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Posted: 4/25/2001 6:48:01 AM EST
Nobody mentions EA lowers. How many are out there? Anyone have any troubles with them? I had to put anti-walk pins in mine but it is great otherwise.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:53:21 AM EST
I have two. One I got because it was a preban lower and the other is a NFA registered lower. The only problem with mine are that they are very tight in the magazine well. If I remember, mine were .899" and .906. Where my colts are .933 etc.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 7:48:08 AM EST
i hear lots bad about them on here
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:48:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:55:28 AM EST
My EA J-15 lower is perfect. Tight fit to uppers, mag well perfect with most all mags. No anti-walk pins needed. No complaints whatever.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 12:12:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 12:16:19 PM EST
ive had one for over 15 years. They as as good as most uall buy today No proboblems at all
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 12:22:46 PM EST
Years ago I built a handful of ARs using E.A. lowers. I contacted a Class III dealer and asked if he would order one so I could try it. He did and called me when it came in. By the time I picked it up he had ordered 50 more because he was so impressed with the quality. I never had any trouble with them - in fact they were the best lowers I used. Never had to use anti-walk pins personally. Dealer cost on these at the time was $50.00 and I paid $70 each for them. These were of course pre ban days and I remember seeing stripped pre ban lowers going for $400 - $600 a few years ago in all the craziness. I would not hesitate to buy one today if it was in good shape. [sniper] The Sniper
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 1:19:14 PM EST
I have one and it caused me no problems. Some mags fit a little tight, but thats about it. 1) The upper fits perfect with no wobble. 2) The finish and machining is nice. If I could get another at a good price, I would not hesitate. All Essential Arms are preban, I believe.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 1:26:32 PM EST
PJ, there are bad units in just about every manufacturer's production runs. I can tell you about a bad colt I had years ago.... Anyway, I have an EA J-15 Registered Receiver conversion and it works great. I have a Colt 9mm conversion w/ the Colt 1-piece mag block that fit in it fine. Some people say that the colt 1 piece mag block won't fit in many non-colt lowers because the mag-well dimensions are too tight. This is not the case with mine. -bob
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 3:18:40 PM EST
Mine is a late 80's Bushmaster. (When they were still just Quality Parts). No problems at all. I'd buy another any time. I heard that the castings were done by Ruger.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 4:22:17 PM EST
Yes ak_ar_man, all E.A. receivers are preban. They stopped production before the law that peter-puffing Clinton and his band of jerkoffs passed.
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