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Machining the AR15 Lower Forging


These files are offered for free for information only.
Should you choose to actually make an AR15 lower receiver,
you will be making a firearm and it is your responsibility
to insure you are in compliance with all state and federal laws.
  • Please don't email me asking if it is legal. Ask the BATF and your local law enforcement. Get it in writing.
  • You will need Acrobat Reader. It's free click here.
  • I use Anchor-Harvey forgings which are about $25 from DS Arms.
  • Please do email me regarding technical questions.
  • Please do email me with corrections, additions or deletions you think would be helpful.
  • AR15.Com's Build it Yourself  forum is a good place to get help and post questions.
  • Ron Newman has a good page on home anodizing.
  • A speeds & feeds caculator is available free from CIMCO.

I will continue to refine the publication and when I feel it is mature I may offer a printed version for a nominal fee.
Enjoy and good luck!
My email address can be found on the contact page at Ray-Vin.Com.


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