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What do you do with leftovers?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by NeverMore1701, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    You know, the odds and ends that end up being replaced and upgraded along the way? I tried to avoid it with my nearly completed build, but I still ended up with a set of standard midlength handguards, a trigger guard, carbine endplate, A2 pistol grip, and charging handle. Not enough to start another build around, but I'd feel kinda bad just throwing it away :dunno:
     
  2. Polak

    Polak (pō'lāk')

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    Keep them and eventually someone will be looking for pieces. You can sell them or give them away.
     


  3. Jon_R

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    Before I get to the point of throwing them away I bring them to my 3-Gun match put a sign out saying they are free and take what you want.

    Things like standard hand guards or A2 pistol grips I know I will never use. The reason they are extra is I didn't want them or I replaced them. :)
     
  4. why

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    Yeah, as above.
    I have lots of stuff that friends know they can help themselves to.
    I have also left stuff on a table at the entrance to gunshows with a note to take it if you can use it.
     
  5. mvician

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  6. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Problem is, I wouldn't use any of these parts on another build :crying:
     
  7. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I keep all the old parts. Before you know it you have enough to build a complete rifle..
     
  8. Jon_R

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    I would be trying to build a rifle about of a bin full of A2 Pistol grips and carbine handguards. I don't usually have unused BCGs or Barrels. :)
     
  9. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Try harder! :rofl:
     
  10. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    That's what I thought :supergrin:.......you still build a rifle out of them and upgrade those parts again. :rofl: it's a never ending cycle. How do you think I would up with 13 of them, and enough parts to probably put 2 more together. :faint:
     
  11. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Let me put it this way. I started my current build around the end of last February. It has been "functional" for several months now, but won't be "complete" for another couple of months. That puts me at right at a year to build EXACTLY what I want, with the parts I want, on my college student/retail job budget. A handful of unwanted parts isn't going to make a dent in another build, unfortunately (as much as I want to start on a BCM 11.5" pistol and then slap a stock on it when I can manage to get an SBR stamp).
     
  12. mvician

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    Well then you can either sell off those few pieces or give them away. :dunno:
     
  13. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I've tried, but I don't have any local friends who are into ARs, and the parts aren't really worth the shipping individually :shrug:
     
  14. phxfa

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    Ive got 3 Vltor E-mod stocks that Ive replaced with LMT SOPMODS,
    What are they worth?
     
  15. mvician

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    Knock $25 off of the price of a new one. It will sell.
     
  16. LLL

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    i heard that LLL was looking for leftover parts, I also heard hes a good guy :wavey:
     
  17. I wouldnt mind taking the charging handle off your hands:whistling:Almost done with my build all i need is a CH and rear BUIS. Unfortunately it may be a while before its finished because im kinda poor at the moment:crying:
     
  18. RMTactical

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    They will come in handy eventually. I can pretty much promise you that. Maybe not all of it, but some of it for sure.

    I have had AR15 parts that I thought would never do me any good. I just threw them in a box. Eventually they led me to building another AR15 because I had built up so many excess parts, I decided "why not?"

    I have also used them to finish up other builds, keep around as spares, or help others finish up builds.
     
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Got pics? I'll take one if the price is right.

    As for leftovers? Put them in a box and store them. You never know when you'll need the spares or when someone might need something.

    You say you won't need them now, but when the gungrabbers come after you, and the gun parts start drying up when they run the manufacturers out of business, any extra parts are parts you have to keep the gun running. If you already paid for them and they are there, it doesn't cost more to keep them and you said it's not even worth selling. So it's no net loss.

    I have a complete SP-1 upper and A2 buttstock along with a few other little parts here and there, including a new unused Hogue overmoulded freefloat handguard for 20" barrel rifles. Bought it, figured out it won't fit my gun. What the hell, I can jerry rig that thing to my 10/22.
     
  20. TrooperBrian

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    I just put them all in a box, and eventually I've sold most of them..