Will sent us this photo of a rifle be built during the great AR-15 shortage of 2013. He wrote …

I pieced this rifle together quite slowly during 2013 because of the scarcity of parts. It consists of:

Noveske gen 2 forged lower with Vltor A5 receiver extension and buffer, Geissele SSA-E trigger, Magpul STR stock, and Magpul MIAD grip.

Vltor MUR-1A upper receiver with BCM bolt carrier group, Noveske 18″ SPR barrel, and Noveske 15″ NSR handguard. The scope is a Nightforce NXS 2.5-10×32 in an ADM Recon mount.

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  • ColaBox

    Nice build, especially for one during the shortage. If your rocking 20’s in that SPR im guessing theirs some 10’s lying around.

  • Taylor TX

    Great lookin rifle, love those Noveske handguards, been wanting to get one for a while now. Definitely an impressive build during Gunpocalypse 13′, I am probably going to go the same route on my next AR which will be my first complete build.

  • Asicx

    Do we get to have era names for gun-related times now? I like the Great Drought of ’13.

  • Cymond

    I’m going to submit my carbine eventually, but I need to edit the for file size.
    But it’s not nearly as cool as this, I think. Mine’s much more ‘KISS’.

    • Zachary marrs

      KISS carbines are always cool

  • ClintTorres

    aka…”The $6K Rifle”

    • RickH

      Exactly. Guys running around wringing their hands and buying up anything that was out there. All I did was sit back and chuckle.

    • Will

      Thankfully it was nowhere near $6K. The scope, mount, stock, grip, NSR, and A5 extension were purchased used. The upper and lower were both blems. Total into that rifle as you see it was just over $3K, including the Nightforce.

      • ClintTorres

        Just makin’ fun of the wacky times. Not meant as a slam on you. I was looking for a BCG last year and ended up waiting until ’14 just because no one had them in stock except for the high-dollar exotics (which I’d never buy anyways).