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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:41:44 PM EDT

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:45:15 PM EDT
Hadn't ever noticed one like that before. Looks like the lower was brushed/buffed prior to Anodizing.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:46:14 PM EDT
you mind using an arrow or something pointing to where it is? or describe it.....are you talking around the mag release cutout?

Mark
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:49:43 PM EDT
I'm going to go take off the mag catch from one of my rifles to make sure this doesnt have any negative effects.

This is a Mega Forged Lower BTW.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:50:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TacticalConcepts:
you mind using an arrow or something pointing to where it is? or describe it.....are you talking around the mag release cutout?

Mark


The edge of the hole for the mag catch "shaved down" in the middle.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:08:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 2:08:37 PM EDT by fxntime]
Looks like someone hit it with a wheel to get some swarf off that was stuck to the edge. Probably the tool was getting dull. Doesn't affect anything at all.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:13:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 2:16:41 PM EDT by bigedp51]
Both my AR15s are flat and not rounded in this area, it could be a casting flaw from the mold using the lost wax method of casting. Meaning it wasn't milled from a solid piece of aluminium and cast in a mold.

Yes its a defect and how bad a defect will depend on you.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:23:57 PM EDT
Just looked at my Mega lower, and its not like that.

I couldn't possibly see it being any sort of problem though.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:24:12 PM EDT
None of my six AR's have that. But I really don't see any problems other than a cosmetic issue
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Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:28:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigedp51:
Both my AR15s are flat and not rounded in this area, it could be a casting flaw from the mold using the lost wax method of casting. Meaning it wasn't milled from a solid piece of aluminium and cast in a mold.

Yes its a defect and how bad a defect will depend on you.


It is either forged or billet. Not cast.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:33:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigedp51:
Both my AR15s are flat and not rounded in this area, it could be a casting flaw from the mold using the lost wax method of casting. Meaning it wasn't milled from a solid piece of aluminium and cast in a mold.

Yes its a defect and how bad a defect will depend on you.


Dude that lower is forged not cast.

Probably hit with a wheel post forging . took a little to much off. Don't think it will affect function. Can't see how it would affect function.

Put it together. Lock a mag in there and go to town.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:41:35 PM EDT
Sometimes before anodizing, a shop monkey will take a file and debur some edges. A little chamfer action in the area isn't a bad thing.


Quit staring at it so much and shoot it already.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:43:58 PM EDT
It's fine man. I have a hard time seeing anything wrong. Some ppl here would cringe seeing all the little scratches my rifles get from being in a crowded safe.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:45:53 PM EDT
Hey i'm just wondering. I was told Mega makes the NICEST forged lowers.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:01:36 PM EDT
i seriously thought it was a trick post.
i finally saw the "flaw".(someone else showed me)
if it bothers you enough to endure the wait and the uncertainty, send it back.
a lower in the hand is very valuable now, i'd keep it and love it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:08:21 PM EDT
Man .... I thought the flaw was the crack-looking mark on the right lug of the bolt release lever.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:09:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Hey i'm just wondering. I was told Mega makes the NICEST forged lowers.


Don't have a Mega have been told they are top notch but has your post said "blemish" don't think you can knock them for the "blemish"

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:11:12 PM EDT
Shoot it and love it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:12:46 PM EDT
Do not see a problem?
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:25:57 PM EDT
I wouldnt stand for shoddy craftsmanship like that.

If you would like, I will just take it off your hands. Ill give you $125 for it so you can buy another.

Dont thank me. Thats just the kind of guy I am. I have an altruistic side.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 4:01:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
I wouldnt stand for shoddy craftsmanship like that.

If you would like, I will just take it off your hands. Ill give you $125 for it so you can buy another.

Dont thank me. Thats just the kind of guy I am. I have an altruistic side.


This guy is a crook. He is going to rip you off. I'll give you $130.00 and a used Pmag.

Storm Tracker, no disrespect meant, just pulling someones chain.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 4:06:33 PM EDT
no

i'll offer $150 to take it off your hands
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 4:37:26 PM EDT
Appears I have been outbid...

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 4:41:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
no

i'll offer $150 to take it off your hands


200$ + Shipping right now paypal. PM me for info

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 4:51:28 PM EDT
Doesn't look like a Mega to me, They have an atom logo not a rifle with a boltface.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:02:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CrazyRayRay:
Doesn't look like a Mega to me, They have an atom logo not a rifle with a boltface.


Its a Mega manufactured lower, I've seen the type he has before, just can't remember what the company name is.
It's like Rainier Lowers are Mega's with their own roll mark.

You can get "sterile" mega lowers as well.

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:04:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
I wouldnt stand for shoddy craftsmanship like that.

If you would like, I will just take it off your hands. Ill give you $125 for it so you can buy another.

Dont thank me. Thats just the kind of guy I am. I have an altruistic side.


It was $129
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:06:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slowkota1:
Originally Posted By CrazyRayRay:
Doesn't look like a Mega to me, They have an atom logo not a rifle with a boltface.


Its a Mega manufactured lower, I've seen the type he has before, just can't remember what the company name is.
It's like Rainier Lowers are Mega's with their own roll mark.

You can get "sterile" mega lowers as well.



Rifle Gear....Crappy Cell Pictures:


Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:15:42 PM EDT
Sorry but I am not seeing a blemish.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:26:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 5:27:27 PM EDT by slowkota1]
Its right smack dab in the middle of the mag catch cutout.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:07:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
I wouldnt stand for shoddy craftsmanship like that.

If you would like, I will just take it off your hands. Ill give you $125 for it so you can buy another.

Dont thank me. Thats just the kind of guy I am. I have an altruistic side.


It was $129



150 and I could possibly transfer FTF at FFL.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:14:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Flyer5:
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
I wouldnt stand for shoddy craftsmanship like that.

If you would like, I will just take it off your hands. Ill give you $125 for it so you can buy another.

Dont thank me. Thats just the kind of guy I am. I have an altruistic side.


It was $129



150 and I could possibly transfer FTF at FFL.


LOL.

I was seriously tempted to give one to the guy who runs the shop as a hobby and put it up on the wall for $1000. Yesterday I waited 90 minutes for him to eventually fail at getting through to the PICS system. During that time 3-5 people looked at them and said how lucky I was and how they were pure gold.

The $2200 Bushmaster on consignment sold the today when I finally was able to pick them up and leave with them. It was only there for a few days. Guy tried to purchase after I left yesterday and he had the same issues with getting through to PICS. Guy paid with cash today!
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:46:13 PM EDT
Just throw it down the driveway to give it used look.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 7:36:11 PM EDT
If a mag catch fits and doesn't bind it should be good to go.

For the blem lower you may need to get a Norgon Ambi-catch so the recessed lines flow together...

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