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Posted: 7/5/2003 4:32:42 PM EDT
Any info out there on FN M4 upper assys? Thanks in advance!!

Link Posted: 7/5/2003 6:11:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 5:03:52 PM EDT
Troy, So I'm new guy here, low post count, I'll walk point and ask : since this comes up often and the reply is always - FNMI makes no uppers for civilian market - is this the definitive answer from FNMI's supplier for the uppers? In other words, unless FNMI makes their own proprietary uppers, is it not possible their vendor forge produces legitimate high quality but unmarked,therefore not official FNMI, uppers for the civilian market and sells them to suppliers as do the other forges that supply multiple AR makers? Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 8:54:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 9:46:41 PM EDT
Usually parts advertised as made by FN really means: "I have no F'N idea who made them."
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 10:22:18 PM EDT
There's a few quotes I have read over the years that I have always remembered. The FN quote is one of them! Hahaha!
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 11:57:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 6:50:09 AM EDT
The "FN" questions are answered by JT Distributing in this thread; [url=ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=141117]are FN parts prohibited parts?[/url]
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 10:42:26 AM EDT
Troy, Thanks for the very concise answer. There's some pretty standup people on both sides of this issue though. Has FNMI ever *officially* weighed in on it?
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 11:55:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 12:06:10 PM EDT
I remember just smiling and nodding when some gunshop guru was going on an on about how FN parts were great, you should only use FN parts, etc.
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 12:52:54 PM EDT
Troy, This is quite a place. Thanks once more.
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 3:18:15 PM EDT
As an interesting aside, defense contractors frequently swap parts with other defense contractors if they need to make up govt orders in short time. There are a vast number of military products out there containing components made by the "competition"!
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 5:56:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By notack: The "FN" questions are answered by JT Distributing in this thread; [url=ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=141117]are FN parts prohibited parts?[/url]
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I'm sorry, but JT's posts on this matter are pure poppycock. So far as I know, FN MAKES IT'S OWN UPPERS, and they don't build the M4. Now it's perfectly possible that the same FOUNDRY that produces A2 upper blanks for FN also produced the M4 upper blanks that are being advertised, but that DOES NOT make them FN uppers. They may be perfectly good uppers, and I suspect that they are, but false advertising is false advertising, and I don't care what BS you use to try to explain it. [;D]
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 10:18:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy:
Originally Posted By BH1: "I have no F'N idea who made them."
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Copyright 2001, by LtC. Chuck Santose. Used withOUT permission (but he won't mind). -Troy
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My apologies for not giving proper acknowledgement to the true source. I wasn't sure where I read it first but the opportunity was too good to pass up. I suppose many plagerists use that excuse though.
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