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Posted: 8/16/2017 4:07:40 PM EDT
I saw this in a local shop a few days ago, and initially blew it off because it was neutered.
It has been haunting me, so I went back to take another look at it and bought it.

The blocked 10 round mag is date stamped 5/03. It looks like a chrome lined barrel, must not have been shot much at all, if any...and someone put a night sight front post in it.

So...what to do with the barrel?
I have a couple thoughts; new mid-length with A2 FSB, or since the bayo lug is already shaved off, I might get it cut and an xm177 style flash hider put on.


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Link Posted: 8/16/2017 5:45:53 PM EDT
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Do you mind my asking what you gave for that example and what part of the country you're in?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 7:57:03 PM EDT
[#2]
Yeah- Kentucky, paid $599.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:44:57 PM EDT
[#3]
...thinking about what route to go with this...got a quote form John at retro for threading the barrel and pinning on another FSB...but I might just swap out the barrel completely.

I'm interested in going with a mid-length pencil...would I run into any cycling issues with a mid length, using the current semi- bcg and buffer?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:01:40 PM EDT
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...thinking about what route to go with this...got a quote form John at retro for threading the barrel and pinning on another FSB...but I might just swap out the barrel completely.

I'm interested in going with a mid-length pencil...would I run into any cycling issues with a mid length, using the current semi- bcg and buffer?
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I don't think so, mid lengths usually run without issues
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:24:56 PM EDT
[#5]
cool- I like the look of a 16" middy A2...  now to go barrel shopping...
Link Posted: 8/27/2017 5:23:03 PM EDT
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I saw this in a local shop a few days ago, and initially blew it off because it was neutered.
It has been haunting me, so I went back to take another look at it and bought it.

The blocked 10 round mag is date stamped 5/03. It looks like a chrome lined barrel, must not have been shot much at all, if any...and someone put a night sight front post in it.

So...what to do with the barrel?
I have a couple thoughts; new mid-length with A2 FSB, or since the bayo lug is already shaved off, I might get it cut and an xm177 style flash hider put on.

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That's called a Bushmaster Shorty Carbine. I purchased that same exact model from Shooters Supply in Louisville during the last part of the ban. Mine's sporting an M4 barrel and stock now.
Link Posted: 8/27/2017 7:42:08 PM EDT
[#7]
Thanks Dave!

I bet Old Skip told you that you could shoot Russians on Mars with it, too!

I absolutely love how this thing feels and handles. I'm going to watch the Labor Day sales, and unless I see a super deal on a pencil middy, I'm just going to get this barrel threaded- it's a beautiful parker grey.
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