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Posted: 10/2/2001 10:50:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2001 11:08:45 AM EST by Southern_Rising]
Well, this is my 223rd post, and as such, I thought I'd post a random thought I had while drinking a soda the other day... Could AR-15 lowers be made of aluminum cans? Yes, I realize there are some metalurgy and tooling processes that go into making a lower. I just know I go through several pounds of aluminum every year. This would be an environmentally friendly way of recycling[:D]. So, is it theoretically possible?
Link Posted: 10/2/2001 10:55:01 AM EST
I don't see why not. You would have to melt the cans down and get the pure alunimum out of them and then go from there. I am sure that it is more of an alunimum alloy however. If you do this using a mold from your current lower please let me know. sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/2/2001 10:59:28 AM EST
Not easily. Aluminum cans are deep drawn, hence they use a very soft, workable aluminum. The alloy would need to be reconfigured for a good receiver.
Link Posted: 10/2/2001 11:14:55 AM EST
So then it may be difficult, but it is possible?
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