3D Printed Scope Levers

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We’ve posted a lot about 3D printing┬ábut most of it has been about experimental parts or receivers that seem a bit scary to actually shoot. Here’s a pretty neat 3D printed project a Redditor shared recently. They created these 3D printed scope levers for the Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x that cost around $.50 to make while most scope levers on the market go for $60 and up.

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  • SerenGetter

    Fantastic, provided its sturdy

  • thedonn007

    I could use a few of those. How can I buy some?

    • Patrick Karmel Shamsuddoha

      well you kind have to make your own.

      • Giolli Joker

        With a zip tie…

    • Budogunner

      A company called Shapeways allows people to upload 3D files to be printed and mailed out to them, as not everyone has a 3d printer (yet). The content creators can also choose to leave their designs up on the website so others can buy printed copies, too.

      There are cat tails on Shapeways for a few different models of scope, but all of them that I saw cost $15 each. There is markup so the designer gets a cut, to cover machine time, and profit for shapeways.

      For those interested in getting their feet wet, you can get a build-and-solder-it-yourself Prusa i3 kit from Folger Tech for less than $300. That is a fair bit of cash, but less than 10% of what the cheapest printers were just a couple of years ago. PLA (plastic) filament is about $10/lb. and with the ability to adjust infill you don’t really go through filament as fast as you would think.

      The nice thing about the Prusa i3 is that it is a reprap design. For our purposes here that means it can print many of the parts needed to build another of itself. Many people sell such parts kits on ebay so I presume that helps them make the machine pay for itself.

      Be sure to read up on safety before getting into 3D printing and only set a machine up in a well ventilated area away from flammable materials.

  • Secundius

    There’s also a company called Switchview, which makes their’s from CNC Billeted 6061/T-6 Aluminum…