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Posted: 6/25/2022 10:22:22 AM EDT
Geez!  $900+ for a regular 20" upper?

We bought them by the trailer load a few years ago for $115 each including bcg at Knob Creek
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 10:50:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/25/2022 10:52:04 AM EDT
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More than a few...
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 10:54:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: BillofRights] [#3]
A few?   I bought some around 2006-7. They were ~$200 without bcg.     The original colt bcgs were already getting hard to find, and expensive.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 10:54:57 AM EDT
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Yep, back then. Glad I got all my shit done before hand, when things were normal before covid, before lockdowns, before supply chains shotages, etc., etc, and most of all, before biden. I can rest easy now.

Link Posted: 6/25/2022 11:06:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: HipSh0T] [#5]
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
"a few years ago"
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I thought this too until I realized my "a few years ago" was actually 12-14 years ago when Obama was elected. People were buying M4geries by the truck load and we were buying 1960's Colt surplus parts nobody wanted. The 1970's Colt M16A1 parts were everywhere and included a Colt Chrome Bore barrel for $400, Colt A1 parts kits on NDS lower complete builds could be done for $575.00.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 11:07:11 AM EDT
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Same thing that happened to ammo prices, a few years ago when I shot high power rifle(1994)I could buy 1000 rds of GI .308 for $100. And 1000 rds of GI 30-06 for $120!
Wish I would have stocked up on a few hundred thou.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda!
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 11:07:40 AM EDT
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Normal is relative. I have receipts from my grandfather buying 1911s and M1s as surplus, for next to nothing. It was normal.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 11:09:24 AM EDT
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My first M1 Garand was $93, shipped to my front door.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 11:27:48 AM EDT
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I remember when you could get an SKS for about a 100 clams. What are they now?
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 11:31:06 AM EDT
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I bought an unissued SKS "a few years ago" at Roses dept store for $45
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 1:16:18 PM EDT
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I was talking about a trip I took 'a few years ago' to a friend at work. He asked when it was and, thinking back and being more exact, it was 18 years ago. Good grief I'm getting old.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 3:23:39 PM EDT
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I went nuts before the 2008 election and bought up a ton of powder and primers as well as a number of guns and gun parts kits that I’m still building. I had a couple of friends tell me that I was nuts putting it all on credit cards, but the credit cards were paid off a decade or so ago and I’ll still using up the same primers and powder. For once I actually timed it right.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 3:28:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Donut777donut] [#13]
I still see cheap uppers on sale every day.

Yup… still $225 for a complete upper at the first place that googled up. (Optics planet)
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 3:56:36 PM EDT
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This was in the 2014-2015 timeframe
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 5:57:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Donut777donut:
I still see cheap uppers on sale every day.

Yup… still $225 for a complete upper at the first place that googled up. (Optics planet)
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Not surplus USGI. That's what the OP is talking about.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 7:47:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Red_McCloud] [#16]
I know Gunbroker isn't always the best indicator of things, but:



...what the hell are these prices.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 7:55:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Red_McCloud:
I know Gunbroker isn't always the best indicator of things, but:

https://i.imgur.com/sWd5PMe.png

...what the hell are these prices.
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An opportunity to make a lot of money if you are the seller.



Link Posted: 6/25/2022 9:21:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/25/2022 9:30:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Donut777donut] [#19]
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Originally Posted By 303_enfield:


Not surplus USGI. That's what the OP is talking about.
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Hopefully PSA/Nodak can start producing replicas.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 9:42:56 PM EDT
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H&R is getting spun up as we speak.

In a different post, he said that new upper production was awaiting some new custom tooling, ETA unspecified.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 9:45:57 PM EDT
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No one is currently making A1 and A2 uppers, guys want to make uppers, those with uppers are gouging. 600 for an A1 upper is stupid, don't pay idiot prices. Nodak and H&R are in the process of a production run of A1 and maybe A2 uppers. Save your money and wait for them. Don't buy them all and gouge others that's being a huge dick.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:14:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 19Charlie_84:
No one is currently making A1 and A2 uppers, guys want to make uppers, those with uppers are gouging. 600 for an A1 upper is stupid, don't pay idiot prices. Nodak and H&R are in the process of a production run of A1 and maybe A2 uppers. Save your money and wait for them. Don't buy them all and gouge others that's being a huge dick.
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That's what every turd on here will do. Max out the Visa the second they drop. Hopefully they limit purchases so this very issue doesn't happen, but I'm starting to wonder why they won't release pricing yet if they are so close to getting them listed at PSA.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:18:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Britt-dog:
Normal is relative. I have receipts from my grandfather buying 1911s and M1s as surplus, for next to nothing. It was normal.
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And I'll bet that the Postman even delivered them right to his door.

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:26:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: RABIDFOX50] [#24]
My apologies. Just realized OP was looking for retro uppers.


Laughs in PSA

$279.00
Barrel: 4150V Chrome Moly Vanadium steel. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a carbine length gas system. This M4 profile barrel is finished off with a standard handguard, F-Marked gas sight base, and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is machined to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized. These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a mil-spec manufacturer.

Bolt: Bolt is made of Mil-spec shot-peened Carpenter 158 steel. Gas key is secured with grade 8 fasteners and staked per mil-spec.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:32:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 10mmManiac:


That's what every turd on here will do. Max out the Visa the second they drop. Hopefully they limit purchases so this very issue doesn't happen, but I'm starting to wonder why they won't release pricing yet if they are so close to getting them listed at PSA.
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Good point. I'm surprised there hasn't been any discussion about the pricing. Something tells me people are going to be upset with the cost when they release.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 1:10:31 AM EDT
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Holy crap! $599 for an M231 upper?

I remember when these were readily available and cheap because nobody wanted them except the few people building clones of them.

I luckily built the things I wanted before things got crazy.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 6:35:13 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:55:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: tortilla-flats] [#28]
Yeah, I bought a NOS complete M16A1 upper from CDNN for about $125, back in the day.

Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end. La, la, la, la.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:00:18 PM EDT
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Not sure why Arfcom pretends inflation doesn’t exist only when it relates to buying gun/parts/ammo
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 1:23:44 PM EDT
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OP is waking from a long nap.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 3:45:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Machobuck:


Good point. I'm surprised there hasn't been any discussion about the pricing. Something tells me people are going to be upset with the cost when they release.
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I have a hunch they’ll be out of my range. I had to wait until Black Friday to get a couple of retro rifles from Brownells.
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