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 Nickel Plated AR15
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:16:44 AM
Hi all, I'm new to the AR15 enviroment, I would like some feedback on what you all opinion on having a nickel plated AR15. My wife bought it for my birthday and I'm suppose to pick it up Feb 4. By it being nickel plated does this take the effectiveness out of the rifle or is it just a personal preference. Not sure of what model it is yet, but I'm very excited.

Thanks...
DeShun
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Messiah  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 10:30:45 AM
IBshitstorm
sweetwine  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:32:04 AM
Is it a Colt? Some of the early SP1's were electroless nickel. Not many made so might be a very collectable Enjoy and Happy Birthday, you have a fine wife that would buy you something like that.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:34:31 AM
Thanks...I'm not for sure what type it is, but it would be cool...I'll repost when I find out the model. Thanks for your input.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:36:18 AM
Is IBshitstorm good or bad...
wesmerc  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:41:08 AM
I wonder if it is going to end up just having chrome lined barrel
Orion67  [Member]
2/1/2008 11:16:14 AM
If you are really lucky, your wife bought you one of the 1000 Colt SP1's finished in what Colt called Coltguard, an electroless nickel finish. They are awesome guns.

I own number 604 of the thousand made, and bought it new in 1984.



thedoctors308  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 11:21:39 AM
Sounds like 1980s vintage SP1 finished in Coltguard to me.
Orion67  [Member]
2/1/2008 1:33:08 PM
Here are some better pics courtesy of AutoWeapons.com









I cant tell you how much I love mine.
FloridaCreekIndian  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 3:29:32 PM
Tagged for the info.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 4:04:36 PM
Hey all, I got surprised today, instead of Feb 4th. This rifle is awesome, just as soon as I can figure got how to upload an image I will.

Thanks
DirtyBird_08  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 5:49:16 PM
get a photobucket account, upload pics to there, then just copy the "img" code into your post here.
Scott
Trumpet  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 6:06:02 PM
tag
skeeters65  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 8:22:52 PM
TAG for the aftermath.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 8:30:16 PM
Thanks...for the photobucket info...here is the first pic of my new AR15 Nickel Plated...It is an Olympic. Don't really know where that falls into the AR category, but since its my first, I guess it'll be ok...Plus I'm very thankful my wife got it for me...Inputs are welcome.

tarfu64  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 8:36:03 PM
For some reason, the movie "Lord of War" comes to mind when I see that...
WIgunnut  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 8:41:07 PM
It's burning my eyes it's so bright!

deputy83  [Member]
2/1/2008 8:42:43 PM
SSSSSSSSAAAAAAAWWWWWWWEEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!!!!
DirtyBird_08  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 8:45:15 PM
He, he, he, that thing is flippin' sweeeeet lookin!
Scott
Norge1956  [Member]
2/1/2008 8:45:52 PM
sonrider657  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 8:46:20 PM
You won't sneak up on anyone with that!
mrrick  [Member]
2/1/2008 9:03:07 PM
you gotta get better pictures than that
john575  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 9:05:38 PM
Coltguard looks good.
bkssniper  [Member]
2/1/2008 9:11:39 PM
I like that pimped out thing. Please get better pics and more specs on it. I been wanting a silver/black AR to match my badass marine magnum shotgun.
M4builder  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 9:15:56 PM
Maybe it used to be one of Saddam's, he was into bling too.
Eli75  [Life Member]
2/1/2008 9:34:37 PM
It needs a black handguard to balance it out.
nicholsmf  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 10:15:06 PM
Congrats.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:15:41 PM
Working on better pics, I will have posted as soon as I can. thought that this would have been a good pic, but I'll get more at different angles for a better view with less glare...Thanks
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:17:56 PM
LOL thanks
Kylaer_  [Member]
2/1/2008 10:46:16 PM
That's very shiny. Pretty cool though; hope it holds up well. I looked on Olympic's website and didn't see one that was nickel-plated, but it might be an older model, I'm not sure.

Olympic isn't one of the top brands, to be honest, but it should work fine. Congratulations...and you owe your wife something nice.
JETWC  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 10:53:34 PM
A year or 2 ago a guy here on EE had an AR for sale that had the original aluminum lower completely polished along with an aluminum floating handguard also highly polished. It had a stainless barrel with black furniture. It actually looked VERY cool and I really wished I had the $$$ to buy it. I really like the Coltguard SP1's too, but I'd like to see better pics of your nickel Oly.
jerkface11  [Member]
2/1/2008 11:02:29 PM
Will it even be possible to get a picture with less glare?
VectorTX  [Member]
2/1/2008 11:16:50 PM

Originally Posted By Eli75:
It needs a black handguard to balance it out.


Naaah.... it needs a chromed buttstock to balance it out....

VectorTX  [Member]
2/1/2008 11:29:20 PM

Originally Posted By JETWC:
A year or 2 ago a guy here on EE had an AR for sale that had the original aluminum lower completely polished along with an aluminum floating handguard also highly polished. It had a stainless barrel with black furniture. It actually looked VERY cool and I really wished I had the $$$ to buy it. I really like the Coltguard SP1's too, but I'd like to see better pics of your nickel Oly.


I saw some pictures from a guy that CNC machined his own upper and lower, and then highly polished the bare aluminum on them both. Not something I personally need, but boy, did it look cool....
FishKepr  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 11:48:22 PM
Olympic had one on display during the last open house. I think I have a picture somewhere that I'll try to dig up.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/2/2008 12:01:56 PM
Hope this shows better...






JETWC  [Team Member]
2/2/2008 12:18:23 PM
That does look much better! If you want to take some real good pictures of a shiny gun, if it's not too cold outside, take it out in natural sunlight. I ususally use a tripod when I take gun shots but it's almost impossible to take pics of a shiny guns with a flash. I use a cheap digital camera with a cheap tripod and here are a couple of my pics.


JETWC  [Team Member]
2/2/2008 12:37:24 PM
Here are some pics I've had of others with SHINY AR's and the older Coltguard SP-1 rifles






james1058  [Team Member]
2/2/2008 12:53:14 PM
Now there you go. Nice bright firearm with wood furniture.

If all AR's were made this way they never would of made it to the evil rifle list.
Walmart would be selling them by the dozens.

BUT I have to say....it just doesn't look right takes all the evil out of it.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/2/2008 6:23:03 PM
Nice...I like the buttstock on this one. Makes it look muck more better, plus it has that tactical look...Thanks
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