Follow Us on Twitter Hours: 9am-5pm EST  Mon. - Fri. Phone: (704) 774-1102 Fax: (704) 469-5775
Hours: 9am-5pm EST  Mon. - Fri.
Phone: (704) 774-1102
Fax: (704) 469-5775
View Cart
You have no items in your shopping cart.

Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

Availability: In Stock

  |  Item #: UAM41619-15SHG
MPN: AR15-UPPER |  Email to a Friend
Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

Customer Submitted Images

Have Your Own Photos? Login to Add Them

Customer Submitted Videos

Additional Information

Product Specs

Barrel: Chrome Moly Vanadium M4 Feed Ramps 16" Length 1x9 Twist A2 Flash Hider Parkerized Finish A2 Front Sight Base Threaded Muzzle M4 Profile Barrel Chamber: 5.56 X 45 mm (.223 Remington ) Bolt And Carrier: Parkerized 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly Heat Treated and Plated Mil-Spec Handguards: Carbine Length Single Heat Shield Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum A3 Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps Parkerized Mil-Spec Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist Right Hand Ejection

Country of Manufacture United States
License Requirement None
Manufacturer Bear Creek Arsenal
Mfg. Part Number AR15-UPPER
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge .223 / 5.56
Barrel Length 16"
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

Availability: In Stock

  |  Item #: UAM41619-15SHG
MPN: AR15-UPPER |  Email to a Friend

Complete AR-15 Flat Top Upper .223 / 5.56 caliber for AR-15 rifle. Ready to drop in and push pin on AR lower.

Don't forget the sights, mags and other essential accessories!

Read More
MSRP: $399.99  |  Your Price:  $319.99
MSRP: $399.99  |  Your Price:  $319.99

Made in the USA

Brutus' Description

These are really nice, function tested, and ready to drop in to any AR-15 lower and start firing...

Upper is machined from 7075-T6 forgings that are hard coat anodized for wear and scratch resistance meeting MIL SPEC.

Barrels drilled, reamed and buttoned from 4140, 4150 Chrome Moly, Chrome Moly Vanadium per MIL –B-11595E or 416 stainless gun quality steel then stress relieved prior to contouring and chambering.

Twist rate is 1 in 9. The barrels are chambered in the highly desireable .223 Wylde  and therefore chambered for and suitable for firing either the Nato 5.56 designation or the .223 Remington commercial round. 

The head space is set and the barrel is tested for straightness using a 6” drop pin gage.

The steel barrel assemblies are Parkerized to eliminate rusting. Bolts machined from tool steel, hardened and tempered to provide maximum wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting.

Bolt carriers machined from 8620 gun quality steel, heat treated and tempered to maximize strength and wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting. These work great with our complete lowers...

The barrels on these are made from 4140 cold rolled steel and are rated at a barrel life of approximately 150,000 rounds. They are very top end. 

They are not chrome lined as most AR-'s are not. Chrome lining on modern rifles is typically used where there is a high probability of corrosive ammo being used such as AK type rifles chambered for foreign calibers.  Since chrome lining may slightly affect accuracy, and since most AR-15 rifles are designed with accuracy as a benchmark, 
and since virtually all .223 / 5.56 NATO is non corrosive...most AR manufacturers do not chrome line barrels. 
 
* No FFL required on the uppers as they are not the serial numbered part and not considered a firearm.  These can ship directly to the end user.

