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    Plinker
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    PSA, "NEW" Black is Gray?

    I built my first AR using a lot of PSA parts and really liked the parts and service.

    I decided to build another A2 style, and saw they had the A2 butt stock with complete lower parts kit for $99. I bought one but when I received it the A2 buttstock was dark gray, not black. You could easily see the difference in color between the butt plate and stock.

    I called and they told me to return the gray butt stock and they would send me a black one. I sent it back and have been waiting. In the meantime I ordered a black lower receiver from PSA and it arrives at my FFL on Monday.

    I called again today to ask about the butt stock and they told me that the "dark gray" A2 butt stock is their "black" for the A2.

    Oh boy,

    louielouie

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    A2 fixed stocks are usually a 'grayer' color IIRC. They look like they have a higher fiberglass content or something.

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    Sharpshooter 243rem700's Avatar
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    I had the same issue with my RRA A2 stock. I rubbed some gun oil into it and it really seemed to help turn it darker.

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    I didn't think about a different composition, but the gun oil may turn it dark enough to help some.

    louielouie

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    Columbia, SC Palmetto State Armory's Avatar
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    Louie,

    Our A2 stocks are a gray color, I'm not sure why CS told you we had a black one, but they were mistaken. Sorry for the confusion.

    Like others have said they will darken with oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 243rem700 View Post
    I had the same issue with my RRA A2 stock. I rubbed some gun oil into it and it really seemed to help turn it darker.
    ^^^THIS^^^
    Test for Echo

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    Expert ctbreitwieser's Avatar
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    Ive never seen a black A2 stock, only ever seen gray ones. A1 stocks are black though, I prefer them to A2 anyways.
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    ctbreitwieser,

    I wasn't aware of the butt stock difference between the A1 and A2.
    Now I am.

    243rem700,

    I was not ignoring your reply; I am waiting to get my butt stock back from PSA so I can try the oil darkening.


    Palmetto State Armory,

    I am still building my new AR15 on a PSA lower receiver with PSA lower parts. I think you make a good product.

    It is unfortunate about the A2 butt stock and the coloring, but as soon as I get the butt stock back from your CS I will try the oil darkening.


    louielouie

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