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Posted: 9/8/2013 7:53:04 AM EDT
I am trying to find a lower with no markings other than maker and s/n - no graphics, etc.  I found a mil-surp FN A2 upper and want to refinish a lower to match and make an accurate semi-auto clone.  I know I can get an NDS lower, but it's quite a wait and for now I want to get it built.

I did a search broadly as well as the archives here and found some recommendations (e.g., Rguns had stock, Deleware Machine), but those options are gone now and I don't know who makes a non-splashy lower?  I had an Aero lower for this, but once putting them together the logo on the lower made it look all wrong.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:56:23 AM EDT
Wouldn't make an accurate lower for a clone, but the markings are very limited.

http://www.shop.doublediamondsupply.com/AR15-Multi-Caliber-Lower-Receiver-DDARRL.htm
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:00:40 AM EDT
True, not accurate but a very interesting lower.  Clean, minimal fence and no A2 bulge at the extension tunnel for a retro-ish look.  Not cheap, but a darn interesting looking lower.  Probably wouldn't use it because of the trigger guard, but it's very interesting to know about.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:16:14 AM EDT
McKay but like the Nodak might be a wait.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:17:02 AM EDT
Consider an 80% lower? You'll get exactly what you want
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:20:55 AM EDT
That is a good suggestions, and I did consider it.  But given quality lowers are cheap again, I think I'll get one with the holes done well and not rely on myself.  My dad has a drill press and the skills, but he's also got a health problem right now and I don't want to ask him to do it. Next year when he's back in battery I might consider that.  But thanks for the suggestion.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:47:09 AM EDT
ESSENTIAL ARMS has no LOGO

Good stuff

http://essentialarms.com/



Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:50:54 AM EDT

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Came to post that. I love those guys. Nodak and McKay are also a choice.

 
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:55:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:12:22 AM EDT
Good stuff.  That Essential is a great candidate - and their logo is vaguely enough like the "U.S. Rifle/U.S. Property" stamps on some M16A2's.  Good match. I might grind the fence down to partial A1 and call that good.  Have not seen that before.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 10:07:08 AM EDT
I like LMT's rollmark. I just went through the same process for lowers that will become SBRs. I really wanted a Colt M4A1 rollmark but don't feel like spending 1500 for a SOCOM or 750 for the lower, So I ended up picking up a couple complete LMT lowers w/ SOPMODs.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 10:30:46 AM EDT
If you don't want to wait for NoDak or McKay, you could try one of these:
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Or, if you like a simple US Rifle logo:
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Link Posted: 9/8/2013 10:38:06 AM EDT
That Fulton Armory one would be perfect with that U.S. mark if that's the way they come. I will check into that and where to get one/cost.  We have a gun show next weekend, i can hit that and if nothing local is workable (which I doubt), then order one in. Our transfer prices have skyrocketed and even used guns taxed now; our state gov't. hates gun owners but is consitutionally limited - so they go after us where they can. So buying local is much cheaper and easier but in this case the look is more important.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 10:42:00 AM EDT
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That Fulton Armory one would be perfect with that U.S. mark if that's the way they come. I will check into that and where to get one/cost.  We have a gun show next weekend, i can hit that and if nothing local is workable (which I doubt), then order one in. Our transfer prices have skyrocketed and even used guns taxed now; our state gov't. hates gun owners but is consitutionally limited - so they go after us where they can. So buying local is much cheaper and easier but in this case the look is more important.
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If you can't find it local, here is the link to Fulton:
link to Fulton lower
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 11:11:02 AM EDT
LMT's rollmark looks almost exactly like PWA's did.
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Source for the Arms Room lowers? How is the quality?



 
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 11:28:58 AM EDT
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The Arms Room in Orlando.  They're a typical lower.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 11:32:24 AM EDT
I looked at TAR's website. They don't list lowers.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 11:47:20 AM EDT
I looked, too. they listed partially finished ones under "parts" but no finished stripped lowers.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 11:52:41 AM EDT
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well, call them up Monday
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 11:57:56 AM EDT
80% finished?
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Link Posted: 9/8/2013 12:02:18 PM EDT
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If I could get a lower transferred to me for less than $50, I'd pursue the TAR one, but them's the facts here.

That Stoner would be just fine.  Do you guys ever table at shows across the big stream, or have dealers on our side of it?
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I looked at your website, and didn't see uppers available. Do you guys do matching upper and lower sets?



 
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We don't do shows in Washington but we can ship to your FFL and it should be there in one day.
We don't currently have any stripped uppers available but we are working on it.
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If I could get a lower transferred to me for less than $50, I'd pursue the TAR one, but them's the facts here.





That Stoner would be just fine.  Do you guys ever table at shows across the big stream, or have dealers on our side of it?



We don't do shows in Washington but we can ship to your FFL and it should be there in one day.
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I looked at your website, and didn't see uppers available. Do you guys do matching upper and lower sets?






We don't currently have any stripped uppers available but we are working on it.
Work harder. Flattop and A2. A high quality upper and lower set with matching finish, with minimal rollmarks would be very attractive for a lot of people.



ETA: and move the engraving on the magwell as far down as possible.





 
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 6:12:05 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/8/2013 6:30:19 PM EDT
Aero is a very good and clean product.

http://aeroprecisionusa.com/shop/ar15-stripped-lower-receiver
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 6:31:45 PM EDT
Another option.  This is a good quality 7075-T6 billet receiver set.  I have one NIB just like it I've been trying to find a new home for  

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Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:00:49 PM EDT
So you want one of these....
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:28:19 PM EDT
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damnit! every time you post pics of your lower I spend an hour in my head trying to figure out how to convince the wife that "I neeed one!"
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:34:27 PM EDT
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Yeah, precisely.  But I'd leave off the Colt if I had it engraved since it's an FN upper, give it an FN or other lower generic look to it.  There's  a lengthy wait for them now, plus our high tax/transfer costs (WA thing), and the engraving cost.  I might do that next year when the budget isn't tight (a lot of guns and child expenses this summer).

Who did the engraving for you? I may shop for someone next year.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:43:23 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/10/2013 12:19:27 PM EDT
Rogue Defense here in Portland (Curts Discount Shooter Supply) is manufacturing their own lowers and they are very clean. Sharper lines than most but no extra markings. I have one in the truck and can post pics later.

May be only uppers. Im heading over later and will check on lowers. Im off-base
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 12:36:01 PM EDT
Boom! No forge flash, no gouges from removal of flash, smooth even finish, guaranteed in spec. With no silly logos!

http://www.echo93.com/#!lower-receivers

Link Posted: 9/10/2013 4:47:14 PM EDT
Just emailed that link to a friend of mine in "Dalworthington."

I have that in mind as a leading contender in this search, thanks!

Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:33:31 PM EDT
http://www.yorkarms.com/index.html

These guys will make you a receiver with whatever markings you want, including custom serial numbers etc.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:41:20 PM EDT
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