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PK90  [Team Member]
6/16/2006 6:16:07 AM EST
Who am I missing?

AR-15 Type Firearm Lower Receiver
Manufacturers and/or Assemblers

Alexander Arms
Ameetec Arms
Armalite Inc.
Barrett Firearms
Bushmaster Firearms
Cavalry Arms
CMMG Inc.
Colt Mfg.
Compass Lake Engineering
Continental Machine Tool Co.
Dalphon
Double Star
DPMS
DS Arms
Eagle Arms
Essential Arms
Fulton Armory
Global Tactical Supply
Gunsmoke Enterprises
Heckler & Koch
High Standard
JP Enterprises
Knight’s Armament
L.A.R. Manufacturing
Lauer Custom Weaponry
Leitner-Wise
Les Baer
Lewis Machine Tool Co.
LRB Arms
Mega Machine
MGI Military
National Ordnance Company
Noveske Rifle Works
Olympic Arms
Patriot Ordnance Factory
Rock Island Armory
Rock River Arms
Sabre Defence Industries
Smith & Wesson
SNS Industries
Stag Arms
Sun Devil Mfg.
Superior Arms
Teppo Jutsu
Tromix
Vida Rica
Vulcan Armament
Wilson Combat
ZM Weapons
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3rdpig  [Team Member]
6/16/2006 6:19:36 AM EST
Mega
LAR/Grizzley
Sun Devil
gunnut284  [Team Member]
6/16/2006 6:35:59 AM EST
Are you looking just for current manufacturers/assemblers? Because there are others that are no longer in business like PWA, Sendra and others. Also only a couple of those actually make their lowers, most are contracted from CMT, LAR, Olympic and Mega.
xenophobe  [Team Member]
6/16/2006 6:49:03 AM EST
I'm actually working on a Lower Receiver MFG FAQ which is nearly ready to publish... I'm still waiting for responses from a few manufacturers and forging companies and haven't completed the receiver identification pictures... But here is a little bit of what it includes (not including forging manufacturers, which machine shops use which forgings, and receiver identification (text description and picture) guide):

Brands by Manufacturer (all manufacturers require an ATF Variance to allow a contractor to actually have receivers produced by another company):

LMT = LMT, Lauer, DS Arms, PWA, Eagle, Knights Armament, Barrett, Bushmaster (?)
CMT = Stag, RRA, High Standard, Noveske, (new) Century, Global Tactical, CLE, S&W, MGI, Wilson Tactical, (some) Colt, Ratworx
LAR = Grizzly, Bushmaster (L Prefix), Ameetech, DPMS, CMMG, Double Star, Fulton
JVP = Double Star, LRB
MMS = Mega, GSE, Dalphon, POF, Alexander Arms,
Olympic = Olypmic, SGW, Tromix, Palmetto, Dalphon, Frankford, (old) Century
Sun Devil = Sun Devil forged billet receivers
Superior = Superior Arms
Grenadier Precision


This is a list I compiled of California Legal Off List Lower Receivers... (it is not complete, and does not include AR-15 Series that are Banned by name by California statute or regulation):


ALEXANDER ARMS *
.50 BEOWOLF
6.5 GRENDEL

AMEETEC ARMS
WM-15

AMERICAN SPIRIT ARMS
ASA-10

ARES DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC. *
ARES-16

BARRETT *
M468

BUSHMASTER
CARBON 15
J-15
BAR-10

CAVALRY ARMS
MKII

CENTURY ARMS *
C-15

CMMG
MOD4-SA

COLT *
CAR-A3 H-BAR ELITE
CARBINE

COMPASS LAKE ENGINEERING
MR-15

DALPHON

DANIEL DEFENSE
DD-15

DOUBLESTAR
STAR-15

DPMS
SINGLE SHOT
LR-308
A-15

DSARMS
ZM4

ESSENTIAL ARMS
J-15-F

FRANKFORD ARSENAL
XM-177
FAR-15

FULTON ARMORY
FAR-15

GLOBAL TACTICAL
GT-AR15

GRENADIER PRECISION
M4 A3
M4 COMMANDO
M4 SOC

GUNSMOKE ENTERPRISES
M-15 MATCH

HESSE ARMS
HAR-25

HIGH STANDARD
HSA-15

JP ENTERPRISES, INC. *
JP-15
CTR-02

LAR MANUFACTURING
GRIZZLY-15

LAUER CUSTOM WEAPONRY
LCW-15

LEITNER-WISE *

LEWIS MACHINE AND TOOL *
DEFENDER 2000

LRB INDUSTRIES, LLC
M15SA

MEGA MACHINE SHOP
GATOR

MGI

NOVESKE
N4

PATRIOT ORDINANCE FACTORY
P-415
P-416

RATWORX
M-7

ROCK RIVER ARMS
LAR-15

SABRE DEFENSE
X16/15A3
XR-15

SENDRA CORP.

