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Posted: 2/24/2006 9:09:56 AM EDT
Sarco is advertising in shot gun news a military issue m16 kit minus the lower receiver and the fun parts.

Has anyone purchased one yet? What was the quality like? pics please.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:53:10 PM EDT
I bought one, can't say I was all too impressed. I would just order the complete upper assembly and buy the balance of the parts from Adco, Numrich, etc... It's a decent upper and barrel, but the rest of the parts are a mix of the cheapest components available at the time. Also, they sent me the M-16 trigger, hammer, disconnector, and selector. I threw them out two days later and bought the legal parts.

Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:49:56 PM EDT
I bought the "early Nam" style kit - about a year ago - with the 1-14 early non-chrome bore that alot of guys in Nam had the trouble with --- , i paid more for it , and i was happy with it - cept the plastic furnituer was beat up- so i had to buy better stuff to replace it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:07:21 PM EDT
Buying from SARCO is like craps shooting. Most of the time you get the same kind of good stuff/crap combos mentioned above; and every once in a while there's a winner with all new or nearly new pieces.

You're much better off sticking with the guys selling individual assemblies on the EE section of this site.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:46:04 AM EDT
Here are some pictures of the slab side upper I received from Sarco next to a CDNN A1 original finish upper. Hope these help.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/borgmaal/604.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/borgmaal/A1604.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/borgmaal/A1.jpg

Also, the Sarco upper had been rebarreled/refinished. When it was rebarreled, the barrel nut groove wasn't aligned properly, and the gas tube was bent going into the upper. I doubt this is anything Sarco did, but just thought I'd mention it.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:44:37 AM EDT
Thanks for the feedback..
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