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Posted: 5/10/2001 12:46:13 PM EDT
Am looking at possibly getting a pre ban Olympic lower and then putting a pre ban Bushmaster upper receiver. Would like your opinions on quality and such. Also, what are these things going for. Oh, and before this turns ugly, this isn't a stripped lower. So anyway, I figured that as far as function and reliability goes most of that has to do with the upper, am I wrong here? I know as far a their finishes go it's not as nice as a Bushie or a Colt, but am not worried nearly as much about that.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 12:49:02 PM EDT
It would [i]probably[/i] be fine. However, there seems to be more complaints about Oly Arms then almost any other major AR maker, so who knows? The fit between Oly uppers/lowers & other makers "halves" have come in to question many times in the past. Like I said, it would probably work, but given their history(Oly), it's still a roll of the dice.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 12:51:47 PM EDT
I've a preban Oly lower I've been very happy with, (1991)but it is picky about which uppers it'll tolerate. Gotta try 'em and see. Got a Harris on it right now and it's a great fit, but one of my Bushies wouldn't start to go on.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 1:24:43 PM EDT
Two of my M16's are built on Oly lowers - they run fine and take a beating but they've stood up well. The fit is a little tight with some uppers, but overall I can't complain.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 1:24:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 2:11:44 PM EDT
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Paul, Do you know if any other manufacturers will do this? TIA
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 2:35:20 PM EDT
I have 2 Oly pre-bans, a Ultramatch and a CAR15 with a Bushmaster upper that I bough in '92. I haven't had any trouble so far. It took me over 6 months to get them from Oly.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:46:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Celt: I've a preban Oly lower I've been very happy with, (1991)but it is picky about which uppers it'll tolerate.
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Mine is the same way. Clearly mine had the upper and lower "fitted" at the factory. Swapping out uppers is not an option for mine.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 4:02:41 PM EDT
My oly is a 1992 Model and is somewhat picky as to mags... it hates Thermolds!!
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 4:23:52 PM EDT
Im getting ready to send my pre-ban oly off for new forged w/same serial.... total is $106.95 including return shipping! I just hope it doesn't take too looooong!
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