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Posted: 4/12/2008 11:07:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2008 11:12:39 AM EDT by mike8620]
I included some pics. of an upper I bought last fall from a member on the EE (he had a whole bunch at the time). I had bought two of these and gave one to my dad to build a rifle with and it was in about equal condition to the one pictured. The best part was I paid $205 each, shipped to my front door. I hope another gob of these come on the market again. It was a great way to make a nice serviceable rifle for not alot of cash.



Colt marked upper.

Hard to see but MP marked barrel.
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 11:11:31 AM EDT

12 marking.

Roll pinned swivel and smooth front sight base with no front sight drain hole.


Link Posted: 4/12/2008 11:22:34 AM EDT
Yes, last year was good.  I had 50 A1 uppers I sold on the EE for $175 - $275, with most of them going for $195 shipped.  I wish I had them now...
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 11:25:10 AM EDT
I hope you're right.

I remember when not many people new about the CMP or the Garands they sold too.  But hey, if more people are becoming interested in shooting and collecting, the more people to support our 2nd Amendment rights.
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 11:58:45 AM EDT
I agree, the more people shooting and building this type of rifle (or any firearm for that matter) the better. Strength in numbers......
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 12:36:15 PM EDT
i can remember buying them complete for $150 each. i am now paying $120 for a stripped upper.
Link Posted: 4/12/2008 5:23:45 PM EDT
Wish I had some more like this, also. It's one of the CDNN uppers, It came with a like new A1 butt stock assembly.







Link Posted: 4/15/2008 5:20:43 PM EDT
I've been counting my blessings.  Got a NOS Colt A1 upper four years ago; prolly paid too much for it, but it was as new, with a Colt BCG, tho' the charging handle was likely newer.  It had a decent A1 trapdoor stock and buffer tube with no wrench flats.
Now it seems the supply has dried up, and I'm just happy to have it.
Oh, yeah, the NDS lowers came out just when I was ready to give up and throw the A1 on a Bushie lower.
Wish my timing was always that good...
Moon
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 5:31:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mike8620:
I included some pics. of an upper I bought last fall from a member on the EE (he had a whole bunch at the time). I had bought two of these and gave one to my dad to build a rifle with and it was in about equal condition to the one pictured. The best part was I paid $205 each, shipped to my front door. I hope another gob of these come on the market again. It was a great way to make a nice serviceable rifle for not alot of cash.
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/017.jpg
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/015.jpg
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/018.jpg
Colt marked upper.
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/005.jpg
Hard to see but MP marked barrel.


Seems to me I saw a couple like that one someplace
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 5:34:36 AM EDT
angus6 - what do you think the odds are of seeing more uppers like this? I mean, these were made by the millions, and there are lots of countries still updating thier weapons/armories. I'm guessing there are still more of them out there somewhere. When we might see them is the question. Also, now that retro is 'cool', I'm guessing they'd go for a bit more.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 5:38:49 AM EDT
If we could stop the "Feinsteins" of this country from melting them down into sewer covers, there'd be a lot more of them available...  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 5:46:08 AM EDT
...Too bad we can't stop those goons at Anniston from throwing them in the grinder...
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 6:02:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 5:04:43 PM EDT by angus6]

Originally Posted By Morg308:
angus6 - what do you think the odds are of seeing more uppers like this? I mean, these were made by the millions, and there are lots of countries still updating thier weapons/armories. I'm guessing there are still more of them out there somewhere. When we might see them is the question. Also, now that retro is 'cool', I'm guessing they'd go for a bit more.


Morg, I would imagine we'll see more show up , sooner or later , I quit getting them  because my cost was going to be $40 more a upper from my other source  and I was finding that hard to swallow and figured others would too.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:33:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By angus6:

Originally Posted By mike8620:
I included some pics. of an upper I bought last fall from a member on the EE (he had a whole bunch at the time). I had bought two of these and gave one to my dad to build a rifle with and it was in about equal condition to the one pictured. The best part was I paid $205 each, shipped to my front door. I hope another gob of these come on the market again. It was a great way to make a nice serviceable rifle for not alot of cash.
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/017.jpg
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/015.jpg
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/018.jpg
Colt marked upper.
i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/mike8620/005.jpg
Hard to see but MP marked barrel.


Seems to me I saw a couple like that one someplace





Yeah, they might be a little familiar to ya....LOL
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:44:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Beel:
...Too bad we can't stop those goons at Anniston from throwing them in the grinder...I live about a mile from the dreaded grinder. if not for those darned GI Joes running around playing those blasted M4's
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 6:03:29 PM EDT
The good'ole days may have been last year, but I'm pretty impressed with the number of uppers, upper assemblies and other assorted retro parts that are popping up right now on the EE and other boards.

The only trouble is it is a snooze you loose cituation.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:14:57 AM EDT
Yep, last year...I really WAS a retro whore
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 4:44:59 AM EDT
Hate to tell you guys this but I built my 601 clone back in 2000.  I bought 4 edgewater buffers off the EE for chump change 'cause no one wanted old junk.  Bought triangle charging handles from someone on ebay for $70 each......  At the time John Feamster was the only other retro guy I knew.
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