Albany show today hoping to see it again, but had no luck.

    Anybody know what I'm talking about? Anybody know where I can a copy of that book?
     
  2. Kaltbluter

    Kaltbluter Eugene Member 2015 Volunteer

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  3. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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  4. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Thanks for that...but I can't imagine a less useful firearm than a .32ACP or .380 submachinegun.

    I seem to recall that Paladin Press used to sell a DVD that had the same material in video format, though I don't see it on their site now:

    Homemade Gun Manuals, Gun Building Books, Firearm Making Video
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    sure would do a great job of convincing the rioting herd of looters to turn the corner and stop heading towards you.
     
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  6. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Shotgun news did a series of articles in which a bolt 22 was scratch built. I think they have an archive. This was 4 or 5 years ago.
     
  7. hartmang

    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    Hello, I am the author, was at the September ARPC gun show, but you must have missed me. I will be at the Lions Gun Show in Albany in late January, but the book, "Homebuilt Firearms" is available on my website ( "Kids' Book of Adventure Projects") $12 including shipping or on Amazon.com . I am presently working on a new book: "Homebuilt .45ACP Carbine" probably will have that about March 2013.
    Thanks
     
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  8. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Thanks Hartmang!
     
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  9. hartmang

    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    It looks like the Albany Lions Gun Show is now scheduled for the middle of January! 19th and 20th I believe... so keep an eye out if you are planning to go.
     
  10. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Thanks, but my lovely wife got the book for me for Christmas. I love my wife!
     
  11. Pauly

    Pauly N. Portland Active Member

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  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Kind of makes putting together a lower seem easy... :)
     
  13. hartmang

    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    My gosh, that is great! You must tell your wife you are going to keep her another week!
    ( That's what I always tell mine...!!) Please thank her for me, too, I really appreciate the book sale.
    I am working on "Homebuilt .45 ACP Carbine now. I am having a small mahine shop doing the bar magazine for this one, thought that diameter hole might be too much for my bench drill press, ha, ha! This wil be a 5 shot .45 repeater.
    With the holiday time, the local shop is just now starting on the bar magazine, I'm now hoping to get the book out about late April, probably won't be done by the March ARPC gunshow.
    Have a great New Year, fella!
     
  14. Boomerang

    Boomerang Portland area Active Member

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    hartmang, are you planning to be at any shows up closer to the Portland area next year?
     
  15. hartmang

    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    I haven't been up there for any shows, but had thought about perhaps a Hillsboro or Beaverton show.... are there some good ones up there you would recommend? In the Southern Portland areas?
    I have a son close by up there... I would need to probably stay over with him rather than drive back each evening. Most guys who come to the shows want to buy a gun, not build one .... but perhaps for the .45 Carbine book, they would be far more interested than for the homebuilt .22 .
     
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  16. hartmang

    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    I have now finished the book and it is in printing. I should have it proof read fairly soon. It is about 140 pages with 80 photos and drawings. It uses a machined 4140 steel block as the linear magazine, 5 shots... (the equivalent of a revolver cylinder...) and a manufactured .45 barrel. The rest is made from steel scrap sheets 14 and 12 gauge... sort of stuff, wire welding, grinding, etc.
    The book is large sized, 6.7" x 9.6" "Homebuilt .45 ACP Carbine"
    It will be available from bookstores, Amazon, Ebay, etc.
     
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    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    "Homebuilt .45 ACP Carbine" is done, book is out on Kindle or paperback. I will have the book at the September 2013 Albany Rifle and Pistol Club Gun Show.
     
  18. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    pretty simple stuff, semi is easier than a closed bolt. plenty of plans out there. as for as simple a mac 10, or a variant would be cool, not as inaccurate as made out to be, or a sten, any of the "marks". While some bits may be a bit involved the concept is simple. of course built in semi auto configuration according to all batf specs involving "home built" firearms must be adhered to, it's a pity too because full auto are actually simpler.

    got to decide which you want, but basically a tube, square or round, a bolt either striker fired or hammer fired, and a fire control group. once the basic mechanism is decided on, the barrel and furniture can be added.
     
  19. hartmang

    hartmang Lebanon, OR New Member

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    You are right, there are those open bolt firearm books out there too.. a couple free on the Internet, a couple I believe on Amazon, and some on Palladin Press.
    My first book on the .22 version was a try for a simple and legal gun that does not eject or feed the round, thus it does not jam, as most .22 semi-autos seem to do... it was essentially a revolver mechanism device with a 10 shot straight line magazine.
    I wanted to do a simple gun build with only garage tools. No lathe or milling machine, just drill press, hacksaw, grinders, files and wire welder, Dremel. It is a crude looking build, but works.
    Guys need to get back into building stuff from scratch, good experience and satisfaction.
    Thanks for your comment, Coop.
     
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  20. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Hartmang, do you have copies at home for sale?

    I have a dislike for Amazon, from a salegone bad, and would prefer to provide you with their $$$. I would paypostage of course, PM me if possible sale on both books!!!

    Thanks,

    philip

    (I put this here, just in case their were others who would want to dobusiness, "that way" rather than Amazon...)
     
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