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Old 07-11-2019, 04:57 PM
eightyduece eightyduece is offline
 
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Default Where are all of the CMP carbine receivers and barreled actions.

Did they all get built up. Is someone sitting on a pile of them. I would love to have a really nice carbine but the prices are just out of my league at this time in my life. I think I want to build one to scratch the itch. I have about every part except a receiver. An older guy kinda close to me has the tools to barrel one. What gives. Am I just too late to the party.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:09 PM
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They do turn-up, but a good receiver can cost 60% the cost of a complete carbine and a barreled receiver more like 75-80%.

I always wonder just why somebody has a naked receiver lying around. You never know if it’s any good until you build it out. It’s a crap-shoot. In most cases, one can part-out a working carbine for more than it may sell for, but I think it’s still risky.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:41 PM
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I have a suggestion for you that may get-you-shooting. Now and then, a commercial receiver and/or barreled action will show up for much less than a GI. If you have everything you need to build a carbine, be on the look out for one of the early commercial receivers/actions. Beware a Universal. You will need an early single-spring serial number and it will be 100% USGI compatible. I know...I have one.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:27 PM
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Unfortunately the days of the $125 BRs are gone... If you have nice parts you'd probably be better off selling them and buying a complete rifle. Building them up is fun and rewarding but just too expensive now.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:39 PM
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As the song goes, I second that emotion. In recent years, I don't think I have seen a decent looking carbine receiver sell for less than $400, even for a common make.

Same thing with Garand receivers, but loose ones of those are a little more common and perhaps not quite as pricey.

Yes, you are pretty late to this party.

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Unfortunately the days of the $125 BRs are gone... If you have nice parts you'd probably be better off selling them and buying a complete rifle. Building them up is fun and rewarding but just too expensive now.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:41 PM
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Unfortunately the days of the $125 BRs are gone... If you have nice parts you'd probably be better off selling them and buying a complete rifle. Building them up is fun and rewarding but just too expensive now.

This is the same thing a well respected member here told me in PM's. I just suck at selling things (buy high/sell low)
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:19 PM
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Looks like Charlie is getting ready to sell a Winchester receiver.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=248689
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