Manufacturer's Description

AR-15 Complete Upper, Flat Top Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal

Additional Information

Product Specs

Barrel: Chrome Moly Vanadium M4 Feed Ramps 16" Length 1x9 Twist A2 Flash Hider Parkerized Finish A2 Front Sight Base Threaded Muzzle M4 Profile Barrel Chamber: 5.56 X 45 mm (.223 Remington ) Bolt And Carrier: Parkerized 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly Heat Treated and Plated Mil-Spec Handguards: Carbine Length Single Heat Shield Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum A3 Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps Parkerized Mil-Spec Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist Right Hand Ejection

Country of Manufacture United States
License Requirement None
Manufacturer Bear Creek Arsenal
Mfg. Part Number AR15-UPPER
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge .223 / 5.56
Barrel Length 16"
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Quality

Customer Reviews

Items 1 to 20 of 88 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
Great budget upper
Review by Shawn on 4/2/16
Quality
Love this upper. Dropped right into place.Very dependable and accurate. I would definitely suggest it.
Video Review

0 views
Uploaded by
"Slick as a whistle"
Review by R.T. on 7/18/16
Quality
Fits great, flawless operation. Bear Creek gets my vote.
Ordered Another One
Review by Cherokee on 7/11/16
Quality
I bought this upper more than a year ago, but just got around to firing it last week. It's been 20+ years since I last fired the M16/AR15 platform in the military. I felt like a kid again, and firing this gun was a real joy. It fit well and worked flawlessly on my Anderson lower. I fired 20 consecutive rounds with iron sights into a 2.5" group at a 25 yard indoor range, using .223 UMC Remington 55 grain, and that was crouching down to the rifle on the bench. It was too high to sight from a chair, and too low to sight standing, so I placed one knee in the chair and crouched down to the rifle, so body position was not optimal, and head tilt was awkward for gaining a proper sight picture. I have no doubt that with a little practice and better body positioning, I'll be easily shooting tight groups at 100+yards with iron sights. I've never used an optic of any kind,...ever (call me old school), but I may try a red dot on this one after I get my iron sight mojo back. Anyway, I liked this upper so much, I just ordered another one last week for my wife. I can hardly wait to get her shooting and loving it. Since Classic Firearms is only an hour and a half away, my future orders will be phoned in and picked up at their local FFL affiliate. You can't go wrong with this upper. Get one. You'll love it. With recent events, prices are creeping upward and availability is showing some stress, so don't wait until prices are too high, availability is scarce, or things are restricted. My last order was $20 more than my first one.
Exceeds expentations!
Review by Al on 7/9/16
Quality
Great item from an outstanding company with surperb customer service!!! This upper was just what the doc ordered to finish my project. Great quality and hasen't missed a beat with any type ammo I put through it! On par accuracy with any thing else on the market.
Quality Budget Upper
Review by 02vtx1800 on 7/2/16
Quality
This seems to be a fairly high quality upper for those on a budget. Fit is good and the finish is ok. I'm a little worried about the longevity of this finish. It had numerous scratches from I guess being handled as it was assembled and delivered and shipped. I'm a little disappointed that the upper wasn't flawless, but at this price, and for the fact that its going to be used on a field gun anyway, its not the end of the world. One note on being "ready to drop in and fire". Not quite. My upper was dripping in oil, which isn't a bad thing really, but if this upper is being purchased by someone new to firearms it is worth mentioning that this really needs to be cleaned before use. Overall a decent quality upper that I suspect will be a good plinking/ranch gun at a price that pretty much matches buying all of the mil-spec parts separately.
Great Deal
Review by David on 6/8/16
Quality
A great buy. I bought my lower a month earlier to help split the cost up.
Finally took it to the range and it worked flawless.
Complete upper
Review by Jameshall on 6/8/16
Quality
Very nice upper great price. Will bye again
Great Upper, No Complaints
Review by Cal on 5/30/16
Quality
I bought this upper from MidwayUSA last year to put on a Omega3 polymer lower I bought from ClassicFirearms. Both the lower and the upper perform beautifully. I built my whole rifle (plus my carry handle) for $470. You can't beat that. No technical talk on the upper, just a good, reliable shooter.

DO NOT buy TAPCO AR-15 Gen II Magazines if you are purchasing this upper. I made that mistake, and went through a bunch of blades trimming the catch on the magazines. You can slap the mag in, and rack a round fine (most of the time), but if you don't trim them, you will not be able to lock the bolt back, load your magazine, and press the bolt release. It won't work. So don't buy those magazines with this upper.
Exactly what I was looking for.
Review by Roaddawg on 5/14/16
Quality
Perfect fit, dropped right in place. Smooth cycle.
Update after 450 rounds
Review by James on 4/12/16
Quality
I still give it five stars for the value but the extractor pin broke after less than 600 rounds!? Noticed while cleaning today the little pin that holds the extractor in is broken so I will spend the 12 bucks and get an upgrade no big deal. Someone else posted on here that advice to change the extractor spring, I will add my advice and change the damn pin as well!! Still a great gun and holding a zero dead on after 4 trips , 3 to range and one to the ranch. Haven't had one FTF or FTE nothing but bang bang so far we still love this gun for the money. Have tried 20 rds steel case but everything else has been brass, .223 , 5.56 surplus, hand load, 10 year old stuff, you name it, 15 different types, new 62 gr, old 62 grain, import, domestic, hand loaded, it doesn't seem to care what you feed it as we have literally dug out any and every type of old ammo we can find in the garage. No FTF none. Love it.
Bear Creek Upper
Review by Nutbustd on 4/4/16
Quality
After 28 years in the Army you do learn a few things about weapons and quality. This Bear Creek appears to be very well built and nicely finished. I am going to use the Anderson anodized 80% lower. I will finish it myself. Use All Anderson parts for the lower with American made adjustable UTG stock. This stock w/buffer tube etc will be all mil-spec. Looking to use Japanese made Weaver scope. Wolff springs for the trigger. This should be a pretty darn good shooter for the total amount of money. This should look really nice next to my new M-16 Stag. I think it will be time to build another with another Bear Creek upper.
Great Quality for a Great Price
Review by GotTheFoil on 3/26/16
Quality
Great fit and finish, perfect mate for my Seekins Precision lower. Don't let the price fool you, this is truly a great deal. 300 rounds in and zero problems.... I think we have a keeper! Classic Firearms is top notch, fast shipping and great service.

Buy with confidence.

bear creek arsenal upper
Review by Michael on 3/23/16
Quality
This upper is great for the price, I live in WA and it took 7 days for me to receive. only a couple things to gripe about, the charging handle was nicked in some spots and the shipping box was not padded nor protected very well. the upper still showed up in good shape. It mounted up to my aero precision lower nice and tight. I would recommend this upper to anyone looking to build a budget rifle.
Great upper!
Review by Jason on 3/11/16
Quality
The part was received as advertised the only discouraging part was the shipping time the upper sat in line for five day's before it shipped out... I know kinda a small gripe but I read reviews on here all the time about how quick shipping is and so far every time I've ordered from Classic the shipping time has been longer than expected however all that aside I'm a happy customer!
Works Great
Review by James on 1/23/16
Quality
Update to my previous review. After 300+ rounds I have had no FTF or hiccups of any kind, using the cheapest lower on the whole inter net, a poly omega I got here for $109 and five different kinds of 55 gr and 62 gr ammo. Gun shoots straight and holds a tight group at 100 yards open sights. Would buy again.
Bear Creek Arsenal Complete Upper
Review by Robert on 1/23/16
Quality
Fit my Core 15 lower perfect only put 300 rounds through it so far not one problem except my wife likes it more than I thought she would so looks I will be getting another one.
Excellent upper
Review by Alec on 1/22/16
Quality
My only gripe is the cheap charging handle. Other than that it's flawless. Shot 90 rounds of Russian steel case without a hitch. Fit to my omega e3 lower nicely.

If you didn't get one, you're missing out. Great value for the money and a great way to build a cheap and accurate AR carbine.
Low Budget High Quality
Review by James on 1/6/16
Quality
This is a nice set up for the money. I wanted to build a low budget AR since I have others and I put this together with a $100 lower and it looks fine to me. I will review again after I shoot for a while since that is the true test but fit and finish looks good and I like the damn thing already. Stop whining and blow the dust off your wallet and buy one already? Have it shipped to a local FFL and don't tell your wife. C'mon, we aren't picking out drapes here buy one while you can...
very good upper
Review by adam on 1/4/16
Quality
This was my first build. I have to say this upper fit perfectly on my Anderson lower.
customer service
Review by Daniel on 12/8/15
Quality
I had a silly question about the shipping and when I called the lady on the phone was so nice and helped me with my silly question. 1st time using classic and I know that all the good reviews are real. Thank u classic waiting to receive my order and I'll review the upper

Items 1 to 20 of 88 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  • Description
  • Brutus' Description

    These are really nice, function tested, and ready to drop in to any AR-15 lower and start firing...

    Upper is machined from 7075-T6 forgings that are hard coat anodized for wear and scratch resistance meeting MIL SPEC.

    Barrels drilled, reamed and buttoned from 4140, 4150 Chrome Moly, Chrome Moly Vanadium per MIL –B-11595E or 416 stainless gun quality steel then stress relieved prior to contouring and chambering.

    Twist rate is 1 in 9. The barrels are chambered in the highly desireable .223 Wylde  and therefore chambered for and suitable for firing either the Nato 5.56 designation or the .223 Remington commercial round. 

    The head space is set and the barrel is tested for straightness using a 6” drop pin gage.

    The steel barrel assemblies are Parkerized to eliminate rusting. Bolts machined from tool steel, hardened and tempered to provide maximum wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting.

    Bolt carriers machined from 8620 gun quality steel, heat treated and tempered to maximize strength and wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting. These work great with our complete lowers...

    The barrels on these are made from 4140 cold rolled steel and are rated at a barrel life of approximately 150,000 rounds. They are very top end. 

    They are not chrome lined as most AR-'s are not. Chrome lining on modern rifles is typically used where there is a high probability of corrosive ammo being used such as AK type rifles chambered for foreign calibers.  Since chrome lining may slightly affect accuracy, and since most AR-15 rifles are designed with accuracy as a benchmark, 
    and since virtually all .223 / 5.56 NATO is non corrosive...most AR manufacturers do not chrome line barrels. 
     
    * No FFL required on the uppers as they are not the serial numbered part and not considered a firearm.  These can ship directly to the end user.

    Manufacturer's Description

    AR-15 Complete Upper, Flat Top Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal
  • Specifications
  • Additional Information

    Product Specs

    Barrel: Chrome Moly Vanadium M4 Feed Ramps 16" Length 1x9 Twist A2 Flash Hider Parkerized Finish A2 Front Sight Base Threaded Muzzle M4 Profile Barrel Chamber: 5.56 X 45 mm (.223 Remington ) Bolt And Carrier: Parkerized 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly Heat Treated and Plated Mil-Spec Handguards: Carbine Length Single Heat Shield Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum A3 Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps Parkerized Mil-Spec Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist Right Hand Ejection

    Country of Manufacture United States
    License Requirement None
    Manufacturer Bear Creek Arsenal
    Mfg. Part Number AR15-UPPER
    UPC No
    Caliber/Gauge .223 / 5.56
    Barrel Length 16"
    Threaded Barrel No
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
  • Review This Product
  • Write Your Own Review

    You're reviewing: Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

    How do you rate this product? *

      1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
    Quality
  • Reviews(88)
  • Customer Reviews

    Items 1 to 20 of 88 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
    Great budget upper
    Review by Shawn on 4/2/16
    Quality
    Love this upper. Dropped right into place.Very dependable and accurate. I would definitely suggest it.
    Video Review

