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Posted: 5/9/2004 9:32:28 AM EDT
I have a like new SP1 that I picked up recently. The serial number dates it to 1972. What type flash suppressor came with the the SP1 for that year. Mine has the birdcage and I was wondering if it should have the 3 prong.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:47:25 AM EDT
It should have the A1 style birdcage - with slots all the way around.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 11:11:32 AM EDT
It does. Thank you for your reply.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 12:25:31 PM EDT
How did you date the serial number?

I recently picked up one and I haven't been able to date it.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 1:59:14 PM EDT
Go to the IFORMATION button on ar15.com. Then to Legal Issues. Then to the serial number list.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 3:31:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 5:13:44 PM EDT

It should have the A1 style birdcage - with slots all the way around.

I have one dated in 1972 as well (small world!) and yes...mine has the birdcage as well. I'm considering swapping it out for the duckbill one, though, for asthetic purposes only.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:59:25 AM EDT
I had made some updates to mine like the round handguards,  A2 pistol grip, A2 rear apeature, square front sight post and A2 FS. But I started thinking and I wanted to return it to basically stock look. The only thing I have not changed back is the sights. I put the originals in the butt stock. I purchased the rifle for oldest son.
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