Who made your AR upper?

Who made your AR upper?

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    Who made your AR upper?

    Very often people pay premium prices for what they consider to be premium made ARs. Sometimes these are coming from other manufacturers and get stamped with the name of a vendor that did not make that item. Here is some information on AR uppers and also a little for AR lowers.


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    Same as the lower.....Colt
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Same as the lower.....Colt
    Same here.
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    Don't know, don't care. I don't build or modify ARs. I have an ArmaLite AR-10, an ArmaLite M-15 Target, a Colt LE6920, a Stag Arms, and a Windham Weaponry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Same as the lower.....Colt
    Ditto for both of mine...

    Although I did some work on one of them, adding a piston system.
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    A milspec upper/lower is a milspec upper/lower.
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    Since I've had it apart and back together a few times, I guess I did.
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    I built my own. Doesn't make sense to pay someone else to do something one can do themselves! It's easy, it's fun, and it's educational!
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    Frankenstein built mine--for the Mongoose, that is. Aero Precision supplied the receiver. Armalite made the one for the 5.56. Few manufacturers, many assemblers.
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    The (4) I currently have are all factory models with matching upper & lowers and not "builds". 1. Bushmaster (made in Windham, ME) 2. Stag Arms 3. Smith & Wesson M&P 4. PSA Premium.
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    I'll say Smith and Wesson for my S&W M&P 15 MOE, but I suppose someone else could have made it for them? Patriot Ordnance Factory for POF Revolution in .308.
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    I made a great many mine. Now I'm not a name brand, but I haven't had a failure of anything in a very, very long time.
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    Olympic Arms, during the evil gun ban around 2002. Used in service rifle competition, I'm pretty happy with it.
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    Built my own uppers, most often on a BCM receiver.

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    FN Herstal built my PSA barrel. The upper receiver has a raised A behind the brass deflector. I didn't see that on his list.

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