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Posted: 6/26/2022 2:51:28 PM EDT
Looking for some Air Force blue furniture for a 20 in A2.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 3:51:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ar154all:
Looking for some Air Force blue furniture for a 20 in A2.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks
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Krylon Fusion or cerakote.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 4:28:53 PM EDT
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They are pretty rare. Only seen a couple sets in a few years I’ve been looking. I do have a spare set if intersted.

I’d love to find a glow in the dark set at some point
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 5:47:26 PM EDT
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I never knew they had AF blue furniture. Something like that would be cool to go with the AF 22lr conversion kits I have.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 6:46:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By firemedic5586:
I never knew they had AF blue furniture. Something like that would be cool to go with the AF 22lr conversion kits I have.
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A friend of mine has an original 601 with blue furniture.  I once had a 601 bayonet with a blue handle as well, and looking at the photos, it was an exact match for his furniture.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 9:41:18 PM EDT
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Anyone have pics of the blue furniture?
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:16:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By M16indiana:


A friend of mine has an original 601 with blue furniture.  I once had a 601 bayonet with a blue handle as well, and looking at the photos, it was an exact match for his furniture.
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Do you have any pics you can share? I’d love to see that.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:20:28 PM EDT
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https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/22/usaf-m16a2-cobolt-trainer/


Unlike standard blue trainers made out of plastic, the rifles are essentially a demilitarized version of the M16A2. This is accomplished by turning an actual M16A2 parts kit into a rifle, minus the trigger group and a filled barrel



Link Posted: 6/26/2022 11:08:14 PM EDT
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I thought the old Cavalry Manufacturing would have you, but it looks as if they only produce light blue other than in their carbine stocks.
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 7:00:04 AM EDT
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Learn something new everyday..
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 7:54:32 AM EDT
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Learn something new everyday..
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+1

I had no idea this was a thing, you'd think there'd be more of these parts floating around at gun shows, etc.
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 8:51:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 57Octane:


Do you have any pics you can share? I’d love to see that.
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Here is a picture of my 601 bayonet.  My buddies 601 blue furniture is much more professionally done than the obvious repaint of this bayonet, but both blues are the same


Link Posted: 6/27/2022 12:01:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Colt653:
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/22/usaf-m16a2-cobolt-trainer/


Unlike standard blue trainers made out of plastic, the rifles are essentially a demilitarized version of the M16A2. This is accomplished by turning an actual M16A2 parts kit into a rifle, minus the trigger group and a filled barrel

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/100929-F-1213W-047-660x616.jpg

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/12036774_119578748401249_348316990467342269_n.jpg
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I have one of these Olympic Arms trainers in my collection, BIIRC it has a light bulb or laser in the end of the barrel that is activated when you pull the trigger
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 6:11:55 PM EDT
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man that would suck to get killed by a blue trainer bayonet.
Link Posted: 6/28/2022 7:36:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M16indiana:


Here is a picture of my 601 bayonet.  My buddies 601 blue furniture is much more professionally done than the obvious repaint of this bayonet, but both blues are the same


https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/432342/35F75FC7-62E1-4522-91B7-4BB50015F99A-2432502.png
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Looks like blue over green?

I wonder if the AF did the paint job and I wonder if it was indeed for training purposes. I'd imagine since the rifle's furniture is so easy to remove it would yield better results with painting.

If your friend wouldn't mind sharing a picture (even if it must remain private), I'd love to see the gun as well.  

Link Posted: 6/28/2022 7:40:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 57Octane:

Looks like blue over green?

I wonder if the AF did the paint job and I wonder if it was indeed for training purposes. I'd imagine since the rifle's furniture is so easy to remove it would yield better results with painting.

If your friend wouldn't mind sharing a picture (even if it must remain private), I'd love to see the gun as well.  

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Originally Posted By 57Octane:
Originally Posted By M16indiana:


Here is a picture of my 601 bayonet.  My buddies 601 blue furniture is much more professionally done than the obvious repaint of this bayonet, but both blues are the same


https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/432342/35F75FC7-62E1-4522-91B7-4BB50015F99A-2432502.png

Looks like blue over green?

I wonder if the AF did the paint job and I wonder if it was indeed for training purposes. I'd imagine since the rifle's furniture is so easy to remove it would yield better results with painting.

If your friend wouldn't mind sharing a picture (even if it must remain private), I'd love to see the gun as well.  



They probably didn't care about how it looked, would be rather easy to tape it up if they wanted to do a nice job.
Link Posted: 6/28/2022 8:03:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HipSh0T:


They probably didn't care about how it looked, would be rather easy to tape it up if they wanted to do a nice job.
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The blue on the 601 furniture is so smooth and perfect that it looks like it was done at the factory.  My buddy STILL has a flip phone AND no computer, but the next time I see him, I will snap some pictures of his blue stocked 601.  If I remember correctly, the hand guards and the stock are blue, while the grip is green.
Link Posted: 6/28/2022 8:58:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M16indiana:


The blue on the 601 furniture is so smooth and perfect that it looks like it was done at the factory.  My buddy STILL has a flip phone AND no computer, but the next time I see him, I will snap some pictures of his blue stocked 601.  If I remember correctly, the hand guards and the stock are blue, while the grip is green.
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Very interested to see this.  Please keep me in the loop
Link Posted: 7/3/2022 4:03:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AK47_COMMBLOC:
man that would suck to get killed by a blue trainer bayonet.
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LOL!
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