Check out my $300 AR


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jjminch
April 25, 2007, 02:56 PM
Here's a pic. Basically a parts gun that my buddy built, and he let it go pretty cheap.

M4 Configuration
-Rebuilt Oly Arms lower
-New bolt carrier group
-Painted stainless heavy barrel 16"
-Colt night sights in the rear (need to find a matching front)
-Flip down front sight
-Rail system with foreward grip

I put about 150 rounds through it, not a single hiccup. It was just on a pistol range with a quick zero, so no imput on accuracy yet.

I need to clean it up a bit, the lower needs some refinishing but for 300 bucks who cares? Also can anyone help me identify what upper is on this thing?

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Bartholomew Roberts
April 25, 2007, 03:10 PM
That is a buddy indeed. The PRI front sight/gas block and GG&G rail system are worth an easy $300 parted out on their own without the rest of the rifle. Throw in $150 for a new bolt carrier group. So he could have probably gotten $450 immediately and still had a barrel, lower receiver and A2 upper left over. Definitely a smoking deal...

Whose barrel is it? Are you sure it is stainless? It looks like your typical M4 barrel and the only people I know making those in stainless are Olympic.

Also can anyone help me identify what upper is on this thing?

What forge mark is on the right side of the upper behind the forward assist? It probably won't help too much; but it may narrow down the manufacturer. Also check for a "Y" on the rear face of the rear takedown lug. If you see a "Y" then it is a YHM/Bushmaster upper.

waterhouse
April 25, 2007, 03:20 PM
Great deal. I've seen a lot of decent builds in the $500 range, but $300 is a steal.

RockyMtnTactical
April 25, 2007, 03:25 PM
Cool!! :)

Still 2 Many Choices!?
April 25, 2007, 03:35 PM
At that price, and with those add-ons,I would prabably have to go and give that friend an extra 100 bucks just so I could sleep at night without thinking I hosed him:eek: !

MD_Willington
April 25, 2007, 03:52 PM
Very nice...

Man I need to get the parts and build one of these...

I hope I get a bonus this quarter !

taliv
April 25, 2007, 05:05 PM
wow, that is a great deal. definitely the cheapest i've ever heard an AR going for.

msimonds
April 25, 2007, 05:08 PM
shoot that is a nice deal, congrats!!! I wish I could have spent that on my AR, shoot I could have bought 2

jjminch
April 25, 2007, 05:30 PM
Thanks guys, it was definitely a deal. I would have gladly given him another $100 for the thing. It was just that we were both broke, I was barely able to scrape up the cash for this thing.

I just spoke with him today. He said the upper was a Rock River Arms. And the barrel was a lothar walther ss bbl.

I heard good things about the RRA stuff, any input on the barrel?

Sniper4Life
April 25, 2007, 05:45 PM
I have heard that Lothar walther ss bbls are good, no personal experience though

Eightball
April 25, 2007, 05:47 PM
I wish I had friends like that.....

jjminch
April 25, 2007, 09:01 PM
I wish I had more friends like him.

possum
April 25, 2007, 11:48 PM
very nice, congrats!

Browning
April 26, 2007, 01:18 AM
If I had a buddy that sold me that carbine for $300, I'd get him a 12 pack of beer, a date with my sister and a room at the Holiday Inn Express.

jrfoxx
April 26, 2007, 06:12 AM
If I had a buddy that sold me that carbine for $300, I'd get him a 12 pack of beer, a date with my sister and a room at the Holiday Inn Express.

hehe, thats just freakin' funny right there!:)

Also to the OP:VERY nice deal! If I had friends like that, I'd own an AR instead of just lusting for one....

DWARREN123
April 26, 2007, 07:34 AM
For $300 you need to take him to dinner and a movie.:evil:

ceetee
April 26, 2007, 09:34 AM
I gotta meet a different class of friends! Congratulations!

jjminch
April 26, 2007, 01:10 PM
You guys crack me up.

Omaha-BeenGlockin
April 26, 2007, 01:29 PM
Can't beat that with stick.


Did ya kiss em?? J/K

22_Shooter
April 26, 2007, 03:04 PM
I wanna be friends with your friend:D .

johndoe1027
April 26, 2007, 03:11 PM
smokin deal, I'm jealous. I bet he wanted to skip the dinner and movie...
j/k, like I said, I'm jealous. My RRA cost me a grand....

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