Author Archives: GsT
Ray Brandes has written an excellent treatise on machining an AR-15 lower receiver from an inexpensive “0%” forging. What follows is a photographic expo of following those instructions (mostly) to create a new AR-15 lower receiver. For the most part, … Continue reading
I just picked up a Marlin 917V, and after two shots I knew something had to be done about the trigger. On my first attempt to shoot I actually stopped pulling because I thought the safety was on! Regrettably, I … Continue reading
To build an AR-15 in .45, the bolt must be opened up to accept the larger case. This also requires some work on the extractor.
I need a chamber reamer to cut the chamber for the DI .45 carbine, so now’s a good time to demonstrate making one. The first step is to acquire chamber drawings. These can be found in a number of places. … Continue reading