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Posted: 7/19/2008 8:22:43 PM EDT
I just picked up a unfired A1 Vietnam era M16 upper for $290 at a show. Decent price?
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:32:19 PM EDT
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I just picked up a unfired A1 Vietnam era M16 upper for $290 at a show. Decent price?


you did great, especially for an unfired one.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:39:13 PM EDT
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Did you get the bolt and carrier with it? If so then you got a VG deal, if not, it was a OK deal.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 11:01:54 PM EDT
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Did you get the bolt and carrier with it? If so then you got a VG deal, if not, it was a OK deal.


i see well used ones on EE for $250 and up.  if it's unfired, it's worth the extra $40 for me.  
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 11:27:36 PM EDT
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Good price.! I saw 3 of them complete without bolt/carriers for $135 at a show 2 years ago and I regret every day not picking them up.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:44:32 AM EDT
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I just picked up a unfired A1 Vietnam era M16 upper for $290 at a show. Decent price?


If it's an original, unfired, Colt era piece then that's a good deal.

I've seen those go for $350-400 in unfired (or like-new) condition.  Shoot, CDDN was selling them for $369. 2 years ago. (I know, I bought one )
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:14:50 PM EDT
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I was lucky about 3 years ago and bought 2 complete A1 upper assemblies (unfired) from CDNN complete with Colt M16 bolt assemblies and charging handles.

If I'd only had a little more money then...

Oh well, you can still find good stuff on the EE.

Link Posted: 7/20/2008 9:41:35 PM EDT
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I just picked up a unfired A1 Vietnam era M16 upper for $290 at a show. Decent price?


Good price.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:32:49 PM EDT
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no bolt carrier, he had them seperate for 125. I still think I did ok. I have a older grey lower it matches up with. I have a old surplus buttstock also, but it looks like the foam filler expanded over the years inside the bore and it wont fit over the buffer tube now. Needs reamed, I might chuck it and look for a better one. Dont think its worth messing with.
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