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AR-15 price question

Post by MacAttack » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:47 am

I just traded for a Oly AR. Marked for both .223 and 5.56, 16.5 inch barrel with fixed stock, 4X scope, A2 upper, and full auto bolt carrier. It has a great finish. The only thing visibly wrong is the dust cover is missing. Don't know the year of manufacture. It fires and functions just fine.

Whats a good price?

By the way I traded him 2000 rounds of 7.62x39 for it? He hadn't fired it in 10 years and didn't like it any more.


Thanks in advance.

This is mt first AR-15/m-16 style since being in the service myself.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by nimdabew » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:29 am

dust covers and the spring and what not that come with making it goes snap back and forth are easy to come by. go to http://www.del-ton.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and you can pick that stuff for really cheap. I had a real fast turn around too, if they are out of something they will call (at least they did for me). also, i would say you had a heck of a deal, espically if a certain president-nominee gets elected, we may see a repeat of the AWB sometime in the next few years. It will doubble in value in no time when people cannot go to their local dealer and pick one up within a week.

Just for comparison, 2k of 7.62 can run anywhere from 400 dollars for wolf, to 1000 for federal
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by TravisM.1 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:33 pm

MacAttack wrote:Whats a good price?
New Olys are ~$750.
By the way I traded him 2000 rounds of 7.62x39 for it? He hadn't fired it in 10 years and didn't like it any more.
I guess the question is, "what kind of 7.62x39"? Wolf goes for ~$230/1K. If it was Wolf, Norinco, Golden Tiger or any commie ammo, you did good. Other 7.62x39mm is more expensive.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by MacAttack » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:54 pm

He actually said the cheapest I could find. Any make.


I'm going to ask him tomorrow if he'll take 5.45 instead. Its cheaper.



And I found a cheap flat top with flip up sight for 119.00 to make it just what I wanted anyways.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by che4rev » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:07 pm

Blackthorne parts kit $400
Olympic receiver $80
Six pack of PBR to drink while assembling $6

Don't pay more than $500 for a stock AR new. Unless you like to throw away money just put one together. With the money you save you can buy RRA trigger parts.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by Dave_M » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:58 pm

che4rev wrote:Blackthorne parts kit $400

Whoa whoa whoa, do you realize Blackthorne is the same as Hesse which is the same as Vulcan? Steer real fucking clear of anything that they are selling.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by che4rev » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:20 am

Shit! I didn't know that.

I had a Hesse receiver once. There was a big glob of metal on the inside of the mag well. Every other round would jam. It took hours of filing to get it to work right.

They should put a warning on their site or something.

Ok, M&A parts kits are only 450. I have a gun built off one and it works great.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by MacAttack » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:32 am

I could assemble one from parts I know.

But its worth it to me to know that this one already works fine and I've shot it to boot.
And I'm still in the 4 to 5 hundred dollar range even with the flat top and sight I plan on using.


How do I identify if its a Colt upper? I'm starting to think it is.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by Hoppy » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:33 am

DavePAL84 wrote:
che4rev wrote:Blackthorne parts kit $400

Whoa whoa whoa, do you realize Blackthorne is the same as Hesse which is the same as Vulcan? Steer real fucking clear of anything that they are selling.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by SMoAF » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:07 pm

I picked up a Del-Ton parts kit a few weeks ago for my very first AR build. With a couple of upgrades (chrome-lined barrel, RRA 2 stage trigger) plus a DPMS combo-tool (a 1 time expense), it was like $650 total shipped. It only took them a couple of days to get it to me including shipping time. I'm not even remotely a gunsmith, but I assembled the whole thing in way under an hour, using only a couple of punches and a pair of visegrips with tape on the pinching parts.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by yehork » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:12 am

I figured I'd post this here too (being it's an AR shoot and someone mentioned DPMS).

DPMS is hosting a zombie shoot at their range in St. Cloud, MN. The last one was pretty f'n cool. It's called Outbreak:Omega 2, here's the website for it...

http://www.dpmsinc.com/outbreak

They're giving away a suped up 5.56 and an assembled lower (zombiefederation.com is providing that) so far.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by crypto » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:29 am

http://www.del-ton.com/Ejection_Port_Co ... up1024.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's the ejection port cover, the spring, and the pin. $6.50. You cant beat that with a stick.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by Civilian Scout » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:47 am

MacAttack wrote:How do I identify if its a Colt upper?
If it's a Colt, there should be a distinct "C" on the right side of the receiver by the forge mark. It's also possible there could be a "D" instead of a "C" as some newer Colts have parts sourced through Diemaco/Colt Canada.

If this is a complete upper we're talking about, there will also be a "C" on the barrel by the proof marks.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by Organdonor » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:45 am

You can pick up 2k of Golden Tiger 7.62X39 from Copeland Distributing for $400 shipped. Trading that for an Oly AR seems reasonable.

Check out the serial number on it. If it's a pre-ban AR, it's worth many times more than the ammo.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by MacAttack » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:45 pm

Pics coming soon.


Just picked it up today.

1989 manufacture.
Preban
serial # F****
Milled receiver.
Stop sign logo with SGW inside it.
Everything is tight and it fires fine.
Finish is good nothing out of the ordinary.


If anyone else has any more info on this rifle then please pass it on.

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by ista_hota » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:27 pm

che4rev wrote:Blackthorne parts kit $400
DO NOT WANT!

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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by Civilian Scout » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:18 pm

MacAttack wrote:Stop sign logo with SGW inside it.
Schuetzen Gun Works - the company now known as Olympic Arms.

Does it say "Olympic Arms" on it anywhere? I seem to recall most of their ARs from that era had both names on them.
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Re: AR-15 price question

Post by MacAttack » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:28 pm

Civilian Scout wrote:
MacAttack wrote:Stop sign logo with SGW inside it.
Schuetzen Gun Works - the company now known as Olympic Arms.

Does it say "Olympic Arms" on it anywhere? I seem to recall most of their ARs from that era had both names on them.


Yep. It says Olympic arms and give a short address.

I called Olympic and they said the all paperwork from this firearm was ,they are sorry to say, lost in a tragic fire but that it was manufactured in '89.


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