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Arisaka
06-27-2012, 8:49 AM
So, I was trolling yard sales last weekend, and came upon this:

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd512/russhud/ARBarrel.jpg

For $50. It's a DPMS 16" 1x9" Twist AP4 Contour barrel, handguards, charging handle, and grip. Now what do I do? Build it, or sell it? :chris:

FatalKitty
06-27-2012, 8:57 AM
I voted keep it and build it

but I'd gladly pay double that if you didn't want to ;)

ALX10mm
06-27-2012, 8:59 AM
Build it and then sell it? :shrug:

lazyH
06-27-2012, 9:01 AM
BUILD IT! put a new frontier lower on it, and it will be one of priced AR's ever!

Arisaka
06-27-2012, 9:03 AM
Bargain build is interesting.....^^ I checked out the DPMS website after I got home and it looks like some pretty good stuff. Non chromed lined, but M4 feedramps.

NotPukeGreen
06-27-2012, 9:05 AM
Same thing, Build it!!!!!, Or sell it to me for double like posted above^^^

mif_slim
06-27-2012, 9:19 AM
I'll double plus 1 dollar!

cgn0826
06-27-2012, 9:33 AM
$50? Heck of a find! Guess i'll be doing some garage sales this weekend(prob not)

Dirtbiker
06-27-2012, 9:35 AM
I dare you to build the cheapest AR ever. You are off to a good start.

BucDan
06-27-2012, 9:36 AM
Wow! You are a lucky guy.

Xtracrispy
06-27-2012, 9:54 AM
Nice score!

someR1
06-27-2012, 10:05 AM
sh1t, why can't I ever find anything cool at garage sales?!

lol......you should build it though !!

troysland
06-27-2012, 10:17 AM
Awesome find. Looks like a $450 build. It's a keeper!

gil671
06-27-2012, 10:21 AM
Nice find! Lucky man!

SURVIVOR619
06-27-2012, 12:00 PM
One of the better yard sales finds ever... Where the heck was this sale (city if you don't mind)... I'd be very surprised to see such an item in my neck of the burbs...

I voted keep and build. A $450 build would be fun! Maybe do some cerakoting or something you might not want to try with higher priced items..?

Arisaka
06-27-2012, 1:15 PM
I found it in Redding. I may work up the ultimate budget build, the New Frontier built lower looks good, found a surplus M16 stripped upper for $45... Now I just need to find the ultimate bargain basement BCG. I might be able to do better than $450....

mrvash
06-27-2012, 1:38 PM
Nice!^ I live in Redding, I knew I should have went garage sale hopping over the weekend lol. Build it!

frankDmole
06-27-2012, 1:44 PM
At that price, I'd keep it and build another one. You can always sell it if you need more cash later.

MrPlink
06-27-2012, 2:26 PM
build it, that way you can brag about how little it cost you to have a functioning rifle.

Dirtbiker
06-27-2012, 2:29 PM
I'm betting with some shopping you can go sub $400

rudolfz
06-27-2012, 2:35 PM
Probably stolen....

Bartin
06-27-2012, 3:05 PM
Probably stolen....

yeah, at $50 I'd call that a steal

Paper Boy
06-27-2012, 3:23 PM
Another build vote

Merc1138
06-27-2012, 3:38 PM
Probably stolen....

More like someone who didn't know what they had(happens all the time at yard sales with all sorts of things besides gun stuff). Unless you think criminals really steal ARs, strip the barrel out of the receiver, just to sell at a yard sale for rock bottom prices.

It's entirely possible the person running the yard sale thought it was airsoft parts and belonged to a now deceased relative or something.

Arisaka
06-27-2012, 3:54 PM
More like someone who didn't know what they had(happens all the time at yard sales with all sorts of things besides gun stuff). Unless you think criminals really steal ARs, strip the barrel out of the receiver, just to sell at a yard sale for rock bottom prices.

It's entirely possible the person running the yard sale thought it was airsoft parts and belonged to a now deceased relative or something.

I actually thought it was airsoft at first when I saw it on the table :D. The person selling was actually a young guy wearing some Zombie attack t-shirt (I forgot what it said). He took it off his rifle in order to swap in a heavier barrel for some reason. He knew what it was, told me the manufacturer and twist rate, etc. I paid him the $45 asking price, he then went inside and produced the charging handle and grip for an extra $5. I don't know what was up with him, but he looked pretty young to me, and I'm only 32. Maybe he just didn't care what it was worth, I'm not complaining. Definitely not stolen, he looked like a computer nerd type. Plus, like Merc1138 said, if it was stolen I would think they would sell the complete upper if anything. And it wouldn't be at a yard sale. Just a crazy find.

rkt88edmo
06-27-2012, 4:00 PM
IMO, slap a flattop upper on it and sell.

Merc1138
06-27-2012, 4:01 PM
So he knew what it was and sold it for $50? That's even weirder. Guess he just didn't give a crap. Although there is now another possibility.

Maybe he did indeed swap the barrels, but kept it around as an excuse to build another but his wife kept telling him "no" and finally got sick of it being in the house?

Regardless, nice find. Yes, I'd use it as an excuse to at the very least build another upper.

DFF
06-27-2012, 4:19 PM
I would probably build it and give it to the Wife. :)

bloodhawke83
06-27-2012, 6:10 PM
nice find.

tanakasan
06-28-2012, 6:52 AM
Build it...for bragging rights to the most inexpensive AR ever!

Great find!

Robert

Johnnyfres
06-28-2012, 8:06 AM
Nice find, how does the rifling on the barrel look?

Arisaka
06-28-2012, 8:39 AM
Nice find, how does the rifling on the barrel look?

Looks great to me, I don't think he was the type to do much shooting. Seemed more like one of those that is constantly looking for the newest tacticool stuff.

Metal Magic
06-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Dedicated .22lr maybe ?

MrExel17
06-28-2012, 10:55 AM
Build and sell, nice find btw!

Rock6.3
06-28-2012, 12:27 PM
It sounds like Arisaka needs to do an 80% and join the dark side :)

Arisaka
06-28-2012, 12:35 PM
It sounds like Arisaka needs to do an 80% and join the dark side :)

Seriously. I was looking at the New Frontier built lowers for $129, but all the gun shops around here want to charge $65-$70+tax+dros to transfer one to me! So much for a bargain build. You've done an 80%?

h0use
06-28-2012, 1:42 PM
what a bargin!! were are the yard sales you go to!!??

kcjr1125
06-28-2012, 5:06 PM
Nice find, let us know the progress

icenix
06-28-2012, 9:26 PM
Probably stolen, lol. Did you ask about it?

Arisaka
06-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Ghetto *** AR build has commenced. I'll update the thread as it goes down.

chead
06-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Probably stolen....

Who steals just an upper and sells it at a garage sale for $50? That's pretty close to the stupidest crime ever.

Arisaka
06-29-2012, 10:52 AM
^^Haha not only that, who seperates the barrel from the upper and sells THAT at a yardsale for $50....

hcbr
06-29-2012, 11:01 AM
i said keep it for parts, but hey if you have some cash leftover, do a build, have it as a use and abuse ar!

MXRider
06-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Dedicated .22lr maybe ?

That's exactly what I was thinking.

Arisaka
07-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Ordered my surplus M16 upper... Anyone have a line on cheap BCGs?