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Anderson Mfg

Postby John A. » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:24 pm

I was kidding with GM a while back about going to start collecting lowers that were made in my state, and this morning I quietly chuckled to myself as that thought crossed my mind when I was standing at the counter waiting for the NICS check to come back, but I was able to pick up one of the Anderson Manufacturing lowers that I have seen start appearing online lately.

I saw some Blem's advertised a while back but I didn't jump at the time and regretted that I hadn't, but there was a new gun store that opened up near me that I stopped by today and I ended up taking a (Non-Blem) stripped lower home with me for $89 including tax out the door.

While it wasn't the best deal out there, it wasn't really too out of line either because if I had ordered it, paid shipping and then paid a transfer would've costed about the same, so I'm OK with the price and didn't walk away feeling like I had been violated or needed a cold shower afterwards.

The lower seems adequate all the way around and everything worked fine.

The only thing that raised my eyebrow was how easily the bolt catch roll pin went into place. I was able to insert it all the way into place with nothing more than pushing hard on my punch (no tapping or hammering was necessary).

I don't think that there will be a problem with that, but I did make a mental note of it.

Mags drop free, bolt catch works, mag release was no problem, etc.

The finish is very much like the Aero Precision/Surplus Ammo and Arms lower I used to have.

In short, I would pick up another someday if I need one.

Just wanted to give you guys' a heads up if you're in the market for a relatively inexpensive lower to kickstart a build, the Anderson lowers are pretty decent.
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Re: Anderson Mfg

Postby Globemaster » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:21 pm

nice score! ... I want to pick up a few more eventually, as Aero is making some really cool lowers as of late

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Re: Anderson Mfg

Postby Dstehl » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:53 pm

I have been seeing the Anderson Mfg lowers lately. But at the prices I can get Aero Precision lowers I will stick with them. I can get 2 for less then it costs me to fill up my F350. :bang:
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Re: Anderson Mfg

Postby Rattler » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:52 am

I just got off the phone with an "07" type manufacturer who has lowers done by Anderson. He's looking to have Oly make them for him instead based on his poor experiences.
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Re: Anderson Mfg

Postby John A. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:13 pm

I can only vouch for the one I have in my safe, but it's fine and acceptable in every manner.
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Re: Anderson Mfg

Postby Rattler » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:34 pm

John A. wrote:I can only vouch for the one I have in my safe, but it's fine and acceptable in every manner.

And I do not doubt that one bit. This guy bought a lot of them, and was a "manufacturer", but by his own confession, had no machinery at all in his facility. That means that he expected each and every part to just drop on each and every other part with equal clarity of fit, having to never make any adjustments. So I add that as a caveat.
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