There have been lots of stuff, lately, about 3D printers to make receivers and magazines and smallish milling machine coupled with available CAD/CAM software. Here is the latest I've seen.
I, like many gunnie type people, am a bit of a contrarian. I have also dabbled in various industrial arts as a hobby. Combine them both and I am liable to spend $20,000 on a machinery set up to roll my own $500 receiver for a 1911, or a M14, or a what have you.
Not a good return on my investment, but think of the blog fodder!
"I am relatively handy with tools and such, but nothing to write home about. But I spent N and bought X Y and Z and a piece of metal and made THIS gun. I made a buncha mistakes like A B and C and if you don't do that, you can save some of that money and minimize N. If you only want to make parts for gun X you can save even more money..."
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