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Link Posted: 5/27/2006 4:04:35 PM EDT
[#1]
Does this count?

Link Posted: 5/27/2006 5:56:59 PM EDT
[#2]

Originally Posted By FITTER:
Does this count?




I think so !  
Link Posted: 5/27/2006 6:07:23 PM EDT
[#3]

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
I know in-progress pics aren't the best, but here's what I've got so far...
and I figured my nice, retro countertop was fitting!

i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/Xnij/orAR.jpg

FrankenRetro

GTS lower (SAFE,SEMI marked)
Ekie reject XM16E1 upper
El cheapo Aluminum Stock (that's gonna be a project unto itself!)
Freebie M16 grip(flecked pattern- painter over like a dummy by me)
Handguards traded for my M4 ones
Used, thoroughly WECSOGed Bushie moderator

All the stuff that makes it actually shoot?
well, I'm workin' on it...



here ya go:  essentialarms.com/mildimstock.html
Link Posted: 5/27/2006 6:10:32 PM EDT
[#4]

Originally Posted By CRS188:
These have been waiting for A1 lowers since Colt653 got us all excited.
Now somebody else is rattlin' the cage about A1 lowers. Is it gonna happen?

653 & M16A1 clones

img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/CRS188/000_0014.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/CRS188/000_0012.jpg

Thanks.....Chad



CRS you need one of these:
www.kurtskustomfirearms.citymax.com/catalog/item/29585/5301.htm
Link Posted: 5/27/2006 6:12:52 PM EDT
[#5]

Originally Posted By AKARS:
www.megpro.com/ar/15/A1.jpg

moly resin to be applied this weekend..



You could Moly it... or you could go one step further...  www.usanodizing.com/gallery.htm
Link Posted: 5/27/2006 8:11:43 PM EDT
[#6]

Originally Posted By MADM16A1:
here ya go:  essentialarms.com/mildimstock.html



I know, but the one I got was only $15...I figure my powdercoater can blast it and coat it in
semigloss and it might come out pretty close.

Worth a try right??
Link Posted: 5/27/2006 8:47:55 PM EDT
[#7]
Certainly worth a try. Good luck!

Link Posted: 5/28/2006 5:08:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: CRS188] [#8]

Originally Posted By MADM16A1:
CRS you need one of these:
www.kurtskustomfirearms.citymax.com/catalog/item/29585/5301.htm



The barrel is a real 14.5",  1/7, Colt, skinny barrel. It came with the Phantom permanantly attached on it. What I would do is send it off to somebody to see if they could take it off without chewing up the threads. If it can be done, it would become a SBR and a real A1 hider.
Now that would be an accurate repro, minus the fun switch.
Thanks.....Chad
Link Posted: 5/29/2006 10:23:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: uhsammy] [#9]
Here are a couple of retros I built for Vietnam reenacting.  The top one is an almost unissued Colt A1 upper.  The second is a colt a1 upper, and a fake moderator permanently attached with built in ( but removable) BFA, with aluminum buttstock.  A fellow forum member re-parked the barrel and fake moderator, and did the silver solder job for me.  He did a great job.  The top one is my favorite shooter!

Link Posted: 5/29/2006 12:45:36 PM EDT
[#10]
Here's mine again but with my Tiger Stripe jacket in OG107 pattern. I'm still have to get a barrel kit.



I got bored, so here's my uber tactical CQB A1 gun.



Just kidding.
Link Posted: 5/29/2006 7:45:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DM1975] [#11]
Link Posted: 5/29/2006 9:11:52 PM EDT
[#12]
OK, which version looks better? The one above this or this one?

Link Posted: 5/30/2006 10:56:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GhostRing] [#13]
Buddy visiting for the weekend...



Link Posted: 5/31/2006 8:47:49 PM EDT
[#14]

Originally Posted By Colt_sporter:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:

Originally Posted By Ekie:
601 parts kit on a SP1 lower:


img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Ekie12091941/retro.jpg





Geebus Ekie! Even your kitchen is retro! How cool is that?!



Where can I get green furniture like that?? Total Silence or somebody needs to step up to the plate here!



