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Posted: 3/3/2011 7:31:06 AM
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Is there anywhere selling demilled M16 lowers? Everwhere I have looked is sold out or not listed. TIA
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Posted: 3/2/2011 6:00:31 PM
Demilled XM16E1 lower receivers pop up very frequently on Gunbroker, but they are usually pricey.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 6:30:33 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of buying one? Is it legal to weld back together and use?
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Posted: 3/2/2011 6:45:17 PM
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of buying one? Is it legal to weld back together and use?


Only if you're an 07/02 SOT I believe.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 6:58:11 PM
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of buying one? Is it legal to weld back together and use?

I own one just for the historical value.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:02:42 PM
pardon my ignorance. but what is a demilled M16 lower?
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:06:34 PM
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A cut up M16 receiver, particularly the lower. Demilled uppers are pretty much worthless, unless you collect aluminum scraps.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:17:16 PM
so if i understand this correctly its a lower receiver that has ll the outside milling done but its solid so someone cant just go ahead and put in a fire control group so alot like 80% lower or just a novelty paper weight
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:18:31 PM
Originally Posted By Spitz:
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of buying one? Is it legal to weld back together and use?


I just want it for a desk ornament.



Desk ornament and historical value... got it. Thanks.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:24:17 PM
Originally Posted By Clay54961:
so if i understand this correctly its a lower receiver that has ll the outside milling done but its solid so someone cant just go ahead and put in a fire control group so alot like 80% lower or just a novelty paper weight


No its an old .mil M16 lower receiver that's been cut into pieces.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:26:39 PM
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Originally Posted By Spitz:
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of buying one? Is it legal to weld back together and use?


I just want it for a desk ornament.



Desk ornament and historical value... got it. Thanks.

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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:37:24 PM


My brother bought this years ago. He gave it to me.





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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:48:44 PM

That looks to be either a 601, 602, XM16E1 or an early 604 receiver judging by the buffer tube roll pin hole. Later 603 M16A1's and later 604's didn't have a pinned buffer tube.
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Posted: 3/2/2011 8:55:34 PM
it would be alot cooler if there was more of it there but dosnt seem like its good for much but holding down paper anymore
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Posted: 3/2/2011 7:13:53 PM
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of buying one? Is it legal to weld back together and use?


I just want it for a desk ornament.

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Posted: 3/2/2011 7:23:26 PM
Many years ago you could buy barrels of them (literally) for cheap.
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Posted: 3/4/2011 7:10:31 AM
What are the de-milled colt's worth? I know a guy who has maybe 10 of them and they look a lot better than the picture.

The ones he has look like they were cut not crushed.
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Posted: 3/4/2011 11:15:02 AM
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Depending on condition, they could be worth a lot to a retro builder... original Colt parts from early models are always in demand. As for price? Have to cruise auctions and see what such retro parts are going for.

Also have to be careful that the receiver sections are demilled to current standards (3 torch cuts with 1/4" kerf) or the receiver sections are still considered to constitute a machinegun, even if they were properly demilled back in the 70's/80's with just narrow saw cuts.
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Posted: 3/4/2011 12:06:18 PM
My M-16 paperweight:

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Posted: 3/7/2011 8:34:22 AM
For demilled lowers to registered reweld items, what are the typical tell tale signs of a reweld?
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Posted: 3/7/2011 8:53:47 PM
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For demilled lowers to registered reweld items, what are the typical tell tale signs of a reweld?


The name of the manf. Some of them you can tell on the inside of the lower(you can see the weld marks). Some of them were really, really well done, and about the only way to tell is xray the lower.
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Posted: 3/7/2011 8:56:06 PM
these are cool as hell! Anyone know where to purchase either the magwell or the rear piece? Would love to have one of each on my desk.
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Posted: 3/8/2011 4:07:30 PM
What a shame to see these pics no wonder it cost 10 grand for an FA lower thats legal. They need to reverse the Ban.
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Posted: 3/8/2011 5:51:12 PM

Originally Posted By Spitz:
Is there anywhere selling demilled M16 lowers? Everwhere I have looked is sold out or not listed. TIA

Model 1 sells them at local gun shows.
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Posted: 3/14/2011 1:50:17 PM
Originally Posted By CAR-15:
these are cool as hell! Anyone know where to purchase either the magwell or the rear piece? Would love to have one of each on my desk.

Here are some.
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Posted: 3/14/2011 11:22:27 PM
holy crap!?!? I have a bunch of M4A1 marked ones, they are cool paperweights, but no way in hell they are worth 150 bucks? I was going to cut the roll stamp off and make a keychain out of it lol.
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