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Posted: 10/7/2005 10:03:29 PM
Not an XM177, just a plain ole car bean
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Posted: 10/8/2005 12:16:51 AM

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Getting ready for ASA to send out thier retro lowers.



What's the story on that?
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Posted: 10/8/2005 10:14:25 AM
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Posted: 10/11/2005 6:58:51 PM

Originally Posted By Parrandero:
Not an XM177, just a plain ole car bean
www.hunt101.com/img/331084.JPG



That's an awesome carbine! Something about the old school carbines...
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Posted: 10/23/2005 12:50:24 AM
Bump This thread's going to get real active now that the ASA lowers are coming in the near future!
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Posted: 10/23/2005 9:56:45 AM

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Bump This thread's going to get real active now that the ASA lowers are coming in the near future!





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which lower would be "correct" for a xm177 build? anyone?
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Posted: 10/25/2005 12:57:27 AM
My M16A1 and XM177E2 clones:



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Posted: 10/25/2005 1:20:32 AM
those look kinda bling? platinum finish?
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Posted: 10/25/2005 8:26:26 AM

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
those look kinda bling? platinum finish?




Yup. That's why Colt's cost so much.
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Posted: 10/25/2005 9:32:56 AM
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Originally Posted By Colt-653:
My M16A1 and XM177E2 clones:

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20017.jpg

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20012.jpg



Very nice. Those are on your new lowers in Sandstrom 9A? The XM177E2 clone is a 12.5" barrel with a Total Silence muzzle do dad?

For the finishing touch get one of those rubber Defence Eagle stamps.
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Posted: 10/25/2005 10:02:33 AM
hey this is still a "retro AR"




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Posted: 10/25/2005 9:21:55 PM

Originally Posted By Colt-653:
My M16A1 and XM177E2 clones:

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20017.jpg

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20012.jpg



I can't wait for the ASA lowers... Although for a carbine build the XM16E1 or M16A1 would be more accurate, I'm still thinking of using a slab side. I just love the look of the slabsides.
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Posted: 10/25/2005 9:33:13 PM
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Posted: 10/25/2005 9:34:02 PM

Originally Posted By Colt-653:
My M16A1 and XM177E2 clones:

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20017.jpg

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20012.jpg



I forgot to mention, those are some of the best replica retro guns I've ever seen. I would guess that the shiney gray finish is the standstrom 9 finish. It looks perfect. I can't wait for those lowers! Also, will you have any slab side uppers in sandstrom 9? It would be nice having matching uppers and lowers and not having to get one duracoated. Thanks for any info.
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Posted: 10/25/2005 9:35:50 PM
I thought sandstrom was darker and with less of a sheen. Then again, it could just be the lighting.
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Posted: 10/25/2005 9:51:17 PM

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By Colt-653:
My M16A1 and XM177E2 clones:

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20017.jpg

pfmcare.bizland.com/Images/Picture%20012.jpg



I forgot to mention, those are some of the best replica retro guns I've ever seen. I would guess that the shiney gray finish is the standstrom 9 finish. It looks perfect. I can't wait for those lowers! Also, will you have any slab side uppers in sandstrom 9? It would be nice having matching uppers and lowers and not having to get one duracoated. Thanks for any info.




By the way, what kind of lower did the XM607 use? I'm thinking of building somthing with a regular CAR stock, retro lower and upper, XM607 triangular handgurads, and a 16 inch lightwieght barrel with a slip over flash hider. I don't really care if it's absolutley historically accurate to every detail, but I'm still wondering.
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Posted: 10/26/2005 12:03:41 AM
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Just lighting...tried to snap some quick pics. They match up to my Colt rifles and carbines in color.....working on a darker mix for those that want it closer to Colt lowers made post 1985(Later Green and Blue Label).


Here it is toned down.



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Posted: 10/31/2005 9:14:21 PM
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Here's my first rifle build.

I was originally planning something like an XM177E2, but it ended up more like a GAU-5/A/A (Colt Model 649) since I couldn't find an A1 upper with a forward assist that I liked. It took me several months to chose, find, and save up for the parts. I cut and ground off the bayonet lug myself. The barrel was originally an HBAR, but was re-profiled down to an A1 style under the handguards by ADCO. They also pinned the flash suppressor. Overall weight is 6 pounds 6 ounces, as compared to the 8 pounds of a 20" A3 with government profile barrel.



Here's the parts breakdown:

Stripped Bushmaster lower receiver
Bushmaster lower part kit
Colt A1 pistol grip (from Sir Plus Supply)
Aluminum 2-position CAR stock (from Essential Arms)

Stripped DPMS A1 slick sided upper receiver (from Brownells)
DPMS A1 upper parts kit (from Brownells)
Bushmaster bolt and charging handle
Bushmaster 11.5" 1:7 barrel (from GDS Enterprises)
Bushmaster 5.5" flash suppressor

ETA: I saved post 223 just for this.
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Posted: 10/31/2005 9:47:20 PM
It looks great, find a flat D-ring and throw it on that puppy!
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Posted: 11/1/2005 12:55:56 AM
How about a retro with wood???????

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Posted: 11/1/2005 7:52:48 AM

Originally Posted By Stickman:
It looks great, find a flat D-ring and throw it on that puppy!






when reading about the car history and talking with the guys at total silence and uxb the xm is suppose to have the delta ring and not the flat slip ring.
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Posted: 11/1/2005 8:31:14 AM
How about port covers? Is there a source for the older style somplace? I haven't had a chance to look around....
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Posted: 11/1/2005 10:47:11 AM

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:

when reading about the car history and talking with the guys at total silence and uxb the xm is suppose to have the delta ring and not the flat slip ring.






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Posted: 11/1/2005 10:49:07 AM
The XM177 has the flat slip ring. The XM177E2 has the conventional delta ring.
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Posted: 11/1/2005 4:51:47 PM

Originally Posted By uxb:
The XM177 has the flat slip ring. The XM177E2 has the conventional delta ring.





there it goes, i knew i forgot some part of the details
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