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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/18/2002 5:54:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/19/2002 8:10:08 PM EST by westman431]
I bought a PWA with a serial number 7XXX some time ago and was curious if they were cast or forged lowers. I've read that PWA made both cast and forged. Anyone know how to tell the difference?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:56:15 PM EST
The one I have is forged - and very high quality I might add....
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 8:10:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 9:41:31 PM EST
If the letters are raised, it's cast. If they are engraved into the receiver then it is forged.

Check the fence around the mag release. If the vertical fence passes the horizontal fence and tapers off into the magwell, it is forged. If the vertical fence stops at the horizontal fence, it is cast.

My PWA is forged.

Hope this helps
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 9:48:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 11:14:47 AM EST
cool, thanks guys. Looks like I got lucky and got myself a forged.
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