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how much to build an m14 and ar15?

I'm looking to build one of these rifles from parts. Initially I was going to buy a garand from the cmp (which I still will probably do eventually), but I think I'd get a lot more enjoyment out of building my own rifle. So, what's a ballpark figure to build these rifles? You can leave out accessories and such, just the basic functioning rifle.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:51 PM drx is offline  
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AR 15's can be built for 600+ and M1a's, well. Good luck peiceing one together. your best bet is to buy one, as a m1a is gonna run you like 2000 after building, when a brand new one is about 1100-1300.
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I'd say around $800...but then again depends on if you want a heavy barrel or not..or quadrails for an ar15 that can cost a few hundred..

check out www.adcofirearms.com
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So if I'm working on a "budget," an AR is the route I probably want to take?
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Yes. Deffinetly.
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What ^^ said. Just the tools alone to barrel a receiver for an M1A is gonna be $$$
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buy a complete upper, lower parts kit, lower, stock and put the ar together for cheap. Check out ar15.com's equipment exchance forum for great deals. I got my Complete bushmaster NIB M4A2 for 720 shipped on there.
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assuming you have the reciever and barrel joined by a gunsmith and do the rest your self using nothing but gi parts.
IMO you would be very lucky to sqeek under 1k building an m1a.

but i gotta agree with ya putting them together your self is mega fun.
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assuming you have the reciever and barrel joined by a gunsmith and do the rest your self using nothing but gi parts.
IMO you would be very lucky to sqeek under 1k building an m1a.

but i gotta agree with ya putting them together your self is mega fun.

Yeah, I don't think I'd invest in the tools to do the heavy stuff myself. Considering I'll probably only be doing it once.
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I dunno about ar15's, but for an M14 you can get a barreled receiver like this one and build on it.




The hard stuff (installing barrel & headspacing bolt) is already done for... $1,019.00.

To assemble one from scratch would require many tools and much patience, plus probably lots of scratched metal finishing...

I highly recommend these books:

http://www.fulton-armory.com/ScottM14.gif

http://www.fulton-armory.com/Kuhn.gif

Besides a complete m14, I also bought this LRB rear lugged receiver, a TRW bolt and op rod (not in pic) for fun, but don't really expect to build a complete rifle anytime soon...


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I'd build from a barreled M1a reciever before I built an AR, but if you're on a budget, it's best to try the AR first.
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