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Link Posted: 7/30/2018 11:05:16 PM EDT
[#1]
1979 Model 653 Colt M16A1.
It has a Geissele Trigger.
Link Posted: 7/30/2018 11:16:29 PM EDT
[#2]
that is nice
Link Posted: 8/1/2018 12:08:41 AM EDT
[#3]


1967 Colt SP1 and 4x20 scope



Diemaco C8 with Colt Canada lower
Link Posted: 8/1/2018 5:38:14 PM EDT
[#4]
Just finished my late 604, Thanks to John for all the Parkerizing, and I shot the Moly Resin. I didn't notice the pins have dimples in them and will replace them" />" />" />
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 8:09:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: M41A] [#5]


Link Posted: 8/10/2018 11:49:59 PM EDT
[#6]
Not completely Retro, but certainly retro-esque. (More so than slapping an A1 grip on a modern AR and calling it retro.)
The upper is a Colt upper and flat slip ring. I can't remember if the hand guards are Colt, too. The barrel is a Daniel Defense 12.5" lightweight barrel with an F-marked front sight base. The flash hider is of the A1 style.
This was going to be the base for a XM177E2 build, but I'm reluctant to pin & weld the Griffin Armament moderator on as there have been reports of cracking, so it stays a pistol for now.
Link Posted: 8/12/2018 6:47:37 PM EDT
[#7]
My Budget xm177 is complete.  I know the barrel isn’t correct and it’s an A2 lower.  But man is it fun to shoot!
I think I have less than 400 in this build.   The last piece showed up last week; a Brownells stock.   For only 19 bucks it looks pretty good
with a liberal application of satin Krylon.
Link Posted: 8/14/2018 5:41:20 PM EDT
[#8]
Well its a start
M16A1 clone by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 9:51:31 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/19/2018 8:48:54 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/19/2018 11:10:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2018 12:41:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Mister_Donut] [#12]






















Surplus 14.5" pencil barrel C8 upper with CC lower, N1 stock, Aimpoint 9000,  Surefire 660.
Link Posted: 8/20/2018 1:12:57 AM EDT
[#13]
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Tapco carry handle mount? Also that is screaming for a C9 verticle grip
Link Posted: 8/20/2018 4:03:19 AM EDT
[#14]
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Originally Posted By Lerch641:

Tapco carry handle mount? Also that is screaming for a C9 verticle grip
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Lol, it's what I had in the spare parts bin......funny that it has a CAGE #.

I'll shop around for the right one when I get the chance :)
Link Posted: 8/20/2018 11:25:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mister_Donut:

Lol, it's what I had in the spare parts bin......funny that it has a CAGE #.

I'll shop around for the right one when I get the chance :)
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I'm pretty sure Wolverine still has the ARMS #02 in stock...shit and now I'm seeing they have SIR rails still around, might have to call them.
Link Posted: 8/20/2018 11:52:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lerch641:

I'm pretty sure Wolverine still has the ARMS #02 in stock...shit and now I'm seeing they have SIR rails still around, might have to call them.
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You're a bad influence.  The SIR rail appears to be on sale btw....
Link Posted: 8/21/2018 1:55:47 AM EDT
[#17]


Colt or Philippine upper
Late model Type E stock

The rest is reproduction for now

Baby steps for the rest...
Link Posted: 8/21/2018 1:49:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dmk0210] [#18]
Retro-esque/KISS carbine.  It has Brownells retro furniture, CMMG 14.5" 1/7 twist midlength pencil barrel with pinned and welded Phantom FS.



Link Posted: 9/3/2018 6:24:29 PM EDT
[#19]
Since no one bad-mouthed a retro-esque AR pistol previously, figured it was safe to post my latest build here.

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Link Posted: 9/3/2018 10:31:13 PM EDT
[#20]
My 601 clone in progress. It's a little fucky looking but I like it.
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 10:10:28 PM EDT
[#21]
Just to add to the thread... a couple 80% lowers fresh from BRACEMAN.



Link Posted: 9/5/2018 3:34:28 PM EDT
[#22]
Retro-esque XM177-style build, current status. I'll eventually source a more correct barrel assembly and an aluminum stock instead of the Fiberlite.

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Link Posted: 9/5/2018 9:47:48 PM EDT
[#23]
Top is my M16A1 (full fence lower, birdcage FH, trapdoor and fixed swivel on buttstock), bottom is XM16E1 (partial fence, 3-prong FH, chrome BCG).

Link Posted: 9/5/2018 10:04:48 PM EDT
[#24]
Here is my 601 in progress. It's a 604 upper on a Brownells 601 slabside lower. It's got a triangular charging handle, grenade spring, and duckbill FH, and chrome slickside BCG. The furniture is the same as the Brownells stuff, but I got it from JSE - I think I'm going to paint it brown, then Testors green. I've got to find a bunch of small retro parts, and I've got a gray slip ring I need to install. For a while I'm just going to enjoy it like it is!!



Link Posted: 9/7/2018 1:35:44 PM EDT
[#25]
my ebay score
doesnt look like a reprint.. but hey price was good and will make a nice display with all other manuals

Link Posted: 9/15/2018 4:55:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/15/2018 6:05:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Pothole] [#27]
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Originally Posted By RgrBob:
Here is my 601 in progress. It's a 604 upper on a Brownells 601 slabside lower. It's got a triangular charging handle, grenade spring, and duckbill FH, and chrome slickside BCG. The furniture is the same as the Brownells stuff, but I got it from JSE - I think I'm going to paint it brown, then Testors green. I've got to find a bunch of small retro parts, and I've got a gray slip ring I need to install. For a while I'm just going to enjoy it like it is!!

https://i.imgur.com/eUZzqZp.jpg

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Are you sure that’s Brownells furniture? It looks a lot darker and way better than the zombie green color they mixed up.
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 2:58:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Story] [#28]
Ultra rare stock set



Just having fun with TAPCO leftovers.
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 7:48:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pothole:

Are you sure that’s Brownells furniture? It looks a lot darker and way better than the zombie green color they mixed up.
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Yep - I went out to my shop and still have the boxes they came in.

