Whats the value of my ar15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by shaker, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. shaker

    shaker New Member

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    Just got this in a trade. I'm an ak guy so I don't know much about these.

    The barrel reads 5.56 NATO 1/7 mp chf cl psa
    Not sure what mp chf cl psa means????

    The upper says palmetto

    The lower is polymer from new frontier armory Las Vegas Lw-15 cal multi

    Rear sight lmt
    Front sight idk

    Red dot sight fake aimpoint

    Grip ergo

    Stock mil spec m4

    Rail system fire field

    Light system idk but it puts out 200 lumens and rechargeable

    I traded level iv u.s military plates and 460 cash
     

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  2. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats on the AR, that looks sweet!

    I don't know the value but PSA gets very good reviews so it looks like you got a nice upper.

    May want to look at a forged lower down the road but if the polymer lower works i don't see why you'd need to. Some others here may have more experience with polymer lowers and/or reasons why you might want to keep it or not.

    As far as the markings on the barrel-

    mp- Magnetic Particle Tested
    chf- Cold Hammer Forged
    cl- Chrome Lined
    all good things for reliable/durable battle riffle

    psa- Palmetto State Armory

    Since you have an AR now you might want to read AgentTikki's AR Primer and the other stickies, great info there!
     

  3. DrumJunkie

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    I've been seeing a lot of these poly lowers lately. I don't know a lot about them though. It looks like you have a pretty nice AR otherwise. The lower might be real good. Get to Goggling and see what people are saying about them. Either way you look at it you have rather a real good AR or the beginnings of one . SAo it's a win-win ;)
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Polymerlowers are pretty much junk in my opinion. There isnt alot of stress that happens to a lower but the bit there is the poly ones dont handle it well.

    The previous owner picked a really nice upper then put theworst lower on it.

    If it was mine i would swap it for an aluminum lower and set the poly one in the back of the safe for the ohsht thats comimg rapidly
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Good upper. I'd get a new lower that was forged. The history on these poly lowers seems to end up the same. A company stands up and floods the market with affordable polymer lowers stating that they are improved over past models from other companies who tried and folded. Then after they make $55 for every $59 dollar lower they stop selling them. Change company names or sell the production to the next folks who want to make a fast buck.

    For $20 more most folks could have bought a good forged lower on sale or with a cosmetic issue at worst. Now with the post election freak-out lowers are going to be hard to find for a while at reasonable prices.
     
  6. shaker

    shaker New Member

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    Thanks all!!!!!!!!!! So I have a total investment on this of 670.00 I guess that's a good deal then?
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    You didn't get ripped off. The upper is high quality and that's where the real heart if an AR is, especially the barrel.
     
  8. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Yea, you did dam good actually.
     
  9. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I agree with the others above. Definitely get a good forged lower and put good parts in it. There's a chance the parts in the polymer lower are worth reusing but I wouldn't take that chance. You have a good upper and it should have a quality lower to go along. Better to sell or put aside that lower.

    All you have to do is look at that crappy lower to know what you've got to do.
     
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  10. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Its a done deal!

    The next step is to buy a metric sh*ton of ammo and have at it!

    Enjoy! Be sure to wipe that stoopid grin off your face at the end of every sesion, its just plain juvenile. :p

    We expect a range report and tons of porn. Cmon dude a couple pics aint gonna cut it.

    Also keep and eye on the areas around your pins on your lower, let us know how it goes.
     
  11. gunnut07

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    The lower really does nothing more than hold the trigger group and the butt stock. It doesn't take much stress and doesn't take much beating.

    If it meets your accuracy expectations then I wouldn't waste the money. Looks like a nice rig even if others want to call it junk.
     
  12. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I'll buy your lower for a hundred bucks :) no one likes the poly but I've yet to try one
     
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  14. shaker

    shaker New Member

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    I've been reading allot about them. So far 50/50

    The first ones produced sucked but the newer ones people all concur that they work well.

    Anyways I guess I'll post my own experience after I run the crap out of her.

    Since I'm a ak guy in gonna try running it dry and if it can't past my ak test then I don't want the weapon.

    Test includes
    Running dry , 1000 rounds no ftf etc, shots with irons out to 200 on target and a submerged water/ dirt test.

    I will post a test on here.
     
  15. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Woah if your gonna do that, just buy a few sets of gas rings. They're cheap less than a buck each from Brownell's. /subscribed.
     
  16. Quentin

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    Good grief. Don't bother wasting your time and money then, sell it now. The AR should be lubed. As do most firearms.


    ETA:
    Unsubscribing here too! :D
     
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  17. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Yeah lets buy a quality weapon then treat it like some commie third world POS weapon. Man this is a sad sad day.
     
  18. CamoToe1

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    If you are going for a true AK test, don't forget these two:

    1. the DRT a Yetti with a foot shot test.

    2. Drop in lava, run it over with a monster truck and then quickly shoot upside down in water test.

    Optional: substitute a unicorn for the Yetti but shoot it in the hoof.

    Or you could just put lube on the bolt every 500 rds and shoot accurately out to 400 yds...
     
  19. GaryGlock

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    Yea shaker its no AK man!! Just lube it up an enjoy it :) you got s good deal on a good gun. Take care of it an it shoud last you a lot of years.
     
  20. Vikingdad

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    Comparing the AR to an AK is like comparing a Yugo to a Corvette. I'll give you what you have into it and pay transfer fees.