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Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 3:49 PM
Hey guys I have a guy who interested in trading an AR for something I have. This would be my first time dealing with AR's and he sent me a picture. I am awaiting more information but I just wanted to see if you guys could tell anything by looking at it. It looks as if he told the sights off but I suppose I could replace those? (Just looking for iron sights) Any and all info is appreciated.

DoomeD
07-02-2012, 3:51 PM
appears to be a flat top, where you could add optics or a red dot on it.

Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 3:54 PM
Is that pretty common?

scglock
07-02-2012, 3:55 PM
Can't really say much.. Looks like just a flat top upper, quad rail and railed gas block. Ask him for specs and do some research

scglock
07-02-2012, 3:56 PM
Is that pretty common?

As common as can be. Pretty much everyone has railed flat uppers. Allows you to put a carry handle, back up iron sight, and/or optics on it

Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 3:57 PM
Yeah im awaiting info but he's really slow with the emails.

mif_slim
07-02-2012, 3:58 PM
I think.it would be safe to say its the most common AR found these days...

tomd1584
07-02-2012, 3:58 PM
Fat handguards, railed gas block and a funky VFG. Doesn't look like a winner to me, IMO.

ExtremeX
07-02-2012, 4:02 PM
Just looks like a standard run of the mill flattop AR.

Was it home built or was it built from a manufacture?

Is the rail free float or drop in?

Try to get some additional information and do a little research to make sure you know what you are paying for. Take the time to watch some cleaning videos so you can break it down and inspect it before you buy.

ExtremeX
07-02-2012, 4:03 PM
Fat handguards, railed gas block and a funky VFG. Doesn't look like a winner to me, IMO.

Unless hes getting it for the right price...

What is the price or trade OP?

Chaos47
07-02-2012, 4:04 PM
Fat handguards, railed gas block and a funky VFG. Doesn't look like a winner to me, IMO.
^this. older CAR stock, HBAR barrel. Looks like a budget build...

Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 4:07 PM
The guy who got it isnt into guns and acquired it in a trade in hopes of getting something he wants. I put an arcade machine on craigslist and he hit me up and is wanting to trade. Arcade value is like 450. Still a decent deal?

Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 4:09 PM
At least it all looks like real stuff.. That was my first concern is making sure it looks like something functional.

Wes
07-02-2012, 4:10 PM
looks like a free float handguard too

Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 4:10 PM
I am still waiting on info. I asked him if its factory or homebuilt, caliber, etc.

KaLiFORNIA
07-02-2012, 4:13 PM
450 is a really good price *if functional *

stix213
07-02-2012, 4:14 PM
I'd try to get make/model/specs on the upper (often that is the most expensive part). Hard to tell much by that little picture.

The rifle is almost certainly worth more than $450 though.

Chaos47
07-02-2012, 4:15 PM
The guy who got it isnt into guns and acquired it in a trade in hopes of getting something he wants. I put an arcade machine on craigslist and he hit me up and is wanting to trade. Arcade value is like 450. Still a decent deal?

Probably a fair trade

ExtremeX
07-02-2012, 4:16 PM
Something about craigslist firearms deals and trades just donít sit right with meÖ

Make sure YOU acquire it the right way. If you go for it make sure the trade happens at an FFL.

$450 sounds decent if itís all in good working condition. Do you have a friend or friendly range or shop that can check it out for you if you donít know what to look for?

Arisaka
07-02-2012, 4:18 PM
^^ Depends on what he is trading for.....

ExtremeX
07-02-2012, 4:34 PM
Yeah if we go for this trade, it will be done right with a FFL. If this gets a little more serious I am hoping to have someone at my local shop or my gun club check it out. I am awaiting info for all the stuff you guys mentioned. I will update as soon as I get it. While I am not expecting a top shelf AR for a 450 dollar arcade, I just want something that works and I can upgrade things on it right?

You can upgrade things on it but there is only so much you can really upgrade... most of it is just accessorizing at that point.

A good AR starts from knowing which core components you want or it cant be application specific. One of the most important is the barrel, and is often time the single most expensive part of a good quality AR aside from things like upgraded stocks, rails, triggers. Some people like more expensive uppers and lowers but again we are going back to core components.

If core components are of decent quality, then you have a good rifle to customize and upgrade to your liking. I doubt the seller would know but you might want to inquire what type of barrel you have.

Garyson1311
07-02-2012, 4:35 PM
That makes good sense. I will update with info as it comes.

tomd1584
07-02-2012, 4:51 PM
Even for $450, if it was me I'd have to replace all the crappy parts that are on it.

UTG/Leapers vertical grip:
http://leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mitem=acces&level1=&level2=&itemno=RB-FGRP170B&status=&mtrack=m

*Probably* UTG/Leapers Stock:
http://leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mitem=acces&level1=&level2=&itemno=RB-T4BC&status=&mtrack=m


Not a bunch of parts I'd pay money for, personally.

tjlayzer
07-02-2012, 5:43 PM
Doesn't look that appealing. Seems like something you find at the gun shows. Without make or amount of rounds put through, I say walk away.

Lagduf
07-02-2012, 8:28 PM
What arcade cabinet are you selling/where are you at?

tpat663
07-02-2012, 8:56 PM
The only thing I can make out is the quad rail is a YHM (yankee hill manufacturing). The rest is hard to tell. Id put a value of 800.00 on the rifle if it's in good working condition looks new in the picutre but hard to tell.