Check the EE and Buddys board every hour or so for a couple of years and you may find a set.
Link Posted: 6/2/2006 12:29:06 AM EDT
[#15]
Link Posted: 6/2/2006 12:29:37 AM EDT
[#16]
Link Posted: 6/2/2006 6:34:59 AM EDT
[#17]

Originally Posted By uxb:
Okay, most of you guys have seen these already, but here goes:

www.fototime.com/D669FAECADE0951/standard.jpg

www.fototime.com/DBD11F86BBC8472/standard.jpg

www.fototime.com/E0479C00AB26227/standard.jpg

www.fototime.com/ACD3CBCF449514D/standard.jpg

www.fototime.com/2D958EED122A584/standard.jpg





Those are beautiful.

Do you shoot them, or do you build them for the nostalgia and the collector satisfaction?

Link Posted: 6/2/2006 5:30:10 PM EDT
[#18]
Link Posted: 6/2/2006 5:43:08 PM EDT
[#19]

Originally Posted By hk33k2:
i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/HK33K/AR15A1.jpg



I have an upper half like that, but I didn't want to build it on an A2-type lower. Now maybe I'll have to, though.

Link Posted: 6/2/2006 9:07:40 PM EDT
[#20]

Originally Posted By FITTER:
Does this count?





Naw, too much BLING.
Link Posted: 6/3/2006 1:59:39 AM EDT
[#21]
What exactally is the name of that particular carbine in this picture?
Link Posted: 6/3/2006 8:30:46 AM EDT
[#22]
Which picture? If you mean directly above, it's a Colt SP-1
Link Posted: 6/3/2006 7:26:19 PM EDT
[#23]
Here is my retro style carbine:



It is built on a Essential Arms lower I've had for about 18 years. I had first built it into a 20" A2. Its been through a couple of make-overs. Now it sports a Colt M16 upper,Bushy lightweight 16" bbl.,3 prong flash hider,Colt bolt,Colt M16 chrome carrier(notchless),Bushy lower parts kit, Colt M16A1 grip,generic fiber stock.

I like that the Essential Arms gray lower is a close match to the Colt gray upper. The color match is better than on my SP1.This is my favorite AR & gets shot the most.
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 12:52:54 AM EDT
[#24]

Originally Posted By 2manytoys:
Here is my retro style carbine:

i5.tinypic.com/11kgqqs.jpg

It is built on a Essential Arms lower I've had for about 18 years. I had first built it into a 20" A2. Its been through a couple of make-overs. Now it sports a Colt M16 upper,Bushy lightweight 16" bbl.,3 prong flash hider,Colt bolt,Colt M16 chrome carrier(notchless),Bushy lower parts kit, Colt M16A1 grip,generic fiber stock.

I like that the Essential Arms gray lower is a close match to the Colt gray upper. The color match is better than on my SP1.This is my favorite AR & gets shot the most.



Nice! Gotta love those XM607 handguards...
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 8:04:46 AM EDT
[#25]

Originally Posted By hk33k2:
i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/HK33K/SGWM16x.jpg



So what is the story on this one?

Colt Model 610 / XM177 that had the 4.5" Moderator replaced with a Flashhider?

That is VERY NICE!


A lot of really great stuff, everyone please keep the great pics and info coming.

Thanks,
"Capt Richardson"
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 4:47:10 PM EDT
[#26]
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 4:47:42 PM EDT
[#27]
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 4:48:13 PM EDT
[#28]
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 4:48:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: hk33k2] [#29]
Double tap
Link Posted: 6/5/2006 4:59:36 PM EDT
[#30]
that SBR is a cute little devil!
Link Posted: 6/6/2006 3:40:30 PM EDT
[#31]
My old school slab sides...

Here are my two slab sides.

Old SP1 Carbine and pre 84 Sporter.
I just need a old school SP1 with the Triangular handguards and no F/A and I will be happy.



Link Posted: 6/7/2006 1:25:06 AM EDT
[#32]
My 1974 SP1

Link Posted: 6/7/2006 9:54:23 AM EDT
[#33]
Here's my poser.....



