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Posted: 6/25/2022 12:06:51 PM EDT
I have what I think is a 602 complete kit minus lower receiver and lower parts.  I can get more pics if needed  Model number and value would be appreciated. email works best for me. Thanks Tim












Link Posted: 6/25/2022 12:17:05 PM EDT
[#1]
chrome chamber barrel indicates late 60s

Link Posted: 6/25/2022 12:39:48 PM EDT
[#2]
The upper is definitely not a 602, the 602 had the directional arrows engraved in it, also it would have been a square forge and rebated lug.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 12:51:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: TimErickson] [#3]
I was just looking at my pics.  The bolt carrier pic that is not chrome is one I was using as a guide to see how the key was staked.  sorry if this caused some confusion.  Now that I know it is not a 601 receiver from the below post what do yo think it is?
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 1:17:51 PM EDT
[#4]
604, barrel is late 60's, can't see other side of front lug but guess it would be rebated.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 3:12:06 PM EDT
[#5]
How do I get this to the appraisal thread.  I mistakenly got it here.  Tim
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 5:21:13 PM EDT
[#6]
Early 604.

You could get $1000-1200 if you wait long enough.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 5:48:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TimErickson:
How do I get this to the appraisal thread.  I mistakenly got it here.  Tim
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OFFICIAL APPRAISAL THREAD-REQUESTS FOR APPRAISALS ONLY IN THIS THREAD
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:17:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ar154all:
Early 604.

You could get $1000-1200 if you wait long enough.
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Not an early, but a Mid 604. Early 604s were basically 602s, just with slightly later parts. Early 604s had M VP 12 barrels.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 12:30:01 PM EDT
[#9]
If it left the factory with that improved 3-prong and the triangle charging handle (which seems too early, considering the other later features) then it would've also had an Edgewater buffer, and a receiver extension without flats on the back. Those 2 MWOs were retrofitted onto existing rifles still in service.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 9:19:50 PM EDT
[#10]
It is my understanding that a factory-installed three prong flash hider and a barrel with chrome anything were mutually exclusive.

A C MP C barrel on a U.S. Property rifle would have originally been equipped with a birdcage flash hider.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:30:12 PM EDT
[#11]
So is this a kit of made up of left over parts?  I bought it years saga as an Air Force demil rifle parts kit?
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:32:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TimErickson:
So is this a kit of made up of left over parts?  I bought it years saga as an Air Force demil rifle parts kit?
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As we say in retro... anything is possible, but I doubt that the kit is completely original. Chrome lined carrier is another thing that throws me off.
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:42:46 PM EDT
[#13]
So should I part this out?  I wanted to put together an old school 1960s  vintage rifle.  I suppose I can get a different carrier and flash hider and still put it together???
Link Posted: 6/26/2022 10:48:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TimErickson:  So is this a kit of made up of left over parts?  I bought it years saga as an Air Force demil rifle parts kit?
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The service that is still using their original 601 lowers and any other part that was ever installed on an issue AR?
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 12:15:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TimErickson:
So should I part this out?  I wanted to put together an old school 1960s  vintage rifle.  I suppose I can get a different carrier and flash hider and still put it together???
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I'd just build what you have on a partial fence lower and call it a day, well I'd probably sell/trade the triangle charging handle and replace it with the later design.
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 3:24:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TimErickson:
So should I part this out?  I wanted to put together an old school 1960s  vintage rifle.  I suppose I can get a different carrier and flash hider and still put it together???
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Build it.  Put the charging handle away and get a new one.

Shoot it.  Love it.  Make babies with it.


Well, maybe not babies.
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 5:51:33 PM EDT
[#17]
Thank everyone for the replies. I learned a lot about old m16s in the last week
Tim
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 6:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Stahlgewehr762] [#18]
If you want to build a completely accurate "1969-ish, USGI clone" with the majority of your parts, all you would need is a standard M16A1 birdcage flash hider, a standard "T-shaped" charging handle  and a standard M16A1 "serrated" (bolt forward assist type) parkerized bolt carrier. Then, just build it up on an A1, full-fence lower receiver of your choosing.
Link Posted: 7/2/2022 7:31:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stahlgewehr762:
If you want to build a completely accurate "1969-ish, USGI clone" with the majority of your parts, all you would need is a standard M16A1 birdcage flash hider, a standard "T-shaped" charging handle  and a standard M16A1 "serrated" (bolt forward assist type) parkerized bolt carrier. Then, just build it up on an A1, full-fence lower receiver of your choosing.
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And sell me the triangular CH
Link Posted: 7/2/2022 9:11:42 PM EDT
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And sell me the triangular CH
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I'm sure that you'd give it a good home. The other option for the O.P. would be to use that charging handle as the first piece of their 601 build.
Link Posted: 7/2/2022 9:17:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stahlgewehr762:

I'm sure that you'd give it a good home. The other option for the O.P. would be to use that charging handle as the first piece of their 601 build.
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Ahh yes. The ‘ol “I have a 601 front piviot pin so now I have to build a whole rifle” argument one gives oneself lol. Im guilty of it myself, just a different part.
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