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Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

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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!

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MSRP: $399.99  | Your Price:

Regular Price: $319.99

Special Price: $299.99

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MSRP: $399.99  | Your Price:

Regular Price: $319.99

Special Price: $299.99

Was: $319.99   Sale: $299.99

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

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Great budget upper
Review by Shawn on 4/2/16
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Love this upper. Dropped right into place.Very dependable and accurate. I would definitely suggest it.
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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
Run's good! fit's bayonet ring mod
Review by Tilly on 12/2/15
Quality
This is a great upper. I have put about 3000 rounds mixed between steel and brass case 223/5.56. This tool held up really well. also put a bayonet ring behind the brake that securely hold's a G.I. bayonet. Good deal
Awesome
Review by Sandy Ray on 10/29/15
Quality
Super quick shipping, three test fired brass shipped with it. Could have asked for more for the money. Will finish review after this weekend.
Looks Great!
Review by John on 10/19/15
Quality
Just got my upper today. Great service! Looks really good! Will have to finish review later once my build. Will take awhile going slow as this is my first one.
Awsome
Review by perry on 10/2/15
Quality
Just got my upper today and slapped it on my lower perfect fit now just to take it to the range but overall vary nice upper fit an finish exalent
Outstanding.
Review by zak macfarlane on 9/27/15
Quality
If you're reading this, you should just go ahead and buy this complete upper. Link it up with any complete lower and you're great to go. Runs great. Accurate. High quality materials.
Great Buy!!
Review by Big H on 9/26/15
Quality
Bought one of these for a build I did for my dad and he couldn't be happier with it. Stuck it on a PSA lower and they married well. A complete upper of this quality for $300?? Its a no brainer and you should buy these while you they are available. Thinking about getting another one just to hold onto. On a side note..CF sent me the wrong item at first and their response was top notch. Easy to deal with and fast to solve the problem. I've dealt with other companies customer service and its been a nightmare. CF was simple and pleasant to deal with. Got to give a shout out to William B. with customer service, Thanks Again!!
Cant beat it
Review by Jordan on 9/2/15
Quality
Purchased 2 of these for builds for buddies. I put together a very budget minded rifle for both of them. These uppers have functioned slawlessy so far, they came perfectly packed and not over wet. I snaked the barrells mounted on a couple composite lowers (not from here wish i did). The lowers had a lot of clearance issues but when i mounted the upper to my dpms lowers and anderson lowers they mated perfect and were ready to shoot. Out of the box cold bore the groops were tight and close. Ran the bcg wet for the first mag then broke down for heavy cleaning the machining is excellent, material looks great. I will be buying more of these very soon. Props to bear creek for putting together an excellent affordable ar upper. I can tell you inside of 200 yards it gives my big 4 figure rifles a run for the money.

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  • 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
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    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

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    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
    Run's good! fit's bayonet ring mod
    Review by Tilly on 12/2/15
    Quality
    This is a great upper. I have put about 3000 rounds mixed between steel and brass case 223/5.56. This tool held up really well. also put a bayonet ring behind the brake that securely hold's a G.I. bayonet. Good deal
    Awesome
    Review by Sandy Ray on 10/29/15
    Quality
    Super quick shipping, three test fired brass shipped with it. Could have asked for more for the money. Will finish review after this weekend.
    Looks Great!
    Review by John on 10/19/15
    Quality
    Just got my upper today. Great service! Looks really good! Will have to finish review later once my build. Will take awhile going slow as this is my first one.
    Awsome
    Review by perry on 10/2/15
    Quality
    Just got my upper today and slapped it on my lower perfect fit now just to take it to the range but overall vary nice upper fit an finish exalent
    Outstanding.
    Review by zak macfarlane on 9/27/15
    Quality
    If you're reading this, you should just go ahead and buy this complete upper. Link it up with any complete lower and you're great to go. Runs great. Accurate. High quality materials.
    Great Buy!!
    Review by Big H on 9/26/15
    Quality
    Bought one of these for a build I did for my dad and he couldn't be happier with it. Stuck it on a PSA lower and they married well. A complete upper of this quality for $300?? Its a no brainer and you should buy these while you they are available. Thinking about getting another one just to hold onto. On a side note..CF sent me the wrong item at first and their response was top notch. Easy to deal with and fast to solve the problem. I've dealt with other companies customer service and its been a nightmare. CF was simple and pleasant to deal with. Got to give a shout out to William B. with customer service, Thanks Again!!
    Cant beat it
    Review by Jordan on 9/2/15
    Quality
    Purchased 2 of these for builds for buddies. I put together a very budget minded rifle for both of them. These uppers have functioned slawlessy so far, they came perfectly packed and not over wet. I snaked the barrells mounted on a couple composite lowers (not from here wish i did). The lowers had a lot of clearance issues but when i mounted the upper to my dpms lowers and anderson lowers they mated perfect and were ready to shoot. Out of the box cold bore the groops were tight and close. Ran the bcg wet for the first mag then broke down for heavy cleaning the machining is excellent, material looks great. I will be buying more of these very soon. Props to bear creek for putting together an excellent affordable ar upper. I can tell you inside of 200 yards it gives my big 4 figure rifles a run for the money.

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