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Retro Re-Profile by Hand

B-ARFCOM user Charels P S did a neat little write up on how to make an A2 lower look like an A1 lower.


I’ts been several years since I have done a lower receiver re-profile by hand, so I figured why not try and do one again.
This used to be the way many of us had to do our retro-rifles, and I thought some of you may get a kick out of seeing this process.

Those that have machine tools and the know-how to use them turn out some beautiful lowers, that’s not what this is. This is an example of what you can do with a Dremel, some sandpaper, a few files and a little bit of patience.

Our subject today is a very common Anderson A2 profile lower:

And here is a pic of the tools we will be using:

Then a flat file:

See all the pics and how he did it at the thread linked below.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/ar-15/Retro-Re-Profile-by-Hand/123-750959/#top

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