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    Looks like I miss-read it.
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    you get what ya pay for, i've heard a lot of negetive feedback about blackthorne. i would go with a model 1 if your looking to save some change.

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    My friends blackthorne was ok quality but worth the price.

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    If you want the hassle of your life buy Blackthorne parts sets. Be prepared for ill fitting bolt carrier, mismatching to your lower, trigger slap, etc. Spend a few extra bucks, I like the JT distributing parts myself, but you are going to spend at least $495 for them
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    I just built three new AR's over the last 2 months - all from mixed sources - 2 LAR lowers (stripped) for $170 each - a DPMS complete lower with sitty plastic collapsible stock for $270, and new complete uppers with Bushmaster barrels ranging from $570 to $650. So it's getting more expensive all the time, and the companies that still have parts in stock (which isn't many) are price gouging. By the way - I had to backorder my Bushmaster barrels - Bushmaster is 16 to 18 weeks behind barrel orders. That is akin to goodyear being out of tires. Crazy shit

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    I built using a Black Thorn kit no problems with it other then the charging handle had a slight bend in it. I may have put the bend in it from messing around with it not knowing what I was doing.

    The gunsmith got it fixed and it runs now no jams when he shot it. I will be shooting it in a few weeks and will have a video. My build total was 630-650 with mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie View Post
    Model-1 gets a bad rap for cheap parts, but my brother bought his in 2003 and has had literally thousands of rounds through it with no problems at all. I would not hesitate to buy from them!
    I am a big fan of M1S, have built a few ARs on their kits. I have a 16" car I have shot a ton with no problems, a 20" A2 I have shot some with no problems, and a CAR I built for my brother, him and his stepsons have shot the living daylights out of it without cleaning or lubing it with no problems.

    They have went up though, I would recommend J&T or Delton for a little cheaper last time I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiroone View Post
    If you want the hassle of your life buy Blackthorne parts sets. Be prepared for ill fitting bolt carrier, mismatching to your lower, trigger slap, etc. Spend a few extra bucks, I like the JT distributing parts myself, but you are going to spend at least $495 for them
    This, blackthorne seems to be hit and miss, with more miss than hit. Spend a few more dollars, save yourself a lot of headache and go with J&T, Delton or M1S in that order.

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