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Posted: 6/18/2003 1:03:41 PM EDT
I had a preban Oly Arms lower that I wanted to put a less-expensive but good quality upper onto. I wanted an M4A2 profile with M4 handguards and new-style 6 position stock to replace the crappy factory one. I looked into J&T and found the perfect kit, the EM-4 kit. If I must say so, J&T's service and sales department is second-to-none. I had the complete kit in just 3 days. Here is a pic of my newly completed AR.

Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:15:10 PM EDT
Looks beautiful. Can I have it?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:26:21 PM EDT
Thanks. BTW I don't plan on adding anything else to it. All of my other ARs have those fancy schmancy accessories, but this one won't.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:42:43 PM EDT
Looks great Marine! That's the way the AR was supposed to be... lean and mean...
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:53:59 PM EDT
nice looking rifle [:)]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:32:30 PM EDT
Hey, Marine! Ya done good. Ve-e-e-ry nice. Simple, yet elegant. Sexy, but business like. Chic, not gawdy........Man, I sweat every time I see that M4 profile. Let the good times roll!!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:35:03 PM EDT
Very SWEET !! [bounce]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:50:25 PM EDT
Nice looking rifle. It the barrel chrome lined? Also, what kind of flash hider is on it?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:54:46 PM EDT
Hey great looking rifle.... Enjoy..
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:52:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BookHound: Nice looking rifle. It the barrel chrome lined? Also, what kind of flash hider is on it?
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Yes the barrel is definitely chrome-lined. My flash hider is a plain jane A2 birdcage. I have a vortex FS on my Colt Sporter but I will probably put a phantom on this one pretty soon.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 3:17:49 AM EDT
MarineNP, I'm really interested in the J&T stuff. How would you rate it compared to a Bushy (or Colt, Armalite or RRA for that matter)? Here's what I have in mind. I want an AR "truck gun." If I'm reading the J&T catalog correctly, I can get a 16" carbine kit for $434. Add a stripped lower for another ~$100 and I've got a decent "truck AR" for less than $550. For some reason I can't see throwing a Bushy in the back of my truck to be banged around, but I'm cool with the idea of something of decent quality (but less expensive) getting banged around a little in my truck.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:02:12 AM EDT
Bookhound, I haven't had time to shoot it yet because it's been pouring down rain everday here. But I have tried to compare it with my Bushy and Colt uppers and have yet to find anything different. It appears to be the same quality as any of the more popular brands. I would definitely recommend a J&T kit for the price.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:05:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MarineNP:
Originally Posted By BookHound: Nice looking rifle. It the barrel chrome lined? Also, what kind of flash hider is on it?
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Yes the barrel is definitely chrome-lined. My flash hider is a plain jane A2 birdcage. I have a vortex FS on my Colt Sporter but I will probably put a phantom on this one pretty soon.
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Here's what I found on J&T's website for this kit:
The M-4 Kit has a Mock M-4 barrel installed on the upper. The Mock M-4 barrel, is hardly a "mock" at all, as it is made by the same company that manufactures them for COLT. The only difference is that they aren't chrome-lined, and they aren't marked "C". A chrome lining gives you a longer barrel life, but, you sacrifice accuracy for the durability
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Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:57:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 11:59:13 AM EDT by MarineNP]
The kit I ordered was the EM-4 kit which allowed you to add a chrome-lined barrel upgrade for $50. Here is the description directly from J&T (Notice the last sentence).
The M-4 Kit has a Mock M-4 barrel installed on the upper. The Mock M-4 barrel, is hardly a "mock" at all, as it is made by the same company that manufactures them for COLT. The only difference is that they aren't chrome-lined, and they aren't marked "C". A chrome lining gives you a longer barrel life, but, you sacrifice accuracy for the durability. The post We use forged front sight base (not low quality cast), A-2 sight post (not A-1), A-2 Flash hider on Pre-ban (not A-1), sling swivel rivet (not roll pin), heat shields in handguards (A-2 and CAR), --FN® contract upper, A-2 grip, carrier assembly, buttstock assembly and charging handle. --Colt® fire control, delta ring, gas tube, and buffer. --Shaw 1x9 twist, chrome moly match Hbar. We never cut corners on our rifle kits, from choosing only the finest materials down to the last detail of assembly. J&T kits are of the highest level of quality and we proudly guarantee every one sold. -Comes standard with Colt M-4 Handguards and M-4 Stock. -Post ban comes with a permanently attached tactical brake. -Now Available with a Chrome Lined Bore and Chamber!
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Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:07:05 PM EDT
Now kids, see what happens when you don't read the ENTIRE assignment before commenting? [noclue] Thanks for the correction, MarineMP!
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 12:01:41 AM EDT
yoyo If it shoots half as good as it looks youll be one dam happy man good luck and have fun.. vinniedablade
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