GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2011, 18:19   #1
Rocken
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22
Roll mark ?

I'm looking to get my first black rifle. I'm very familiar with traditional long rifles, but at a lost with ARs. I was looking at quite a few in the local shop. Different brands, barrel lenghts, calibers.... and I asked in his opinion who makes the better or best AR (noob question, I know). His reply was to direct me to a keyhole looking roll mark on the upper right of the receiver. He proceeded to hand me at least 4 different makes of rifles. Some were the least expensive, some were his most expensive, all had the same roll mark. He then stated the receivers were all made by the same shop. He basically said pick one.
My question, is this roll mark the mark of the machine shop making the receivers or are all ARs marked as such?
Rocken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 18:35   #2
Constructor
GT Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 505
The mark is the forge mark, the forge sells to many companies to machine then those companies sell to many more assembly companies. Most companies even big ones like S&W buy many of their AR parts, S&W buys some if not all of their barrels from ER SHAW, their uppers seem to be YHM with the keyhole forge mark, seen the same forge mark on Daniel Defense uppers.
__________________
5.56, 6.8, SIX5. The Nexgen of 308s

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Constructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 20:40   #3
Rocken
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22
That explains it. Is the receiver milled by the same company that forges them?
Rocken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 10:49   #4
Constructor
GT Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 505
No, some assembly companies mill their own but most buy them from DOD contractors.
__________________
5.56, 6.8, SIX5. The Nexgen of 308s

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Constructor is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 14:33.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,450
313 Members
1,137 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 16:42