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Posted: 5/20/2011 1:32:50 PM
American Spirit Arms is very proud to announce the release of our 95% Complete AR 15 Lower Receiver.
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab70/americanspiritarms/P1020010.jpg

These Lowers are Machined with the following:
* Magazine Well cut using an EDM Wire Cutter
*Front Pivot Pin Holes
*Rear Take-Down Pin Hole
*Threaded Receiver Extension
*Front Pivot Detent Hole
*Rear Take-Down Detent Hole
*Buffer Detent Hole
*Fully-Machined Bolt Catch
*Fully-Machined Magazine Release
*Trigger Guard Holes
*Upper Receiver Rear Lug Pocket
*NO FFL NEEDED FOR PURCHASE. This item can be shipped directly to your house

Per our extensive interaction withe the ATF these are 100% Legal to sell to without the need of a FFL Transfer.
We are making it easier than ever for the end user to manufacturer their own firearm.

Should you have any questions about our 95% Lower Receiver, please feel free to email or call us directly.
Dan
480.367.9540
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Posted: 5/20/2011 1:35:23 PM
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Where can the tooling be had to finish those?
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http://www.cncguns.com/

This seems to be a good website for the Fixtures.
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Posted: 5/20/2011 1:52:22 PM
How much do these cost?
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Posted: 5/20/2011 2:14:29 PM
I can't access their site from work. I'll have to wait until I'm home to check it out.
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Posted: 5/20/2011 2:54:13 PM
They are running $129.00. We are also offering Quantity Discounts as always.

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Posted: 5/20/2011 3:31:39 PM
what makes this 95% complete compared to other 80% receivers that also need the fire control holes drilled and the FCG area milled out?
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Posted: 5/25/2011 4:20:40 PM
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Originally Posted By Mach:
what makes this 95% complete compared to other 80% receivers that also need the fire control holes drilled and the FCG area milled out?


I think these bits:

*Rear Take-Down Pin Hole
*Threaded Receiver Extension
*Rear Take-Down Detent Hole
*Buffer Detent Hole

But I'm not sure which "80%" you're referring to.

ETA: I think a lot of the newer "80%" are more than "80%" complete. When the product originally started appearing on the market, the receiver extension port was not drilled, or it was not threaded ... I see that many "80%" receivers now have those drilled AND threaded.
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Posted: 5/25/2011 7:36:39 PM
Originally Posted By LeoAtrox:
Originally Posted By Mach:
what makes this 95% complete compared to other 80% receivers that also need the fire control holes drilled and the FCG area milled out?


I think these bits:

*Rear Take-Down Pin Hole
*Threaded Receiver Extension
*Rear Take-Down Detent Hole
*Buffer Detent Hole

But I'm not sure which "80%" you're referring to.

ETA: I think a lot of the newer "80%" are more than "80%" complete. When the product originally started appearing on the market, the receiver extension port was not drilled, or it was not threaded ... I see that many "80%" receivers now have those drilled AND threaded.


I see 80% lowers with just the FC pins to be drilled and the FC area milled out. I thought maybe something was different about this 95% one.
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Posted: 6/13/2011 12:45:35 PM
Originally Posted By Mach:
what makes this 95% complete compared to other 80% receivers that also need the fire control holes drilled and the FCG area milled out?


If recall correctly these are the differences between our old 80% Lowers and our 95% Lowers:
*Magazine Release has been completely machined
*Magazine Catch has been completely machined
*Rear Take down Pin Hole has been drilled
*Rear Receiver Lug has been machined
*Trigger Guard Holes have been drilled

I do not have any 80% Lower Receivers to compare to our 95% ones. I am strictly working off of memory.
I hope the info is helpful.

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Posted: 7/13/2011 12:37:08 PM


For the NON Believers, A Scanned Copy of the ATF Approval Letter.
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Posted: 4/1/2012 8:25:23 AM
Well, I was wondering what the 95% receiver was all about. I don't see anything really different from this receiver and the 80% receivers from Tactical Machining and Colfax Tactical except for the extra machining near the buffer detent hole (Upper Receiver Rear Lug Pocket). There's really is no need for this area to be machined by ASA because with a jig you would need to machine this area out anyway. Maybe its for being able to attach you upper receiver while you wait for the courage to machine the rest? I have one of those old 80% receivers where I still need to machine out the receiver extention. I'm NOT buying the expensive tap just for that.

Tactical Machining, Colfax Tactical and ASA all offer the same receiver machining except for the Upper Receiver Rear Lug Pocket that ASA offers.
*Magazine Well cut using an EDM Wire Cutter
*Front Pivot Pin Holes
*Rear Take-Down Pin Hole
*Threaded Receiver Extension
*Front Pivot Detent Hole
*Rear Take-Down Detent Hole
*Buffer Detent Hole
*Fully-Machined Bolt Catch
*Fully-Machined Magazine Release
*Trigger Guard Holes
*Upper Receiver Rear Lug Pocket extra offer by ASA

Nothing against ASA but I'm not sure why they say its 95%? But the exterior does look cleaner than the other receivers.


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Posted: 4/3/2012 11:45:10 AM
The idea behind the 95% is to do as much machining as possible while still maintaining the ability to get an ATF letter. We also do some hand finishing to it. The operations left to do to complete the lowers is relatively simple for someone with a little skill, time , and a drill press. These have been extremely popular for us so if anyone has any more feedback please let us know. Please keep in mind though that we can't do anymore machining operations to it because it will go outside of the scope of our ATF letter.