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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ArgyleAdams, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    At the last Albany gun show there was a guy selling a book on how to build your own .22 rifle out of assorted hardware store steel and plywood. He had an example sitting there, looked pretty crude.

    I like the 3D printer design, anyone know how much one of those printers costs? Did he build just the upper and lower receivers, or did he build the bolt and fire control out of plastic too?

    Greg
     
  3. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Plastic guns! Oh NO!
     
  4. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    From what I recall, 3D printers still cost about the same as a car. Not exactly a cheap investment, but I see prices coming down in the not-too-distant future.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    About 9 post below yours :D

    World's First 3-D printed guns

    With a CNC machine you've been able to make your own firearms for sometime. All legal as well.
     
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  6. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As a Junior in high school, I got into a debate with my History teacher about gun control. He honestly believed it was possible to pass a law, then round up all the guns. For the sake of argument, I granted him his hypothesis. Then I asked for the sake of argument if I could be excused for 20 minutes to prove my point. He allowed it.

    I returned in about 17 minutes after a visit to the wood and metal shop: With the permission and guidance of my instructor there (also the rifle team coach;)) I had built a fully functional .22 caliber zip gun: with rifling!!!

    THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH SCHOOLS TODAY!
     
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    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    With what? The fact it is 100% legal to build you own firearms under Federal law? Guy have been legally building their own guns for a very long time, this is just a different way to do it.
     
  8. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Nice read! I am oblivious to the cost of 3d printers but it definitely looks very neat.
     
  9. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    Oops...:paranoid:


    Not saying that it should be legislated. In fact, I think it's totally awesome. I just think that legislation is a likely eventual outcome. Until technologies like these came around it at least took a modicum of skill (and often time) to construct your own firearm (not saying that HaveBlue lacks skill or vision, but he is paving the way for DIY gunsmithing to be a point-and-click affair). Once 3D printing becomes a household technology (and I think it will much like personal computing, home printing and fax machines did) any yahoo with an internet connection could easy-bake pretty much whatever they want. This is likely to pile unwanted attention upon said hobbyists, with a predictable result.