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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 2/10/2002 10:36:24 AM EST
Why do so many people call AR-15's assembled from kits "Frankenguns". Since the "kits" contain actual Ar-15 parts,the resulting rifle (assumming it is put together properly and accurately)should be as good as any other AR-15. Yes? No? Why?
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 10:45:08 AM EST
I don't know how many different manufacturers you have to include to qualify for "frankengun" status, but I don't think that different upper/lower qualifies. A true frankengun IMHO is made from many different manufacturers - prefereably used parts as well, color mismatched, ugly but functional... Cheap as you can get it. Plan on making one myself soon
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 10:48:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/10/2002 10:49:29 AM EST by Troy]
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 12:05:31 PM EST
A former co-worker of mine used to part up guns. When it came down to range day, he'd bring a tool box full of spare parts and would fit and file the whole afternoon. I guess with some people, the assembly and tweaking is just as fun as shooting. If it wasn't for filling a toolbox of parts I might never use, I might have the curiosity to find out he liked doing it.
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 12:09:34 PM EST
"Frankenguns" ??? First time I seen that used here on AR15.com. Now, over at FAL files, there is generous use of the term "FrankenFal".

Assuming everything was done correctly, shy of crappy parts, a AR parts gun should perform just fine.
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 12:19:53 PM EST
Frankenguns should work fine as long as you buy any parts from that Abbey someone.....um.....Abbey Normal! That's it!
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 12:20:49 PM EST
Just an other derogatory term.

Link Posted: 2/10/2002 12:21:37 PM EST
I consider mine a frankengun cause it has a PWA lower, a martin marrietta upper, a bushmaster bbl and a "Joe's Parts" buttstock that I change back and forth with a tele stock. This gun runs flawlessly however and it will NEVER be sold off!
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 1:46:40 PM EST
Well if ya want to get technical, Frankenstien's Monster was put together with actually people.
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 1:58:48 PM EST
PWA lower, Bushmaster upper, DPMS M-4 barrel, FN lower parts kit,Colt bolt and carrier,RRA stock,and KAC RAS.

Yeah, I think mine qualifies.
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