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    Does anyone know the back story behind these 416 uppers that are new, but have no HK laser engravings? I ordered one, which is indeed completely virgin. Not a bad value for a new upper. I see these a few other places as well. Anyone know how these ended up being sold w/o markings?

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    The way I interpreted the description on these was that they were similar to the brownells lowers. It sounded like brownells purchased 416 upper forgings and finished them here. I could be wrong, but that was my interpretation and the only thing that made sense as to why they were not marked.

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    Stripped unmarked lowers have been around for at least 3-4 years. I saw my first one in late 2016. Check the bottom of the receiver and see if it has the FA milling. If not, it’s a 556 unmarked lower. But yeah, they’ve been around.

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    Does anyone know the back story behind these 416 uppers that are new, but have no HK laser engravings? I ordered one, which is indeed completely virgin. Not a bad value for a new upper. I see these a few other places as well. Anyone know how these ended up being sold w/o markings?

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    Default Brownell's 416 Stripped Upper

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    Thanks for your input. My sense is these are Factory HK finished. There are two reasons I say this: 1) The finish on these is that unique HK416/MR556 finish, it's not your typical anodized finish and quite dissimilar to the Brownells-finished lower. 2) These are sold by a couple of vendors other than Brownells. I suspect these are HK to the point of finishing and that they are marketed by Brownells.
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    I believe they are factory HK uppers. HK sells entire upper assemblies with similarly unmarked uppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yz125racer View Post
    The way I interpreted the description on these was that they were similar to the brownells lowers. It sounded like brownells purchased 416 upper forgings and finished them here. I could be wrong, but that was my interpretation and the only thing that made sense as to why they were not marked.
    That's how I interpreted the description. If that isn't the case, their description is worded poorly.

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    I agree with you guys on your conclusions based on Brownells description. I have asked them and let’s see how they respond. Thanks for the input.


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    Quote Originally Posted by veritas View Post
    I agree with you guys on your conclusions based on Brownells description. I have asked them and let’s see how they respond. Thanks for the input.
    Let us know what you find out. They will be the only ones who know. If these are indeed factory, then the price is great.

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    I will. I note that both RKS and Midwest Gun Works both are all selling these (looks identical to the Brownells one, which had a similar price point before the sale) with the same Factory HK part number (203567). That indicated these are likely HK Factory OEM.

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