They do look fairly good, but I’m still gonna paint them brown with tan speckles, then spray with the green Testors 1910.

Link Posted: 9/18/2018 10:03:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/14/2019 7:49:24 PM EDT
[#31]
Mostly Brownells parts. Blem upper and lower, 1:7 barrel assembly. The furniture, slip ring and sling is original.
Link Posted: 5/14/2019 10:26:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Snake-in-the-Grass] [#32]
Sp1 with Elbit Falcon gun sight




Link Posted: 5/17/2019 12:25:52 PM EDT
[#33]
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Originally Posted By SgtRock2:
Since no one bad-mouthed a retro-esque AR pistol previously, figured it was safe to post my latest build here.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/51789/DSC_1079_2-660281.JPG
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@SgtRock2, love it.  Were you inspired by Recoil Magazine's N23-PDW build?
Link Posted: 5/17/2019 2:55:00 PM EDT
[#34]
Exactly.

Who needs Flash-Bangs when you have one of these?
Link Posted: 5/19/2020 8:12:38 PM EDT
[#35]
607ish clone - not perfect, but I dig it



DOE Clone



My take on a 733, c. 1990s


M16K is under construction
Link Posted: 5/20/2020 6:37:09 AM EDT
[#36]
My Model 651 wallhanger. Grey Colt M16A1 lower, upper and original furniture, but deactivated.
I hope deacts are allowed here.



Link Posted: 5/22/2020 2:27:33 PM EDT
[#37]
My retro family  Colt SP1 190xxx in the middle, my builds on the ends

Link Posted: 5/23/2020 5:21:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gunslinger-Mike:
My Model 651 wallhanger. Grey Colt M16A1 lower, upper and original furniture, but deactivated.
I hope deacts are allowed here.

https://i.imgur.com/4QZ4iELh.jpg

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Nice one buddy
Link Posted: 5/27/2020 9:58:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Jayg0351] [#39]

This my clone build, its as close as I get to an original right now.
12.5 Fulton Armory upper
Anderson lower
4.3 inch Moderator, two position buffer, 6 hole hand guards and stock from Retro Rifles
Pistol grip is original from Sarco.
Sling is off of my old 2 qrt canteen.

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Link Posted: 4/18/2021 4:13:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/18/2021 9:31:49 PM EDT
[#41]
My latest retro build that began with an SP1 upper. I had the Colt barrel and furniture. Assembled on a Brownells A1 lower. I have enough Colt furniture for another A1ish build.

Link Posted: 4/21/2021 9:18:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: techno_000] [#42]
Top Pic: XM16E1, 60’s 604 built from a kit, Gau5/A, Commando


604 - Built from a kit I bought recently, they were part of the recent Puerto Rico hwy patrol import


Below, a commando I built, and XM16E1 - Uppers are original anodizing... the timeline of the parts is a little mixed up. There is a barrel shortage and square forge uppers are hard to find...

Link Posted: 7/4/2021 4:35:37 PM EDT
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'Colt' 653 clone.

Link Posted: 7/4/2021 10:50:10 PM EDT
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The "Never was" N-23 clone

Link Posted: 7/27/2021 12:03:02 AM EDT
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Pair of XM16E1 clones, one pretty nice and the other is pretty used looking.  Both were pieced together, both have the early contour under the port door.  Newer looking one has a "M VP" barrel, late gas tube and drain hole hand guards.  More used one has worn no drain hole hand guards, a "MP C" Colt barrel, and early bend gas tube with vise grip marks left by a previous technician.  Nicer clone has a current production retro lower, more worn clone has an old Palmetto State Armory billet lower.  LPK parts are a random mix, modern buffers, type D stocks, buffer tubes are both USGI with the nicer clone having a more modern part while the worn one has a 601 style with wrench flats filed in and a beautiful gold tint that works well with the rest of the rifle.  Both have Colt chrome XM16E1 carriers with chrome Colt bolts and modern firing pin etc.  Try to ignore the "tick" selector in the nicer condition clone.  Sadly the nicer condition upper receiver was owned by "Bubba" and has a crack down the carry handle valley where a scope was over-tightened.











Link Posted: 8/2/2021 9:23:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Creature] [#46]
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@Lerch641

Is that an Colt original 3 or 4x optic...or is it the Brownells reissue 4x20? How do you like it?
Link Posted: 8/2/2021 9:39:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Creature] [#47]
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That's gorgeous. Colt original optic too?


Btw...this is my new favorite thread.
Link Posted: 8/4/2021 9:15:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DFWman] [#48]
Really nice 1968 GM M16A1 on correct lower.


Link Posted: 8/4/2021 9:31:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DFWman] [#49]
delete
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 5:15:36 AM EDT
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Just picked up from a retro forum local. Troy XM177E2 lower with refinished Colt 604 upper. I do want to replace the upper with a correct A1 and not a fan of the ARMASPEC Stealth Recoil Spring inside, need a standard mil-spec buffer. I AM loving the 2 position tube and aluminum stock.
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