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Posted: 10/21/2006 10:40:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 11:47:19 PM EST
cool. looks like it was indeed some tedious work to fit the A1 HG's to a free float tube, something that i never even thought about myself(and i come up with some crazy ideas).

hats off to some fine work there and also for your fine barrel services.

Link Posted: 10/22/2006 1:29:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 6:00:25 AM EST
That's really cool. Do you have any photos of the guards mounted on the rifle?

Link Posted: 10/22/2006 7:45:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 5:32:03 PM EST
Man, now you got me thinking....
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 4:32:36 PM EST
I don't want to know what you charged him...
Beautiful job.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 9:50:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 9:51:12 PM EST by AR15barrels]
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:42:33 AM EST
That's pretty cool.

I've always liked the feel of the triangular handguards too. Just wish they were made out of stronger stuff.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:09:01 PM EST
Randall, thanks for finding that photo and posting it. That is so cool, kind of a Hot Rod Retro. It looks old on the outside but, with up graded running gear underneath.

Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:14:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:18:17 PM EST

I called it a "retro sleeper" when I built it.

Works for me. What ever you call it, it's cool.

Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:22:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 5:22:43 PM EST by Dave_A]
Of course, the A1 is no longer legal for NRA/CMP service rifle shooting...

You HAVE to use A2 or A4 outward appearance to be in-regs for service rifle...

Originally Posted By AR15barrels:
I don't know if these pictures ever made it here, but I sandwiched a DCM style freefloat tube inside some A1 handguards a few years back.
I don't really want to do this again as it involved a couple hours of fitting.
This is more to show YOU that it COULD be done if you were so-inclined.

The particular customer I did this for wanted a "sleeper" rifle, 1:8 twist heavy barrel that looked old and stock from the outside.
I love the flat bottom of the A1 handguards and my personal "utility" rifle is a 20" M16 clone.
With the heavy barrel, the rifle sits on your hand very nicely, like a DCM gun should.

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