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PSA 10.5" CHF 5.56 NATO 1:7 A2 Profile - Without BCG or Charging Handle - 2012

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Regular Price: $ 399.99

Special Price $ 369.99

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SKU: 2012
UPC: 810022020241
MFR#: 2012

Barrel Length: 10.5"
Gas System: Carbine Length
Barrel Profile: A2 Style
Barrel Steel: Cold Hammer Forged Chrome Moly Vanadium
Barrel Finish: Phosphate
Chrome Lining: Yes, bore and chamber
Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28
Chamber: 5.56 NATO
Twist Rate: 1:7
Barrel Extension: M4
Diameter at Gas Block: .750
Gas Block Type: Standard Front Sight Base
Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
Receiver Type: M4
Hand guard Type: PSA Carbine Length Classic Hand Guard
Bolt Carrier Group Included: No
Bolt Steel: N/A
Bolt Carrier Profile: N/A
Charging Handle Included: No
Overall Length: 19"
Weight as configured: 3.2 lbs

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Barrel: Barrel is made for Palmetto State Armory by FN Manufacturing using their proprietary blend of hammer forged chrome molly vanadium that is referred to as "Machine Gun Steel" by virtue of its use in FN's M249 and M240 weapons.   The hammer forging process work hardens the steel, making it more durable.  In addition, the chrome process for the bore allows for a lining almost twice as thick as a standard M16 for enhanced durability.  Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension with extended feedramps, and a carbine gas system.   The barrel has an A2 style profile, is mil-spec phosphate coated, and MP/HP tested.  The upper is finished off with an F-marked front sight post with sling swivel, and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is made to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring machined T marks, and a mil-spec finish. These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a mil-spec manufacturer.

Each upper is assembled to order with care, and test fired.  Does not come with bolt carrier group or charging handle.




SKU: 2012
SKU 2012
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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Daily Deal Expires No
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SKU: 2012

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Your specs-description are goofed up. Is the barrel phosphate or FN chrome-lined?
Peter on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are not goofed up, they are correct. The barrel is a Cold Hammer Forged, Chrome Lined Barrel with a Phosphate finish. It's exactly what it says it is.
This has been out of stock for months. I need 2. Is it being discontinued?
J M on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Nope. It's for sale right now.
Gas port size?
james f on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Using a standard tape I measured mine to be only just over 1/16 if an inch 1/16 is .0625 so I suppose it's close to possibly .07 if it's over it gas to be on the very low side of .07+
It’s this a typo? $339.99
ERIK B on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, that is not a typo!
to get the 10.5 upper to run reliably with a full auto bolt carrier what weight buffer do you recommend ?
Sam B on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’ll run on a standard carbine weight buffer fine. I personally use an h1 buffer( 1 solid tungsten weight, and 2 standard steel weights), and it runs perfectly.
Is this a single or double insulated handguard?
MikeyO on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: only a single heat shield per half.
Does this have the white PSA logo on the receiver?
Phil T on Jul 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: the two i just received did not.
Is the upper reciever marked with psa logo?
Connor on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: On both of my PSA complete CHF uppers, there are no psa logos anywhere... barrels on both of these are marked and stamped with the round FNH logos...HF 1/7 MP ect...genuine FNH stampings
When will this come back into stock???
D-Man on Jan 24, 2019
How is the gas block secured?
David L on Feb 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The gas block is in essence not a block, it is the A-2 front sight. The gas tube is integrated into the A-2 front sight and attaches into the barrel via that structure.
What method is PSA using to attach the gas block on this upper ?
William L on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The A2 front sight on this upper is pinned to the barrel, at least it is on the one I received.
What is the best free float hand guard for this upper?
D-Man on Feb 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: On a 10.5" barrel any 9" rail would get you pretty close to the full length of barrel without protruding out past barrel end or overlap flash hider.
Best is a relative term dependent on what features you deem important or must haves such as , brand, price point, accessory mounting type such as picatiny/mlok/keymod.
Ultimately in order to install a free float hand guard you will have to hammer out the 2 pins holding the A2 front sight post and install a low profile gas block in order to clear the free float hand guard. Or you could cut the post and grind the cuts down smooth till the handguard clears and hit the ground areas with some paint or a cold blue pen. If you do install a low pro gas block make sure to dimple the barrel for the set screws at the least and then I would also pin the block that way you are certain it will stay put.

Last option would be to purchase a 2 piece free float hand guard.
I believe midwest industries and Troy both make one, this allows you to keep that front sight post without modifying and install free float hand guard around it.

