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Posted: 9/18/2004 8:37:40 PM EDT
anyone have one these or have any input on them? I see a ad in shotgun news $67 for a stripped.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:08:53 AM EDT
Best cast lowers I have seen or used. They come gray, not black, like the old original M16's, appx the color of a USGI magazine. You can use Norrell's, Guncoat, etc to make it black, or Essential will do that for you (according to owner Bob Johnson as per phone call). I don't know what finish he can apply, did not say, but it is extra cost.

These lowers are well machined and finished, holes accurately located, etc. They are investment cast.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:17:27 PM EDT
Why go cast?
For 85.00 you could get a really nice forge lower from Ameetec or Mega.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:12:40 PM EDT
Is that the E. A. company that is located in Krotz Springs, La? I didn't know if they were stillaround.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 10:51:53 AM EDT
Essential Arms Co.
P.O.Box 121
Krotz Springs, La. 70750

tel. 337-945-0185
fax. 337-566-0068

Owner is Mr. Bob Johnson. Yes, they, they reopened.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:21:23 AM EDT
Reopened...? So are the current lowers Forged or Cast?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:56:47 PM EDT
Don't go with Cast. Definetely get a forged lower. You can find some good deals on forged lowers on the equipment exchange. Stag Arms is listed at about $85, This is a very high quality lower. The fit and finsh on these lowers are amazing. Anyhow, good luck on your searching.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:24:01 PM EDT
Bob says he will have both forged and cast, and will add some cast steel lowers, too.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:29:32 PM EDT
Do they remanufacture?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:34:42 PM EDT
Call Bob at 337-945-0185.
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