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Old 11-19-2005, 05:32 AM
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Making a modern automatic pistol from scratch in a home workshop. Is it possible?

Could someone with a middle class income acquire the shop tools to make a modern automatic pistol like the Glock or similar entirely from scratch? And by scratch I mean starting with billets of metal and crafting every single part of the gun except for springs, bolts and screws etc which they could buy from supply houses. Let's assume this person could have accumulated up to 100K worth of various work shop tools and equipment over the course of 10 years to accomplish this.

Is this possible or are there some machining requirements simply beyond the scope of home workshop manufacture?


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