Either way free float will require removal of front sight post to remove the original hand guard retaining plate.
I ordered one of these but cannot find any CHF markings on the barrel. Am I missing something?
B S on Dec 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will not have them. It will just say FN or something of the like.
I just got 2 of these and why are not uppers not marked with forge stampings and the top rail is not t marked?
Chris W on Dec 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I just received one this week. Forged upper and T marked. Ordered Feb of 2019
When will this be a daily deal? Thanks
Marco on Sep 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It looks like they run those every 3months.
When will this be back in stock?
Brandon K on Feb 1, 2019


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Great Pistol
I purchased the CHF for the quality and long life. I had previously purchased the 16" CHF-FN marked barreled upper and its a tack driver. I am very happy with the product you are producing and the price point as well. So far this upper has bee no exception. Shoots great! Customer Service is always great as well.
February 14, 2019
2 months ago
Well made. Good quality and pricing. Shoots straight. Would buy again.
Pic to show sight pinned.
Pic to show sight pinned.
February 3, 2019
7 months ago
Makes liberals cry
Best short upper money can buy.
January 21, 2019
2 months ago
Excellent shooting Upper
Initially bought a PSA 10.5" 5.56 NATO 1:7 NITRIDE Upper but was not happy with the grouping, not matter what I tried I couldn't get it to group right.

Bought this one for the CHF barrel and couldn't be happier. Nice tight groups, cycles well, over 500 rounds so far without a single FTE using PMC Bronze .223 55 GR ammo. Very happy with this upper, now on a registered SBR lower with YHM suppressor flash higher mount. With a H2 buffer it will cycle unsuppressed or suppressed with no issues.
Registered SBR with Grey MOE SL hardware and Spitfire Prism Scope.
Registered SBR with Grey MOE SL hardware and Spitfire Prism Scope.
December 31, 2018
Not as quite as advertised and a little disappointed for the $
Bought a pair of these uppers for pistol builds.
First complaint both uppers are NOT T marked.
Surprisingly both uppers have NO forge manufacture mark and rough edges on the bottom lip of the receiver almost like a blem.

On the positive side the barrels are truly marked FN. The F marked front sight gas blocks appear to be straight with no visible canting.

For the current price, I would have expected better from PSA's top tier line and have serious reservations as to ever buying barreled uppers again from them. Next time I will probably just spend more and go with a higher end company.
December 23, 2018
Hell of a deal
Bad ass I own high end rifles and this will hold its own against them.
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November 1, 2018
5 months ago
Highly Maneuverable and Accurate
I threw one of these on a BCM pistol lower with a BCM BCG and charging handle and I LOVE it! It's a great CQB weapon. It's short length makes maneuvering in tight spaces a breeze compared to identical operations with my 16" uppers. I can easily repeatedly ring the steel at 100 yards standing because it is so light up front and easy to keep on target. Inside of a 100 yards, this thing is a death machine. My range only goes to 200 yards, but even wth these little 10.5" uppers, I can still hit 10"steel plates at 200 yards if I brace myself against a fence or post. I highly recommend them. I'll be ordering a second one as soon as they restock!one
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October 15, 2018
4 months ago
Impressive, beautiful, a joy to shoot, an unbeatable price!!
I have this upper and it’s absolutely amazing!!
Runs perfectly, looks perfect and it’s a FN barrel. For this price you CANNOT BEAT IT! Considering a FN barrel ALONE is $300 BARE! You get a completed upper, assembled front sight assembly, Gas tube, Handguard, Delta ring assembly and the head space checked for an extra $40 to $70( depending on the price when u get it.)
You can’t beat it!
Got a KAK Shockwave blade on it, Vortex Sparc AR , H1 buffer, on a BCI Lower. It shoots flawlessly and accurate for a 10.5” pistol build. LOVE IT!
If your on the fence about this? Believe me, JUST PULL THE TRIGGER( pun intended) you find a better deal ANYWHERE.
And PSA customer service is top notch. If you do have any issues( which YOU WONT on this upper) they’ll take care of it and make it right.
September 25, 2018
8 months ago
Very satisfied!
The price is unbeatable! Thanks PSA!
September 25, 2018
6 months ago
Amazing value from PSA
Great upper for a great price, I bought this to use as my bug out weapon for when that shtf day happens and I have total confidence in it. I've put a little over 1k rounds down range so far with zero hiccups. Considering the fn barrel in this thing cost 275 all day long anywhere you go this is an unbelievable value. I did have to change my port door cause it was very sticky opening and closing but no big deal.
Final product with all the goodies on it and 1000 rds down range
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September 9, 2018
7 months ago

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