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blue109

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I had planned on being done with AR builds for a while, but a harmless comment on Siscos thread resulted in him giving me a smoking deal on a pair of old school uppers...so here we go. Probably going to be a slow process.  Plan at the moment is a 14.5 somalia-ish carbine with the C7 upper, and a M16A2 clone of my shithole rifle with the A2 upper. 

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I’m very tempted to build something similar for a jeep rifle. Plain and simple as can be. I think I have enough Colt parts laying around to built a pencil A2 upper. 

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  I have two A2 Uppers laying around also , going to make an A2, 20"bbl.  version & a Mid length Carbine , because I have a set of Mid HG's , probably slower then yours .:laffs:

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Blue, I've got A2 grips out the a$s, and some other small parts.  List what you need, and I'll send you whatever I can.  :thumbup:

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Thanks man! Numeric has 14.5 bushmaster barrels pinned with FSBs for cheap. Think ill snag one for the carbine. Just working on uppers for now. 

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Progress and setbacks.

The pinned FSB was a hair off on the 14.5 barrel so im sending it back for a replacement. 

scored a good deal on lowers. Was planning on grabbing whatever was cheap and in stock...and they had LMT on sale for $99 ea. Pretty stoked. 

I have triggers and grips so I ordered some minimalist LPKs and saved some cash.

A2 stock and parts in route from my favorite forum enabler for the A2 build. 

 

Gettin there.

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Lookin great Blue! If I can drag my carcass out there this fall I gotta try shooting them! I will bring my own ammo!

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3 hours ago, blue109 said:

scored a good deal on lowers. Was planning on grabbing whatever was cheap and in stock...and they had LMT on sale for $99 ea. Pretty stoked.

DAAAAAAAAAMN!!!   :thumbup:

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@98Z5V 2nd Amendment sports down here in tucson. Having some sort of anniversary sale until Saturday.  They had RPRs for $799! lots of stupid deals. People were walking out the door with bundles of rifle boxes lol. I had to run out after I got the lowers or risk maxing a credit card.

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36 minutes ago, blue109 said:

@98Z5V 2nd Amendment sports down here in tucson. Having some sort of anniversary sale until Saturday.

Is that still going on ON Saturday?!  I'm driving down for 2 lowers, if that's the case!!!   AWESOME HEADSUP!!!   :hail:

 

Yes, yes they are stillhaving the 25th Anniversary sale on Saturday.  NICE!!!

https://2ndamendmentsports.com/tucson-sale/

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16 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

Is that still going on ON Saturday?!  I'm driving down for 2 lowers, if that's the case!!!   AWESOME HEADSUP!!!   :hail:

 

Yes, yes they are stillhaving the 25th Anniversary sale on Saturday.  NICE!!!

https://2ndamendmentsports.com/tucson-sale/

Hey Tom, we'll be at Josh's in Tucson this weekend! If you come down give me a call. Come to think of it, if you got that Cerakote work done you could bring that stuff down with you. If not, no worries.

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I'll give you a yell in the morning.  I'm calling them in the morning to check stocking levels, and see if they have any they can put to the side.  I'll call right after I talk to them.  :thumbup:

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Just got ahold of them - those LMT lowers sold out!  I had a feeling they would have, damnit...   Good snag, blue!

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Im running out of stuff to sell lol. Had to off the RDS and some BUIS to cover the lowers. Still need to sell that ARMS rear to cover the LPKs. Struggle is real!

Getting there though.

 

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Had an amazon gift card. I seem to remember lots of small AR parts on amazon but pickins are slim now. Ended up ordering a Proctor Way Of The Gun sling. Seems perfect for a KISS gun. 1.9oz, and paracord attachment loops. 14.5 Barrel and all other parts for the carbine are in route. Just need a BCG, but I can borrow one from another gun for now so no worries. the A2 will probably be shelved for a while.

Parts of these builds that came from forum members:

Both uppers, carbine buffer, M4 stock, rifle buffer/spring/extension, A2 stock, one grip(actually have a few grips from you guys but probably using a standard on the A2) carbine handguard, charging handles. Team effort. 

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2 hours ago, blue109 said:

Just need a BCG, but I can borrow one from another gun for now so no worries.

 

If looking new, keep an eye on Toolcraft 5.56 BCGs. I've seen them in nitride going for $65 from some vendors.  It's top quality, and supplied to alot - ALOT - of the other OEM vendors.

Since the dry-up of the DWilson 308 BCGs, I'm switching over to Toolcraft for all future 308 BCGs, and I already have two of the 6.5 Grendel BCGs.

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1 hour ago, blue109 said:

Nice. If I see $65 ill buy 2 

Just missed a $69.99 with free shipping sale at PSA, out of stock right now but they regularly have them for that, I'll keep watching.

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55 minutes ago, jtallen83 said:

Just missed a $69.99 with free shipping sale at PSA, out of stock right now but they regularly have them for that, I'll keep watching.

2nd this. I have use them and know many others that do too. They are always on sale for $70-$90

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