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    in my free time I want to try to make a revolver. Where would I be able to find drawings or blueprints for all the demensions of the parts?
    also what type of steel would be good for this? I have scrap chunks of 4140, various tool steels, stainless, etc. I don't want any big round as I feel like messing up something will be too dangerous so recommendations?
    completely new to gun smithing but I think it would be a fun hobby. my shop has cnc lathes/mill, manual mills, manual lathes, presses, EDM, OD/ID grinder, Hones, good deals for heat treating and various other things so im not sure if I have all the tools for this yet?

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    No manufacturer is going to provide the world with their drawings.

    You have to reverse engineer drawings from a sample.

    I suggest a much easier gun project than a revolver.

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    QT:[ my shop has cnc lathes/mill, manual mills, manual lathes, presses, EDM, OD/ID grinder, ]
    Be sure of shop rules ..I bought a grinder and a mill form a felow who lost his job and GM retiremnt for making a gun on his own time but on company property...I think he did not even know that was a big No No..and out the door .. The union did not have an argument ...
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    Having said all that ,there are plenty of half and 3/4 scale models of Colt 1851 Navies etc made by model engineers,with no more than a lathe and milling attachment...And ,I wouldnt do it at work ,if I valued my job..(which I never did).

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    I am not worried about loosing my job since I'm the owner now....
    What would u reccomend for an easier option?

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    Blueprints in this video, full build in the videos before. But i would model it in solidworks or confusion 360 before i machined anything, to make sure it was right.

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