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Posted: 10/2/2014 3:19:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 4:17:57 PM EST by ewetstone]
Well...I have secured this new/old Olympic Arms MFR complete lower. I have a 14.5 Aero upper that cant wait to meet it.

Pics not showing up...working on it.

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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:22:50 PM EST
Your forward assist isn't tactical enough

Looks good man, did you buy just lower or complete rifle? How much?

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:29:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JohnsMyName:
Your forward assist isn't tactical enough

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I just bought the lower with stock. 450.00

Now just waiting for it to ship to NGX for the transfer.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:29:40 PM EST
Nice one ewestone. Did you buy local, EE or gunbroker?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:30:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 4:30:44 PM EST by matthardcore]
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:32:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 4:32:33 PM EST by ewetstone]
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Originally Posted By Typhoid70:
Nice one ewestone. Did you buy local, EE or gunbroker?
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Well...I saw an ad for the complete rifle on Gunsamerica.com. I sent an email and asked if they would consider selling me just the lower and they agreed.

You don't know until you ask.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:33:23 PM EST
ewestone - Nice man, congrats.

Typhoid70 - I think I'm having seizure, thanks
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:33:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal
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Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 5:28:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.


Doesn't matter, fact is that another instrument of freedom is making its way here. You can always paint it again...
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 5:30:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cjt1972:


Doesn't matter, fact is that another instrument of freedom is making its way here. You can always paint it again...
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.


Doesn't matter, fact is that another instrument of freedom is making its way here. You can always paint it again...



"Instrument of freedom"....I like that.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 5:59:22 PM EST
Very nice ewetstone!

That retro upper looks very nice though That teardrop forward assist is enough to make me drool

But good deal!
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:19:59 PM EST
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Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.



A lot of old prebans were painted black from the factory. Kind of an epoxy like the British used on their SAS M16's
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:21:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Very nice ewetstone!

That retro upper looks very nice though That teardrop forward assist is enough to make me drool

But good deal!
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The whole rifle would of been over 1200.00 and then I would of had one more upper without a lower.

Yeah...I know...get another lower.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:23:11 PM EST
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A lot of old prebans were painted black from the factory. Kind of an epoxy like the British used on their SAS M16's
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.



A lot of old prebans were painted black from the factory. Kind of an epoxy like the British used on their SAS M16's


Does this appear to you as having that type of finish?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:44:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:


I just bought the lower with stock. 450.00

Now just waiting for it to ship to NGX for the transfer.
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By JohnsMyName:
Your forward assist isn't tactical enough

Looks good man, did you buy just lower or complete rifle? How much?



I just bought the lower with stock. 450.00

Now just waiting for it to ship to NGX for the transfer.



Congrats! Surprised NGX is now dabbling in the pre ban arena....Good to know.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:57:51 PM EST
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Congrats! Surprised NGX is now dabbling in the pre ban arena....Good to know.
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Originally Posted By Milspec99:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By JohnsMyName:
Your forward assist isn't tactical enough

Looks good man, did you buy just lower or complete rifle? How much?



I just bought the lower with stock. 450.00

Now just waiting for it to ship to NGX for the transfer.



Congrats! Surprised NGX is now dabbling in the pre ban arena....Good to know.

Yes, that's very good to know. I've come across several prebans recently but didn't bother buying them not knowing if I'd have a place to sell them.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:34:21 PM EST
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Congrats! Surprised NGX is now dabbling in the pre ban arena....Good to know.
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Originally Posted By Milspec99:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By JohnsMyName:
Your forward assist isn't tactical enough

Looks good man, did you buy just lower or complete rifle? How much?



I just bought the lower with stock. 450.00

Now just waiting for it to ship to NGX for the transfer.



Congrats! Surprised NGX is now dabbling in the pre ban arena....Good to know.


Thanx...the nice part is that they verified the serial number themselves. I didn't have to come up with a 40.00 cert. letter from Oly Arms.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:55:42 PM EST
You got a hell of a deal! Great job!
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:59:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:




Does this appear to you as having that type of finish?
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.



A lot of old prebans were painted black from the factory. Kind of an epoxy like the British used on their SAS M16's




Does this appear to you as having that type of finish?



