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Old 09-16-2016, 03:14 PM   #1
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3d printed guns? Really?

Well this is . . . strange.

Thank for the 2nd but how will the government manage these so called 3d printed guns. I bet the math enthusiasts will love to learn how it works. I know it's already used for music production equipment like
real and working travel guitars

You can get the blueprints all over the place. Like for this silencer.

Has anyone tried this and is it legal?
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Boy, you are late to the party. This is nothing new.


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A number of years back a high end company printed out all the parts for a 1911. It was all metal, they assembled and shot the gun. They said the printer was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and it cost over $10,000.00 to make the gun.
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Technology gets cheaper by the day. The more it is accepted, the cheaper and better it gets.
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The pistol in the first post was known for exploding. But I have read where a court case decided that a guy could make his own AR-15 receiver, not have to number it or register it.

What he made it out of, I don't know, but they showed a finished rifle he made from typical AR-15 parts.
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The pistol in the first post was known for exploding. But I have read where a court case decided that a guy could make his own AR-15 receiver, not have to number it or register it.

What he made it out of, I don't know, but they showed a finished rifle he made from typical AR-15 palts.
That would be what's known as an 80% lower, you can buy and finish them at home. Check out 80percentarms.com.
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In tribute to the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, they should call all 3D printers Replicators.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:13 PM   #8
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Meh. I have a lathe, a mill, drawers full of files, and thousands of pounds of "gun blanks" stacked in my steel rack. With enough imagination, those "gun blanks" can also be "rocket launchers."

I would think that the rules regulating homemade metallic guns would also apply to homemade plastic guns.
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nice

Thx for the reply guys.

Yeah the 10g figure is way out of my range. Yikes!

However, if this 3d printing stuff drops to a couple thousands or lower, I would love to create my own custom gun parts or even the whole thing.

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My thoughts were to the internet. Imagine if someone comes up with a superior receiver design--then makes the blueprint available on social media.

You could technically order custom gun parts like mouse-clicking Amazon.
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