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Old January 28th, 2008, 19:51   #31
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No offense but you still need to use capitalization and grammar, and not to mention a spell checker.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:31   #32
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Machining a brick-like receiver or even a design that does not resemble a production firearm would get around the legality of it. The only problem with it is defending it when they challenge you on it - it will take money. This community isn't big enough to create a retailer who would be well heeled enough to take that battle on.

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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:59   #33
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Metal slides and barrels are supposedly still legal to import. Don't take my word for it though. I've had over $500 in metal slides and mags seized before. Unfortunately, there are no easy ways to reproduce GBB frames that could bypass the replica definition...
Yeah, I hear about slides being seized at times, yet others, that have been opened and inspected by customs, make it through. I just had a metal slide for my P226 make it through customs, even though it was with them for 3 days. I'll see later today when I pick it up if it was opened or not.

But yeah, manufacturing lower frames for pistols would definitely be a no-no.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:52   #34
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Well we shouldn't have to worry about all this since we still have Huang, sweet love-able import lower receiver-able Huang
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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:10   #35
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Rather than machining, there is a process called Selective Laser Sintering - basically, you send the company a 3D CAD file, or a stereo-lithograph file (STL) and they ship back your part made out of various materials - including a metal based material. We've used this company where I work - some of the materials, like the 'Duraform GF' is VERY tough - almost a fibreglass-like quality to it.

Still have to find someone to make the CAD file, but they're easier to come by - even a 3D modeler like for games, as long as they can output in the needed format could be used.

Prices seem to come in around $50 - $100 a part - so its not super cheap, but not horrible expensive either....

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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:24   #36
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they might not touch a gun reciever though..., although for fiddly custom bits on AEGS.....hmmmmm

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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:37   #37
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If I had any money I'd try it though - 'part for bb/pellet gun' - top of my list would be a body for that kracken thing - never seen one, but right now its kinda the only thing in Canada that sounds even remotely close to useful in airsoft...

('a' body - something to work with/hold onto the rest of the parts - not necessarily something exactly like whats there...)
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