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Posted: 8/20/2005 5:07:44 PM EDT
I was wondering what type of lower (and upper) I have on my AR15.
Hopefulley the pics work.
The only mark I can find on the upper is a symbol like a key hole with 3 dots in it, just above the assist.
[and yes, I have posted this exact msg somewhere else with little feedback so far]
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid182/pff431a7b44c7ab2d94f34cc50681fcdb/f2c1d549.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid182/p21ceaad296b13a08431767dff14e2178/f2c1d545.jpg

The pics SHOULD work.
The lower has this stamped on it;
CUSTOM 15
AR15 A3
5.56MM
SP604008

The only mark on the upper is the keyhole thing mentioned. Its a flat top.

Cheers in advance
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:13:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 5:13:25 PM EDT by CPUFed]
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:15:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 5:16:06 PM EDT by Stickman]
You've got a big X

Disregard, its up now.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:20:38 PM EDT
While only being able to see one side, a geuss, hombuilt off of an 80% receiver maybe?
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:26:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 6:24:52 AM EDT by _DR]
Cool! One I have never seen before.
The Keyhole is similar to the Cerro Forge marking, although typically it does not have the three dot, perhaps this is some early variation. Cerro makes forgings for various manufacturers.
With your permission I'd like to use these in my tacked receiver thread.





Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:29:54 PM EDT
The key hole is the symbol of cerroforge.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:37:46 PM EDT
_DR. Go right ahead. Where is the thread?

I can photograpg the other side of the receiver, but there aint much to see.

I'm picking the SP##### part is a serial number. There was a web page that had AR serial numbers on it, but I cant find it now.

The reason its a custom I guess is because it has a 20" Oly Arms heavy barrel on it (which Im goin to get re-profiled - its to heavy) Oh, it has a Jewell Trigger.

Im a BIG novice to AR's so amuse me. I love this thing, even though the gun oil is hard to get off my bed linen
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:41:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By millsie:
_DR. Go right ahead. Where is the thread?

I can photograpg the other side of the receiver, but there aint much to see.

I'm picking the SP##### part is a serial number. There was a web page that had AR serial numbers on it, but I cant find it now.

The reason its a custom I guess is because it has a 20" Oly Arms heavy barrel on it (which Im goin to get re-profiled - its to heavy) Oh, it has a Jewell Trigger.

Im a BIG novice to AR's so amuse me. I love this thing, even though the gun oil is hard to get off my bed linen




millsie, the thread is here

it's tacked at the top of this forum. If you get darker colored sheets you won't notice the oil stains
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:52:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
Cool! One I have never seen before.
The Keyhole is the Cerro Forge marking, although typically it does not have the three dot, perhaps this is some early variation. Cerro makes forgings for various manufacturers.
With your permission I'd like to use these in my tacked receiver thread.

www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid182/pff431a7b44c7ab2d94f34cc50681fcdb/f2c1d549.jpg

www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid182/p21ceaad296b13a08431767dff14e2178/f2c1d545.jpg




It could be a home build
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:56:58 PM EDT
I have never seen a lower with that rollmark before
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 6:34:24 PM EDT
The lower is very likely custom.

You can't tell who made the upper by looking at the forging mark on the receiver.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:00:59 AM EDT
Millsie, you have a local put together parts gun. I'm assuming GC have someone finishing off 80% finished recievers imported as paperweights. This would be to avoid having to having to go through the legal import route. They arn't too forthcoming about how it all comes about. I assume you have an A cat rifle, I'd be surprised if the cops had let it be E cat. If it works well, enjoy & have fun with it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:14:16 PM EDT
Yes indeed. Its has a JP thumhole stock.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:11:49 PM EDT
Noticed the lower's front pin isn't reinforced like an A2....
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:19:00 PM EDT
Hunterex.. Any chance you can explain that to me?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:28:16 PM EDT
Certainly. Gimme a moment or two to gather pictures and post a comparison image.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:35:03 PM EDT


There you go. I figured an image is worth more than a text explanation
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:29:16 AM EDT
Is the mag well sealed off Cali-Style?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:36:26 AM EDT
Id like to see the entire rifle
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:50:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TraumaRN:
Is the mag well sealed off Cali-Style?




What he said. But then it could be the angle.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:03:07 AM EDT
Or New Zealand style!

DUN DUN DUN
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:29:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 2:33:44 AM EDT by redfisher]

Originally Posted By leopard_nz:
Or New Zealand style!

DUN DUN DUN




Ohhhh, leopard_nz finally chimes in!

(but brings up a possibility.........its an import- like from NZ)

j/k, L_nz....... love Michael Campbell, Steve Williams, and every other N-Z-lander I know of.



P.S. Those are some nasty tolerances around the magazine catch
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 12:12:35 PM EDT
Hunterex.

Na, cant see what your referring too mate. The red one and the bottom one [mine] look the same. What are you referring too.

Lets face it guys, you need people like me to ask the dumb questions.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 12:29:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By millsie:
Hunterex.

Na, cant see what your referring too mate. The red one and the bottom one [mine] look the same. What are you referring too.

Lets face it guys, you need people like me to ask the dumb questions.



The section at the front of the magwell toward the top where it meets the takedown pin. A1 styles don't have the extra "meat" supporting the pin like the more ramped transition of the A2 style.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 1:37:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By millsie:
Hunterex.

Na, cant see what your referring too mate. The red one and the bottom one [mine] look the same. What are you referring too.

Lets face it guys, you need people like me to ask the dumb questions.



The section at the front of the magwell toward the top where it meets the takedown pin. A1 styles don't have the extra "meat" supporting the pin like the more ramped transition of the A2 style.



+1
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:54:47 AM EDT
Now I see. Thanks guys.
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