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Should I buy 5 stripped lowers?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bushman, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    I ordered 5 stripped lowers from Brownells in December for $85 each and they just came in, ready to transfer to my FFL.

    Without going into detail, after the looong wait, I decided that I don't NEED these and wonder if it will throw a flag with the ATF. On the other hand, the next gun ban could happend anytime someone decides to go shootings kids, so might be best to go through with this deal afterall?

    Keep or cancel?
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I bought four back in '08, and I used every one of them... I only regret I didn't buy five.
     
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  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    It never hurts to have some spares. They're a very tradeable/sellable item.
    Hell if you want to sell one to me for the $85 plus the percentage it cost for you to transfer/ship let me know.

    Under $105 though :)

    Wait, i saw it said you were in WA. :(
     
  4. muppetman

    muppetman Eastside Active Member

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    Buy them, keep a couple and sell the others to cover cost plus maybe a tiny little profit. I'll buy one depending on brand and price ;o)
     
  5. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, I live in WA, and have a parts kit just waiting for a lower, so, if you decide to get all of them we might make a deal. WDL, CPL and WAC membership.

    Deen
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    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Buy them yet?

    Shoot...If i had an extra $900, I would snap some up!!
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Yes, keep. Buy them.
     
  8. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Buy 'em, buy 'em, buy 'em NOW
     
  9. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    yes, buy them.:thumbup: You don't want to know what I paid for one in the last 3 months.

    Brutus Out
     
  10. nick1980

    nick1980 Portland, OR Active Member

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    not sure what your transfers cost plus shipping but I have seen them for $99.00 locally. I canceled my Brownells order for the 5 I had coming
     
  11. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    The gun control lobby isn't going away until our rights are gone. Every time there is another mass shooting event, and we all know that there will be plenty, another push will follow. Shortages are going to continue to happen. Stocking up on desired items between droughts is the way to go.

    As far as raising a flag goes, don't sweat it. I know of at least a half dozen guys in the Beaverton area alone who have substantial small arms arsenals that they aren't trying to hide from the government, and they haven't had any problems. It's not what anyone has that gets them in trouble, it's what they advocate doing with what they have that raises flags. Places like Thunder Ranch wouldn't exist anymore, if the government actually rounded up everyone who had weapons and training.
     
  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    AHHH, just have them delivered to my FFL & I'll pay ya what ya paid for em!!!! No need to have too many, besides .223/5.56 ammo is too expensive!!!!
     
  13. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What a bunch of enablers! :) Buy'em and keep'em.
     
  14. bigdadytid

    bigdadytid Vancouver, WA Member

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    indeed, you should never be with a couple of spares
     
  15. jb11

    jb11 salem Active Member

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    Buy them or you will regret it down the road IMHO.
     
  16. Shootnstuff

    Shootnstuff Vancouver wa Member

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    Buy and keep !!
     
  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Did you buy them yet?
     
  18. porkchopexpress

    porkchopexpress Tualatin, Oregon Active Member

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    I wish I had some extra lowers. Of course then I would need extra uppers and other extra parts.
     
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  19. peetar

    peetar Kitsap County Active Member

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    BUY AND KEEP!!!
     
  20. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    lowers at normal price are always like a $100 bill or more. Buy them, keep them, build a few, and if you want to buy the Mrs. something nice and low on funds, or if the SHTF, Pull them out and cash them in for a few hundo's