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Old 07-22-2011, 01:15 AM   #51
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Happy to say I got my stripped lower and got it all put together. I used a Armalite Lower with Rock River inner parts and standard mil.-spec. 6-position collapsible stock.





Here's how the Armalite lower looked when it arrived from the LGS:



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Nice looking lower, Snake! Would you paste in links to how it looked stripped too? (Since it does look better than the one I posted way back when.)

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Happy to say I got my stripped lower and got it all put together. I used a Armalite Lower with Rock River inner parts and standard mil.-spec. 6-position collapsible stock.

Here's how the Armalite lower looked when it arrived from the LGS:



When did Armalite start selling stripped lowers ... I wanted one a few years back and was told (and saw it in SGN) they only sell complete guns "so if it said Armalite, you know it is an Armalite" but I was able to buy an Eagle "by Armalite"
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When did Armalite start selling stripped lowers ... I wanted one a few years back and was told (and saw it in SGN) they only sell complete guns "so if it said Armalite, you know it is an Armalite" but I was able to buy an Eagle "by Armalite"
Not sure when they started selling stripped lowers, but my LGS was able to give me a 1-week delivery on it at $120 OTD. The Armalite website shows their factory pricing for stripped lowers at $159 (without shipping or FFL fee), so I was real happy at the price I was able to get.
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When did Armalite start selling stripped lowers ... I wanted one a few years back and was told (and saw it in SGN) they only sell complete guns "so if it said Armalite, you know it is an Armalite" but I was able to buy an Eagle "by Armalite"
They've been doing it at least four years. Like you said, before they only sold Eagle lowers. Since at least back to 2007 their complete rifles now have a white stamp on the front of the magwell to indicate it is a factory rifle.

Thanks for posting the extra pictures, Snakedriver!
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Was at my favorite LGS and saw this Valkyrie Arms lower and couldn't walk out without it. I'm not much in to zombies and skulls but liked this one. Was on sale for $100 so $106 out the door.

I understand it's made by JD Machine of San Diego.

Also picked up a Daniel Defense LPK, been wanting to try one out.


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Nice, I like it too! Now tell the Firearms Talk Comminity how many AR's you have and then tell us what you're going to do to try and curb your urges.

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I like that a lot Quentin. It has an edge to it yet its not overdone.

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Thanks guys, it looks good. Snake, I blame all this on MJ, he keeps buying stuff and we gotta keep up!

Anyway, the Valkyrie lower was on sale for $100 down from $135 so I thought it was an ok deal.

Not sure what I'm going to do now except build up the lower. I have an A2 stock and kit I've been wanting to play with so it'll go on this.

I put much of the Daniel Defense LPK in my S&W lower with the DD upper. Gotta say the milspec trigger is fairly crisp, though a little heavy. More than acceptable, better than most I've tried. The Stag parts from the S&W will go in the Valkyrie lower.

Funny, that S&W lower originally had a Del-Ton LPK that I later gave to my son-in-law but the pivot pin, BHO and trigger guard remain DTI. The magazine catch is Bushmaster, the selector and take down pin are Stag and the trigger group is DD. Quite a blend there but it works fine... and so does the same names blended in the SIL's lower.

No ideas on an upper at this moment but somehow the letters BCM keep drifting in and out of my mind.

(I went ahead and made a separate thread on this lower below...)

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I like that a lot Quentin. It has an edge to it yet its not overdone.
Well said! I couldn't quite put my finger on it before but that's exactly how I feel about it, MJ. It's real easy to go too far but this isn't overdone.

And my wife's name is Val so that didn't hurt either.
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