You'll have to excuse the brass-deflector, I'm left-handed...
Link Posted: 6/8/2006 3:02:35 PM EDT
[#34]
How about a retro woody???


Link Posted: 6/11/2006 9:40:23 PM EDT
[#35]
Finally got the "A1 Rifle Upper Series" finished up this weekend:

This is the "A1 Rifle Upper Collection"



Here is the Smooth/Slick Side



Here is the Forward Assist



Here is the Forward Assist and Brass Deflector



I guess now I will have to go back and start trying to do things like cover all of the different flashiders.  Of course I obviously could use some more A1 Lowers if anyone has any extras laying around not being used.

Next I can also hopefully finish off the Carbines.

Thanks to everyone for the great pics and motivation to try and catch up!
"Capt Richardson"
Link Posted: 6/11/2006 9:44:06 PM EDT
[#36]

Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Here is the Forward Assist
i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/captcarbine/Misc/Uppers%20Mags/A1Upper-FA.jpg



Looks like an old upper with no forge code?


Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Here is the Forward Assist and Brass Deflector
i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/captcarbine/Misc/Uppers%20Mags/A1Upper-FA-BD.jpg




Never seen a CK upper with deflector, that is different.
Link Posted: 6/11/2006 10:03:08 PM EDT
[#37]

Originally Posted By Ekie:

Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Here is the Forward Assist
i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/captcarbine/Misc/Uppers%20Mags/A1Upper-FA.jpg



Looks like an old upper with no forge code?

It has the "Large Front Hole", and if it is marked I can't find it. Any idea on a date or Model Number?



Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Here is the Forward Assist and Brass Deflector
i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/captcarbine/Misc/Uppers%20Mags/A1Upper-FA-BD.jpg




Never seen a CK upper with deflector, that is different.

That is the Upper that came with the Rock Island / Sendra A1 Lower.




Thanks,
"Capt Richardson"
Link Posted: 6/11/2006 10:36:12 PM EDT
[#38]

Originally Posted By captrichardson:

Originally Posted By Ekie:

Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Here is the Forward Assist
i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/captcarbine/Misc/Uppers%20Mags/A1Upper-FA.jpg



Looks like an old upper with no forge code?

It has the "Large Front Hole", and if it is marked I can't find it. Any idea on a date or Model Number?



Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Here is the Forward Assist and Brass Deflector
i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/captcarbine/Misc/Uppers%20Mags/A1Upper-FA-BD.jpg




Never seen a CK upper with deflector, that is different.

That is the Upper that came with the Rock Island / Sendra A1 Lower.




Thanks,
"Capt Richardson"



So ya bought the Sendra/Rock Island I see.........that was a good price on that rifle!
Congrats
Link Posted: 6/12/2006 4:44:06 PM EDT
[#39]
Link Posted: 6/13/2006 12:03:13 AM EDT
[#40]
Here is another XM16 lower conversion i finished today - i welded over the 'safe - fire' markings on the right side of receiver and i am still a "one trick pony" on these - but i LOVE HOW THEY LOOK !


Link Posted: 6/13/2006 9:11:56 AM EDT
[#41]
DAMMIT Buzgun!

You are going to have to stop posting pictures of those Lowers unless you are going to start selling some of them to the rest of us!

That is some REALLY nice work!

Thanks for showing it off, keep up the great work,
"Capt Richardson"

PS: I am willing to give you a down payment so that I can be first on the Lower order list!
Link Posted: 6/13/2006 12:45:06 PM EDT
[#42]

Originally Posted By captrichardson:
DAMMIT Buzgun!

You are going to have to stop posting pictures of those Lowers unless you are going to start selling some of them to the rest of us!

That is some REALLY nice work!

Thanks for showing it off, keep up the great work,
"Capt Richardson"

PS: I am willing to give you a down payment so that I can be first on the Lower order list!




