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Voting with power tools: Making your own Modern-Day Musket, part I



We thought we would ‘Beto’ Robert Francis to the finish and bring up the subject of building your own AR-15.

Now that Robert Francis O’Rourke has made gun confiscation a key part of the left’s socialist national agenda we thought we would do our part, popularizing private production to propagate progressive paranoia.

We certainly have to salute those retail establishments having sold out of their ‘Beto Specials’ on AR-15s and AK-47s in two hours with a true masterstroke with it being ‘online only’ [That’s only a joke since the paperwork would have to be completed in person]. Then there is another outfit producing a ‘No Beto’ Stripped AR-15 Lower in honor of Robert Francis.

Our contribution will be a quick run down on making your own version of the Modern-Day Musket, the venerable AR-15. As is usually the case with ‘democratic’ socialists, they follow Saul Alinsky’s ‘rules’ “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” In the case of the inalienable human right of self-defense they have decided that an inanimate object made of aluminium and polymers is somehow the devil incarnate to the point of trying to make it sound like it shoots people indiscriminately without human intervention.

One video on this subject hails from a You tube producer ‘Nerd Gone South’ making the case of why the AR-15 [or AK-47 as the case may be] is the modern day musket. Because it is easy to build, use and maintain it is extremely popular and in common use. That is probably why the authoritarian socialist left has targeted if for as the first object of destruction.

Parts are parts.

For the uninitiated, the lower receiver is the frame for the bottom half of the venerable AR-15, the Modern-Day Musket. In general, it holds the magazine and the fire control mechanism, as such this is the part of the rifle that constitutes the ‘gun’ according to the government.

The rest of the parts of the rifle are just parts. However, with leftists being obsessed with controlling others, at some point, they could decide that they need a hand in anything that could be used to make a weapon, stone, wood, metal, etc. This video explains the basic workings of the rifle we also included some links to Brownells on the subject for more information.

An ‘80%’ lower receiver is merely a block of material in the shape of the bottom piece of the Modern-day musket, with some of the required machining operations already accomplished. The term ‘80%’ is undefined, but it’s the colloquial term for this type of part. Please note that control obsessed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has already stated in her plans for everything that she would like to regulate these parts as well. Were that to take place the free market could simply work with the basic shapes, raw materials or Bauxite for that matter.

How to machine a 80% lower receiver for the Modern Day Musket.

This is just one of many video’s on YouTube and other locations on the subject of completing the necessary machining operations to finish a lower receiver. This can only be done for personal use, please check with any local laws or regulations in your area just to be certain.

This is a rather involved process, but it’s something good to know for present or future need. While an electric hand drill and portable router can be used to machine the part, the ideal tool would be a drill press or bench mill, something else for  present or future need.

Part II will be on the assemblage of a complete lower receiver either from the ‘80%’ or a stripped lower receiver along with a lower parts kit.

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