Machining an AR-15 lower receiver from a raw (“0%”) forging

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At this point, I'll deviate a little from the instructions to cut the mag well on a shaper.  Here is the shop-made shaper tool, next to the shaper lantern, with the forging in the background for scale.

At this point, I’ll deviate a little from the instructions to cut the mag well on a shaper. Here is the shop-made shaper tool, next to the shaper lantern, with the forging in the background for scale.

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