SMITH AND WESSON *
M&P-15
M&P-15T

SOCOM MANUFACTURING
DIAMOND
BLACK DIAMOND

SPECIAL WEAPONS
AR47

SPIKE’S TACTICAL
ST15

STINGER ARMS

STAG ARMS
STAG-15
STAG-6.8

SUN DEVIL
SD15

SUPERIOR ARMS
S-15

TITUSVILLE ARMORY
TA-15

TROY INDUSTRIES INC. *
CQB-SPC

VULCAN ARMS
V-15
CAL1

WILSON TACTICAL LLC.
WT-15

ZM WEAPONS *
LR300

*Stripped lowers not available without purchase of complete lower or rifle

California Banned:
(Dangerous Weapon Control Law 1989 - Roberti Roos + Kasler List)

American Spirit
USA Model

Armalite
AR 10 (all)
M15 (all)
Golden Eagle

Bushmaster
XM15 (all)

Colt
Law Enforcement (6920)
Match Target (all)
* AR-15 (all)
Sporter (all)

Dalphon
B.F.D.

DPMS
Panther (all)

Eagle Arms
M15 (all)
EA-15 A2 H-BAR
EA-15 E1

Frankford Arsenal
AR-15 (all)

Hesse Arms
HAR 15A2 (all)

Knights
SR-15 (all)
SR-25 (all)
RAS (all)

Les Baer
Ultimate AR (all)

Olympic Arms
AR-15
Car-97
PCR (all)

Ordnance, Inc.
AR-15

Palmetto
SGA (all)

Professional Ordnance, Inc.
Carbon 15 Rifle
Carbon 15 Pistol

PWA
Commando
(All Models)

Rock River Arms, Inc.
Standard A-2
Car A2
Standard A-4 Flattop
Car A4 Flattop
NM A2 - DCM Legal
LE Tactical Carbine

Wilson Combat
AR-15



FMJ  [Member]
6/16/2006 7:02:04 AM EST
LMT and Bushmaster

Bushmaster Machine there lowers Right?

I have Both LMT and Bushmaster



bushmaster has a thicker right side selector area

and the pivot pin area is machine a bit different
TANGOCHASER  [Team Member]
6/16/2006 9:35:03 AM EST
In a couple of months you can add Tango Chaser Tactical and the AR45 lower.
redfisher  [Team Member]
8/7/2006 1:35:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By TANGOCHASER:
In a couple of months you can add Tango Chaser Tactical and the AR45 lower.



any progress TC?

and to PK90.....Nice job with all the links, Thanks!
poppinsexz  [Member]
8/7/2006 1:41:07 AM EST
Tom Sawyer Mfg.- Custom lowers
FMJ  [Team Member]
8/7/2006 2:44:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By xenophobe:
I'm actually working on a Lower Receiver MFG FAQ which is nearly ready to publish... I'm still waiting for responses from a few manufacturers and forging companies and haven't completed the receiver identification pictures... But here is a little bit of what it includes (not including forging manufacturers, which machine shops use which forgings, and receiver identification (text description and picture) guide):

Brands by Manufacturer (all manufacturers require an ATF Variance to allow a contractor to actually have receivers produced by another company):

LMT = LMT, Lauer, DS Arms, PWA, Eagle, Knights Armament, Barrett, Bushmaster (?)
CMT = Stag, RRA, High Standard, Noveske, (new) Century, Global Tactical, CLE, S&W, MGI, Wilson Tactical, (some) Colt, Ratworx
LAR = Grizzly, Bushmaster (L Prefix), Ameetech, DPMS, CMMG, Double Star, Fulton
JVP = Double Star, LRB
MMS = Mega, GSE, Dalphon, POF, Alexander Arms,
Olympic = Olypmic, SGW, Tromix, Palmetto, Dalphon, Frankford, (old) Century
Sun Devil = Sun Devil forged billet receivers
Superior = Superior Arms
Grenadier Precision


