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Old 02-19-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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I am looking at purchasing an Ar15 upper and need help on ID-ing it. The only markings the seller can find are 5.56 Nato 1/9 on barrel, and the barrel is 20". I am going to take a look at it on Monday. What else should I look for to help ID the maker?

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Can't tell anything from that pic, other than it is definately and AR upper!

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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where are the marking located on the bbl?

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Hello All,

I am looking at purchasing an Ar15 upper and need help on ID-ing it. The only markings the seller can find are 5.56 Nato 1/9 on barrel, and the barrel is 20". I am going to take a look at it on Monday. What else should I look for to help ID the maker?
Are you talking about an upper receiver, a barrel or a barreled receiver? A receiver and barrel can be, and most times are, from different manufacturers.
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It's a complete upper, barrel receiver, carry handle, and sights. I am trying to upload a pic, but having problems resizing it.

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whtsmoke,

The markings are on the barrel.

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It's a complete upper, barrel receiver, carry handle, and sights. I am trying to upload a pic, but having problems resizing it.
No bolt carrier group or charging handle? How much are they asking for it?
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He is asking $400.
I didn't realize the bolt carrier group and charging handle are missing. I am new to AR's and don't know that much about them. I was planning to build my own lower and use this upper.
from what you see is $400 a good price? Is adding a bolt carrier group and charging handle something a novice can do?

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He is asking $400.
I didn't realize the bolt carrier group and charging handle are missing. I am new to AR's and don't know that much about them. I was planning to build my own lower and use this upper.
from what you see is $400 a good price? Is adding a bolt carrier group and charging handle something a novice can do?
Hell no its not a good price. You dont even know what brand it is. It could be some bubba gun made up of $200 worth of low quality parts. You can get a high quality upper minus BCG and CH for that price. You'll have $10-$20 in shipping but its well worth it.

Dont buy it dude.

Let us know what your use is going to be w/ the rifle and I bet you'll get all the help you need.

I forgot to answer youre last Q. Anyone can slip a BCG and CH into an AR. In fact you have to know how in order to clean it.
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Go to the Stag Arms website and look at some of their complete uppers. I think my last one from them was less than $450 and was complete.

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