Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: 80% belm lowers?

  1. #1
    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    8,869
    Feedback Score
    8 (100%)

    Talking 80% belm lowers?

    BLEMISHED - BRS 80% AR Lower Receivers

    anybody buy any machinable lowers from these guys?

  2. #2
    Chief Administrator 7.62x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    6,403
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)

    Default

    "Billet 80% Lowers that have minor blemishes and or errors that occurred during machining. For this reason, they are sold at a significant discount!"

    The minor blemishes part does not concern me, but the errors during machining part

    They say sold as is. If I'm taking that chance, I'd want more of a discount than that.
    .

  3. #3
    Gunco Regular Shooter17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    443
    Feedback Score
    5 (100%)

    Default

    These Billet 80% Lowers were machined with the Buffer Detent hole a touch to far forward. WHEN MILLING THE TRIGGER CONTROL POCKET, THE BUFFER RETAINER HOLE WILL BE MILLED INTO. IF YOU ARE BUILDING A DEDICATED .22 BUILD THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A BUFFER RETAINER THEN THESE ARE FOR YOU!

    Don't look to bad in the picture on the site, relocating the detent hole wouldn't be that hard, but I agree....needs to be a bigger discount.

    Shooter
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    GuncoHolic Sprat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,309
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default

    the old tannery 80% cast recievers where popular and easily modified, I just gave one away to a member for his ar-mag AK adapter
    would seem if you wanted to do a ar mag modification these would be great
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

  5. #5
    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    8,869
    Feedback Score
    8 (100%)

    Default

    80% lowers have all been expensive for what they are most being more expensive that a 100% GTG one is sort of a let-down.

    i have bought TNW billet lowers for $79 that ware for all practical purposes "perfect".

    to me these don't look all that difficult to straighten up -- billets are easy to machine and weld-


    you have to do the FCG pocket and drill pin holes and so on all of which look like more work than cleaning up the detent hole problem.

  6. #6
    Gunco Good ole boy tanvil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5,353
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)

    Default

    Cheaper would be better but I would think that an AR would function fine without the buffer retainer other than being a little tricky to disassemble.

  7. #7
    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    8,869
    Feedback Score
    8 (100%)

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by tanvil View Post
    Cheaper would be better but I would think that an AR would function fine without the buffer retainer other than being a little tricky to disassemble.

    yea you could just pin the thing back into the right position.

    or make a offset retaining pin of some sort and uses it with the miss-drilled hole--

    a fellow with a drill press and a welder can about fix anything--

    it is a tad more difficult to fix a goof that work on a virgin piece--

    hell i don't need any 80% lowers just thought about doing one for giggles--

  8. #8
    Citizen, Patriot, Ranger bellson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
    Posts
    2,593
    Feedback Score
    7 (100%)

    Default

    Get a piece of aluminium rod, turn it to the correct size (use your hand drill and some sandpaper), freeze it, drive it in. Take it to someone who welds aluminium, then clean-up and re-drill hole in correct place....What's the problem?
    Imagine whirled peas

    Peace, Love, And Superior Firepower






    Bellson

  9. #9
    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    8,869
    Feedback Score
    8 (100%)

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by bellson View Post
    Get a piece of aluminium rod, turn it to the correct size (use your hand drill and some sandpaper), freeze it, drive it in. Take it to someone who welds aluminium, then clean-up and re-drill hole in correct place....What's the problem?

    he-he! i got some of that machine shop glue used to seal steel cylinders in and engine block--LOL--

  10. #10
    Gunco Regular Shooter17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    443
    Feedback Score
    5 (100%)

    Default

    The object is to retain the buffer assembly.
    The detent does not have to be a detent and it does not have to be in the traditional location.
    A simple set screw with a pointed end would work.

    Shooter

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •