how much would it cost using LMT parts to build a mil- spec M-4?
checkout BravoCompanyUSA. When I get the funds to build my rifle, I will be using an LMT M4 profile upper 16" ($615 shipped)
I did the piece-by-piece route and should've purchased all of the components at the same time.
$450 for the LMT 16" upper w/charging handle
$124 for the LMT BUIS
$130 for the LMT bolt/carrier group
I decided to go completely LMT for my upper assembly.
My original bolt/carrier group was purchased as a "mil-spec" special from Fulton Armory. I wasn't sure if the bolt was proof load tested and magnetic particle inspected. I couldn't find a complete Colt bolt/carrier assembly so I went with the LMT.
Complete lower about $350.
Upper (NO carry handle, NO bolt/carrier, NO charging handle, NO handguards)$500
Add cost of sight, bolt/carrier/charging handle and handguards.
BravoCompany has one with chrome lined bolt carrier group and charging handle for $615 shipped plus right now I think they have a special where you get a free set of M4 handguards.
Complete LMT lower half with collapsible buttstock: $330
LMT upper (comes standard with charging handle and PRI Big Latch): $485
LMT standard bolt in standard carrier: $130
LMT enhanced bolt in standard carrier: $225
Arbitrary set of M4 handguards: $30
LMT fixed rear sight: $120
A standard LMT carbine without rear sight: $975
A standard LMT carbine with LMT rear sight: $1095
An enhanced LMT carbine without rear sight: $1070
An enhanced LMT carbine with LMT rear sight: $1190
As you can see, LMT nicely fills the niche between Bushmaster and Colt.
LMT 16" upper $485
LMT Std bolt carrier $125
LMT BUIS (used) $95
RRA Lower $108
RRA LPK $48
RRA M4 handguards $18
LMT Enhanced M4 Stock W/ hardware $100
total $979, so more than a Bushmaster, yet generally a little less than a Colt,
I'm very pleased with how it turned out, now i need some LMT mags for kicks & giggles.