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Offline RobertH

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« on: August 05, 2018, 12:20:08 PM »
Anyone print their own lowers yet?  I've downloaded all the files, but haven't printed anything.

Also, Facebook and Instagram are censoring all links and mentions of code is free speech. Twitter is not censoring it

I say share to everyone! Can't stop the signal!
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 08:30:01 PM »
Put the word out on minds.com and gab.ai

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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 02:42:35 PM »
I don't have a need for them (I don't have a 3D printer), but I figure it can't hurt to have them.

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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 03:16:12 PM »
I don't have a need for them (I don't have a 3D printer), but I figure it can't hurt to have them.

my thoughts exactly.  i don't have a 3D printer either.

remember, technology changes, Rights do not.  if you're social media, web articles are protected under the 1st, then 3D printer files are protected as well.
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 09:43:41 AM »
I do have a 3d printer and I'm not sure I would risk my bodily wellbeing by shooting the liberator -- even once. I might put it in a vice and hide behind a tree and pull a string connected to the trigger... ok, I downloaded it.  :laugh: It might be fun!

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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 12:46:28 PM »
I do have a 3d printer and I'm not sure I would risk my bodily wellbeing by shooting the liberator -- even once. I might put it in a vice and hide behind a tree and pull a string connected to the trigger... ok, I downloaded it.  :laugh: It might be fun!

please record your testing.  wanna print one for me?  are you going to the NFOA Annual Meeting, you should print one off and have it there so people can see it!
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 06:34:18 PM »
I do have a 3d printer and I'm not sure I would risk my bodily wellbeing by shooting the liberator -- even once. I might put it in a vice and hide behind a tree and pull a string connected to the trigger... ok, I downloaded it.  :laugh: It might be fun!
I'll be at the members meeting and I'd be interested in taking a look and I'm sure others would be as well.   
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 06:52:39 PM »
I'll be at the members meeting and I'd be interested in taking a look and I'm sure others would be as well.   
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 01:45:21 PM »
I'm not sure I can get it done before the meeting. While his instructions are pretty clear, there's some parts I'll need to get -- like the chunk of metal you have to put in the receiver to comply with the Undetectible Firearms Act of 1988 (silliness).

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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 04:21:34 PM »
I'm not sure I can get it done before the meeting. While his instructions are pretty clear, there's some parts I'll need to get -- like the chunk of metal you have to put in the receiver to comply with the Undetectible Firearms Act of 1988 (silliness).

Dimensions of said "Chunk of metal"?
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 05:47:02 PM »
I thought the firing pin was that piece of metal?
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 06:27:47 PM »
I thought the firing pin was that piece of metal?

I was under the impression it's 3.7 oz. of stainless steel.

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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 07:19:30 PM »
Still waiting.................
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 07:27:43 PM »
Dimensions of said "Chunk of metal"?
From the instructions:
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Once the frame is finished, epoxy a 1.19x1.19x0.99" block of steel in the 1.2x1.2x1.0" hole in front of the trigger guard.  Add the bottom cover over the metal if you don't want it to show.

Once the epoxy has tried, the steel is no longer removable, and is an integral part of the frame.  Now your gun has ~6 ounces of steel and is thus considered a 'detectable' firearm.  So now you can print all the other parts.

I thought the firing pin was that piece of metal?

Yes, the firing pin is a nail, but my guess is the nail by itself doesn't meet the minimum weight and is also a removeable part of the gun -- it must be integral from what I understand.

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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 07:54:36 AM »
Interesting, the metal is simply ballast and not functional.  I suppose one could sandwich 1/4" pieces 1.19x1.19 to get the requisite thickness?  That is, if one was so inclined. 
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Re: codeisfreespeech.com
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 07:57:50 PM »
Of course no one wants to make or use a plastic gun. 
However, using DMLS technology a metal gun can and has been made on a 3D printer, FIVE years ago!:
https://www.designboom.com/design/worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun-by-solid-concepts-11-08-2013/

Here's an explanation of the process: