Found this on Facebook. Imperial Arms announced their CYPHER virgin receiver. Looking at the photo up top, you can guess what it is. It’s a virgin SCAR receiver!!! Now you can build a SCAR however you want. Pistol SCAR? Sure go right ahead.
After years of quiet and painstaking development, we are very excited to announce for 2020, the Imperial Arms CYPHER and CYPHERX virgin upper receivers. Legally use your 16s or 17s components to assemble a pistol, SBR, rifle, or post sample registered receiver MG.
In addition, injection molding tooling is being finalized for a UMP, B+T, and SB Tactical brace adapter, compatible with factory Scar receiver extensions. Estimated availability of late winter/early spring.
We thank you all for your support and can’t wait to share other upcoming P90 and Scar related projects that have been cooking up in our lab!
According to Imperial Arms’ Facebook post, they are projecting an “Estimated availability of late winter/early spring” but do not worry, that is for the B&T stock adapter.
They are making the CYPHER and CYPHERX virgin SCAR receiver. They are available now and ready to ship. The difference is whether you want to make a 16S or 17S. CYPHER is a 16S style receiver and the CYPHERX is a 17S style receiver.
Introducing the CYPHERX receiver by Imperial Arms Co.
- Multi Cal marked, virgin receiver compatible with FN SCAR™ 17s 7.62 components
- Machined in the USA from 6000 series aluminum extrusion
- Black, type III milspec anodized finish
- Aggressively stylized
- Makes a great platform for a new custom build (rifle or pistol), replacing a damaged factory receiver, or an NFA post sample registered receiver machine gun
- This is a serialized firearm and must ship to an FFL (please provide your dealer’s contact information at checkout or have them send a copy of their license to [email protected]). This can not ship until we have a copy of your dealers license.
- All NFA rules apply
The downside is that you would have to take all the parts from an existing SCAR like the bolt, barrel and gas system as well as the trigger housing. This is partially due to the lack of parts. There are not a lot of factory SCAR parts available for sale. Some companies do make aftermarket barrels but that is obviously only a fraction of what you need to build a SCAR. Hopefully, we will get our hands on one and see how well it works.
The CYPHER retails for $389 while the CYPHERX is $399. Check out their website for more information.