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Old 03-23-2010, 11:53 PM   #1
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:24 AM   #2
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You could probably even build the lower cheaper if you shopped carefully. I believe DSA sells stripped lowers for $60. You can get an LPK for about $55. And you should be able to do a complete stock kit for under $100.

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complete stock kit for $50 http://www.dsarms.com/M4-Updated-6-Position-Collapsible-Tactical-Buttstock-Black-----CARM4RIB/productinfo/CARM4RIB/
lower for $60 http://www.dsarms.com/DSA-ZM4-Stripped-Lower-Receiver---DSZM4R/productinfo/DSZM4RBLM/
LPK for $53 http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=877204

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Great Post Slo. This has been stickied for the time being while these sales and deals are on!!

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MagPul Pmag Magazine AR-15 223 Remington 30-Round Polymer Flat Dark Earth - MidwayUSA
AR-Stoner Magazine AR-15 223 Remington 30-Round Curved Body with Anti Tilt Follower Stainless Steel Black - MidwayUSA

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great post ! thank you

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I was floored to look at the date and realize these deals still exist. I am looking for an inexpensive AR in .223. I have heard much ballyhoo about building instead of buying complete. I have no skills yet in gunsmithing, though I am really quite handy around the house. I'm sure I could figure it out. And the doing would teach me how the parts all work.

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-What tools would be needed to put together the 5 or 6 parts listed in the original post? Exactly. Perhaps with MidwayUSA links, if possible.

-Would the complete lower (for just, like $75 more) be worth it over a stripped lower and a parts kit...for someone who values his time a bit more than money when we're talking less than 100 bucks?

-Do I look up an FFL in the yellow pages, tell him what I want, and he orders the lower? How does that work? Do I go to my local gun shop with whom I have a relationship? I'm in Portland, Oregon.

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I was floored to look at the date and realize these deals still exist. I am looking for an inexpensive AR in .223. I have heard much ballyhoo about building instead of buying complete. I have no skills yet in gunsmithing, though I am really quite handy around the house. I'm sure I could figure it out. And the doing would teach me how the parts all work.

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-What tools would be needed to put together the 5 or 6 parts listed in the original post? Exactly. Perhaps with MidwayUSA links, if possible.
A good set of punches, a small hammer, and maybe a set of needlenose pliers.

-Would the complete lower (for just, like $75 more) be worth it over a stripped lower and a parts kit...for someone who values his time a bit more than money when we're talking less than 100 bucks?
My first lower took me about an hour, the second took my less than half an hour. So it's your choice, but I think the knowledge gained by doing it yourself is worth it.

-Do I look up an FFL in the yellow pages, tell him what I want, and he orders the lower? How does that work? Do I go to my local gun shop with whom I have a relationship? I'm in Portland, Oregon.
Your regular shop should be able to get you a lower, but if they aren't willing, you might try the FFL locator on GunBroker.com.
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You could probably even build the lower cheaper if you shopped carefully. I believe DSA sells stripped lowers for $60.
Right you are!!

DSA ZM4 Stripped Lower Receiver - DSZM4R





Item Number: DSZM4RBLM

Unit Price: $60.00

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Buy 10 for $55.00 each
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Take that $60 stripped lower and finish it on the cheap!
Del-Ton 16" Rifle Kit - $465

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