This is a list I compiled of California Legal Off List Lower Receivers... (it is not complete, and does not include AR-15 Series that are Banned by name by California statute or regulation):


ALEXANDER ARMS *
.50 BEOWOLF
6.5 GRENDEL

AMEETEC ARMS
WM-15

AMERICAN SPIRIT ARMS
ASA-10

ARES DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC. *
ARES-16

BARRETT *
M468

BUSHMASTER
CARBON 15
J-15
BAR-10

CAVALRY ARMS
MKII

CENTURY ARMS *
C-15

CMMG
MOD4-SA

COLT *
CAR-A3 H-BAR ELITE
CARBINE

COMPASS LAKE ENGINEERING
MR-15

DALPHON

DANIEL DEFENSE
DD-15

DOUBLESTAR
STAR-15

DPMS
SINGLE SHOT
LR-308
A-15

DSARMS
ZM4

ESSENTIAL ARMS
J-15-F

FRANKFORD ARSENAL
XM-177
FAR-15

FULTON ARMORY
FAR-15

GLOBAL TACTICAL
GT-AR15

GRENADIER PRECISION
M4 A3
M4 COMMANDO
M4 SOC

GUNSMOKE ENTERPRISES
M-15 MATCH

HESSE ARMS
HAR-25

HIGH STANDARD
HSA-15

JP ENTERPRISES, INC. *
JP-15
CTR-02

LAR MANUFACTURING
GRIZZLY-15

LAUER CUSTOM WEAPONRY
LCW-15

LEITNER-WISE *

LEWIS MACHINE AND TOOL *
DEFENDER 2000

LRB INDUSTRIES, LLC
M15SA

MEGA MACHINE SHOP
GATOR

MGI

NOVESKE
N4

PATRIOT ORDINANCE FACTORY
P-415
P-416

RATWORX
M-7

ROCK RIVER ARMS
LAR-15

SABRE DEFENSE
X16/15A3
XR-15

SENDRA CORP.

SMITH AND WESSON *
M&P-15
M&P-15T

SOCOM MANUFACTURING
DIAMOND
BLACK DIAMOND

SPECIAL WEAPONS
AR47

SPIKE’S TACTICAL
ST15

STINGER ARMS

STAG ARMS
STAG-15
STAG-6.8

SUN DEVIL
SD15

SUPERIOR ARMS
S-15

TITUSVILLE ARMORY
TA-15

TROY INDUSTRIES INC. *
CQB-SPC

VULCAN ARMS
V-15
CAL1

WILSON TACTICAL LLC.
WT-15

ZM WEAPONS *
LR300

*Stripped lowers not available without purchase of complete lower or rifle

California Banned:
(Dangerous Weapon Control Law 1989 - Roberti Roos + Kasler List)

American Spirit
USA Model

Armalite
AR 10 (all)
M15 (all)
Golden Eagle

Bushmaster
XM15 (all)

Colt
Law Enforcement (6920)
Match Target (all)
* AR-15 (all)
Sporter (all)

Dalphon
B.F.D.

DPMS
Panther (all)

Eagle Arms
M15 (all)
EA-15 A2 H-BAR
EA-15 E1

Frankford Arsenal
AR-15 (all)

Hesse Arms
HAR 15A2 (all)

Knights
SR-15 (all)
SR-25 (all)
RAS (all)

Les Baer
Ultimate AR (all)

Olympic Arms
AR-15
Car-97
PCR (all)

Ordnance, Inc.
AR-15

Palmetto
SGA (all)

Professional Ordnance, Inc.
Carbon 15 Rifle
Carbon 15 Pistol

PWA
Commando
(All Models)

Rock River Arms, Inc.
Standard A-2
Car A2
Standard A-4 Flattop
Car A4 Flattop
NM A2 - DCM Legal
LE Tactical Carbine

Wilson Combat
AR-15







COOL
Hoplophile  [Team Member]
8/7/2006 5:13:25 AM EST
you don't have www.snsindustries.com/ on the list
j3_  [Team Member]
8/7/2006 2:42:25 PM EST
Bohica
National Ordnace Company
RGM
Rock Island Armory
redfisher  [Team Member]
10/27/2006 2:22:47 PM EST
any word on the .45?







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