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Posted: 3/12/2011 7:16:53 PM EST
I went to the gunshow today for some ammo and left with a spikes upper, I think. The barrel is marked ST MIL-B-11595E 5.56 NATO 1/7 CL HP MP. Anyone know how to find out what barrel that is?
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:19:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By jade81m:
I went to the gunshow today for some ammo and left with a spikes upper, I think. The barrel is marked ST MIL-B-11595E 5.56 NATO 1/7 CL HP MP. Anyone know how to find out what barrel that is?


that sounds correct but we need baddazzar to get in here and comment
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:25:46 PM EST
I ended up getting the upper minus the BCG and CH with 5 30 round Pmags for $410. As long as it's the right barrel I think I did OK. If not then my first gun show buy got me.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:31:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 7:32:20 PM EST by sinlessorrow]
Originally Posted By jade81m:
I ended up getting the upper minus the BCG and CH with 5 30 round Pmags for $410. As long as it's the right barrel I think I did OK. If not then my first gun show buy got me.


well its the same markings as mine from spikes but idk for sure

i would also repost this in the spikes forum in the industry section with pics
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:37:22 PM EST
Thanks sinless, the only reason I was so unsure is I couldn't find any numbers close to mine on spikes website and after hearing horror stories of gun show buys I was nervous. I am pretty sure if they are the same as yours then it should be what it looks like.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:42:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By jade81m:
Thanks sinless, the only reason I was so unsure is I couldn't find any numbers close to mine on spikes website and after hearing horror stories of gun show buys I was nervous. I am pretty sure if they are the same as yours then it should be what it looks like.


id still post it in the spikes section just to be sure but im a little paranoid that way
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:53:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 7:54:51 PM EST by boarklr]
Originally Posted By jade81m:
I went to the gunshow today for some ammo and left with a spikes upper, I think. The barrel is marked ST MIL-B-11595E 5.56 NATO 1/7 CL HP MP. Anyone know how to find out what barrel that is?


Not sure what you want to know....

It's chambered for the 5.56x45 round....... .223 will be fine too.
It has a 1:7 twist......better for stabalizing heavier rounds than 1:9 twist.... 62 grn plus
It is high pressure tested.
It is magnetic particle inspected.

It's all good.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:57:44 PM EST
Does it have the spikes tactical logo on the receiver right above the charging handle?
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:01:01 PM EST
Thank you for the info Boark, I was having a tough time finding that barrel on spikes site and was afraid it may be a cheap barrel on the upper.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:01:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By fullauto18:
Does it have the spikes tactical logo on the receiver right above the charging handle?


Ya, the upper does and the BCG had it too.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:15:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 8:16:20 PM EST by azoutdoorsman]
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:31:13 PM EST


thats the old spikes markings they recently changed theyre markings
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:50:23 PM EST
Consider this a score since you have it in hand and not waiting for 4-6 weeks or more.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:56:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By DocBull:
Consider this a score since you have it in hand and not waiting for 4-6 weeks or more.


I am starting to think it was a nice score. The only problem now is I have an extra M&P upper sitting here that looks so lonely, going to have to buy a lower for it. Never even had time to fire the M&P before I replaced it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:02:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By jade81m:
Originally Posted By DocBull:
Consider this a score since you have it in hand and not waiting for 4-6 weeks or more.


I am starting to think it was a nice score. The only problem now is I have an extra M&P upper sitting here that looks so lonely, going to have to buy a lower for it. Never even had time to fire the M&P before I replaced it.


With 5 pmags, definitely did well!
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:59:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 6:01:06 AM EST by MikefromTX]
Is the upper new or used? At $410 without BCG and CH, it's about an average buy for new.

I just recently bought a new 14.5" Spikes upper with Magpul handguard, Vortex FH and Spikes BCG and CH for $539. That's $129 more than you paid, and I got BCG, CH, Magpul and Smith Vortex ... and $129 is less than the cost of an average BCG. The PMags are worth about $85, so that brings it closer to a deal.

True you didn't have to wait, but ...

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Link Posted: 3/13/2011 6:30:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By jade81m:

The only problem now is I have an extra M&P upper sitting here that looks so lonely, going to have to buy a lower for it. Never even had time to fire the M&P before I replaced it.


It gets worse.

"I have this spare pivot pin detent, it looks so lonely. It needs a new rifle to call home!"

Or, when you stop trying to justify it at all:

"I have this rifle-shaped void in my gun safe. What's that, void? You're BCM-shaped? Got it!"
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 6:41:02 AM EST
Tell me about it my new spare upper I built to swap between the one I have on my main rifle is now turning into my new back up complete rifle.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:31:55 AM EST
What about when slings and stocks turn into new rifles? My wife hates that. Always asking me how I can shoot so many that all look the same.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:19:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By INFIDEL74:
What about when slings and stocks turn into new rifles? My wife hates that. Always asking me how I can shoot so many that all look the same.


Ask her how many pairs of black shoes she owns.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:31:35 AM EST
Doesn't sound like a bad deal if that is what it is.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:36:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:36:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:42:53 AM EST
So there you have it from Spike's owner.
I still think it is a kick ass deal, and would have jumped all over it.

I caught this effed up BRD full blown and am planning another 3 builds.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:24:09 PM EST
Badazzar, thanks for the info on that man. I took it to the range today and am very happy with my first spikes product, now time to start browsing lowers....
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:54:02 PM EST
Pretty good deal esp for a gun show.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:28:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Thornhammer:
Originally Posted By jade81m:

The only problem now is I have an extra M&P upper sitting here that looks so lonely, going to have to buy a lower for it. Never even had time to fire the M&P before I replaced it.


It gets worse.

"I have this spare pivot pin detent, it looks so lonely. It needs a new rifle to call home!"

Or, when you stop trying to justify it at all:

"I have this rifle-shaped void in my gun safe. What's that, void? You're BCM-shaped? Got it!"

True words. Few weeks ago guy welched on a leftover spikes buffer I had for sale, decided to keep it.

Good score OP - sounds like a fair deal. Especially after confirmation from the man himself. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:27:51 AM EST
My next build is going to be another spikes lower, with bar rail. 100% spider all the way.
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