October 17, 2012, 11:14 PM
Im going to build a rifle from the ground up so to speak. So I want a matched set (its a quirk and it will really bother me if numbers don't match) But I contacted a friend of mine who builds rifles and he recommended me to get a Vltor or Colt just in case I ever want to sell it to keep the value up. But i can't seem to find anywhere to get a matched set of them. So does anyone have any other recommendations of who to get a matched set from or were i can get a set from either of these companies.
October 18, 2012, 07:35 AM
Uppers are not serialized - there is no such thing as a 'matched set', other than color matching.
October 18, 2012, 07:37 AM
You do realize that on an AR15 there are no numbers on the upper or any other part of the gun other than the part designated as the reciever (lower)?
October 18, 2012, 09:43 AM
With the election driven backlog, good luck in getting the parts. I have a Rock River, and am pleased with it. There's a huge backlog in RR receivers.
October 18, 2012, 02:47 PM
I does not matter who's stamp is on the lower when the buyer learns it is a parts built gun it will not have the value a real Colt or what ever does does. Don't get caught up in paying for a name unless you are buying a complete rifle.
What do you mean by stripped?
October 20, 2012, 08:15 AM
Thank you i didn't know that aan upper was not serialized I own an older colt however I never looked for a serial # and when i saw "matched set" I just assumed. So thanks for telling me my mistake
So what does matched set mean exactly, is it a marketing ploy?
October 20, 2012, 09:38 AM
It usually means that the manufacturer does not make strictly mil-spec receivers (e.g. billet receivers with unique features) and the only way to get the upper and lower to match visually is to get them from the same manufacturer.
October 21, 2012, 09:49 AM
A matched set is referring to billet receivers, when they are milled from the same solid block. Mega does this, maybe Seekins, maybe a couple others. If its not a billet set, then they are just milled out forgings, and impossible to be a "matched set"