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Posted: 8/11/2003 6:13:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2003 6:18:07 PM EDT by gmtmaster]
Found a new Bushmaster stripped lower at a shop today. All of the markings are the same as mine except one.. Safety selector is marked " fire. safe. auto ". Just wondering what I found here. Thought it would be cool to do a build up on but I could just see the LEOs face after seeing those markings. Wasnt sure if they come marked that way or not from the factory.. He has it for $185. Any feedback is appreciated... John
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 6:42:01 PM EDT
Before you purchase it, call Bushmaster and verify what type of receiver it is ( pre, post of LE/Class III ) via the serial number. I have never seen any that come marked like that that were not Class III machineguns. I have seen some re-marked receivers that were married to registered sears. The price is OK but stripped receivers can be had for about $100 from Rock River and others.
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 6:52:48 PM EDT
Definately verify that it is a post ban or preban legal lower and not a dealer post sample. It was probably marked that way for someone with a RDIAS. There is no law against it saying AUTO. A LEO marked lower in the correct configuration is legal also but both may draw unwanted attention. It really is not anything special. I would recommend passing on it. The price isn't bad considering what it cost to get one remarked. Cruizer
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 7:06:07 PM EDT
Thanks, I can be fairly certain its a post ban, as this dealer usually knows exactly what he has, I did not handle it so I am unsure of any other markings, as I am sure you will agree d rather stay away from something iffy and not raise any eyebrows.. But just to satisfy my curiosity im going down there during lunch tomorrow and handle it and talk to the shop owner.. Thanks again for the response.. John
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 7:16:22 PM EDT
Take note of the serial number. It will help. CJ
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 8:05:45 PM EDT
On second thought, you ought to buy it. cruizer
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 8:26:33 PM EDT
Seriously? It is a good price. I always look for answers on this board. Maybe I will consider.. John
Link Posted: 8/12/2003 4:49:09 AM EDT
$120 for a stripped lower It usually runs around $75 to $100 to have a lower engraved and refinished.
Link Posted: 8/12/2003 6:59:22 AM EDT
These safe semi full markings are not engraved.. They are forged in..
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 3:07:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2003 3:09:20 PM EDT by sfcret]
as long as there is no auto sear hole.....or does not have a weld over sear hole, it's nothing to be concerned about. however if there is any indication that there was at one time a sear hole...run away from that, and keep running.
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