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Posted: 2/17/2006 6:45:43 PM EDT
Whats the cheapest AR you've ever put together? Id be lying if I said I wasnt looking for tips on a really cheap gun. I just want something thats more accurate than my SKS, but just cannot pony up $800 - $1600 for a complete rifle. Anybody go below $500? $400??
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:58:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 6:59:10 PM EDT by Eli75]
Right around the $500 mark. Buying stripped lowers from dpms and everything else from the equipment exchange.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:09:29 PM EDT
$608 without much searching at all.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:48:29 PM EDT
Right at $700.

If you are patient, the EE has some great deals come through.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:53:35 PM EDT
complete A1 upper with stock, handguards and pistol grip. $350
Century stripped CMT lower $105
Stag LPK $45
80% colt A1 clone $500



complete A1 upper with stock, handguards and pistol grip. $350
CavArms lower $90
Sarco LPK $35
fun 20in rifle $475

the A1 uppers were from buffer technologies. they had some they got in trade from the MO state police.


some of the members that sucked up the Colt A2 kits from Tapco about 4yrs ago should have some good stories. those kits were $249. add a stripped lower and those guys were building Colt A2s for around $350
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:12:34 PM EDT
Where can you get an AR for 600 bux???
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:32:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By njensen1:
Where can you get an AR for 600 bux???



Build it

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:46:00 PM EDT
I think Oly arms has a "plinker" for about 600 bucks i think
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:53:52 PM EDT
Built my first one on a Cav lower. $450 for parts.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:57:16 PM EDT
Mega striped lower $89 shipped from Rainerarms and 459 for J&T car kit. Throw in $50 for transfer fee(lower) and shipping on kit and you will have a new ar-15 for $598.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:55:54 PM EDT
complete A1 lightweight upper from EE: $160 shipped
stripped MEGA lower: $89+$25 FFL fee
DPMS LPK: $55 shipped
RRA 4 pos stock from EE: $37

total: $366 total

not the cheapest, but cheap enough for me!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 6:31:10 AM EDT
Around $425:

$350 for the CAR kit at the Gun Show
$ 69 for the stripped DPMS lower from an independent local FFL

Timeline of 1992-1994, built 'em while watching TV on layoff and sold for $550- $600. The Colts were about $699 & up back then.

I still have two complete DPMS builds and I consider them freebies.

Nowadys I buy the complete lower for $280- $300 and the complete upper for $350 - $450 for a total of $630 -$750. Usually Bushmaster or RRA.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:11:03 AM EDT

Mega striped lower $89 shipped from Rainerarms


Do they have aweb site?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:15:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
complete A1 lightweight upper from EE: $160 shipped
stripped MEGA lower: $89+$25 FFL fee
DPMS LPK: $55 shipped
RRA 4 pos stock from EE: $37

total: $366 total

not the cheapest, but cheap enough for me!



You got a complete upper WITH bolt/carrier/charging handle for $160??? That has to be a record.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:19:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 7:20:28 AM EDT by FALARAK]


$250 - Complete Colt A1 upper at gunshow
$100 - Rock River lower
$ 50 - LPK
$ 20 - A1 stock and buffer/tube
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$420


It is my "throw down" AR.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:27:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 7:29:41 AM EDT by VLODPG]
Your settings do not allow instant messages nor site generated email:

Look at my ad in the ee! Complete part kit for $405.00, add a $75.00 lower form Josephs Guns & you have a sub $500 shooter.

Im in CT btw:
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:29:58 AM EDT
$500 and some change.

Danny
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:27:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
complete A1 lightweight upper from EE: $160 shipped
stripped MEGA lower: $89+$25 FFL fee
DPMS LPK: $55 shipped
RRA 4 pos stock from EE: $37

total: $366 total

not the cheapest, but cheap enough for me!




Yeah... $160 for a complete upper.... That's the deal I;m looking for right now....
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:57:20 PM EDT
Is that a 20" barrel with a collapsable stock? I am looking to do this. Is that a 6 pos or 4 pos stock? I'm a newbie, but was wanting to build something like yours. Can you tell us more about it?????
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 1:05:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
$608 without much searching at all.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/WIZZO_ARAKM14/DCP_0854a.jpg

WIZZO



Can you tell us more about this build? Upper, lower, stock, etc...???
Thanks!
I want mine to look like yours...
cpy911
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 2:08:41 PM EDT
Here's the parts list:
Superior Arms stripped lower-$80
RRA LPK-$50
RRA 6 position stock-$70
DPMS Bolt/carrier-$100 (all of these parts were bought from Robert from RB Precision locally)
M16A2 upper assembly off gunbroker-$308 shipped.

