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Old 01-28-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question A-2 Upper Receiver.... What to build.....

My son gave me a used AR-15 A-2 Upper Receiver for Christmas.

I've always wanted to buy an AR in the same (or very similar), configuration to what we had when I was in the Army during the 80's. Now, I'm going to build one.

I plan on using the new AR I bought yesterday as the base for this build. I'll find an AR barrel with the 'A frame' front sight and mate it to the A2 Upper....similar to this.
http://www.dpmsinc.com/A3-CLASSIC_ep_105-1.html

The unused flat top receiver will be the base for a varmint rifle with a 24" bull barrel....similar to this.
http://www.dpmsinc.com/BULL-24_ep_143-1.html

What's your thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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I would love a Colt LMG upper, but they are crazy priced.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:03 PM   #3
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When I ordered a S&W M&P 15 in 2012 my gun dealer accepted an East Coast legal atrocity with no flash hider, pinned stock and 10 round magazine. I took the opportunity to get a barrel and buffer tube of my own choosing and since I saved a few bucks Fate decreed I should bleed cash anyway. Fate is a cunt.

Now to the point, ESS Solutions in Rhode Island sales barells with A-frames on most of their options. They have 16 and 14.5 lengths and M4 cut chambers. I don’t recall if they have 10 or 20 inch or twist rate options. I ordered mine through Sportsman’s Guide IIRC, it’s been six years.

Anyway back then most of their barells had A-frames.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:14 PM   #4
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That's the trouble with having parts laying around. You think to yourself, "Well hell, I've this part, so I might as well build a rifle".
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