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    AR15 upper receivers

    I have been watching the AR 15 Upper Receivers for a while now and noticed that about 3 months ago the prices were falling on the A2 uppers and the A1 uppers. I started buying a few of them when the prices got under $80. The A1's have stayed around $75 to $80 shipped for a while but, the A2 uppers are down to $65 to $75 shipped. I have bought several that were in excellent to like new ( not stripped) for $65 in the last 2 weeks.

    I figure the A2 ( without the A4 cut) is the best bargin going and will hit the retro market faze soon. Then the prices will steady increase on them. I plan on picking up a few more to put back for later builds or maybe even for resale.

    When I find the A1 uppers I will buy them and put them back for future builds.

    If your thinking about building any of them in the future, I think now is the time to buy or you can wait and buy them later at a higher price.

    Picture of a couple I bought in the last few weeks. I got another one today, but no picture yet.

    Ron
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    I'm on the same boat as you Ron. Just finished an a2 today. I picked up some cheap new in wrap a2 stocks last week.
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    I bought another A2 upper this morning .

    I have been buying the carbine take off handguards really cheap. $8 to $12 each set.

    I need to buy some more A2 stock sets and hand guards now and build some 20" rifles.

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    i hope they have some of these in this price range at knob creek.
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    I picked up these two uppers last week. Now to just watch for parts and put them together. I'd like to make an M4 copy and will probably turn the other into a 18" predator rifle.IMG_1462[1].jpg
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    I just noticed, but I've never seen a forward assist like on your second picture. The ones I've seen are either teardrop or taper at the thickest part, not flat on the back like yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel_master View Post
    I just noticed, but I've never seen a forward assist like on your second picture. The ones I've seen are either teardrop or taper at the thickest part, not flat on the back like yours.
    My understanding is that they were on some of the very early rifles(after the tear drop). I have only seen a few of them.
    I may have a couple more of them on built rifles or carbines. I will look tomorrow.

    I am just now getting into the A3 and A4's. The hunt for the parts is the fun. There are so many variations of the M16's/AR's to built

    I lucked out today and bought 6 of the carry handle take off's from military carbines.
    I don't know what they will look like yet.
    I can refinish them if need be.

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