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Managed to make an amazing deal today. Picked up this SCAR 17 with a Geisselle trigger, along with 4 plastic mags and 2 FN mags, 80 rounds of .308, and the rifle bag. All for $2500. I feel like I did pretty well.

Anyone know who makes the plastic magazines? They're all unmarked except for a barcode sticker on the bottom with 895389002628 on it.


 
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that is a pretty amazing price!
I assume it was used? if so... how’s the wear?


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Congratulations on your good fortune!
The plastic mags are made by thermold. Not great, but they'll work. Hopefully their QC process is better and there will be no need to trim the plastic.

Good enough for range use.
 
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Yep, Thermold. I have a couple and they are range use only. Nice score.
 
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Yes you did very well! Congrats!
 
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That is a great deal for that weapon, you did well!
 
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Apparently, the previous owner did not know what weapons maintenance was. IT had rust in many places, including the bolt. Also, I found a few oddities:
First, the lower reciever seems to have had an area where a metallic pin meets plastic milled out of it. You can see it here (near some rust):


Second, the bolt seems to have a small, angled chunk missing from it. Is that part of this weapons bolt design, or is this bolt broken?
 
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Apparently, the previous owner did not know what weapons maintenance was. IT had rust in many places, including the bolt. Also, I found a few oddities:
First, the lower reciever seems to have had an area where a metallic pin meets plastic milled out of it. You can see it here (near some rust):


Second, the bolt seems to have a small, angled chunk missing from it. Is that part of this weapons bolt design, or is this bolt broken?


The pin in the lower is a vestigial reminder of our stupid import regs. SCARs are imported with a proprietary 10-round mag. The pin protrudes into the mag well and prevents insertion of a full capacity mag. A thumbhole stock is also installed. Upon import, the thumbhole stock is removed, the mag pin/block is milled out, and the necessary US parts are installed for 922(r) compliance.

The scallop in the bolt is normal.


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As mentioned, both are normal.

Here is a pic of how SCAR destined for the civie market arrive from Belgium.

 
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As mentioned, both are normal.

Here is a pic of how SCAR destined for the civie market arrive from Belgium.



That is an abomination
 
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That is an abomination
Lol, it's only for 922(r). They ship those 'stocks' back for the next batch.
 
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Holy crap I would say that's a steal there.

I have never fired or even handled a SCAR 17 but I'm thinking it's something I need to buy. Big Grin


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How much do factory 20 round mags usually run? Optics Planet has them for $36, plus 10% off for July 4, and free shipping. Seems like a good deal.
 
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Low $30s is the lowest I've seen them - normal price is $36-39 per mag (10 or 20rd, doesn't seem to matter).
 
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How much do factory 20 round mags usually run? Optics Planet has them for $36, plus 10% off for July 4, and free shipping. Seems like a good deal.


That's in the ballpark for what other places will sell them. I just got a few a couple weeks ago from Midway for $36 each. I'd be willing to pay a few bucks more if it means not having to order from Optic Planet, given their reputation.


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Best deal I ever saw from a company was MidWest Gun Works selling Belgian Made SCAR 17 20rd mags for $27 / each - these were military contract mags with no commercial packaging, they came bulk packaged. It was a one time deal and I haven't seen anything similar again.

Otherwise mid-$30s is what it is.
 
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Oh and it's handy to have one or two 10rds mags around, for shooting off the bench / zeroing.
 
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How much do factory 20 round mags usually run? Optics Planet has them for $36, plus 10% off for July 4, and free shipping. Seems like a good deal.


I got all of mine from MGW for around $34-$36 each.

https://www.midwestgunworks.co...-scar/magazines.html

MGW is a well vetted reliable company, I avoid Optics Planet like many others on here. MGW also carries a comprehensive list of factory SCAR replacement parts. They also have an email notification system for when items arrive back in stock.




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With the price of these things now, you got a great deal. Congrats.
 
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As mentioned, both are normal.

Here is a pic of how SCAR destined for the civie market arrive from Belgium.



That is an abomination


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