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Steelharp

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According to the Military Channel:

Ever wonder who makes the lower receivers for all of the AR15 manufacturers out there? Here's a list that lists many of the big name companies out there selling AR's.

Lewis Machine and Tool

- LMT

- Lauer (old)

- DS Arms

- PWA

- Eagle

- Armalite

- Knights Armament

- Barret

Continental Machine Tool

- Stag

- Rock River Arms

- High Standard

- Noveske

- Century Arms (new)

- Global Tactical

- CLE

- S&W

- MGI

- Wilson Tactical

- Grenadier Precision

- Colt

LAR Manufacturing

- LAR

- Bushmaster

- Ameetec

- DPMS

- CMMG

- Double Star

- Fulton Armory

- Spikes Tactical

JVP

- Double Star

- LRB

- Charles Daly

Mega Machine Shop

- Mega

- GSE

- Dalphon

- POF

- Alexander Arms

Olympic Arms

- Olympic Arms

- SGW

- Tromix

- Palmetto

- Dalphon

- Frankford

- Century Arms (old)

Sun Devil

- Sun Devil

Superior

- Superior Arms

- Lauer (new)

Aero Precision

- Aero Precision

- Surplus Ammo and Arms

- Palmetto State Armory

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So the name above each list forges the blanks for the others below?

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No, the name above literally machines out the lower for the name below. The top name probably gets the blanks from elsewhere. The most that the name below does is maybe the finishing (anodizing), which may not even be done in house either.

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There are only a few forges in the US making AR forgings. They are shipped to those above for the final machining. We are not talking about 80% lowers but a slug of aluminum with a very rough shape of an AR. The forgings generally do not have the magwell broached yet or the hole for the receiver extension cut.

It is not on the list but Saber Defense, before going out of business, was a maker as well. They made lowers for several companies.

And as you can see by the list above it makes no difference who makes the lowers in the world today. 20 years ago it mattered but with all the CNC equipment today all forged lowers are going to be identical for the most part. The only differences might be the finish detail.

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