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Posted: 10/30/2003 5:50:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2003 5:51:52 PM EDT by postino]
Justin from Roderus has put one of his CNC'd AR-10 blanks on eBay...

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3635221597&category=36258

I will be watching this with interest...

First day of bidding: 164 hits, no bids (start $199)
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 1:26:45 PM EDT
Second day of bidding: 291 hits, 2 bids (now $201.50)
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 4:54:52 AM EDT
You may want to check on parts cost / availability before bidding.... Going to have MUCH more in it than the whole rifle costs I'd have to say MournSword
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 7:52:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2003 7:53:10 AM EDT by postino]
Originally Posted By MournSword: You may want to check on parts cost / availability before bidding...
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I think I'll pass on this particular one...I have no EDM capability...And I don't intend to try milling it out... But it'll be interesting to see what the max bid is...In the inevitable flurry of bidding 30 seconds before the auction ends...
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 3:22:45 PM EDT
Third day of bidding: 512 hits, 2 bids (still $201.50)
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:32:19 PM EDT
Justin did a good job on these receivers, but I have two CNCd AR-10s by Rick(ARs4EVER). I would be hard pressed to find a better looking AR-10 receiver out there. After I finnished them, they function as good as they look.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:08:37 AM EDT
It is also worth noting this lower is no more than 50% done as opposed to 80% as advertised... This would be one tough project IMHO.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 4:21:36 PM EDT
Gotta agree with ya QB. I think Justin quit just a bit too early on this one. Even with his provided "solid model electronic file that you can use to get dimensions from", this would be a tough project for anyone without a full blown machine shop to complete. All that being said, however, it will probably go for a very large price. More power to him! All good . . . . Doug
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:18:41 PM EDT
Justin does excellent work but I tried to email him about the grade of aluminum he's using. 6061 will not stand up to the pounding of a rifle. 7075t6 barely costs a few pennies more and machines a thousands times better. I'm not atacking his work just the material used. I'll all for making your own. I actually don't own any AR15 or 10's [;)] Rick
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:41:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARs4EVER: Justin does excellent work but I tried to email him about the grade of aluminum he's using. 6061 will not stand up to the pounding of a rifle. 7075t6 barely costs a few pennies more and machines a thousands times better. I'm not atacking his work just the material used. I'll all for making your own. I actually don't own any AR15 or 10's [;)] Rick
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I'm glad you pointed that out Rick. I hadn't even noticed that these were of 6061. I've got to agree that it's probably not the optimum material for an AR10. I guess Justin must have had some material left-over from the 15's that he was carving out. I also don't actually own any AR15 or 10's [;)] All good . . . . . Doug . . . . [beer]
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 2:55:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2003 2:58:51 PM EDT by postino]
Originally Posted By dropdbombnow: Gotta agree with ya QB. I think Justin quit just a bit too early on this one.
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The fire-control/mag release/takedown pin holes are drilled...Top plane is milled...He probably didn't want to get "over" 80%... Sixth day of bidding: 710 hits, 3 bids ($217.50) BTW: I received one of those Les Baer $80 (*not* 80%) forged lower AR-15 blanks; the only thing machined is the magwell...And Les Baer put some serious $$$ into getting a custom-ground magwell broach made...The opening is just beautiful...Dead-on spec, too - no fitting required... ...But everything else needs machining...
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 3:41:27 PM EDT
That's not 80% but more like 40%. He is allowed to either edm the magwell, or finish the buffer tube w/threading. Also, I'm surprised that Armalite has not alerted Ebay to close down the auction. AR-10 is a legal trademark that Armalite defends agressively.
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 1:42:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stator: That's not 80% but more like 40%. He is allowed to either edm the magwell, or finish the buffer tube w/threading.
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I recall reading (possibly in Justins thread at Roderus) that some AR-10 lowers are machined to accept M14 mags, rather than the AR-10 mag. Possibly Justin left it unmachined so the buyer could decide (I'm guessing)... I seem to recall the magazine is canted in the AR-10, either 6 or 4 degrees, rather than vertical like the AR-15... Seventh day of bidding: 787 hits, 3 bids (still $217.50) (10 or so of those hits are mine...oops...)
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 1:52:38 PM EDT
Well I will admit that I looked at this with thoughts of the FN-FAL running though my mind!
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 12:55:56 PM EDT
Ninth day of bidding: 961 hits, 4 bids (still $217.50) What, someone bid *under* the last bid??? (How'd that 4th bid get in there???) I'm guessing that it goes for ~$300...And the hits = ~1000... I read on one of these sites that the AR-10 uses the same fire-control parts as the AR-15...Trigger, hammer, etc...Don't know if that's true or not, but in the thread at Roderus Justin did say that he was able to modify one of his drill jigs for the AR-10 blanks...So this may not need a whole lot of expensive parts after all... ...Just somebody with a lot of patience...
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 7:48:18 AM EDT
[url]http://www.roderuscustom.tzo.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?s=3fae6ba60388ffff;act=ST;f=6;t=1376[/url] I wouldnt by that forging. Buy one from KT for $175. His is an AR-10 built to take FAL mags.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 5:42:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By postino: I'm guessing that it goes for ~$300...And the hits = ~1000...
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Well, I was wrong...... It went for $261.56, after 5 bids...The counter didn't show any stats when I looked (5 mins remaining), so no telling how many viewed it... ...Very interesting... ;)
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