I hope to offer 80% AR45 receivers "paper weights" in the very near future. I'm currently waiting on the BATF to approve my "non-gun" paper weight. Until I get approved by the BATF, I will make a few receivers around 10% complete. The 10% receivers will basically be the outside profile of the AR45 receiver, with most of the holes center drilled ("center drilled" means the holes will be pre-marked but not drilled) into the side of the receiver (from the 1st and 2nd operations).....and maybe have the buffer hole drilled and tapped. I'll machine half-way down inside the mag well on the top and bottom operations. This will leave a thin shelf of material (around 0.125" thick) that'll have to be knocked out (see pics below). And I'll of course have my AR45 mag catch design milled into the receiver, with the steel mag catch included. Below are a few pics of what the 10%'ers will basically look like.
The price for the 10% receivers will be $275 each, please add $8 for shipping. I know this may sound expensive, but keep in mind these are billet receivers so they start life out as a block of aluminum. And also the first two operations eat up alot of cycle time on the CNC machine. Plus, I'll have 3 operations involved in the steel mag catch.
You can pre-order your 10% AR45 receivers now. I will only accept cash or money orders for the 10% AR45 receivers. As of Dec. 11th 2005, I will start machining these within the next couple weeks. I'm guessing it'll take about 1½ months to complete the receivers once the machining starts. I should be able to get them done sooner than that, but I like to allow myself extra time in case something happens. If you would like to pre-order a 10% AR45 receiver, just visit my website... www.cncgunsmithing.com
Here is the link to the original post about my AR45 lower receivers... Link