    0 views
    Uploaded by
    "Slick as a whistle"
    Review by R.T. on 7/18/16
    Quality
    Fits great, flawless operation. Bear Creek gets my vote.
    Ordered Another One
    Review by Cherokee on 7/11/16
    Quality
    I bought this upper more than a year ago, but just got around to firing it last week. It's been 20+ years since I last fired the M16/AR15 platform in the military. I felt like a kid again, and firing this gun was a real joy. It fit well and worked flawlessly on my Anderson lower. I fired 20 consecutive rounds with iron sights into a 2.5" group at a 25 yard indoor range, using .223 UMC Remington 55 grain, and that was crouching down to the rifle on the bench. It was too high to sight from a chair, and too low to sight standing, so I placed one knee in the chair and crouched down to the rifle, so body position was not optimal, and head tilt was awkward for gaining a proper sight picture. I have no doubt that with a little practice and better body positioning, I'll be easily shooting tight groups at 100+yards with iron sights. I've never used an optic of any kind,...ever (call me old school), but I may try a red dot on this one after I get my iron sight mojo back. Anyway, I liked this upper so much, I just ordered another one last week for my wife. I can hardly wait to get her shooting and loving it. Since Classic Firearms is only an hour and a half away, my future orders will be phoned in and picked up at their local FFL affiliate. You can't go wrong with this upper. Get one. You'll love it. With recent events, prices are creeping upward and availability is showing some stress, so don't wait until prices are too high, availability is scarce, or things are restricted. My last order was $20 more than my first one.
    Exceeds expentations!
    Review by Al on 7/9/16
    Quality
    Great item from an outstanding company with surperb customer service!!! This upper was just what the doc ordered to finish my project. Great quality and hasen't missed a beat with any type ammo I put through it! On par accuracy with any thing else on the market.
    Quality Budget Upper
    Review by 02vtx1800 on 7/2/16
    Quality
    This seems to be a fairly high quality upper for those on a budget. Fit is good and the finish is ok. I'm a little worried about the longevity of this finish. It had numerous scratches from I guess being handled as it was assembled and delivered and shipped. I'm a little disappointed that the upper wasn't flawless, but at this price, and for the fact that its going to be used on a field gun anyway, its not the end of the world. One note on being "ready to drop in and fire". Not quite. My upper was dripping in oil, which isn't a bad thing really, but if this upper is being purchased by someone new to firearms it is worth mentioning that this really needs to be cleaned before use. Overall a decent quality upper that I suspect will be a good plinking/ranch gun at a price that pretty much matches buying all of the mil-spec parts separately.
    Great Deal
    Review by David on 6/8/16
    Quality
    A great buy. I bought my lower a month earlier to help split the cost up.
    Finally took it to the range and it worked flawless.
    Complete upper
    Review by Jameshall on 6/8/16
    Quality
    Very nice upper great price. Will bye again
    Great Upper, No Complaints
    Review by Cal on 5/30/16
    Quality
    I bought this upper from MidwayUSA last year to put on a Omega3 polymer lower I bought from ClassicFirearms. Both the lower and the upper perform beautifully. I built my whole rifle (plus my carry handle) for $470. You can't beat that. No technical talk on the upper, just a good, reliable shooter.

