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Old 12-13-2011, 05:33 AM   #11
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Im looking at going to pa gunsmith school so maybe that will be a project

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I would have to agree with the group reference the OLY. But they have improved from the originals a few years ago. They use to have clips that retained the Hammer and Trigger Pins in the Receiver. Now they have the standard pins as most all other manufacturers. And since you have it if it is working good it will serve your purpose. But I would not put a lot of money in it as a project since if you ever decide to sell or trade it, it still an OLY! Unless they are items that you can easily strip off and replace them with the original items you took off should you sell it or trade!
Otherwise you will take a beating! Glad to see you are enjoying the FTF and getting interested in the shooting sport! Good Job!
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I would have to agree with the group reference the OLY. But they have improved from the originals a few years ago. They use to have clips that retained the Hammer and Trigger Pins in the Receiver. Now they have the standard pins as most all other manufacturers. And since you have it if it is working good it will serve your purpose. But I would not put a lot of money in it as a project since if you ever decide to sell or trade it, it still an OLY! Unless they are items that you can easily strip off and replace them with the original items you took off should you sell it or trade!
Otherwise you will take a beating! Glad to see you are enjoying the FTF and getting interested in the shooting sport! Good Job!
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I bought it for a little over 600 new and i kept it in perfect shape also its less than a year old. How much do you think i would be able to ask for it or would i be able to just trade it for another ar? If i could get a better ar for the same price i would rather have a better one. And thanks for all the help everyone!
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #14
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+1 for PSA. I have stripped lowers from PSA, even though my dad swears by Stag. The Stag lowers are about $30 to $50 more, and I felt a little awkward buying the PSA, but for multiple projects that adds up to about $100 or more saved.

Just keep shooting what you have. If there's any problems or something feels flimsy, replace those parts and keep rolling until you have what you want. That's the whole idea of a modular rifle. Get a no-go headspace guage and check the headspacing about every 1k rounds.

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So does it shoot ok? If so, I'd leave it alone except for normal maintenance and have fun with it, you can learn a lot about the AR platform. Then maybe start a new build if you like the platform.

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If something did brake would i be able to put the lower receiver from another brand on it even the the top is oly or do you have to keep lower and upper the same brand?

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Many of us have different brand uppers mated with lowers. No big deal.

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I'd go a different route other than Olympic for a complete rifle. I say spend the money and it once to your specs. I'd rather spend a bit more up front for high quality parts than go lower end and wish I upgraded later on. I currently am using a pre-ban Olympic lower, that I got in a trade, on my latest build in order to get around the state laws of no flash hider, threaded barrel, etc. I'd like to think the chance of a lower failing is pretty low. The lower didn't fit correctly with the BCM upper. So on the upper I had to slightly grind the locking blocks corners so it could seat fully to let the pin pass through to keep the halves together. There just seemed to be more material on the lower than most companies I delt with which is why I shaved down the lugs on the upper. No big deal on a demo upper and it is now a nice solid fit while being easy to break down. Also, my Oly lower is forged which I'd prefer over cast.

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That forend is badass. Where can I get one? Reminds me of those old sterling SMGs

Edit: I may have found it: the TRX battlerail? Sorry... It just caught my eye. Classic
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Yep, 15" TRX Battlerail extreme

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