The difference as I see it is that the CMP kits are all USGI parts from demilled rifles while LRB states in their ad for their kit that, "Parts are a mix of surplus USGI and New Commercial." I don't know which parts are commercial by LRB, you would have to ask them if that is an issue for you.
Thanks,just looking at different options.so would a gun built with a lrb kit not function as well as a cmp kit?or maybe not last as long?i understand the usgi parts thing,but ther has to be some good aftermarket stuff that works,right?what I want to do is buy a kit then a receiver,then the barrel,a stock and then have it assembled.i just cant take that all at once money hit,if you know what I mean.
7.62mm Firearms has a group buy going at the moment for $999 receiver, loaded bolt, & barrel, assembled. $1150 if you want the op rod with it. For a forge receiver and bolt, I do not think that can beat.
Either kit should work well and last, depending on how you care for it.
I went and bought the tools from Brownell's: gas cylinder wrench, castle nut pliers, The m14 complete assembly guide.
And the group buy from 7.62mm, I will assemble the rifle, which seems easy cause the most difficult part is already done; which is head spacing.
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