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 Nickel Plated AR15
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 5:16:44 AM EST
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 5:30:45 AM EST
IBshitstorm
sweetwine  [Member]
2/1/2008 5:32:04 AM EST
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 5:34:31 AM EST
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 5:36:18 AM EST
Is IBshitstorm good or bad...
wesmerc  [Member]
2/1/2008 5:41:08 AM EST
I wonder if it is going to end up just having chrome lined barrel
Orion67  [Member]
2/1/2008 6:16:14 AM EST
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 6:21:39 AM EST
Sounds like 1980s vintage SP1 finished in Coltguard to me.
Orion67  [Member]
2/1/2008 8:33:08 AM EST
Here are some better pics courtesy of AutoWeapons.com









I cant tell you how much I love mine.
FloridaCreekIndian  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 10:29:32 AM EST
Tagged for the info.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 11:04:36 AM EST
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 12:49:16 PM EST
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 1:06:02 PM EST
tag
skeeters65  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 3:22:52 PM EST
TAG for the aftermath.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 3:30:16 PM EST
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 3:36:03 PM EST
For some reason, the movie "Lord of War" comes to mind when I see that...
WIgunnut  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 3:41:07 PM EST
It's burning my eyes it's so bright!

deputy83  [Member]
2/1/2008 3:42:43 PM EST
SSSSSSSSAAAAAAAWWWWWWWEEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!!!!
DirtyBird_08  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 3:45:15 PM EST
He, he, he, that thing is flippin' sweeeeet lookin!
Scott
Norge1956  [Member]
2/1/2008 3:45:52 PM EST
sonrider657  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 3:46:20 PM EST
You won't sneak up on anyone with that!
mrrick  [Member]
2/1/2008 4:03:07 PM EST
you gotta get better pictures than that
john575  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 4:05:38 PM EST
Coltguard looks good.
bkssniper  [Member]
2/1/2008 4:11:39 PM EST
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 4:15:56 PM EST
Maybe it used to be one of Saddam's, he was into bling too.
Eli75  [Life Member]
2/1/2008 4:34:37 PM EST
It needs a black handguard to balance it out.
nicholsmf  [Team Member]
2/1/2008 5:15:06 PM EST
Congrats.
nickelplatedAR  [Member]
2/1/2008 5:15:41 PM EST
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 5:17:56 PM EST
LOL thanks
Kylaer_  [Member]
2/1/2008 5:46:16 PM EST
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 5:53:34 PM EST
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 6:02:29 PM EST
Will it even be possible to get a picture with less glare?
VectorTX  [Member]
2/1/2008 6:16:50 PM EST

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 6:29:20 PM EST

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 6:48:22 PM EST
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 7:01:56 AM EST
Hope this shows better...






JETWC  [Team Member]
2/2/2008 7:18:23 AM EST
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 7:37:24 AM EST
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 7:53:14 AM EST
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 1:23:03 PM EST
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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