$365 - Complete Upper/BCG/Charging Handle
$50 - Collapsible Buttstock Kit
$44 - Lower Parts Kit
$135 - RRA Receiver
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
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
That's great but names of products used would be helpful to everyone here.
I would like to see a pic when done
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
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.
I seem to be having success with getting gently used, a little more than test fire and break in round counts.
M16A1 projects are the key to high quality, low cost builds.
Colt for the rest.
Total cost $596
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.
www.akpartskits.com = Blackthorne Products
The rest of it came yesterday, and has since been assembled! No pictures - yet. Let me get home from work, first.
- 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)
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...
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