Look in the magwell and inside the receiver for lighter grey anodizing where the paint would not get to, or would be scraped off.

My EAgle Arms had that paint. Looked like hell so I stripped it off.

Still looks like hell, but it's not cheesy 80's paint.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:14:48 PM EST
You can also have it stripped and Cerakoted or anodized again.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:29:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:



Look in the magwell and inside the receiver for lighter grey anodizing where the paint would not get to, or would be scraped off.

My EAgle Arms had that paint. Looked like hell so I stripped it off.

Still looks like hell, but it's not cheesy 80's paint.
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal


Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.



A lot of old prebans were painted black from the factory. Kind of an epoxy like the British used on their SAS M16's




Does this appear to you as having that type of finish?



Look in the magwell and inside the receiver for lighter grey anodizing where the paint would not get to, or would be scraped off.

My EAgle Arms had that paint. Looked like hell so I stripped it off.

Still looks like hell, but it's not cheesy 80's paint.


So you believe the receiver to be painted and not the original finish?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:44:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:


So you believe the receiver to be painted and not the original finish?
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Solid dude!

Welcome to the club

Reallly good deal

Thanx Matt. It does appear to be well taken care of. Unless it was painted.



A lot of old prebans were painted black from the factory. Kind of an epoxy like the British used on their SAS M16's




Does this appear to you as having that type of finish?



Look in the magwell and inside the receiver for lighter grey anodizing where the paint would not get to, or would be scraped off.

My EAgle Arms had that paint. Looked like hell so I stripped it off.

Still looks like hell, but it's not cheesy 80's paint.


So you believe the receiver to be painted and not the original finish?



Dunno. Look where I told you to, and you tell me.

It looks like dark black parkerizing in the pics,
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 10:11:57 PM EST
When I receive it I will take a look....thanx.
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Definitely looks parkerized. It doesn't look bad, though.

Look, you bought a preban for a reasonable price which made for you to acquire an AR15 in CT.

You can't be too selective... just be happy you got one.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 10:43:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TonyTiger76:


Definitely looks parkerized. It doesn't look bad, though.

Look, you bought a preban for a reasonable price which made for you to acquire an AR15 in CT.

You can't be too selective... just be happy you got one.
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
When I receive it I will take a look....thanx.


Definitely looks parkerized. It doesn't look bad, though.

Look, you bought a preban for a reasonable price which made for you to acquire an AR15 in CT.

You can't be too selective... just be happy you got one.

Oh...I am very happy.


It could be pink with dots for all I care as long as it functions and from the little knowledge I have, there is not a whole lot to go wrong with a lower as long as it comes close to spec.

Then again....what do I know.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:06:10 PM EST
Don't worry about finish at all.
Looks just like mine I had since 90s.
Approx 10k thru it no problems.
Congrats and enjoy!
Also, if so desire, contact Oly arms for a cert date range for the S/N.
Not that it is required but,
$37 last I remember for piece of mind.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:12:43 AM EST
Nice buy ewet!


Def don't worry about the finish. Im looking for a pre-ban and for one reason only - so I have a lower I don't mind experimenting on with paint! bahahaha


Something about a brand new lower makes me feel bad about rattle canning it. But a pre ban - the shit is 20 years old, who cares!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:25:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Nice buy ewet!


Def don't worry about the finish. Im looking for a pre-ban and for one reason only - so I have a lower I don't mind experimenting on with paint! bahahaha


Something about a brand new lower makes me feel bad about rattle canning it. But a pre ban - the shit is 20 years old, who cares!
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I feel the same way....My only preban is my only rattle canned lower. It also gets the most use out of all of my lowers. It's also cast.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:30:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:


I feel the same way....My only preban is my only rattle canned lower. It also gets the most use out of all of my lowers. It's also cast.
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Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Nice buy ewet!


Def don't worry about the finish. Im looking for a pre-ban and for one reason only - so I have a lower I don't mind experimenting on with paint! bahahaha


Something about a brand new lower makes me feel bad about rattle canning it. But a pre ban - the shit is 20 years old, who cares!


I feel the same way....My only preban is my only rattle canned lower. It also gets the most use out of all of my lowers. It's also cast.


Is this Oly receiver cast?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:34:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:


Is this Oly receiver cast?
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Nice buy ewet!


