At the gun show today, there was a vendor selling A3 style flattop stripped AR uppers for $95.
My last AR, I assembled the lower and bought the upper complete. For my next one, I’d like to assemble the upper too. I’m thinking 6.8spc…but that’s not the nature of my question.
When I asked the seller what the make of the uppers was, he said he didn’t know. I did notice a mark on the right side of the upper, but other than that, nothing to identify the manufacturer.
I didn’t want to buy some crap that wouldn’t work and not be able to get my money back, so I passed on it.
I did some research after I got home, though and it appears to me that the mark I remember was an Omega symbol and seems to be typical of YHM uppers. Anyone know if that is a reliable indicator?
Another thing that I noticed was that the rails had no “T” marks. All of the YHM A3 uppers I found online said that they were “T” marked. Could it just be that these are older ones without the markings? Or are they not YHM after all?
Are there any counterfeit AR parts around that I need to be leery of?
Next, if these are YHM uppers, does $95 seem like a “can’t pass up” kind of price? I found a price range online of anywhere from about that, to $125. Buying online, I’d have to pay somewhere around $7 for shipping as well.
I’d hate to pass this up and then end up paying a lot more later…but I’d also hate to buy a POS and regret it later.
Any advice before tomorrow afternoon would be appreciated. I’ve gotta decide before the show closes at 4:00 Eastern time.
Thanks in advance.