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March 19, 2008, 19:33
OK I have searched out how good Entreprise Arms recievers are here on the board. Most of the complaints are a couple years old. Has their quality gotten better, or did everybody just quit buying them?
March 19, 2008, 21:09
Search for Gun-Plumbers latest review on the Enterprise receivers. He thinks the latest model of Enterprise receiver is up to snuff. I cant vouch for them for me, its DSA or Imbel. For my to bits I'd rather pay a little more upfront for quality, than pay 50-100 bucks less for potential problems.
Really, search Gun-Plumber and Enterprise, he has a solid review on their latest.
March 19, 2008, 22:42
They make good paperweights
March 22, 2008, 12:15
I have a DSA on a STG 58, getting an Enterprise reciever in summer with a custom serial number(DSA does not do it) for a custom Aussie L1A1 build. What Thorack said, Gunplumber says the latest batch are good quality, thats enough for me.
March 22, 2008, 12:35
I ordered up one of their receivers a few weeks ago...should be getting it in about two or three more according to their schedule.
my purchase was mostly due to GP's review, and the fact that I wanted a type 3, and didn't particularly want to go fight another Century...and curiosity, I wanted to give them a shot for myself. I will post my experiences.
March 22, 2008, 12:55
all in what ya put into them ...a stock dsa wont outrun a modified century ...
March 22, 2008, 12:57
Yep and I printed out the modifications you reccomended and will do once the L1A1 is built.
March 22, 2008, 13:21
i love the smell of an L1 in the morning .........smells like ....victory ...he he .
.Nesrath ...if your on a eprise ...ya may not need much ...they feed pretty well but not perfect ...rite out of the box ....from my exp ......feeding capabilitys .....1 imbel ...2 eprise ...3 dsa ..4 century ...(stock rails)......dsa are pretty but pretty wont save yer ass when somones bangin away at ya with an AK....dsa are most deffinately struggling to work if stock .............but then again a modified dsa would be my 1st choice for resale ....
i got a feelin deep down inside (oh yeah) eprise is gonna elevate themselves to a new position on the receiver heap ...
March 26, 2008, 01:58
What can I say?
Our customers are the best source of feedback, and I'll defer to the forum members for their opinions.
Have I seen receivers that came out perfect? Yup.
Have I seen receivers that needed help? Yup.
Have I seen receivers made by other companies that came into our shop to be fixed because they had problems? You betcha.
Love us, or hate us, I will say that at least if something goes wrong, we'll either fix it or give you your money back. That you don't have to worry about ;)
March 26, 2008, 17:10
Well, I have four Commonwealth rifles -- an Aussie L1A1 Vietnam-era replica, Aussie L1A1-F1 Papua New Guniea Defence Force replica, Brit L1A1 1970s-1980s replica, and Canadian C1A1 "8L-series" replica -- all built on Entreprise receivers, numbered to my lower receivers, and they all work just fine. These are late model receivers and went together without problems. These rifles were completed in 2006.
If you can get an Entreprise Commonwealth upper receiver, do it.
March 28, 2008, 09:15
I have to wait until summer for the inch pattern uppers from Enterprise :sad:
but it gives me time to save up for 2 of them :biggrin:
March 30, 2008, 20:00
Did ya'll see where DSA has new wood for the L1A1? Pricey but could be pretty.
April 11, 2008, 15:52
I have been out of FAL's for several years, but kept 1 really nice STG58 kit. I think once I get my spending money from Uncle Sam this year, I'm going to build my last kit, and this time keep it. Sounds like Enterprise has come up in quality and is trying.....
April 15, 2008, 20:03
just got my enterprize imbel receiver after 2 1/2 month wait. my parts kit is in the blast cabinet now getting ready to park. the quality seemed good. they said they made some mods to facilitate a better build. we will see.
April 27, 2008, 22:01
I bought an Entreprise receiver, and the feed ramps sucked, but after some work they cleaned up nicely, I completed it several months ago and zeroed it with iron sights, at 100m and my 5 shot groups are about 2", bagged. It was a bit cheaper than a DSA, and a bit of a pain to assemble a used barrel on a new receiver, but all in all it was a great time building it, and it is a great shooter. Occasionally only on the first round the bolt rides over the first round, but never on the following 19 rds. All in all it was worth the money, and I am on a tight budget paying for school.
April 28, 2008, 14:16
my review has been completed:
I have got a BSA parts kit made up on an inch Entreprise upper. It was built back in 1993 by Entreprise Arms. When I first got it, the wire spring that holds the regulator tight popped off. I put it back on, and have never had a problem since. I bought an Australian kit and then ran across two more L1A1 pristine kits. So now I will be in the market for at least two more inch receivers.
May 17, 2008, 20:20
My first FAL build (and only current FAL) was built off an Entreprise receiver. Was it perfect? Nope. But, I have to give Entreprise a HELL of a lot of credit on this one.
Our case was that we had been waiting for a fairly large quantity of receivers for around 10 months. Entreprise basically had to pull all of these receivers off of their line almost immediately out of the forge, so to say, to meet a deadline we were under. They had just enough time to serialize them, and ship. No time to deburr the edges, no time to park, etc. They even overnighted us the receivers, at their cost.
And we were totally cool with everything, it just meant a little extra work on our part. In the end, we came out with several excellent rifles that made everyone happy.
My own personal build was an Entreprise receiver with a DSA barrel. It timed perfectly at 11 o'clock, and setting it was as simple as it could have been. I had to remove some flashing around the locking shoulder slot and the mag release area, but otherwise it was a breeze to build on.
I would not hesitate to build off another Entreprise receiver in the future.
May 18, 2008, 16:26
I've built four FAL's using their receivers. As stated in their adds I've had no problems with timing the barrels or fitting parts. If I had any "complaints" it would be the feathers left in the milled portions of the front of the receiver.
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