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Link Posted: 7/10/2006 6:15:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: The_Gooch] [#1]

Originally Posted By Tzvia:
<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textQuote><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By TKoProductions:
<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textQuote><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By Tzvia:
home.earthlink.net/~l.segal/images/ar15/3retros.jpg

Well, we tried to go somewhat retro (my brother and I).  Here in CA the Colt lowers are banned so we had to make do.  Found some old A1 stocks, grips and handguards.  My brother's is on the right, a Colt upper from CDNN on a Sabre Defense lower.  The far left is a Delton kit, the middle is Bushy/Doublestar mixture with an old stockset.  Call it a family photo.

Tzvia.
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Are those detachable 20 round magazines?
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Nope.  They are 10 rounders that look like 20 rounders.  One came from Bushmaster, the other from Armalite.  I wish...

And yea, the mag releases are drilled/tapped and setscrewed (and we are screwed out here too).

Tzvia


So far I have only used the Bushmaster 10rd aluminum mags and they work great, but I do have 2 of those 10rd steel mags that look like 20's. I have not had a chance to try them yet and I am curious if they work well? How do you like them?
Link Posted: 7/12/2006 10:25:53 PM EDT
[#2]

Originally Posted By The_Gooch:
So far I have only used the Bushmaster 10rd aluminum mags and they work great, but I do have 2 of those 10rd steel mags that look like 20's. I have not had a chance to try them yet and I am curious if they work well? How do you like them?


The 10 rounders that look like 20's work just fine.  The other ones I have, 9 round ones, suck.  Sometimes the follower rides over the bolt stop and the action stays closed after the last shot so I am looking for more of the ones that look like 20's.  The crap we have to go through living in this state.  If not for the job market, I would be elsewhere.

Tzvia
Link Posted: 7/13/2006 6:22:45 PM EDT
[#3]


Link Posted: 7/16/2006 8:30:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Colt653] [#4]






Link Posted: 7/16/2006 9:41:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Blanco_Diablo] [#5]

Originally Posted By Derek45:


img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/derek45/ARPC71606011.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/derek45/ARPC71606013.jpg


Where'd ya get the old pivot pin?

ETA: Is it a pushpin or do you have to screw it in somehow? The one on my SP1 is just the 2 piece screw.
Link Posted: 7/16/2006 11:17:08 PM EDT
[#6]

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:

Where'd ya get the old pivot pin?

ETA: Is it a pushpin or do you have to screw it in somehow? The one on my SP1 is just the 2 piece screw.


www.bushmaster.com/shopping/lowers/oak-01.asp
Link Posted: 7/19/2006 4:20:19 PM EDT
[#7]



Norrells Green/Grey on the Lower, Upper, Charging Handle, Front sight base, Handguard caps, Delta Ring and Flash Hider.

I finished this the other day. My first refinishing job and my first complete AR15 build, from a complete tear down and all used parts except the barrel and the handguards.

I thought it was going to turn out way too green, but when I started putting on the stocks, barrel, and controls, which I left parkerized, you could really start to see more of the grey.

The grass in the lower picture brings out the green too. It really turned out nice.

By the way, the only session at the range I've had time for, forty rounds went to point of aim at 25 then 100 yards with no changes to the sights and with no malfunctions. I think I got lucky

Link Posted: 7/19/2006 7:33:39 PM EDT
[#8]

Originally Posted By MarkRSims:
www.PhotoServer.us/is.php?i=159524&img=875XM607(2).jpg
www.PhotoServer.us/is.php?i=159522&img=5739XM607(1).jpg

Norrells Green/Grey on the Lower, Upper, Charging Handle, Front sight base, Handguard caps, Delta Ring and Flash Hider.

I finished this the other day. My first refinishing job and my first complete AR15 build, from a complete tear down and all used parts except the barrel and the handguards.

I thought it was going to turn out way too green, but when I started putting on the stocks, barrel, and controls, which I left parkerized, you could really start to see more of the grey.

The grass in the lower picture brings out the green too. It really turned out nice.

By the way, the only session at the range I've had time for, forty rounds went to point of aim at 25 then 100 yards with no changes to the sights and with no malfunctions. I think I got lucky


Awesome lookin rifle. I like the color. But in case you havent noticed yet, your rear takedown pin isnt pushed in all the way
Link Posted: 7/20/2006 8:01:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dump1567] [#9]
723-BHD


Link Posted: 7/20/2006 8:28:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dump1567] [#10]






Link Posted: 7/21/2006 4:15:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: MarkRSims] [#11]

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:

Awesome lookin rifle. I like the color. But in case you havent noticed yet, your rear takedown pin isnt pushed in all the way :



Yeah, I leave it that way with the bolt out until I get to the range.

Some armorer in the distant past must have done a crappy tightening job on the upper because when I got it, I had to fit it to the lower. the rear hole on the upper was out of round like they had taken a hammer to it  to take up space. After working on it with a couple of fine files, I got it to fit tight, then after I refinished it, the Norrells made it really tight. so... I keep a .50 cal round handy to push it out, and I don't push it all the way back in until I head for the range so I can pull it with my fingers if need be.

But you're right, I should have pushed it in for the pix.

Thanx for the good comments!
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 12:41:47 PM EDT
[#12]
My 602 clone.







Elvis
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 10:14:55 PM EDT
[#13]
Here is mine:
I still need a lower parts set.  The lower I'm using now is a Colt LEO Tactical Carbine.  I plan to use this lower:





Link Posted: 7/27/2006 5:46:49 PM EDT
[#14]
Well I finally finished my build, for the most part. I basically put it together from parts I had layin around.  The only things I bought specifically for this build were the lower and parts kit, and the stripped upper.  And before someone points it out...Yes, I still need a rear sight assembly  
Here are the Specs:
CMMG Inc. MOD4SA Lower
CMMG Inc. A1 Upper
Bushy 16" Light weight bbl with A2 Flash hider
Colt M4 Handguards
RRA 6-pos Collapsible buttstock
Stag Arms Ambi selector
BFG Vickers Tactical Sling
Ergo Grip

Now for some Pics.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/marler5811/Alaska001.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/marler5811/Alaska002.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/marler5811/Alaska004.jpg
Sorry the Image is blurry, but my Camera should be considered an antique.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/marler5811/Alaska005-1.jpg
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 1:49:48 AM EDT
[#15]
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 9:13:56 AM EDT
[#16]

Originally Posted By Hunterex:
usera.imagecave.com/hunterex/coltsixteen2.jpg

The M16A1 clone is awesome but I LOVE that 1911? What kind is it? And is that blued or some other finish? Where and how much did you get it for?
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 11:08:13 AM EDT
[#17]

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:

Originally Posted By Hunterex:
usera.imagecave.com/hunterex/coltsixteen2.jpg

The M16A1 clone is awesome but I LOVE that 1911? What kind is it? And is that blued or some other finish? Where and how much did you get it for?


Thanks.
The 1911 is a WW1 dated US Property marked Colt, that was rearsaneled for WWII.  Everything is parked except the slide, because the original cracked.  Bought it from a friend, won't say how much.    
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 11:19:08 PM EDT
[#18]

Originally Posted By Hunterex:

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:

Originally Posted By Hunterex:
usera.imagecave.com/hunterex/coltsixteen2.jpg

The M16A1 clone is awesome but I LOVE that 1911? What kind is it? And is that blued or some other finish? Where and how much did you get it for?


Thanks.
The 1911 is a WW1 dated US Property marked Colt, that was rearsaneled for WWII.  Everything is parked except the slide, because the original cracked.  Bought it from a friend, won't say how much.    

Niiice I'm probably gonna have to settle for a Springfield, Rock Island, or Auto Ordnance.
Link Posted: 7/30/2006 9:34:56 AM EDT
[#19]
"I'm probably gonna have to settle for a Springfield, Rock Island, or Auto Ordnance"



The Springfield GI Repros' a fine gun with lots of potential if you want to buld it up any, or left alone out of the box.

BUT the Colt WW-1 Repro is outstanding, and is basically a re-issued 1918 Colt 1911 made from the original drawings complete with the original inspectors markings...by the real company that made the most of them for Uncle Sam...and HAND-MADE by  U-S Craftsmen.

Pricey, but well worth it!
Link Posted: 7/30/2006 1:49:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dump1567] [#20]
XM177 Build.







Link Posted: 7/30/2006 10:09:04 PM EDT
[#21]
Wow Dump!
That is a very sexy combo!


Link Posted: 7/31/2006 11:30:31 PM EDT
[#22]
723 BHD w/ Aimpoint 5000.



Same Optic

Link Posted: 8/1/2006 8:38:16 AM EDT
[#23]
Looks like it...now you have to turn your handguards sideways.
Link Posted: 8/3/2006 9:27:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Forest] [#24]
Link Posted: 8/3/2006 10:35:50 PM EDT
[#25]
Nice rifle, Forest.
Link Posted: 8/4/2006 6:10:58 PM EDT
[#26]
height=8
Originally Posted By gus:



holds
Link Posted: 8/6/2006 1:25:45 AM EDT
[#27]
Sorry, I couldn't wait until the mod. was attached...
This is the first time the project became an actual functioning weapon.




next stop: the barrel chopper/threader guy!
Link Posted: 8/8/2006 12:24:07 AM EDT
[#28]
I love this thread!
Link Posted: 8/8/2006 9:32:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: drshame] [#29]
Before:

CDNN Upper, New RRA Self-Built Lower, Moore Militaria A1 Grips & Non-Trapdoor Buttstock.
Difference in USGI Old Colt and New RRA Color waay to much. May end up sending the lower off the get re-anodized Colt Gray when I can get around to not wanting to play with it for a while.
Range Report & more pics asap.
Build went fine, though I launced a pivot pin detent into space and crushed the bolt-release split pin. Luckily had some spare parts from other projects. Stock RRA trigger breaks pretty clean out of the box. Improved with some grease. Upper cleaned up well, lotsa cosmoline that needed removing. Whole project needs more lube to smooth out and break-in. The sticky takedown pins initially were impossble to open-close. Needed lotsa oil and working in. the Safety was the same way, but working fine now.
Amazing how the bolt release and mag release feel so smooth out of the box. Except for the bolt release split pin, all the other RRA internals were super-fitting for their lower.

After:



Back from a quick trip to Victor at U-S Anodizing, lower refinsih went very well and matches nicely.
Debateing upgrading the stock RRA to a Match...shoots great except for "correct" basic mil-spec trigger system. I guess the trigger goes with the Retro Build and matchs the look and feel of the real thing.

Well worth the time and effort to get it refinsihed.


   
Link Posted: 8/9/2006 12:10:16 AM EDT
[#30]

Originally Posted By drshame:
Whats' the trick for easily setting the bolt release pin

Starter punch

and front pivot spring/detent...Military Secrets?

Special tool (check Brownells')
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 9:45:04 PM EDT
[#31]
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 10:06:53 AM EDT
[#32]
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 8:54:50 PM EDT
[#33]
QUIB

That looks great!

I am still working on mine.  Its going to me an A1/K.I.S.S. with more of a nod to the current crisis involving the IDF.

I ended up getting a Bushmaster Superlight and I thought I wanted to chop it, but I think I am going to leave it at 16" for now.

I should have pics up in about a week.
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 10:26:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: QUIB] [#34]
Link Posted: 8/12/2006 11:10:55 AM EDT
[#35]
The camera I used for this pic SUCKS but you get the idea.

Link Posted: 8/12/2006 2:10:24 PM EDT
[#36]
QUIB, is this the barrel you are refering to?

look

Why did you choose this particular barrel over the Bushmaster?
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 10:06:09 AM EDT
[#37]
Here is a retro range pic for ya from yesterday...

Link Posted: 8/13/2006 9:57:11 PM EDT
[#38]
Redo of the last pic with the better camera and some new pics.




Link Posted: 8/15/2006 12:40:17 AM EDT
[#39]
I guess it's my turn to post my (in the sprit of) M16A1 clone I just slapped together. It's a CDNN M16A1 upper on a DPMS cast lower. The A1 pistol grip and butt stock w/trapdoor are from Northridge. I think I will have to do something about the color mismatch. This is very close to what I carried when I was in the Army back in the early 80's.


Doc
Link Posted: 8/15/2006 2:03:01 PM EDT
[#40]
Link Posted: 8/15/2006 8:34:22 PM EDT
[#41]
Link Posted: 8/15/2006 8:37:07 PM EDT
[#42]
Link Posted: 8/15/2006 8:37:44 PM EDT
[#43]
Link Posted: 8/16/2006 4:44:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: LonghunterCO] [#44]
Sendra arms XM 15E2 purchased in 1982 (to think that some people start out with .22lrs ), and Retro build in progress (needs chrome bolt, internals, mag fence removed and refinishing).  


Link Posted: 8/18/2006 11:55:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Captn_Jerry] [#45]
Here are 2 of mine.......
Link Posted: 9/2/2006 12:36:52 PM EDT
[#46]





Link Posted: 9/3/2006 7:21:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Blanco_Diablo] [#47]
Link Posted: 9/3/2006 11:33:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: BSOG1] [#48]
I LOVE THE RETRO'S
Link Posted: 9/4/2006 8:13:49 PM EDT
[#49]
My attempt.  Yeah yeah, its an A2 grip.

Link Posted: 9/4/2006 9:07:33 PM EDT
[#50]
XM177E2 with Total Silence fake Mod. + GR.  Barrel work by www.ar15barrels.com.



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