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 Anchor Harvey Aluminum Upper Receiver
kapkanimd  [Member]
10/1/2008 10:41:45 AM EST
Hi everyone,

I bought a AR15 at a gunshow about 7 years ago and it has a rock river arms lower receiver and was under impression the upper was the same. It came with a 20" A1 upper and I havent thought twice about it till now. I am in the market for an M4 upper and have been researching what brand to get. I thought I would check mine and see what it is for sure. Well it has the broken "A" marking on it and from what I have gathered it means it was made by Anchor Harvey Aluminum. I feel a little shafted but havent really had any problems with it at all and have put quite alot of rounds through it.

My question is, can anyone give any more information on this brand receiver? I have done quite a few searches and have come up with very little information other than it exists. Any information would be helpful and I thank you ahead of time.

Keith P
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hellbound  [Team Member]
10/1/2008 10:58:31 AM EST
anchor harvey is a forge, just like Alcoa or Cerro or Cardinal

they sell the raw aluminum forgings to manufacturers who do the final machine work, anodizing, and assembly...

some manufacturers put their markings on the upper to let you know that they finished it... Colt/Diemaco have a raised C or Stylized D right next to the forge code... companies like LMT, Bravo Company, Sabre, etc print their name/logo on the upper...

one of my Colt is marked C AF (colt finished it, Alcoa forged it), one is marked D 'A' (diemaco finished it, anchor harvey forged it), i have an LMT with LMT in white on one side and the "keyhole" on the other (LMT finished it, Cerro forged it)...

others don't mark the upper at all...

i know RRA now puts their name and logo on their flattop uppers... there is really no way of knowing who did the final finish on your upper...

you didn't get shafted... it's not a "bait and switch"... call RRA up or post in their industry forum... they should be able to give you the factory configuration based on the Serial #
Dace  [Member]
10/1/2008 4:41:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By hellbound:
i know RRA now puts their name and logo on their flattop uppers... there is really no way of knowing who did the final finish on your upper...


But not 7 years ago.


To the original poster; are you looking for value because you want to sell it? Give us the specs and we might be able to help you out with the value.
hellbound  [Team Member]
10/2/2008 2:55:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By hellbound:
i know RRA now puts their name and logo on their flattop uppers... there is really no way of knowing who did the final finish on your upper...


But not 7 years ago.


good job on the reading comprehension... my original recommendation is still the best... call RRA with the S/N...
Dace  [Member]
10/2/2008 4:42:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By hellbound:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By hellbound:
i know RRA now puts their name and logo on their flattop uppers... there is really no way of knowing who did the final finish on your upper...


But not 7 years ago.


good job on the reading comprehension... my original recommendation is still the best... call RRA with the S/N...


Wow, not like "now" isnt ambiguous and could mean anything. I was just clarifying. Dont be so sensitive.
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