Did I get taken for a ride?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Nocean13, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Nocean13

    Nocean13

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    So here's my story. I decided to build my first AR. I am what you call a newb I guess. Ive trolled around the internet and got a lot of good info and and also bought a step by step guide on how to build and what i need. Anyways So today I go to the gun store and am excited to buy my stripped lower. I browse through the several they have and decide on the Stag. So then the clerk says we have some in the back and has me fill out the paperwork. he returns with one in a cardboard box. We finish the transaction and i pay and he gives me the date to pick it up. Here is where it turns weird (For me at least) I ask if i can see the receiver before I leave and upon inspection its not the same at ALL. It has a light gray rough finish on it. Not at all like the one that was in the glass case which was black and smooth looking. So I ask and he says that its the same just that it has cardboard "dust" on it. I mean this thing looks night and day difference. But since this is my first lower purchase I took his word for it. I bring this up to you guys on this forum because i really dont know for sure if he is telling the truth. What do you guys think? (wish i had pictures to show)
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    That can be a bit normal. If you apply Breakfree CLP to it and let is sit for about 30 mins, the finish darken.
    If you have a doubt, get back to the store and have them make it right, speak to the manager/owner.
     

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    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Normal........it is dry. When you get it, oil it up with some CLP and the wipe it off with a lint free rag. :cool:
     
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    When I use a strong cleaner on my AR’s they turn grey and look like heck. After I spay it down with Break Free, it looks awesome. It gets real black and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy in side. :supergrin:
     
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    DougW Native Texan

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    Just add oil! I have 2 new lowers in the safe that look the same, all dried out.
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    3 very good answers to your question.

    Soak the snot out of it overnight in CLP and it will be glossy black.
     
  7. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    Same here. I've got 2 Stag lowers, sequentially numbered, sitting in my safe. They're both dry, slightly gray, and not real smooth. I'm waiting on a Form 1 to SBR one, and then I'll build a 20" or 24" rifle with the other.
     
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    My lower was the same. No worries...

    Ask any question on here about Ar's. Lots of helpful people here to help. I'm new so I'm learning a bunch....

    Have fun with the build!!!!
     
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    Is is a Colt lower? They are known to have crappy finishes as there is no QC at Colt. Dont worry, it's normal. It will still shoot.
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I don't want my AR's to be glossy. Flat phosphate finish is fine.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    You don't give up, do ya? :dunno:
    At lease he knows exactly what he bought!:whistling:
     
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    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    A big +1. Who cares if the thing functions, it had better look perfect... :upeyes:
     
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    The more you post, the bigger a fan I become of retroactive abortion... :wavey:
     
  14. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    O.P.

    Normal !!! They don't go black until they're oiled.
     
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    Thanks everyone, you have put my mind at ease. Im glad I can so somewhere and ask even the dumbest question and not get chewed out. You guys are the best!!! :supergrin: Ill keep you in the loop with how the build goes.:wavey: