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Stripped AR Lowers

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jbett98, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Widener's has a special on stripped Anderson lowers for only $43.00 along with free shipping if you buy 5 or more.
    Has anyone used an FFL in the Greater Portland area that will process multiple lowers and how much did it cost?
     
  2. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Check with Curts - maybe they will match the price for 5.
     
  3. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    Not in Portland but I was able to order four lower receivers recently and had a total of $25 for the BGC and FFL transfer fee at our LGS in Vernonia. You should easily match or beat that.....as long as your FFL understands that all four receivers can be logged on a single 4473 and that only a single BGC is required. :cool:

    P.S......You might be able to beat that lower receiver price if you are patient and watch sites like Slickguns.com. I ordered four Anderson lowers for $28.44 each and had a little over $9 in shipping this last month.

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  4. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Budsgunshop.com can locate an FFL automatically. Usually tells you their rates as well without calling all over the place. I have found $25 to be fairly standard including BGC.
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would go with Curt's as well.

    I went through Clark county gunsmithing and they have a break after the first lower for each one after that.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I went to Curt's and just bought one.
    I would have save $20.00 each by buying 5, but they pointed out that the $43.00 Anderson's most likely would be blems, even thou I don't mind a scuff or two, but I didn't want any misaligned hole blem models that would hinder the build.
    Thanks for input.
     
  7. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    There are several distributors selling Anderson lowers for under $50 right now. No one is advertising them as blems so I find that claim highly speculative.

    It reminds me of a notorious PDX gun store that used to claim that Bi-Mart sold "seconds" firearms.

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  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I only needed one to finish a build and a new Aero lower will match the upper.
    It was the free shipping with 5 or more that caught my eye.
     
  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I bought 2 Aero upper and lowers from Brownell's for I think the lowers were $62 and the upper was $65.
    I wish I would have bought a few more. This is the time to do it. Everything is so cheap.
    I really like the Aero parts they are inexpensive, but great parts. Built a pistol with one and probably do a carbine with the other.
     
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  10. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    It's a good time to buy one regardless of where you get it. Great deals out there right now.
     
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  11. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I am drowning in great deals. Ive found so many great deals that my gun safe is overflowing and my fridge is empty
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Share them!
    All I need is a barrel and I csn complete my last build (last until my bext that is)
     
  13. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Saw an ad for Bushmaster lowers for $49.95....

    Brutus Out
     
  14. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I will speculate that they are not blems. ;) I and a few friends have several of them. Of the two that I know were used in builds this week there have been no problems.
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    PSA sells blems that maybe 1 out of 5 has a small scratch to it.A friend bought a box of 10 and never did see what the blem was.
    So I believe most blems are cosmetic.Have never heard of a blem being machined wrong.
    YMMV
     
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  16. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have bought several 80% blems from Ares Armor. The blem is a cut that is slightly "wrong" (not sure how else to say it) cut at the front of the mag well. They are all exactly the same so it must have been a programing error. Its the kind of thing that you wouldn't notice unless you had it set right next to another "good" one. I just hit that spot extra hard in the glass bead cabinet and the spot more or less vanished. Hardly a real problem, especially on a bare block of aluminum you can futz with.

    What ever the blem is you can be assured it is not going to affect function. If some outfit was selling unusable blocks of aluminum, that wouldn't last long.

    I have had the same experience on the PSA blems. I have bought several and not been able to figure out what the flaw was.
     
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  17. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they'd get very far selling a part that's known to be out of spec - it isn't worth anything unless you can't get them anymore.
    Yeah, I just don't see them selling you a lower that's not usable.
     
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  18. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    A few weeks back PSA was offering blemished BCG's for $49.95. I picked up a few.

    In my opinion, a blemish should never be anything more than a cosmetic flaw. Mis-milling or any other machining that puts a part out of spec should automatically doom that part to the scrap bin.

    This was the blemish on the BGC's.

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  19. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Wish I'd seen those. I'd pay $50 for those any day.
     
  20. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    I got lucky on those. They sold out in about 45 minutes.

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