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    Upper Receiver + Barrel Questions

    Who does good work for attaching the barrel to the upper receive? I'm looking at complete uppers, but in case I don't go that route, who has used a smith to do this for them? I'm not sure I want to buy the tools needed, for what may end up being a one-of. I go back and forth between AR15 and AR10. Pricing estimates would be helpful so I can weigh the benefits vs. A DIY.

    #2
    I would recommend in your case to buy a complete upper or get one made to order exactly as you want from a place like JSE Surplus or the local three lettered one. Turnaround time is a few weeks but will be cheaper than to get parts and get someone to actually do it for you.

    For pricing check out their site and packages for a baseline of what's what.

    http://www.jsesurplus.com/ar15uppers-readytoship.aspx

    http://www.jsesurplus.com/completefactoryar15upper.aspx

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      #3
      Pretty safe bet some here will have the tools you need, and be willing to help you out, if you choose to go that route. It's actually pretty easy to do.

      If you need some of the mil-spec grease for the barrel nut, (Aeroshell 33MS, the MS being the important part) I have a little extra. The "local three letter store" uses something else. For $13 per half ounce!
      Steve

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        #4
        Get a vice and torque wrench.

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          #5
          I would look a Model 1 Sales catalog and webpage,. they will build you just about any style you want.
          do you know what look you want?

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            #6
            Id be happy to assemble it for you for a smile and a handshake. We also have uppers, barrels, handguards, gas blocks and all the rest if you want to take a look

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              #7
              Originally posted by Scharfschütze View Post
              Id be happy to assemble it for you for a smile and a handshake. We also have uppers, barrels, handguards, gas blocks and all the rest if you want to take a look
              Wow, campsite is a like a beam of sunshine, shining through a dark storm.

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              • wdeister08
                wdeister08 commented
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                I really want to go AR10 but assembling seemed prohibitive with the lack of complete upper options. Their offer makes me believe I need to go that way.

              • Scharfschütze
                Scharfschütze commented
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                Hahaa love it.

              #8
              Originally posted by Scharfschütze View Post
              Id be happy to assemble it for you for a smile and a handshake. We also have uppers, barrels, handguards, gas blocks and all the rest if you want to take a look
              I am so effing glad your store is on the northern end of the island. I would be up to my elbows in rifles, ammo, and credit card debt. I would be happy to take you guys up on your offer. Are you in on Tuesday, around 11am? I'd love to talk specifics.

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              • Scharfschütze
                Scharfschütze commented
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                Yes sir, Im there everyday except wed/thurs
                I dont have alot of AR10 stuff but standard AR stuff we have a good amount
                Last edited by Scharfschütze; 05-30-2016, 07:16 PM.

              • Mad Russian
                Mad Russian commented
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                Yet another soul ensnared by Campsite... When will this madness end!?

                I went there once to get #11 caps (and only caps) and walked out with gun socks, and other chachkas. A $6 purchase ended $100 later. Thank God no-one talked to me or it would have been worse.

                Must be something in the air...

              • wdeister08
                wdeister08 commented
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                They hooked me a little while ago. Theyve already gotten me to take home rifles twice

              #9
              Originally posted by vmtcmt View Post
              Pretty safe bet some here will have the tools you need, and be willing to help you out, if you choose to go that route. It's actually pretty easy to do.

              If you need some of the mil-spec grease for the barrel nut, (Aeroshell 33MS, the MS being the important part) I have a little extra. The "local three letter store" uses something else. For $13 per half ounce!

              When end I was building my .308 I looked researched the grease for to use.. They only say aero shell because it's "mil spec" but there are many other cheaper alternatives out there that work just as well.

              all you need is a vice, vice block ar wrench and torque wrench, and the anti seeze grease

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              • Mad Russian
                Mad Russian commented
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                You can use the silver automotive anti seize also.

              #10
              I understand the toss up of purchasing tools or having someone assemble for you. I found assembly very easy due to a lot of free guidance from other members as well as tutorials online. Chances are you will be modifying, disassembling and building in your future where the tools will be useful. If not selling them here will be a cinch.

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                #11
                I have built 5-6 ARs with a $20'AR tool from amazon and typical allen keys, etc

                spend $50 on simple tools it will save you in the long run

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