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What rifles can be built entirely from scratch?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by joe_kidd, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. joe_kidd

    joe_kidd Well-Known Member

    Can anyone give me the names of any rifles (or even handguns) that can be built entirely from aftermarket parts?

    As I understand it, the 10/22 is one such rifle, but are there more?
  2. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Well-Known Member

  3. Rubber_Duck

    Rubber_Duck Well-Known Member

    AR-15 and 1911 come to mind.
  4. TAB

    TAB Well-Known Member

    a 1911 Style pistol.
  5. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna guess that you're looking for guns that can be built from parts that require no machining. Because if not other than legal issues there isn't anything stopping a good machinist from building anything under the sun

    AR15's can be built as purely aftermarket pieces

    If you consider ordering just an action from Savage as kosher then all other parts can be ordered from various vendors and assembled without machining as well

    AK variants routinely get built up starting nothing more than a flat piece of sheetmetal with a SN# and a few holes http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/souptonuts1/index.asp
  6. xd45gaper

    xd45gaper Well-Known Member

    1911's, AR's, AK's, Sten's, FAL's, H&K's... im sure ther are many many more that come to the US as parts kits, excluding the AR and 1911's....
  7. Ash

    Ash Well-Known Member

    But all of them will have a serial-numbered receiver. So, it's not like you can build up a rifle from mail-order parts without an FFL being used in some fashion (unless you get the receiver from a private sale).

  8. WhisperFan

    WhisperFan Well-Known Member

    That is true - unless you finish an 80% receiver or make the receiver from scratch (which wouldn't be too hard for guns like the 10/22)
  9. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Well-Known Member

  10. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Well-Known Member

    From scratch? Well lots of rifles can be made from parts like ARs, AKs, FALs and HKs but if you mean from "scratch" then you better be a machinist. I know that some machinist have made their own .50 cal rifles and you can even find a few books on it.
  11. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    If you just mean from all third-party components, I think it's pretty much just the 10/22, AR-15, and 1911.
  12. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    any bolt gun you can think of. a bolt gun is a very simple machine requiring few parts...
  13. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    I believe you could build yourself a glock.
  14. ANY of them may be built from scratch if you have the machinery and the skill, except that full-auto ones cannot be legally built in the USA (since 1986). If you mean assembled from parts, then you're already getting answers to that. :) :p
  15. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    The garand can be built from "scratch" using parts found over the internet. I have found barrels, trigger groups, stocks, sights, bolt groups fully assembled, recievers, op rods, gas tubes, everything I would need.
  16. VARifleman

    VARifleman Well-Known Member

    You can rebuild a glock completely, or you can build one up from one of the metal frames recently available, but the polymer frames aren't available by themselves unless you find someone that has stripped it down completely.
  17. Mauser 98's !!! Mine started as just an Action.
  18. Run&Shoot

    Run&Shoot Well-Known Member

    From individually purchased parts at either OEM or third party:
    - Mauser 98
    - Savage 110
    - Glock (yes you can buy a stainless steel frame from third party)
    - 1911
    - probably a Hi-Power
    - AR15
    - AK
    - FAL
    - M1 Garand
    - M14 semi
    - probably an M1 carbine
    - probably a Colt SAA clone
  19. JFettig

    JFettig Well-Known Member

    I hoped this thread was asking about stuff like this.... :D

  20. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    roll your own AK or G3 reciver

    mill out an 80% AR or 1911

    hen assemble the rest

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