AR15 Build

Discussion in 'How to' started by ptsmith24, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    For my AR build, I'm going to put everything in this thread for now. I can start by listing what I ordered.

    My cost stands at $756.64 for:

    --Stripped Lower from Anvil Arms
    --Transfer Fee/Shipping
    --LPK/Upper (A2 Buttstock, C.A.R. HG, 16" Chrome-lined HBAR Barrel, GG&G M.A.D. rear sight)
    -- 2 magazines with anti-tilt followers
    --Tools (Pein hammer, small punch, needle nose pliers)

    The lower is scheduled for delivery to my FFL tomorrow (Monday) and the upper/LPK should be here by the end of the week. I'll be detailing the build with pictures. I plan on doing the build this weekend.
     
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    Lower received on Monday (20 AUG 2007)

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    If you would, could you give us some background into you decision to build an AR (aside from the obvious "it would be cool to do")? Is there a cost savings to building it yourself? Tell us about your selection of parts and accessories. Did you develop a scope document or work breakdown structure for this project?
     
  4. ptsmith24

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    Well, the cost isn't a huge deal with building vs. buying factory. With building you can avoid the excise tax but don't get a full rifle warranty (although the parts can have warranties on them). I think mainly what made me want to build was the pride of doing it myself. As far as the configuration I chose, I like the feel/look of the A2 stock and I chose the chrome-lined heavy barrel for durability (it's also chambered in 5.56 NATO in case I want to shoot that round; in other words, I have a choice between .223 or 5.56NATO). I've read a little bit about them, but Chris at Semper Fi Arms helped explain some of the other options. The reason I started with this particular package is because it's what I quoted on another site and Chris matched the offer. Hope that helps.
     
  5. Ashe

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    I'm just writing this post so I can watch this thread.

    Although at some point I'll post an AR build up here and show off a few tricks and stuff
     
  6. ptsmith24

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    Just to let you know, I don't think you have to post to "watch the topic for replies". I assume that's what you meant? Watch it as in get emailed upon new replies? There's a link on the bottom left of the page called "Watch this topic for replies" (under the "new topic" and "post reply" buttons and page x of x).
     
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    2 Magazines received today (22 AUG 2007)

    Pictures to follow shortly.
     
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    Kit is scheduled to arrive today (24 AUG 2007). Pictures will be up later on.
     
  9. ptsmith24

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    The entire build took me about 1.5 hours. I got into building the lower, so I didn't take step-by-step pictures. I used AR15.com's guide here. The process is very straightforward. Some of the springs/detents are tricky. But, other than that, things went smoothly.
     
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    Pictures are on the way.
     
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    Upper and Completed Lower:

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    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Complete Rifle w/o BUIS:

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  16. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I thought you went with the M16 stock?

    Anyway, that's a very nice looking rifle there... makin' me jealous.
     
  17. ptsmith24

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    Yea, I originally had the A2 stock on the order, but I received the 6 position. I like it, though. If I want the A2 length, there's always that option.