Def don't worry about the finish. Im looking for a pre-ban and for one reason only - so I have a lower I don't mind experimenting on with paint! bahahaha


Something about a brand new lower makes me feel bad about rattle canning it. But a pre ban - the shit is 20 years old, who cares!


I feel the same way....My only preban is my only rattle canned lower. It also gets the most use out of all of my lowers. It's also cast.


Is this Oly receiver cast?


No it's forged.

The point I was making is that people talk down on cast lowers....not here really just in general. But my hardest ran rifle is on a cast lower, and I don't have issues and am never worried that it will fall apart in my hands
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nope
it is forged


eta: grrrrrr damn you rodriguez
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:39:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:


No it's forged.

The point I was making is that people talk down on cast lowers....not here really just in general. But my hardest ran rifle is on a cast lower, and I don't have issues and am never worried that it will fall apart in my hands
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Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Nice buy ewet!


Def don't worry about the finish. Im looking for a pre-ban and for one reason only - so I have a lower I don't mind experimenting on with paint! bahahaha


Something about a brand new lower makes me feel bad about rattle canning it. But a pre ban - the shit is 20 years old, who cares!


I feel the same way....My only preban is my only rattle canned lower. It also gets the most use out of all of my lowers. It's also cast.


Is this Oly receiver cast?


No it's forged.

The point I was making is that people talk down on cast lowers....not here really just in general. But my hardest ran rifle is on a cast lower, and I don't have issues and am never worried that it will fall apart in my hands


Sweet...peace of mind always nice.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:49:21 AM EST
Excellent....
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Sweet...peace of mind always nice.
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Nice buy ewet!


Def don't worry about the finish. Im looking for a pre-ban and for one reason only - so I have a lower I don't mind experimenting on with paint! bahahaha


Something about a brand new lower makes me feel bad about rattle canning it. But a pre ban - the shit is 20 years old, who cares!


I feel the same way....My only preban is my only rattle canned lower. It also gets the most use out of all of my lowers. It's also cast.


Is this Oly receiver cast?


No it's forged.

The point I was making is that people talk down on cast lowers....not here really just in general. But my hardest ran rifle is on a cast lower, and I don't have issues and am never worried that it will fall apart in my hands


Sweet...peace of mind always nice.



Yeah there are people here with M16 conversions on cast lowers.

Ruger made the cast lowers at pine tree. Same place that casts their super strong GP100 frames, etc.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:28:54 PM EST
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Let me ask you guys....since it had a Colt HBAR upper on it I hope that does not mean that the take down holes are the large ones???

I didn't really think about this earlier.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:33:11 PM EST
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Pics say you're fine, look at the rear hole in relation to the front. They're the same size
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Probably just my imagination but now that I really look at left side, the rear looks a bit larger than the front hole.
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Probably just my imagination but now that I really look at left side, the rear looks a bit larger than the front hole.
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Pics say you're fine, look at the rear hole in relation to the front. They're the same size


Probably just my imagination but now that I really look at left side, the rear looks a bit larger than the front hole.


The rear hole is not the one to look for, only the front ones will be the "larger size". I belive colt was the only one that had the odd sized pin.

ETA: and the dead give away with colts is it will have a flat head screw for a front take down pin.
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The rear hole is not the one to look for, only the front ones will be the "larger size". I belive colt was the only one that had the odd sized pin.

ETA: and the dead give away with colts is it will have a flat head screw for a front take down pin.
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By Tbr1806:
Pics say you're fine, look at the rear hole in relation to the front. They're the same size


Probably just my imagination but now that I really look at left side, the rear looks a bit larger than the front hole.


The rear hole is not the one to look for, only the front ones will be the "larger size". I belive colt was the only one that had the odd sized pin.

ETA: and the dead give away with colts is it will have a flat head screw for a front take down pin.


Thanx for the reassurance. In my zeal to secure this lower I failed to think of the fact that a Colt upper was sitting on it.

Glad you gentlemen are here.

I have much to learn.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:22:58 PM EST
I was in your shoes 10 short months ago. If you pay attention you can learn a lot from these guys!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:40:16 PM EST
Congrats, enjoy, don't worry, be happy and oh yeah, Fuck Dan Malloy
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