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#1 OFFLINE   slyman920

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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 06:36 AM

so im looking at building a toy and i have been looking at the PSA blem complete upper and lowers but i have no experience with palmetto state armory other than ordering ammo. so i know a bunch off you guy talk highly of them but i wanted to know how bad are the blemishes usually.

 




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 09:24 AM

I hear on most you can't even find the blemish. and if you can its very minor cosmetic blemishes.


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 09:40 AM

PSA is good to go just stay away from the PTAC stuff imo.  Freedom grade is good to go. 




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 10:34 AM

You'll see the dings, scratches and whatnot easier using it as a toy before you see the blem! If it's going to be a toy or not, there will be no issues as far as function goes anyway. Keep us posted on what you build. TW :anim_wave:


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 10:35 AM

I have seen two guns built with "blem" only parts. Couldn't tell at all on one, and on the other, there was a tiny scratch on the top rail of a FF forend. IF that was what they referred to as a blem. I wouldn't have even sent it back if they had sold it as a non-blemished part. 




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 10:41 AM

I have a blem upper and there is a tiny blurred edge to one of the white T markings on the rail......... and that is covered up by my scope. 




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 11:09 AM

well if is some scratches /a little extra paint then that should be fine i was wondering if anyone has had any issues with things like grips not fitting right or thread being crooked or any thing like that that cause along with being a toy its also gonna be a test rifle for things like the fostech echo trigger muzzle breaks etc.




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 11:16 AM

well if is some scratches /a little extra paint then that should be fine i was wondering if anyone has had any issues with things like grips not fitting right or thread being crooked or any thing like that that cause along with being a toy its also gonna be a test rifle for things like the fostech echo trigger muzzle breaks etc.

 

I dont think there is anything functionally wrong with the BLEMS, just cosmetic things.


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 12:38 PM

I can't speak for PSA, but have bought blemished parts from other vendors. The blemishes were either very minor cosmetic defects, or weren't even noticeable. (On my BCM blemished upper, I couldn't even find the blemish) I figure the rifle is going to get some wear and tear anyway. So no big deal.

 

I seriously doubt that PSA is going to intentionally sell parts that don't work. That would be bad for business. Think of it like a scratch-n-dent sale for gun parts.


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 08:57 PM

My buddy got an lmt lower that wasn't even supposed to blemished but grips not fit 100 percent thers a little bit of a sharp edge on the back so mil speck don't fit right but the ones with the beaver tale fix that


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Posted Apr. 23 2017 - 10:17 PM

You'll probably put more of a 'blem' on it the first time you use it.  

I've never bought one but have heard the same that most people can't find the blemish or it's so small that it's not an issue.  

I'd do it.




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Posted Apr. 24 2017 - 07:55 AM

My buddy got an lmt lower that wasn't even supposed to blemished but grips not fit 100 percent...

 

Sounds like he got a factory defect. That's not the same thing as a blemish.




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Posted May. 03 2017 - 11:43 AM

I bought a blem complete kit for my son's build and still can't find a problem. Shoots better than him atm. 8b8254b6ecd3ca35fd1222f60f348461.jpg

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Posted May. 05 2017 - 11:45 PM

I bought a blem complete kit for my son's build and still can't find a problem. Shoots better than him atm. 8b8254b6ecd3ca35fd1222f60f348461.jpg

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well thats good to know it gonna be for a beatem up/truck gun but as long as it shoots straight that whats gonna matter to me.


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Posted May. 15 2017 - 07:58 PM

I bought a blem complete kit for my son's build and still can't find a problem. Shoots better than him atm. 8b8254b6ecd3ca35fd1222f60f348461.jpg

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Well that looks like one happy camper!  I see the same smile on my grandson!




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Posted May. 15 2017 - 08:00 PM

Oh and to the OP concerns.  PSA does state the blem is only cosmetic and the part is fully functional.  I bought a blem lower and there was a small spot of anodizing missing at the bolt catch detent hole.  Other than that is was perfect and once the catch was installed you could not see the blem.




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Posted May. 15 2017 - 08:27 PM

I have a blem lower, the color isn't black on the finish, its like a blueish grey or really light black coating like it needed another "dip" or something in the parkerizing.
My other upper functions on it just fine. Im still waiting to figure out what i want to do with it as far as a complete rifle so i dont have any pics, might be one in my cz scorpion build in the pattern ar forum. Not sure if you can tell the difference though.


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Posted May. 20 2017 - 05:48 PM

I just ordered a blem upper to go with my blem lower.  Thats how much confidence I have in them.  I am sure it wont be much of anything and I will be happy with it.







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