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Select-Fire 10/22 project.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ORDuner, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. ORDuner

    ORDuner Portland, OR Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a Select Fire 10/22 80% receiver that needs finished. Specifically, I need someone in the Portland area willing to drill the barrel hole for me. This procedure requires a Vertical milling machine with a digital readout. I learned the hard way on another receiver that a drill press isn't accurate enough for this operation. I've asked a few machine shops and they both told me to go to a gunsmith. I am willing to compensate fairly.
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Select Fire?
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You can't do it unless you are a class 3 manufacturer or maybe if it's a dealer sample (Meaning you are a class 3 dealer) with required LE paperwork and BATF approval

    With 5 posts here this is very suspicious
     
  4. ORDuner

    ORDuner Portland, OR Member

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  5. ORDuner

    ORDuner Portland, OR Member

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    Why do you say this is suspicious?

    I should make this clear, it is NOT a full-auto conversion or anything like that. it is a fancy 10/22 with a integrated picatinny rail. In retrospect, I would've just bought a Tactical innovations or Valquartsen (sp) receiver, but like I said, they made it sound really simple.
     
  6. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    :laugh:
     
  7. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    It looks like "Select Fire" is just the company/brand name. It isn't select fire as in machine guns.

    Kind of cool but considering a 10/22 is only $180 at Bi-mart, I think I'll stick with a complete factory receiver.
     
  8. ORDuner

    ORDuner Portland, OR Member

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    I don't recommend this method for getting a 10/22. I did it for the learning experience. In the end, I'll have a 100% custom gun. The ridiculous part is that I'll have $600 wrapped up into this 10/22.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you should make it clear (cause it wasn't) and most of us have never heard of the brand.. it's an unfortunate name and people have been killed by BATF for less of a misunderstanding
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    $600 in a 10/22? Heck---$200 for a 10/22 to start, $200 for a decent barrel, $100 for some trigger goodies, $150 for
    a spiffy stock---there's $650 and we haven't even mentioned optics.
     
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  11. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    I'm sorry, but the route you chose to go, and for a reciever from a company that noone has heard of seems like a total P.I.T.A. for something that could have been bought and paid for without drilling. Kind of like the guys that buy a milling-machine just so they can buy an 80% AR reciever to forgo an ffl... Idunno guys.
     
  12. Buddymack

    Buddymack Cougar/Ariel Washington Member

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    I have heard of this guy and chatted with him on another forum, from what I can tell this is a neat build and you do end up with a quality build, if you build guns you get it if you don't everything seems to be a pain to those that don't, this is rather a simple build with the jig, and it's a .22 not exactly a headspace nightmare and as far as forgoing the FFL, it's legal as long as he is not building to sell and frankly as an avid firearms owner I am sick to the stomach of the overtaxing and BS that our state "WA" and others have used FFL transfers in another way of feeing us to death.. it's legal, it's fun and you get a satisfaction out of it..
    build it!
     
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  13. TKevlar

    TKevlar Eugene, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Word!
     
  14. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Exactly how I felt when I built my first AK. I did not care about the cost of tooling because when all said and done. I built a functioning rifle myself.
     
  15. mookmanjdj

    mookmanjdj Oregon Coast Member

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    I've been considering doing the same thing with a Razor 80% receiver myself. I manage a manufacturing plant so I figured if I got in too deep I'd have a machinist help me out. Let me know how it goes if you get through it.
     
  16. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been considering this myself, after a few 80% AR builds, how hard can it be? An excellent way to thread the reciever for a screw in barrel.
     
  17. ORDuner

    ORDuner Portland, OR Member

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    Here's an update,

    I found a machinist to finish the receiver. It turned out good, at least good enough to assemble. I put it together with a tactical innovations bull barrel, a Select Fire (name brand) Bolt assembly, and a Ruger trigger group. I'm hoping for 1" groups at 75 yards. Is that reasonable? Does anyone know what a factory Ruger 10/22 will do? Thanks for the interest. I may post some pictures later.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    My 10/22 with no mods and scoped with a 3x9 will do it or real close to it at 100 yds.
     
  19. gophishhhh

    gophishhhh milwaukie Active Member

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    Please post pics of targets shot at 100yds
     
  20. Buddymack

    Buddymack Cougar/Ariel Washington Member

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    It all depends on what you like to build, my wife wishes all I would build is 22's, I am happy right now with my two stock 10/22 with scopes too.. but I think it would be fun machining my own receiver... and like with my other builds, once you have the jigs, why not make more or have build parties... my goodness I wish we had those out here like other parts of the country.