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MAPartsInc.com = rebadged LMT & less costly?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wacki, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. wacki

    wacki Member

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    This company claims their upper kits are made by LMT. Anyone know anything about them? What is the catch? They have a sales rep at the local gun show selling "LMT Upper kits" for $500 or so.

    http://www.mapartsinc.com/faq.asp#count_16

    From the above link:
     
  2. Gord

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    I wish the website gave any info whatsoever about what's included with the uppers/rifle kits. Prices look good, but if they're LMT they probably don't come with BCGs or etc.
     
  3. ugaarguy

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    Unless they're selling uppers with 1:7, Chromed, MPI barrels they're not quite LMT equivalent. The BCG should also have an HPT & MPI bolt. If it's a standard chrome moly steel 1:9 twist barrel I wouldn't worry though. You at least know it's got a properly cut 5.56 chamber, it's properly headspaced, and it's been assembled properly since LMT did the work. Add an LMT or BCM charging handle & BCG and you'll be good to go.
     
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    The sales rep was saying anything that wears the LMT badge gets a LMT price. Otherwise there is not much difference in quality. I know he could be full of crap, but that was his story.
     
  6. rob_s

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    I didn't know that LMT made 1:9 barrels.
     
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    keep in mind that even if it is LMT it doesn't mean it's the same quality as you would buy from LMT. it could be seconds or otherwise rejected parts from LMT's QC process
     
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    Good point.

    One of the things that makes LMTs products as desirable as they are is the fact that they do all the right testing. If they're selling un-tested parts to M&A then those parts wouldn't be as desirable, and the parts would cost less since they saved money on the testing.
    (I'm talking barrels and bolts here)
     
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