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Posted: 5/6/2003 9:15:33 PM EDT
I am looking to buy a lower to build up, My local dealer has Century Arms lowers in stock for $100.00. Is this a quality lower.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:23:12 PM EDT
Have no expierience w/ those.  I stick with Bushmaster or Olympic arms.  A friend of mine baught some no name brand, and could not get the mags in the well.  For ARs stick to the ABCDs.
Armalite(Eagle arms)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:36:58 AM EDT
Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Century makes lowers for some of the companies listed above.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:39:15 AM EDT
I thought Century was the producer of the RRA lowers?
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:16:55 AM EDT
You can get Eagle Arms (ArmaLite) forged lowers for the same price. A-B-C-D (well, throw in RRA).
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:38:03 AM EDT
Most likely that Century receiver is from a manufacturer overrun that was being offered a few months ago. Centurys are made by Continental Machine which also allegedly makes RRA and some other name brands. I have two and they are indistingushable from other lowers I have.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:34:13 PM EDT
Get the Century, good quality, and you have been offered a good price.  No need to go elsewhere.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:38:55 PM EDT
I have three Century lowers, my shooting buddy has three century lowers, and my dealer orderd a dozen Century lowers. They look fine to me. All mine have been assembled into complete rifles that run fine. I don't know all the inside details on the manufacture of lowers, but I would bet these lowers are the exact same forged lowers as others with different names on the side. When I ordered mine, they were $79/each but my dealer screwed me by charging me $25 per lower for the transfer. Needless to say, I won't be ordering anymore lowers from him.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 4:13:45 PM EDT
If you look at the Serial No, you will probably notice it starts will CM.  Quite a few lowers from other manufacturs also have this.  They are machined at a place in New England and stand for Continental Machine.

Link Posted: 5/10/2003 8:29:47 PM EDT
I got a new lower out of SGN and its marked CMT.
SN  cmt xxxx.
Company is in New Haven, Ct.
Suppose to make them for Colt.
Mine looks and works great.
$99.00 + 7.00 s&h to my FFL who charged me $10,00 to handle.
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