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Posted: 9/13/2004 7:07:57 PM EST
want to buy a DS Arms carbine. the shop has 2 with type 1 and 2 receivers. i plan on shooting 99% surplus since it is cheap. any recommendations/reasons for one over the other, or is type 3 the way to go? thanks!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:38:55 PM EST
My DSA FALs have Type I receivers. I think Type I receivers look better. Type I and II receivers have lightening cuts, which reduce weight. Type III have no lightening cuts and is the heaviest. Here are some Receiver Spec's & Info from DS ARMS.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:25:16 AM EST
thanks shawn! one DSA is slightly used w/ type 2, so i feel more comfortable buying the new one.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 5:49:35 AM EST
NO!!!! Get the type 2!!! Shawn I think is in the minority when it comes to which of the two look better, but then again its just an opinion. Functionality wise they are both the same. So go with the one (meaning Type 2;)) that you think looks better. The type 2 are harder to find and dsa currently is back logged with orders for them.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 10:30:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Shawnr1:
Type I and II receivers have lightening cuts, which reduce weight.

But the Type 2 adds some strengthening around the front of the receiver and around the receiver locking lug at the rear.

Both Type 1 and Type 2 look great, but, for the same money, I would get a Type 2 anyday.

But then again, most of my builds have been on Imbel Type 3 receivers, which are great.

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:50:22 PM EST
uh oh. back to the drawing board...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:53:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 4:20:12 PM EST
Nice StG, Paul.

Are you going to replace the brake with a real Stoll FS?

Just curious.


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 4:25:01 PM EST
Get the one that you like the best. In semi auto rifles, the cuts, or lack thereof, are purely cosmetic.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:26:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 5:06:08 AM EST by AMHsix]
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