3D printing legality?

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3D printing legality?

Post by S O K A R » 13 Jun 2022, 1:28 am

So I wasn't really sure which section to post this in
Basically, is it legal to 3D print a rifle chassis?
I know its obviously illegal to print working firearm parts, but couldn't find anything relating to the chassis?

Looking for a chassis for an action I have, can't find anything to my liking hence the question
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Re: 3D printing legality?

Post by womble » 13 Jun 2022, 4:18 am

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Post by cz515 » 13 Jun 2022, 8:13 am

The strength in 3d printed chairs will be in one direction but not the other. So while you may be able to withstand kickback.... if the rifle drops the chassis will snap.

Secondly a lot of work will need to be done for clearance

But mainly production of any firearm part in many states without the necessary permits is illegal
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Post by bladeracer » 13 Jun 2022, 1:41 pm

S O K A R wrote:So I wasn't really sure which section to post this in
Basically, is it legal to 3D print a rifle chassis?
I know its obviously illegal to print working firearm parts, but couldn't find anything relating to the chassis?

Looking for a chassis for an action I have, can't find anything to my liking hence the question


No idea on the legals as some states are starting to use the term "3D printing" in their legislation, generally to prohibit it.
But I've seen in the US that they're doing 3D metal printing, so anything is possible nowadays.

I built my own chassis out of common aluminium extrusions, still with the Bunnings bar codes on them. When I get around to building another one I'll use a commercial chassis as the basis of it.
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Post by Fionn » 13 Jun 2022, 2:10 pm

S O K A R wrote:So I wasn't really sure which section to post this in
Basically, is it legal to 3D print a rifle chassis?
I know its obviously illegal to print working firearm parts, but couldn't find anything relating to the chassis?

Looking for a chassis for an action I have, can't find anything to my liking hence the question


Its not illegal in Victoria, you would have to check your state laws.

I 3d printed the foregrip, pistol grip and cheek piece for my little badger

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Post by Fionn » 13 Jun 2022, 2:43 pm

This guy in NZ prints Norinco jw15 chassis's

https://www.vtp.co.nz/product/norinco-jw15-chassis/31

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Post by roadblock » 26 Jun 2022, 7:44 am

Southern cross small arms has some 3d print files for accessories for their chassis systems on their website. If you don't need a license to buy / own it, then there should be no reason that you can't 3d print it. Obviously there's copyright issues if you then start selling them.

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