Originally Posted by aa1911
paid $0 for the stamp, I 'stretched' it to 16.5" with a barrel stretcher so it's legal now, hahaha
no, but seriously, it 'belongs' to my unit's arms room...
upper I built from parts supplied by a friend of a friend who got a good deal on 'defective' parts, so paid $120 for a complete upper including front sight and free float handrail.
paid $100 for a lower receiver from another friend (private sale)
and filled her in with DPMS parts ($50) and a $45 buttstock from Midway
The optic was free and sling I made myself, the taclight and mount are from work so did not add those in there.
So all said with taxes and shipping added in I would say closer to $350 to error on the high side. but for certain no more than that.
remember, it also took 2 years of waiting and hunting for the best deals to be had locally. To build this exact one today within a week would cost 3-4 times this.
Working on another right now, going to try a gas piston upper I think. Really want to build a 300 whisper/300 fireball/300 AAC Blackout or whatever they're calling it this month...
Seriously, you're the man! I love hearing stories like that. You're way more patient than I am. Nice work!