Originally Posted by jamesb
If they are pre-ban (it matters on some states. CT for instance) they could be valued much higher.
Pre ban complete lowers can sell from $400-750 here. I saw one sell for $750 at a shop. Mine was about $600. I traded a Smith 686 revolver plus some cash for a pre-ban Olympic lower. That is the only way you can have a collapsable stock, flash hider, threaded barrel, and bayonet lug. Any post ban lower must have a muzzle brake pinned and welded and the stock pinned in place with the bayonet lug ground off.
I don't agree with it of course, but it is what it is for now. There are guys who will only buy pre-ban lowers so they are allowed to build without many restrictions.
Well then that would change the whole equation for Ogre, transfer fees wouldn't matter much if you could sell your $150 lower for $400+!
And that's the problem when giving advice online - being in a free state I honestly don't know what goes on in ban states. I did know that in CA you can't have an AR-15 that's rollmarked "AR-15", Colt, ArmaLite or Bushmaster or anything not on the approved list but I don't know what goes on in CT.
Thanks, James - and Ogre, I guess you're back to verifying by serial numbers that these are both truly preban lowers. If you can't find an online SN database I bet Colt and Bushmaster can tell you.
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