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Posted: 12/18/2016 9:27:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 9:27:50 PM EST by VIP3R]
Kind of want to do a M4 sopmod and looking at options.

How quality are these OEM 1? Or worth going a different route?
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:48:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By VIP3R:
Kind of want to do a M4 sopmod and looking at options.

How quality are these OEM 1? Or worth going a different route?
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For the right price. I bought one for $700 or so and turned it into a MK12 mod 1. It's as nice as any 6920.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:58:57 PM EST
Its worth it IMO
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:04:03 PM EST
Its worth it...but shop the pricing as stuff is all over the place right now...I got a NIB 6721 recently by watching a GB auction and winning at 681.00.....My guess is that 2017 is going to be a great time to be a buyer.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:04:20 PM EST
Its worth it...but shop the pricing as stuff is all over the place right now...I got a NIB 6721 recently by watching a GB auction and winning at 681.00.....My guess is that 2017 is going to be a great time to be a buyer.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:53:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TJRoush:
Its worth it...but shop the pricing as stuff is all over the place right now...I got a NIB 6721 recently by watching a GB auction and winning at 681.00.....My guess is that 2017 is going to be a great time to be a buyer.
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I agree, patience will be the key.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 11:06:34 PM EST
No issues with quality?

I know Colt quality has dropped over the years.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 11:10:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VIP3R:
No issues with quality?

I know Colt quality has dropped over the years.
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Please describe what you know about that.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:16:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Lexington:


Please describe what you know about that.
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Hearsay
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:57:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By VIP3R:
No issues with quality?

I know Colt quality has dropped over the years.
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News to me
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 2:36:04 AM EST
I bought a couple of OEM1 rifles in August. The fit and finish was excellent. We've pounded about 2K rounds through them with zero failures.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:01:29 AM EST
Colt quality is still there but QC may have slipped some. Or their version of acceptable and everyone else's is a little different. Still great rifles and I would snag one as a project for $700 or so. This is definitely the time to be a buyer. Good luck finding a RIS II FSP for your build though.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 1:56:13 PM EST
A Colt OEM 1 with a B5 or LMT SOPMOD stock installed and a Knight's Armament hand guard installed would be my one and only if I could only own one standard style rifle. Colt rifles run and that's what matters to me.

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 2:15:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VIP3R:
No issues with quality?

I know Colt quality has dropped over the years.
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In what way, "fit and finish?" I've got new Colts, and old Colts with no functional issues. That includes the OEM models.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 3:11:51 PM EST
I bought an OEM 2 back in the summer for $750+tax+background at GT Distributors.
They are local, so no shipping.
Right around $800 out the door.

At that time, all Colts in this area were north of $1200 before tax, and that situation hasn't really changed.
You had to go DPMS, Windham, Bushmaster, etc. to compare to the OEM price.

I've owned several ARs, but this was my first Colt.
Finish and function have been top notch.
Very pleased.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:25:08 PM EST
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In what way, "fit and finish?" I've got new Colts, and old Colts with no functional issues. That includes the OEM models.
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Originally Posted By Strela:


In what way, "fit and finish?" I've got new Colts, and old Colts with no functional issues. That includes the OEM models.


Glad to hear everyone has good things to say.

Yes I hear the quality control/finish is not what it used to be...
Then again maybe I am spoiled with my other AR's

Originally Posted By borderpatrol:
A Colt OEM 1 with a B5 or LMT SOPMOD stock installed and a Knight's Armament hand guard installed would be my one and only if I could only own one standard style rifle. Colt rifles run and that's what matters to me.


That would be the plan.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:29:42 PM EST
If you want a 16" carbine that uses the stock barrel nut, sure.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:33:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GTRider245:
Colt quality is still there but QC may have slipped some.
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Statistical process control usually prevents that from happening. QC "slippage" is generally folklore.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:33:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Click2Boom:
If you want a 16" carbine that uses the stock barrel nut, sure.
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Rather have it 14.5/14.7 pinned...but I am just trying to see what is the best route...Or pay to have cut/threaded...

Unless I just say I don't care about authenticity and go BCM
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:43:34 PM EST
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Rather have it 14.5/14.7 pinned...but I am just trying to see what is the best route...Or pay to have cut/threaded...

Unless I just say I don't care about authenticity and go BCM
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Originally Posted By VIP3R:
Originally Posted By Click2Boom:
If you want a 16" carbine that uses the stock barrel nut, sure.


Rather have it 14.5/14.7 pinned...but I am just trying to see what is the best route...Or pay to have cut/threaded...

Unless I just say I don't care about authenticity and go BCM


If you're going for a clone they're the wrong length.

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:57:57 PM EST
How are the lowers marked?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:01:40 PM EST
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If you're going for a clone they're the wrong length.
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I am aware of that. I am not NEW to building AR's.

The lowers are marked M4 carbine. Safe and Fire
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:05:11 PM EST
I think the OEM1s are a great idea. I don't care much for the stock GI furniture. I bought an OEM1 last month right after the election, and I couldn't be happier.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:40:48 PM EST
For a lot of people yes. If it were my only option, yes. But I can't stand the barrel and would replace it, so for right now, for me, no. If I were attempting a clone, then sure.
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