I am looking for a used but functional
bolt carrier. Doesn't matter if it is an AR-15 or M-16 carrier or if it has the forward assist notches or not, as I will be doing "surgery" to modify it and the upper it is going in does not have a forward assist. I do require that a gas key be installed and peened on.
In a nutshell I am looking for a cheap carrier that I won't feel bad about butchering. Please let me know the shipped price you will send it for (zip 60134). you can send email to dawg180[at]yahoo.com
As for trades items, I currently have a pistol length (approximately 7.5") AR pistol barrel that is "semi functional" which I would straight trade on the carrier. The reason I list it as "semi functional" is that the chamber needs to be polished, as although bullets work fine down it casings do not extract properly after 5-6 rounds and have to be knocked out with a cleaning rod. The barrel is a cut down M16A1 barrel with a 1/12 tiwst, chrome lining, decent rifling, a threaded muzzle end, and some dimples where I had mounted a 0.625" gas block. The neat thing about this particular barrel it appears to be a tad longer than 7.5", and by placing the washer on the threaded end, slipping a round handguard retainer on, and then tightening a flash hider down (which retains the handguard retainer) you can install carbine handugards(!) I have a pic of this up in the AR pistol thread. The barrel is stripped, and is only the barrel. Still, for the cost of a used bolt carrier value, it is still an hell of a deal.