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home Forums – The GUN Forum Does anyone understand why people get butthurt when you say “you couldn’t make a *mil spec* automatic weapon in your garage from *scratch*”?

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    What I mean is you can’t make a mil spec automatic weapon at home…
    1. 100% from bar stock, no factory made gun parts at all. (No barrel blanks, 80% receivers, etc)
    2. Without highly specialized gun smithing tools.
    It’s an argument I’ve gotten into multiple times with people who think their $200 harbor freight lathe and drill press could churn out 100% home made, mil spec gun parts.
    I mean even if you had a $10,000 cnc mil lathe combo and you could cut a bolt, gas key, etc how would they cut rifling into the bore of a barrel or heat treat the parts correctly?
    I mean, match lock blunderbuss? Sure
    Cap lock musket? Sure
    Slam fire single shot shotgun? Sure.
    Inaccurate, unreliable, smooth bore open bolt smg? Now you are stretching the capabilities of even a competent machinist.

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