View Full Version : Noveske N4 Recce Basic Upper (Stripped) $725 @ Rainier Arms

04-22-2009, 11:18 PM


16.1″ Cold Hammer Forged Barrel, 1 in 7″ twist, 5.56mm
Made of Mil Spec M249 Machine Gun barrel steel, with heavy M249 Chrome Lining, (appx. 2 times as thick as an M4 or M16)
Extended Feed Ramps
Mil Spec Phosphate finish
Flat-top Upper Receiver
F Marked FSB pinned to barrel

This is not a standard catalog item. This is 100% Noveske, but there is no logo on the upper receiver and do not include, back up iron sight, charging handle or bolt carrier group

Hopefully these will sell out fast before I give into the urge to buy one...

04-23-2009, 12:46 AM
Does Basic Mean Carbine?

HK Dave
04-23-2009, 5:51 AM
Musssst resisstttt....

Barney Gumble
04-23-2009, 8:51 AM
Does Basic Mean Carbine?
No...basic means it comes with a milspec flattop upper and plastic handguards. The "non-basic" ones have rails and/or a different type of upper (VIS or MUR i think).

The one with carbine gas is called the N4 light carbine. The N4 light recce is midlength gas.

04-23-2009, 9:05 AM
This is not a standard catalog item. This is 100% Noveske, but there is no logo on the upper receiver and do not include, back up iron sight, charging handle or bolt carrier group

Nice CYA after the N4 lower Blem debacle.

What happened to Noveske quality?:confused:

04-23-2009, 9:40 AM
What happened with the BLEM debacle...?

04-23-2009, 10:18 AM
What happened with the BLEM debacle...?

They sold Blem or second quality N4 lowers that were stamped "2" as first quality lowers for full price. Then sent out the following notice:

"Dear Customer,
It has come to our knowledge that the last batch of Noveske lower receivers we received were all slightly blemished. We were not aware of the blemishes and sold them in the normal course of business as we were charged full price for these lower. Had customers not called in, we would have never known as most blemishes were very minor. In any event, we would still like to set the record straight. We wouldn’t mislead our customers intentionally and want to make things right. If you are satisfied with your lower, we would still like to offer you a $20 store credit per lower receiver. And if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return the lower(s) for a complete refund (not including transfer fees). We apologize for this situation and if you have any questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to contact us."

Rainer seems to have gotten screwed too, but allot of people were out transfer fees , and some were out Transfer & Dros fees.

04-23-2009, 10:23 AM

Damn...at least they offered options...

04-23-2009, 11:38 AM

04-23-2009, 6:22 PM
Think I got the last one (Well, I hope I got one, anyway.). Showed in stock when I ordered, now says "Notify Me."

Regardless, thanks for the heads up.

Gun Runner
04-23-2009, 7:21 PM
Thats SUCKS I just missed the deal.... I got one of the lower you speak of but can't find any marking on the lower. Where would the "2" be marked on the receiver? Thanks for your help on this:thumbsup:

Wild Squid
04-23-2009, 8:53 PM
So are these uppers considered the best on the market for 16" midlengths or what? How do these compare to BCM's midlengths?

04-25-2009, 8:57 AM
Before the rush they were the same price. G and R tactical had them on a regular basis. From what I here "hammer forged is the ****" but for me shooting xm193 standing a couple a times a month from a 10 round undetachable mag, I don't think I will notice any difference. Side by side, the N4 will be heavier but not as heavy as the Operator from Denny. As for comparing the three for weight, accuracy,and what to have better in a carbine class, that has been asked many times on different gun boards. At first I thought the funky gov. profile would be a concern but many smarter people with a lot more trigger time say no except if you add a suppressor then you might get a larger POI change.