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Posted: 9/23/2004 4:05:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 8:50:10 AM EST by millsusaf]
I finally got my 10 1/2" upper that was included with my m16 today. I was told and expected the handle to be cut off, the dealer had already told me this. However I didn't expect the other things. See how many things you can find screwed up with this upper. It has to be the ugliest I have ever seen. I had to laugh!







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SEE BELOW FOR PICS

Couple of questions:

The most important question is:

Why the hell would anyone do this to a upper? The only thing I could think of was a laser mounted on top and it shined through the hole in the front site post. Good god, if the guy would have asked I would have paid for the proper parts to save an upper.

How can I determine if the barrel is a 5.56 or a .223? I saw no makings on the barrel.

Who made this poor upper? The only marking i found were a C W in front of the rear site post.

Anyone want to buy the upper only? I have already ripped it apart for parts.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:36:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 4:39:06 PM EST by boofus]
Lol I wouldn't take that upper if you paid me $10 for it. Just what you need on a $10000+ machinegun. An upper that looks like it got run over by a bulldozer.

Maybe the previous owner did it to make it look less valuable and trick any burglars rummaging around in his safe?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:38:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:38:54 PM EST
RED X on my end
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:41:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:42:08 PM EST
@ the "bad link" pics
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:43:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4Kid:
@ the "bad link" pics



Anyone know somewhere relaible to post f^83ing pictures! My ususal is down for some reason.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:44:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By millsusaf:

Originally Posted By M4Kid:
he


Anyone know somewhere relaible to post f^83ing pictures! My ususal is down for some reason.



Try www.photobucket.com it's free.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:46:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4Kid:

Originally Posted By millsusaf:

Originally Posted By M4Kid:
@ the "bad link" pics



Anyone know somewhere relaible to post f^83ing pictures! My ususal is down for some reason.



Try www.photobucket.com it's free.



Thanks but they are limiting there sign up time, and now if not one of those times.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:55:13 PM EST
i wanna see
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:02:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
i wanna see



Someone please host the damn pics, and you will be able to.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:11:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:14:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 6:15:21 PM EST by mongo001]

Originally Posted By Bushrag:



Dammit, you beat me to it!!

ETA: "HowTF many mags can YOU tape together!!" - might be another good caption for this pic.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:48:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:57:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:43:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 7:45:20 PM EST by _DR]

Originally Posted By KNEESINTHEBREEZE:



Link Posted: 9/24/2004 2:02:55 AM EST
Thanks for all who offered to host. I sent the pics to M4kid to be hosted. Hopefully he will have them up soon. Thanks again to everyone.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 2:35:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By KNEESINTHEBREEZE:
upload.sh0t.com/stuff/badlink.gif



Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:59:48 PM EST
sorry, a bit late, but here's the upper pics:


Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:03:25 PM EST
Damn. I usually choose function over form, but yeah, I'd say that's the ugliest upper ever...
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:08:31 PM EST
Ah, yes... the fabled precurser to the A3: The A2.5

Note the Weaver base and 2-tone contrast design... An absolute classic. You can co-witness optics and the fixed rear site is far superior in stability than some fly-by-night BUIS. Even the flash hider has an air of panache, with it's salmon colored accents. A must have for serious and silly collectors alike!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:11:57 PM EST
Strangest/out of place thing about it?

The $400 pricetag. I hope to god you didn't pay anywhere near that much.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:12:46 PM EST
I'm afraid to ask what kind of condition your lower is in.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:13:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Ah, yes... the fabled precurser to the A3: The A2.5

Note the Weaver base and 2-tone contrast design... An absolute classic. You can co-witness optics and the fixed rear site is far superior in stability than some fly-by-night BUIS. Even the flash hider has an air of panache, with it's salmon colored accents. A must have for serious and silly collectors alike!



True wit.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:13:21 PM EST
Note the $400.00 price tag!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:21:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 4:24:52 PM EST by millsusaf]
That $400 price tag also made me laugh. At first I was a bit pissed, but the more I thought about it I just laughed.

Technically it cost my upward of $9500, but actually I consider is a free-be. The upper that is currently on the M16 a very nice fluted 16" A2 is great condition, and the lower is in great condition also with only very minor use imperfections.

Thanks again M4Kid for hosting.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:12:27 PM EST
Wait... you said $9500. That's Pesos, right?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:15:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Edge767:
Wait... you said $9500. That's Pesos, right?



For the whole M16.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:23:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Edge767:
Wait... you said $9500. That's Pesos, right?



For the whole M16.



Actually is was the old Iraqi $$. Yep for the lower and one and a one quarter uppers.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:38:19 AM EST
Why the heck would you spend $9500 for a registered lower and put something like that on your upper? Spend the $550 and make it right.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:04:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 8:52:31 AM EST by millsusaf]

Originally Posted By cnorton:
Why the heck would you spend $9500 for a registered lower and put something like that on your upper? Spend the $550 and make it right.



I wouldn't and didn't, that is why I tore the upper apart. The only usable shit is the barrel, foward assist, rear site and dust cover.

Added: I was also able to save the flash supressor, it is amazing what a little WD40 and wire brush and some 1200 degree paint can do.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:17:04 AM EST
I'm sorry, but I would hang that sonuvabitch on my wall.

Did someone REALLY machine weaver rails into the upper?

Thats freakin classic....


- BG
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:48:20 AM EST
actually with a little black paint and a short piece of rail bolted on that thing..... hmm let me get my hack saw.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:43:36 AM EST
Oh wow, she's cute.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:53:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
actually with a little black paint and a short piece of rail bolted on that thing..... hmm let me get my hack saw.



Don't do that, I will be happy to sell you mine. Just think of all the time saved, not to mention you hack saw blade.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:24:02 AM EST
That is disrespectful!
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:57:06 AM EST
That is an abomination.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 7:54:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4Kid:
sorry, a bit late, but here's the upper pics:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kevin034/26504009.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kevin034/26504008.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kevin034/26504005.jpg



Sweet mother of God!!!! That is truely the ugliest damn thing I have ever seen! I mean the rails gouged into the sides are simply.... well.... they are sad. How in hell did someone expect to get $400 for that.... that.... thing?

I have to go cry now. It's just not right.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 8:04:22 AM EST
Well, I have heard that back before A3 uppers became available in great numbers, certain gunsmiths, when building scoped varmint guns, would machine off the carry handle and drill and tap for a weaver base. However, when they did that, they did it on a mill, and touched up the parts that are shiny.

That thing is a abomination, though.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 8:48:13 AM EST
$400 and that is without the b/bc/ch
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:12:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By nchapa:
$400 and that is without the b/bc/ch



I kinda have a feeling those got left out, but since not in the description, not much I could do. The other upper did have a bc,b,ch.
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