What machinery/tools are need to make custom guns?
Dude I'm not some random idiot trying to make some home made weponds I'm a 12 year USMC Vet I know alot about guns and I was plan on making a customized gun store
Stop with the dumb a$$ answers I just whant to know the name of the f****** tools used to make them nothing else
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
here's a long list of some very expensive machinery
wood lathe (lathe for wood)
20 ton press
rifling cutter- a special lathe that only does rifling. for chambers and crowns you use the gunsmithing lathe.
probably want a 3d printer
furnace & crucible for casting
many kinds of bench vices & clamps
bluing tubs & electroplating tubs
calipers, all kinds of hand tools
power drill, power saw, etc
water jet (for cutting metals & wood)
injection molding, silicon molding, vacuum molding - working with polymers.
I wish I had all these at my disposal, I've designed 6 guns that I would love to build. without basic wood shop tools I can't even make a custom stock (a good stock). Still, I managed to make do a few times with my own hobby gunsmithing projects. the work isn't great, but considering I have like no tools its of incredible precision and quality. that like muzzle brake i designed and build for my mosin Nagant. the cutting took 4 months to do (some 300 hours). managed at 0.006 inch accuracy. in comparison, if I had the proper tools it shouldn't take more than an hour.
at my school borrowing this 3d printer (wish I could buy one but no way i can afford 384 grand) I printed several prototype actions that shows my ideas but cannot be used as they're made of plastic. I also made several parts for my .22lr rifles that can actually be used. scope mounts, front sight, rear sights, etc.
- Anonymous3 years ago
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- KarylLv 44 years ago
A custom gunsmith might be willing to take on the project, but it wouldn't come cheap. If you're talking a gun from scratch it would involve significant machining and metalwork. If your design is based on an existing type of firearm that could be modified to suit you less so, but still talking many hundreds if not thousands of dollars. For a completely new design you'd need a gunsmith with a manufacturing license, not just someone who can fix guns, but one authorized to create a new one, and it would have to have a serial number and paperwork. If you're just talking a different stock design you might want to consider doing the work yourself. A wooden stock is easily shaped with hand tools and can be built up with additional wood and glue to make just about any shape you can imagine.
- wana bigger bikeLv 69 years ago
So all in all you are wanting to become a gunsmith/ machinist? I cant type every tool you need there is soo much that it would take hours to type it all. Start off by taking a 24 month gun smithing class.
I plan on getting into gunsmithing after high school. Ive looked at a few classes/courses and the one im looking at you must bring in a wood stock blank, an action, and a barrel blank just to name a few parts its a 24 month class and they teach you everything you need to know. While learning how to do this you will also learn what tools are needed to do the job and how to use them.
But you arent going to be making and customized gun stores anytime soon.Source(s): Sure dont sound like a 12 year USMC Vet to me...
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- Mr.357Lv 79 years ago
It depends upon what all you are wanting to do. Just building ARs from stock parts takes some screw drivers, punches, barrel wrench, castle nut wrench, upper and lower blocks and a vise. You would also need a trigger jig for an AR to be able to tune triggers or even make them safe. To take barrels from a blank, you would need a lathe and chamber cutter. To make receivers or other parts from steel, you would need a milling machine. You may also need engraving tools if you plan on engraving any of the guns. A hot bluing tank could come in handy if you want to do any metal work. You should probably have a setup to do phosphate coating too. If you plan on doing any stock work, you would need a good selection of wood working tools. You would also need various jigs, dies and wrenches specifically for each model of firearm that you work on. There is not really any set list since it is so dependent upon what you want to do.
- ?Lv 59 years ago
Lathe, rifling tools, mill, tap and die set
Rest of the stuff like the action and that you might have to buy online and make sure that it'll work with the rest of your gun. Same with your stock too.
I've worked with steel and aluminum on lathes in a Machine Shop class I took in high school. You'll be looking at about between $10,000 and $60,000 in machinery to do this. Most of it will be in the lathe and the mill. I would suggest a computer-aided mill. Easier to use than a manual control mill. Either a CNC mill or i think Bridgeport makes a computer aided mill. For a Lathe either Clausing or Southbend will do.
Tap and Die set metric an standard
cutting bits for the latheSource(s): Machine Shop in High School
- Anonymous9 years ago
it depends on what type of guns, pistol set ups differ from rifle, shotgun is still different
Hunt or sporting, assault?
Ill give a list of some of the most common
Lathe/milling machine a good one, with end mill bits plus other cutting heads, checkering tool
Bolt jeweling setup
a very good solid work bench
Vise with jaw pads
Gun smith screwdrivers
trigger pull meter
bench grinders bench polishers
HVLP paint sprayer
Oven to cure paint
Parkerizing set up
Bluing set up
Federal fire arms licence
Firearms manufacturing licence
Reloading set up
Thats a small start I have every tool on the list plus computers, shooting tank and many many others.
Its just about the morst expensive thing you can get into, plus the insurance is thru the roof, when you build and sell a gun you are responsible for it forever, any malfunction and in some cases misuse is one you.
Oh I forgot a laser engraver welders taps and dies safes ,security system fire protection
100 grand will get you a modest start not including building, plus you have to be set up and ready to run before you can get an ffl that process can take months
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- Red DogLv 49 years ago
If you wanna start a custom shop like "Red Jacket Firearms" go to a two year gunsmithing school. Then find work at some gunsmithing shop and learn all the tools of the trade. Then once you have enough money start small with a few tools making a few guns a month and slowly grow.