Capt. Richardson : thanks for the complement , and you are the guy responsible for these turning out nice as it was your photos that i used to copy from , So i would love to do one up for you - but i dont have a FFL to be working on / selling lowers - and I fear the Alphabet groups (like Dameon going to church)
I live in Illinois and it is almost impossible to get the correct License for this

Link Posted: 6/13/2006 6:32:29 PM EDT
[#43]
Your semiauto XM clones are the best, thought that was a real one for a minute.

And where do you get those old no forge code uppers, I am having a heck of time getting enough for my projects.
Link Posted: 6/13/2006 7:07:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: buzgun] [#44]

Originally Posted By Ekie:
Your semiauto XM clones are the best, thought that was a real one for a minute.

And where do you get those old no forge code uppers, I am having a heck of time getting enough for my projects.




Ekie , i have had bad luck with the old no forge code uppers , the aluminum on them seems to be of a poorer quality - more susceptible to cracking and flaking away - i have had to weld repair several that were split in the rear take down pin area - i have examined alot of demilled No forge code uppers (C-& triangle) and if i did not know better i would say that they were cast - or made of a very poor & brittle aluminum

and the outside of them- the aluminum appears to "flake" off - like a snake shedding its skin

that one that i just completed seems to be a very early one - the rear of the ejection port is even with the contour of the lower receiver - i have only seen this in Capt. Richardsens black & white early 1960's photos -- maybe you could educate me on this ?
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 11:59:33 AM EDT
[#45]
I just jizzed on my keyboard!
how am I gunna live without an a1 now?
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 12:21:27 PM EDT
[#46]

Originally Posted By buzgun:
Here is another XM16 lower conversion i finished today - i welded over the 'safe - fire' markings on the right side of receiver and i am still a "one trick pony" on these - but i LOVE HOW THEY LOOK !

i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/buzgn/DSC00394.jpg




Sweet!
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 12:57:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: MOMIL] [#47]
I had these pics in the M-203 post but am moving it here as it is a little more appropriate for retro build section. Not all are M16's / AR's, but they are all Vietnam vintage weapons and go with the the theme. If they are out of place let me know and I will delete them.
This is a Colt XM-148 Grenade Launcher http://www.mooremilitaria.com/XM148.jpg

Here is a Kanaar manufactured M-79. http://www.mooremilitaria.com/M79.jpg

Here are some other retro build I have done:

http://www.mooremilitaria.com/Commando%20Open.JPG

http://www.mooremilitaria.com/XM177%20Closed.JPG

http://www.mooremilitaria.com/XM177E2.jpg

Saco Defense Shop M-60:
http://www.mooremilitaria.com/M60.jpg
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 2:46:31 PM EDT
[#48]
MOMIL : AWESOME GATS !!!   , i am your newest FAN !
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 4:58:50 PM EDT
[#49]
Thanks Buzgun, but I have to admit that I am extremely impressed with your lower work. I have 6 semi-auto A2 lowers that have A1 uppers for work and would love nothing more than to have them worked over like yours. Unfortunately for me I have ZERO machine skills!
Link Posted: 6/14/2006 5:10:48 PM EDT
[#50]

Originally Posted By buzgun:

Originally Posted By Ekie:
Your semiauto XM clones are the best, thought that was a real one for a minute.

And where do you get those old no forge code uppers, I am having a heck of time getting enough for my projects.




Ekie , i have had bad luck with the old no forge code uppers , the aluminum on them seems to be of a poorer quality - more susceptible to cracking and flaking away - i have had to weld repair several that were split in the rear take down pin area - i have examined alot of demilled No forge code uppers (C-& triangle) and if i did not know better i would say that they were cast - or made of a very poor & brittle aluminum

and the outside of them- the aluminum appears to "flake" off - like a snake shedding its skin

that one that i just completed seems to be a very early one - the rear of the ejection port is even with the contour of the lower receiver - i have only seen this in Capt. Richardsens black & white early 1960's photos -- maybe you could educate me on this ?



One change Colt made to ArmaLite's AR-15 was to go from 7075 to 6061 aluminum.  The 6061 uppers and lowers corroded real bad in Vietnam, and Colt had to switch to using the correct 7075 in 1967.  Have had plenty of ruined XM16E1 uppers myself.  Only have one that survived in decent shape.
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