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AR Upper

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by JimBeam, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 2:17 AM
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    My goal, over the next few months, is to compile and build a 2nd rifle

    My issue comes in at my plan to dura-coat most of the entire rifle

    I have building the lower down pat and know what parts I need etc


    I want to build a carbine length upper with a 10.5" barrel


    Can anyone post a list of exactly what parts I NEED?

    Sourcing wont be a problem...just need to know WHAT I need
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    are you starting from a completely stripped upper? as in, no forward assist or ejection cover?
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    yep

    completely stripped upper

    assembly is of no concern
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    Don't forget the BATF Form 1 and the U$ Tax stamp. Plus an engraver since you need to put your name and location info on the receiver.

    Fritz
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    Is that because of the 10.5" length? I know I wouldn't need any of that for a 16" barreled upper...
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    thanks slack ass :D

    Yeah all that will be taken care of...


    I'm having this new rifle dura-coated, and the shop I'm planning on using requires complete disassembly...so rather than buy assembled, disassemble, and then reassemble...

    I just want to buy all components, have everything dura-coated, and then assemble it all...more than likely I'll end up bringing everything back up to Palmetto State to get the assembly done

    BCG is taken care of, as I found a deal on a full-auto BCG already...

    so pretty much it appears to me that I need:

    Upper receiver
    Ejection port cover and associated small parts
    Forward assist and associated small parts
    Barrel
    Gas line/block
    Hand guard
    Delta ring and associated parts
    Sights
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    If you want to do a freefloat upper you'll be using a handguard with barrel nut in place of the delta ring. Delta ring assy is for the M4-style handguards.

    Also, you need a gas tube pin roll pin to hold the tube to the block. And you might need a couple gas block taper pins if you're using a pin-on block. Don't forget the crush washer or shims and mzzle device of choice. Plus you need a charging handle.

    Wish I was as comfortable working under my Tacoma as I was wrenching on an AR. I'd have one badass rig.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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    yeah i havent completely decided about the handguard yet

    I have a free float on my midlength rifle

    is it possible to get a 10.5 barrel, low profile gas block, and put a longer handguard than a carbine length so that the rail covers the gas block and goes to almost the end of the barrel?
     
  10. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    I just picked up a Daniel Defense BCG for $129shipped for my next build. :)
     
  11. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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  12. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Looks like they got more in stock. They sold out over the weekend.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Yes, people do it all the time. Anything you see listed as "low profile" should fit under most free-float rails. You can even chop an A2 front sight base and make a low pro gas block pretty easily if you have one laying around and your barrel has taper pin holes.
     
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    Yup.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:52 AM
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    sweet

    Matt...what handguard is that?
     
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    Yup, it's a Troy TRX. Lightest rail out there. I'm probably going to put one on my next rifle as well.

    Updated pic:D:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, it's an Aimpoint ML3.
     
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