For some reason, I really like the feel of it. Since it's a gov't profile barrel under the handguards, it is still very light and swings very well. It's also been dead-nuts reliable with it's 100% Wolf diet.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:05:31 PM EDT
Where are you guys buying the CMT or RRA LPK's for $50 or under? I need one or five of them.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:27:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Where are you guys buying the CMT or RRA LPK's for $50 or under? I need one or five of them.



Good dealer (Robert from RB Precision gives the "local ARFcom" guys very good deals) at the gunshows is all it takes.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:10:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 10:34:10 PM EDT by 303_enfield]
used parts 300+/-(when I say used I mean 10% finish and an old Sendra lower) Its a blaster (A1).
$461= sarco A2 kit $386+ $75 blem Superier Arms lower.
$425=EE 9mm upper complete $300 + $75 blem Superier Arms lower + $50 LPK (RRA)
$540= Model 1 lightweight 16' C.A.R. Kit $435 + $105 Global Tactical lower (wifes gunhers.Global Lowers are a great deal heOnce you get a lower the rest is real funhalmers
edit for bad math


Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:25:10 PM EDT
$485 but I got most of the parts at cost
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:21:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
complete A1 lightweight upper from EE: $160 shipped
stripped MEGA lower: $89+$25 FFL fee
DPMS LPK: $55 shipped
RRA 4 pos stock from EE: $37

total: $366 total

not the cheapest, but cheap enough for me!



You got a complete upper WITH bolt/carrier/charging handle for $160??? That has to be a record.



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=119&t=320931
yep--sorry all
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:33:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
complete A1 lightweight upper from EE: $160 shipped
stripped MEGA lower: $89+$25 FFL fee
DPMS LPK: $55 shipped
RRA 4 pos stock from EE: $37

total: $366 total

not the cheapest, but cheap enough for me!



You got a complete upper WITH bolt/carrier/charging handle for $160??? That has to be a record.



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=119&t=320931
yep--sorry all



Yeah, Tom got an ass reaming from me......

A) Selling it so cheap
B) Not offering it to me first
C) Being a dumbass


jj
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:14:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By njensen1:
Where can you get an AR for 600 bux???



Oly Plinker plus ...Great gun right out of the box !
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:17:15 AM EDT
What is the EE ?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:33:29 AM EDT
RRA lower off the EE $125
Del-Ton M4gery kit $475

total $600



Olympic lower (complete)$100
24" A2 upper 1/2 $325

total $425
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:47:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Whats the cheapest AR you've ever put together? Id be lying if I said I wasnt looking for tips on a really cheap gun. I just want something thats more accurate than my SKS, but just cannot pony up $800 - $1600 for a complete rifle. Anybody go below $500? $400??



I paid,

$ 99.- lower
$ 15.- shipping on lower (+/-)
$435.- M1S car parts kit
$ 25.- shipping on parts kit
$ 17.- two 30 round mags.
$ 20.- transfer charge from local ffl. (for lower.)
$ 5.- background check (for lower)
----------------
$616.- at my door, with mags.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:12:19 AM EDT
I built one for $377 it is a 20" SP1 Colt upper and Superior Arms blem lower I got it all but the lower from the EE boards.
I am currently working on an M4 for a freind that is almost done and he has around $224 in it and all he needs now is a bolt/carrier/charing handle then its done.
I also got a start on a another one for myself that i have a striped lower for and a Colt A2 upper with an 20" Gov. profile that i have $225 in so far also.
I also have an M4 that i have $520 in it that just not all together yet.
So it can be done if you look around.


Here is my $377 SP1



Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:52:27 AM EDT

What is the EE ?


Equipment exchange
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:48:54 PM EDT
447 bucks, I would scream for that one, i;m going to be looking harder for the next one year :)
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:09:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:29:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 6:30:05 PM EDT by FALARAK]

Originally Posted By Stickman:
I've done 2 under $200, but it was a matter of knowing the right people and being at the right place at the right time.



You have no shame, nor moral sense of guilt, my friend.

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:31:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:37:12 PM EDT
$550.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:48:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:17:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 8:18:01 PM EDT by Lagduf]
All this talk of cheap AR builds makes me happy, because:

A.) I want to put together an AR (been doing some research on and off this site for awhile now)
B.) I'm a poor college student with little/no money (school + bills makes me he
I just need to save a little bit, buy myself a stripped lower and then let the fun begin. I'm counting down the days until my birthday.

Oh, first post. Hey guys
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