You would still have to fork out the money to do such a thing. I've heard that DSArms here in the good 'ol USA (actually in my backyard) was trying to do such a thing, but the royalty to be paid to Steyr for each rifle produced would not be profitable enough to warrant producing a small number of riflesso they did not procede. In addition, there are not too many parts kits for AUGs right now due to their high demand by different militaries. Even though we think $3500 for an AUG is a lot of money and the company is making a killing on it, if a company has to pay $3000 per rifle back to the company, the profit margin (before costs, labor, etc.) is only $500 (now subtract advertising, shipping, labor, storage, tooling, etc). If the profit margin were say $1000-1500 per rifle as in the days of the so-called "pre-ban black rifles" then maybe there would be more incentive for a company to produce receivers here. BTW, the AUG receiver is not that easy to duplicate and would require quite a bit of expensive tooling in order to get it right. You just can't stamp one out of sheet metal like you do the AK's, FN's, Galils's, HK's, etc. So your idea is a reasonable one, but I doubt that it will happen anytime soon. I hope someday to be proven wrong, and I'd gladly buy 1 or 2 of them if it ever did happen, but for now, I'm just gonna keep my "pre-ban" AUG, and yes it is a fine machine. Again, take my advice, if you can get your hands on one and you have the money available, GET IT! Even if they begin producing them here in the US, your original Austrian-built Steyr AUG will never lose its value (unless they repeal the import law, then we can get the A3's!).