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Old 01-11-2017, 03:17 PM   #16
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:26 PM   #17
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My favorite ar's over the years have been the older slick sided ones. I don't have one anymore, but if I ever build another I plan on using that upper receiver.
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I've always liked the triangle hand guards so a few years ago when they were importing the M16A1 kits I picked one up and put this together. My parts were definitely used and have a few scratches here and there but I think it adds character.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:26 AM   #19
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Yes the triangular handguards were an individual taste deal, which I could take or leave. The biggest improvement, as marcoc mentioned was the "slip ring". That un-tapered pain was the most difficult thing to depress, to get the handguards off.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:19 AM   #20
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This. This right here. Me likey
me too! looks like my SP1. I believe mine is a 1976 from what i recall.
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Now a retroish green dissipator!


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Old 01-14-2017, 12:24 PM   #22
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This is an incredible rifle, but the clamped 30 round PMags are killing it for me...you really need to give us a photo with a well-worn USGI 20 round magazine.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:33 PM   #23
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This is an incredible rifle, but the clamped 30 round PMags are killing it for me...you really need to give us a photo with a well-worn USGI 20 round magazine.
I just noticed that, I was entranced with the rifle itself. LOL
Upon further study, shouldn't the inserted mag be the one that is in the lower position in the clamp? When you switch to the other, that would put the spent mag too high and in the way of the ejection port.

Don't mind me, it is still a killer looking rifle.
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My M16-A1 Project: USGI Furniture,1-16/USGI M16 Upper, RRA Lower, RRA Internals,U-S Anodizing "Colt Grey" refinish of the lower to match. No fancy trigger, wanted the stock feel/experience. A Joy to take to the range and pretty damn accurate.
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Very nice rifle Dr. Shame.
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Noice....just like Flash LB, carried the old style and Alpha 2, the M-4 later during my deployments days. Well done.
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One more to go and I'm done with ARs......for now.

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Yeah. Even the adjustable sights are hard on my eyes. I watched popeye daily as a kid so I no swee'pea!
I can't find one with the rear aperture small enough.

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It does have the look, but the A2 variant wasn't introduced until 1982.

I carried the M16 without the forward assist when I was in the Army, but when it came time to buy my own AR, I intentionally went with the A2.

It's almost the same thing as I carried, but I like the sight adjustments better with the A2 system.
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I built an IDF clone--A1 upper on an A2 lower with M4 barrel and slip ring, A1 pistol grip. Some retro parts, some modern parts.
Isn't the A1 stock shorter than the A2? I have short arms.




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Almost done with the green XM clone with triangle handguards.

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