Does anyone in Maryland know of a place that will mill AR forgings? If so what are the costs etc?
If they mill it THEY will need a FFL. So I doubt you'll find such a place.
Completing a lower forging past the "80%" level is manufacturing a firearm. Unless you're doing it solely for yourself and do not intend to sell it, you need a FFL manufacturer's license.
Although, any machine shop could finish an upper forging. But it's less than $100 to buy a finished one, so I wouldn't really think it's worth it.
"Forgings" can only be completed by YOU.
Meaning: YOU do the work. I.e., yourself.
You can't "sub contract out" the work.
No one can "do it for you."
I don't mean to come off harsh, but your question suggests a complete lack of understanding of, even the basics involved here. Such situations can end badly. If you are not willing to purchase your own mill & learn basic machineing, I suggest you visit an FFL and arrange to buy a lower from them. Regards,
The above posts are true, one cannot have a shop manufacture a firearm for them without having an FFL
As labor/setup intensive as the work is, you probably cannot afford to have a machine shop make one for you anyway, it would probably cost $500 or more and we miss the entire point.
Even making one yourself is a LOT of work (been there, done that, got the swarf)
and if you don't have tools, you're better off buying a stripper lower. You might even consider finding a complete HBAR if you find Maryland's oppressive paperwork an issue.
Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
Swarf is such a great word.
He and kerf pal around.
Agreed, and I'm kind of pleased to have found a way to work it into the conversation.