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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:22 PM #1
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Need AR 15 Lowers

I will be needing two AR 15 lowers in the near future and would like to find out if any of our "Industry Partners" or other FFL Dealers have what I need locally before I do an out-of-state order.

The first project is a A2 Colt parts set that I want to build into the type of "old-school" Vietnam era A2 that I used in 1969--a "nostalgia" piece to use for "plinking" and display with my restored military vehicles.

Second project is a flat top 16 in A4 model using an Armalite complete upper.

Will be using DPMS lower parts kit items to replace the Colt.
parts that are not permitted by ATF.

I need a lower that will pass for a 16A2 at a distance--Ideally should be
charcoal gray and not have oversize manufacturer logo. I would love the original flat type but that is probably too much to ask.

Armalite upper is very dark charcoal but not quite black. Color and appearance of lower is less of a problem with this build .

Is there a local source for these, preferably in the general Anne Arundel County area or Howard/ Balto County? Prices please...

Many thanks---12A10
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IMO Superior Arms & Essential Arms lowers have a dull finish. Google them and see if you can find a pic if its to your liking
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Have someone finish one of the Tactical Machining Billet lowers for you. They are unmarked 80% lowers, and honestly don't look too difficult to finish, mill out the fcg pocket and drill the FCG holes and you're done. Something any competent machinist could do, and then engrave them any way you like.

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IMO Superior Arms & Essential Arms lowers have a dull finish. Google them and see if you can find a pic if its to your liking
I have a couple Superior Arms in my safe for sale if you would like to see one in person.
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Have someone finish one of the Tactical Machining Billet lowers for you. They are unmarked 80% lowers, and honestly don't look too difficult to finish, mill out the fcg pocket and drill the FCG holes and you're done. Something any competent machinist could do, and then engrave them any way you like.

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I have the tooling to finish a 80% blank and the license to do it It isn't the most cost effective way to build an AR, but if you want something special...
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I have a couple Superior Arms in my safe for sale if you would like to see one in person.


I have the tooling to finish a 80% blank and the license to do it It isn't the most cost effective way to build an AR, but if you want something special...
Yep, you can get finished lowers for less ($50 plus the transfer fee was the lowest I saw recently.) On the other hand, I have a mill so $70 and no transfer fee is actually cheaper for me to roll my own. And I don't need a license to finish my own receiver.

I am the exception and not the rule though.

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Youll want a Nodak Spud 601 lower or XM16E1 lower, or if you want something more personal Mid County does outsanding work. Good People.

If you want a NDS, get them here http://www.nodakspud.com/AR%20Lowers.htm and have a MDS Dealer transfer them for you. The finish is correct and you can get them engraved if you want to be more authentic.
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Sweet site! ThoSe retro builds are very interesting. I never knew an earlier design housed the charging handle in the carry handle.
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Gun Connection has some AR receivers on Monday, but I don't know what they looked like or how they were marked.

You should be able to get the receiver from someone. They aren't scarce.
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IF you really want to get into it what you can do is take and fill in the original manufacturer's logo and have it re engraved with the colt logo. I've seen guys use two part epoxy as fill in. You just need to spend some time sanding it flat. But DONT touch the SN or mfr information (should be sperate).
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IF you really want to get into it what you can do is take and fill in the original manufacturer's logo and have it re engraved with the colt logo. I've seen guys use two part epoxy as fill in. You just need to spend some time sanding it flat. But DONT touch the SN or mfr information (should be sperate).
That is why an unmarked 80% receiver is best... You can do ANYTHING you want to it. Hell, you can even mark it "Zombie Killer Industries" if you want. Finishing an 80% receiver at home with a dremel and a drill press is a doable deal.

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