Here are the files you can download for free.  Currently there are three different types of files.  First format is the SolidWorks E-drawings.  This file format will allow anybody to open the files no matter what software you have installed.  E-drawings is the most user friendly format since you don't have to have any special 3-D modeling (CAD) software to look at the files.  The second format is the solid model file in *.igs format.  You must have some sort of 3-D modeling (CAD) software to open this file format.  If you are planning on doing the machining I have, you will need the *.igs file.  But if you just want to open the file to look at it, you can download the E-drawing.  And the last type of files you can download are the blueprints.  I don't make blueprints of the solid models I make.  So if you need a dimension while working on your project, you will have to reference the model.  Later on, I hope to make available other files dealing with my projects...including sketches, setup sheets, programs, etc.  Tim at dumpsterCNC made the 1911 solidmodel *.iges file.  Andy at made the VZ58 *.iges file.

My files are free to download, and if you share these files they must remain free!  

Download instructions

SolidWorks E-drawings: Select the file you wish to download, click Save.  To open the file, simply double click the *.exe file.

Solid Model *.igs File: Select the file you wish to download, click Save.  Use your 3-D modeling (CAD) software to open to file after you unzip it.

Blueprints:  Select the file you wish to download, click Save.  Use Adobe to open the file after you unzip it.

SolidWorks E-drawings

Solid Model *.igs Files


The files below are complete solid models of the AR15/M16 and the 1911 firearms.  I made the A2 style AR15 model, and Tom made the A1 style AR15 as well as the 1911 model.  You can download other files Tom has made here.  The files below are for visual reference only.

Complete Firearm E-drawings

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