View Full Version : I need advice on a M16 upper

March 31, 2010, 11:48 AM
I have the opportunity to buy a very nice M16 A1 style upper with teardrop forward assist (no shell defector) 20" barrel marked C MP Chromelined and a A1 flash hider, triangle handguards with the flat delta ring. It also comes with a A1 butt stock (non trapdoor) It does not come with a charging handle or Bolt charrier group. Is $350 a good price for this? I am looking to build a retro AR (603). Any advice would be fantastic.

March 31, 2010, 12:22 PM
Barrel $200
Upper $100
Stock $50

He is asking new prices..


March 31, 2010, 12:30 PM
These "retro" items seem to be throught the roof these days. Those are new prices for A2/M4 stuff but it seems this "retro" stuff is going for more these days.

March 31, 2010, 12:36 PM
I am not sure what you guys are talking about with"Retro" items. Are people going backwards with ARs? If so, what is an original M-16 upper receiver going for? (No FWD assist)

March 31, 2010, 12:42 PM
Yes the trend seems to be that builing older ar's is whats hot.

Here is a good site with info:

I have seen the "slick side" uppers with no forward assist go for around $125. the ones with the teardrop forward assist and no deflector bump seem to go for more.

March 31, 2010, 01:15 PM
I checked it out. Brings back a lot of memories. I had no idea the older stuff was that popular. I am going to go through some drawers now. Thanks.

March 31, 2010, 05:02 PM
Let me know if you have anything good. Anybody else have any input.