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12/6/2019 7:27:02 PM
Posted: 10/7/2007 6:08:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:01:15 PM EST by mhoffman]
$365 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$135 - RRA Receiver

$594 total

If I wanted to do it all over again for even cheaper...

$325 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit (probably could find cheaper)
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$77 - Essential Arms Stripped Receiver

$496 total Under $500!!!

I'll post pictures when the upper arrives

_MaH
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 6:53:00 PM EST
where did u buy the upper that cheap can u provide a link as i am in the market for a upper right now...thanks

trevor
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:32:52 AM EST
That's great but names of products used would be helpful to everyone here.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:50:13 AM EST
I would like to see a pic when done
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:26:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:06:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:
Its even easier than that.



ooooooo now that's nice!

Okay, as to the questions about where I got everything --

Upper/BCG/CH -> Del-Ton
Buttstock Kit -> Del-Ton
Receiver -> RRA (Local FFL)
LPK -> Brownells

Hint: Working for an FFL definitely helps

_MaH
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:23:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By mhoffman:
$365 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$135 - RRA Receiver

$594 total

If I wanted to do it all over again for even cheaper...

$325 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit (probably could find cheaper)
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$77 - Essential Arms Stripped Receiver

$496 total Under $500!!!

I'll post pictures when the upper arrives

_MaH


Bah!!

A mad sailor on shore leave!!

Got a Bushmaster 20" A3 upper with BCG and CH for $310 shipped.

Have another complete carbine upper which just may be a BM enroute for $310 shipped.

Wondering about the $44 LPK, too low and you go Chinese.

I even question the $50 DPMS set, Standing by the CMT kit that GTS provides with free shipping for $68, making it the same cost as CMMG's with shipping.

50 bucks is very doable for a telestock assembly in RRA or CMT and A2 stocks at 35 bucks shipped.

I'm eyeing the EA lowers as well.

My 20" A3 will come in at $504 to include shipping on the EA and a FFL transfer, at $480 if I can get the lower local.

The carbine will be $519 with shipped EA, $495 if locally procurred.

The holy grail is to get BM lowers at about 200 bucks with LPK and stock.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:47:12 PM EST
I built an SP1 type rifle for around $300. But i most likely could not do it again.
And it was from used parts all used excepet the lower recivier and LPK.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:45:16 PM EST
I seem to be having success with getting gently used, a little more than test fire and break in round counts.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:07:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 4:12:07 PM EST by JoeBud]

Originally Posted By mhoffman:
$365 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$135 - RRA Receiver

$594 total


How do you get free shipping?

I kept this beauty under $500.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:13:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 4:15:53 PM EST by thedoctors308]

Originally Posted By EARRNHARDT3:
I built an SP1 type rifle for around $300. But i most likely could not do it again.
And it was from used parts all used excepet the lower recivier and LPK.

i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/EARRNHARDT3/AR-15FAM2006.jpg


M16A1 projects are the key to high quality, low cost builds.
CMMG LPK
Stag Lower
Colt for the rest.
Total cost $596
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:50:17 AM EST
Mine initially cost <$520 before I customized it.

I got the kit from www.akpartskits.com $389
The lower from Steve Winstead on Gunbroker.com $105.50
The a mag from www.copesdist.com. $18 (I already had mags which I didn't have to pay for)

I replaced the forend furniture with cheaperthandirt's quadrail (for airsoft).
Threw on a Barska red dot from Cabelas.
Despite originally thinking I would use telescopic sights I got a removable carry handle (honestly don't remember where).
An airsoft grippod from eBay
A $5 LED light from 7/11 and mounted it to the quadrail using an old weaver ring I had sitting around.

Now it looks mean and nasty, but did not cost me as much as a standard RockRiver from the best priced dealer here.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:37:17 AM EST
www.akpartskits.com = Blackthorne Products
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:43:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 2:59:43 PM EST by mhoffman]
The rest of it came yesterday, and has since been assembled! No pictures - yet. Let me get home from work, first.

Specs:

- 16" Heavy Barrel with Chrome-lined bore and 5.56 NATO chamber @ 1/9 twist rate
- A2 Flash Hider
- A2 Front Sight Post
- Carbine length, "standard" handguards
- A3 Flat-Top upper receiver with T-marks
- Forward Assist Assembly
- 6 Position Collapsible Buttstock
- DPMS Lower Parts Kit
- Rock River Arms Lower Receiver

So, in other words, my Franken-Rifle is a mix of Del-Ton (complete upper & buttstock), Rock River Arms (receiver), and DPMS (LPK).









(The $596 cost does not include the cost of magazines, sling, ammo or EOTech)

_MaH
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:56:36 AM EST
here's my cheapest build:
Stag 2H kit shipped ... $630
Stag Lower ... $95
Colt Carry Handle ... $0
(sold) ARMS #40 ... $95

basically the ARMS #40 paid for my lower... so $630...

then i added:
Magpul CTR OD ... $90
(sold) M4 stock ... -$40
Magpul MIAD OD ... $30
(sold) pistol grip ... -$5
Magpul PMAG OD ... $17
(sold) 30rd Mag ... -$10
CavArms M4 HGs OD ... $20
(sold) M4 HGs ... -$20
BCM M16 BCG ... $130
(sold) CMT BCG ... -$130

$712 with the Magpul stuff...
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 1:55:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 1:55:49 PM EST by Irish_11]

Originally Posted By mhoffman:
$365 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$135 - RRA Receiver

$594 total

If I wanted to do it all over again for even cheaper...

$325 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit (probably could find cheaper)
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$77 - Essential Arms Stripped Receiver

$496 total Under $500!!!

I'll post pictures when the upper arrives

_MaH


that would definately work for me, Im doing a college student build (sacrificing food for guns, my taste buds are going to hate me, haha) Im looking at a 20" a2 style kit. the best deal Ive found on a lower is $85 shipped for a superior (and $25 for the FFL fee), as for the rest Im keeping my eyes out. Any tips to finding a good deal on a 20"? Besides the EE, I look there a few times a day
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