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Posted: 8/6/2005 1:01:59 AM EDT
Hello every one.

Ive been here at this site for the past week(wish I new about it sooner) and after seeing the thread on assembling a AR I figured it was about time I do one my self.

Im not new to AR's. Ive owned 9 over the last 12 years but theyve all been production guns and I want to build something this time with my own hands and save a little $$$ doing it.

This is what Im gonna go with.

STAG lower receiver(stripped) $85.00
STAG or RRA (lower parts kit) $59.00
STAG M4 upper (complete with bolt/handle etc) $429.00
VLTOR or 6 ps stk $68.00 for the 6 pos. Still looking around at VLTOR stock's.

I'll probably use the hand guards I took off my Bushy M4 izzy for a while till I score a A.R.M.S. rail and look around for it.

Planning on duracoating it myself to.

Any words of advice I or hints.

My Bushy's

Older pic(will post new one later)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/kbi/DSC00350.jpg
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:48:48 AM EDT
You might be able to save a little $$$ by checking out Del-ton, You can get complete uppers, parts kit, 6pos stock, furniture for ~500. Check out their kit section.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:58:13 AM EDT
sounds like your on the right path.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:30:38 AM EDT
Go for it!!! Just be careful with that Pivot pin detent spring. That thing will fly across the room if you are not careful. When I built my M4, I was crawelling around on my hands and knees looking for that thing. Was lucky to find it.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 7:38:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kbi:
Any words of advice or hints?



Buy the right tools and it should be a breeze.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:45:22 AM EDT

Buy the right tools and it should be a breeze.
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Im definetly getting a Armoers action block,lower reciever block and barrel wrench(with the stock tool)and a punch set.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:07:02 AM EDT
good luck. i just built my first ar. got a complete kit from model 1 sales and a dpms lower from brownells. the only problem with the kit was the spring for the front detent was to long i had to cut it down to get the detent pin to fit right. where in va? maybe we can get some people together to go out shooting.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:26:42 AM EDT

good luck. i just built my first ar. got a complete kit from model 1 sales and a dpms lower from brownells. the only problem with the kit was the spring for the front detent was to long i had to cut it down to get the detent pin to fit right. where in va? maybe we can get some people together to go out shooting.
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Arlington is my home but shooting is something I need to get back into. Ive been working to much this past year and havent had to much free time.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:10:26 PM EDT
Might give some consideration to the M&A Parts kit. IIRC, it was $464 and my build with a Stag strippedlower was $575. Shoots great as well.

As for the front pivot pin spring/detent, if you don't get the tool, assemble that part INSIDE a large ziplock bag with a hole cut in it for the needle nose pliers. I tried about 100 times and every time it took off but the bag retained the parts. Try #101 did the trick!

Good luck and post pics!
~m38a1

www.m-aparts.com (and look under M16/AR15 Kits, then 5.56, then configuration)
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:48:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alpo:
Go for it!!! Just be careful with that Pivot pin detent spring. That thing will fly across the room if you are not careful. When I built my M4, I was crawelling around on my hands and knees looking for that thing. Was lucky to find it.

Luckily mine only flew a few feet and I found it quite easy, that spring can be evil.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:59:48 PM EDT
Update on my build.

Well folks this last thursday I finally got a phone call from my dealer saying my lower was in and so was my upper so I went and picked them up.

Lower and O/D stock & grip and RRA parts kit.



But heres the funny part Im right handed and look at what I got .



I didnt know I was left handed.

Guess Im waiting a bit longer to complete my project.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:58:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kbi:
I didnt know I was left handed.

Guess Im waiting a bit longer to complete my project.



Sorry to hear about the bad luck. I've never seen photos of a lefthanded upper before; only heard discussions about them. I guess they have to reverse the ejection port cover so it doesn't interfere with the bolt catch.
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