View Full Version : What kind of upper receiver for 7.62x39 ar

02-19-2012, 2:03 AM
I was thinking of making a 7.62x39 ar. Before I get bashed let me explain!! I know it would be cheaper/easier to just buy an ak or ak variant but I love the ar platform as I am familiar with it. So my question is would a regular ar stripped upper receiver work? Im looking at some on midwayusa and I don't see a caliber so thats why I'm asking. Below ill post a link for an example. Thanks in advance.

02-19-2012, 2:32 AM
And one more question that I don't want to make a whole new thread for... Whats the laws on a 14.5 inch barrel? Without having the flashhider welded on?

02-19-2012, 7:01 AM
As far as the upper, the bcg, magazine and barrel are the only things that are different. If you are caught with a 14.5" or any barrel under 16" total length on a rifle without it being an LE issued rifle or without a SBR permit would land you in jail! I may be wrong or there may be some kind of loop hole but I don't think a civilian can legally own a 14.5" with out it having a permanently attached (pinned and welded) comp/suppressor making it a legal length or it being registered as a pistol.

02-19-2012, 7:18 AM
Has to be pinned.

Buy an AK : )

02-19-2012, 9:35 AM
The best 762x39 upper is????
.the one that takes curved mags into the reciever! Lol jk
I dont know about best but theres a group buy rite now in parts section and upper are going for 369

02-19-2012, 9:55 AM
I also am interested in a 7.62x39 upper for my AR-15 to try something different.