    DO NOT buy TAPCO AR-15 Gen II Magazines if you are purchasing this upper. I made that mistake, and went through a bunch of blades trimming the catch on the magazines. You can slap the mag in, and rack a round fine (most of the time), but if you don't trim them, you will not be able to lock the bolt back, load your magazine, and press the bolt release. It won't work. So don't buy those magazines with this upper.
    Exactly what I was looking for.
    Review by Roaddawg on 5/14/16
    Quality
    Perfect fit, dropped right in place. Smooth cycle.
    Update after 450 rounds
    Review by James on 4/12/16
    Quality
    I still give it five stars for the value but the extractor pin broke after less than 600 rounds!? Noticed while cleaning today the little pin that holds the extractor in is broken so I will spend the 12 bucks and get an upgrade no big deal. Someone else posted on here that advice to change the extractor spring, I will add my advice and change the damn pin as well!! Still a great gun and holding a zero dead on after 4 trips , 3 to range and one to the ranch. Haven't had one FTF or FTE nothing but bang bang so far we still love this gun for the money. Have tried 20 rds steel case but everything else has been brass, .223 , 5.56 surplus, hand load, 10 year old stuff, you name it, 15 different types, new 62 gr, old 62 grain, import, domestic, hand loaded, it doesn't seem to care what you feed it as we have literally dug out any and every type of old ammo we can find in the garage. No FTF none. Love it.
    Bear Creek Upper
    Review by Nutbustd on 4/4/16
    Quality
    After 28 years in the Army you do learn a few things about weapons and quality. This Bear Creek appears to be very well built and nicely finished. I am going to use the Anderson anodized 80% lower. I will finish it myself. Use All Anderson parts for the lower with American made adjustable UTG stock. This stock w/buffer tube etc will be all mil-spec. Looking to use Japanese made Weaver scope. Wolff springs for the trigger. This should be a pretty darn good shooter for the total amount of money. This should look really nice next to my new M-16 Stag. I think it will be time to build another with another Bear Creek upper.
    Great Quality for a Great Price
    Review by GotTheFoil on 3/26/16
    Quality
    Great fit and finish, perfect mate for my Seekins Precision lower. Don't let the price fool you, this is truly a great deal. 300 rounds in and zero problems.... I think we have a keeper! Classic Firearms is top notch, fast shipping and great service.

    Buy with confidence.

    bear creek arsenal upper
    Review by Michael on 3/23/16
    Quality
    This upper is great for the price, I live in WA and it took 7 days for me to receive. only a couple things to gripe about, the charging handle was nicked in some spots and the shipping box was not padded nor protected very well. the upper still showed up in good shape. It mounted up to my aero precision lower nice and tight. I would recommend this upper to anyone looking to build a budget rifle.
    Great upper!
    Review by Jason on 3/11/16
    Quality
    The part was received as advertised the only discouraging part was the shipping time the upper sat in line for five day's before it shipped out... I know kinda a small gripe but I read reviews on here all the time about how quick shipping is and so far every time I've ordered from Classic the shipping time has been longer than expected however all that aside I'm a happy customer!
    Works Great
    Review by James on 1/23/16
    Quality
    Update to my previous review. After 300+ rounds I have had no FTF or hiccups of any kind, using the cheapest lower on the whole inter net, a poly omega I got here for $109 and five different kinds of 55 gr and 62 gr ammo. Gun shoots straight and holds a tight group at 100 yards open sights. Would buy again.
    Bear Creek Arsenal Complete Upper
    Review by Robert on 1/23/16
    Quality
    Fit my Core 15 lower perfect only put 300 rounds through it so far not one problem except my wife likes it more than I thought she would so looks I will be getting another one.
    Excellent upper
    Review by Alec on 1/22/16
    Quality
    My only gripe is the cheap charging handle. Other than that it's flawless. Shot 90 rounds of Russian steel case without a hitch. Fit to my omega e3 lower nicely.

    If you didn't get one, you're missing out. Great value for the money and a great way to build a cheap and accurate AR carbine.
    Low Budget High Quality
    Review by James on 1/6/16
    Quality
    This is a nice set up for the money. I wanted to build a low budget AR since I have others and I put this together with a $100 lower and it looks fine to me. I will review again after I shoot for a while since that is the true test but fit and finish looks good and I like the damn thing already. Stop whining and blow the dust off your wallet and buy one already? Have it shipped to a local FFL and don't tell your wife. C'mon, we aren't picking out drapes here buy one while you can...
    very good upper
    Review by adam on 1/4/16
    Quality
    This was my first build. I have to say this upper fit perfectly on my Anderson lower.
    customer service
    Review by Daniel on 12/8/15
    Quality
    I had a silly question about the shipping and when I called the lady on the phone was so nice and helped me with my silly question. 1st time using classic and I know that all the good reviews are real. Thank u classic waiting to receive my order and I'll review the upper

    Items 1 to 20 of 88 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5