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What solutions do you have if someone is wanting aftermarket parts put on their firearm, and they are not able to do it themselves.

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A gunsmith or a friend who can help and or you tube.
 

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Yes, No No. If the service you are considering is the one you allude to in question 3, FFL, ITAR and Liability Insurance are your homework assignments for tonight.
 

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Learn. Guns are actually quite simple. If you have any mechanical ability, you can learn to do it yourself. That's the best option.
 

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Sorry, but to ME a custom built firearm does not have AR anywhere in its name'

OP, Google Peter Hofer, Philip Ollendorf, Hartmann & Weiss, David McKay Brown and see what it means to actually have a custom gun built. Putting parts together in an AR build is a joke; that is being a parts changer, not a custom gun builder
 

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What if you are willing to paying an experienced gunsmith to assemble the firearm for you, then would it be acceptable to not do it yourself?
 

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I used the AR platform as an example because people are familiar with it. I am currently in the process of lining up gunsmiths to be more than "parts changers." You are right that changing parts does not make you a builder, but an assembler. What I am wanting to do is conduct a business that will build, along with assembling for customers.
 

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What solutions do you have if someone is wanting aftermarket parts put on their firearm, and they are not able to do it themselves.

What if you are willing to paying an experienced gunsmith to assemble the firearm for you, then would it be acceptable to not do it yourself?

All I've read is about "parts" and "assembly", if you can do leggos, you can do that. You never said anything about "custom build". You don't know what you're talking about, so I'll just be quiet and enjoy the show.
 

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What if you are willing to paying an experienced gunsmith to assemble the firearm for you, then would it be acceptable to not do it yourself?
No, because there is a LOT more to crafting a custom gun. You seem to be young and stuck on AR platforms. You do not seem to have a grasp on what is a truly custom made gun. Ask the folks at Shiloh Sharps in Montana where guns have a 5 year waiting period.
 

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Your assumption that I am young would be correct, considering that I am a student. Although I am not stuck on AR platforms, I only used them as an example because they are common. I understand that I have a long way to go, and appreciate any help along the way.
 

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If I wanted a custom built gun, it wouldn't be an AR style rifle, it would probably be a precision built 1911.

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1. stripped most of the parts?.......no.......i buy what i want at acceptable standards......if i start swapping out a whole bunch of things then i goofed on buying what i wanted/needed to begin with.....just not too big on gutting a bunch of parts as the cost vs improvement ratio is generally not that great except for propaganda. And then there is the whole voided warranty thing to consider....

2. no..........again there are warranty issues as well as the costs in "down-time". I do not like the thought of having to wait additional weeks or months when instead i can cash and carry. Then there is the whole what the custom assembly guy knows best vs what the customer knows best and suddenly there are compromises and issues.

3. no......if i do not know how to assemble/disassemble the particular firearm, then i seriously doubt that i would know what superior parts or upgrades for improvement would be required to enhance performance other than thru propaganda from the cottage industries.....and if that's the case, then strait out of the box ought to do........


and yes.....i do feel like a grumpy old man right now......:lol:

i think you may be approaching this not as a true gunsmith but more as an assembly specialist.......in all seriousness however, as gunsmiths are kind of far and few, then there may be a market for such but i see it as limited......less you get into more services........sort of like a Physician's Assistant vs a Doctor......
 

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And for ME, it would be a custom bird gun, preferably a SxS followed in second place by a custom rifle, possibly a Farquharson rifle............
 
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