While you can easily leave an empty dovetail notch alone or buy a pre-made insert, dovetail notches can be permanently filled to provide a high quality look to your build. It should be noted that the rifle is unloaded and the soldering is completed outside using all appropriate safety precautions. Since we will be applying Ceracoat to this rifle we decided to solder the blank in place, if you plan on bluing, remember that the silver will not blue and leave a fine silver line.
For this project we ordered the following items from Brownells:
Rifleshooter.com AR15 Upper Receiver Build: The following chronicles rifleshooter.com’s upper receiver build. It is presented for information purposes only. Have a certified gunsmith inspect and check any work prior to attempting to fire. […]
Used shotguns with long barrels are readily available in most areas. A 28″ vent rib shotgun is great for the duck blind or goose hunting, but too long for many other hunting and sporting applications. […]