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Posted: 2/16/2011 3:01:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Quarterbore]
I will post a pic in a second!

EDIT: OK, here is a borrowed image as I don't have a pic of mine on my server (I'll update when I can get a pic on the web)

Details:  This (well if it was a pic of my gun) is my Colt R6600 which was my first AR-15.  She is a Green Label with the threaded barrel and bayonet lug.  I sold this gun back in 1999 before the Y2K crazyness and then manaaged to buy it back something like 6 years later when the person I sold it to relisted it for sale.  She doesn't get shot much anymore but she was my first AR-15 and I shot quite a few CMP matches with here back in the 1990s.
Link Posted: 2/16/2011 3:56:53 PM EDT
I'll find another of it later

Link Posted: 2/16/2011 4:57:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 80085] [#2]

My rare Colt 6420... all 6520's are just a copy of my 6420

Link Posted: 2/16/2011 6:22:05 PM EDT
Of my three AR's (A2, A4, XM16E1), the A2 is my favorite.

Link Posted: 2/16/2011 7:01:01 PM EDT
Absolutely reserving this space on page 1 for my A2 carbine pictures.
Link Posted: 2/16/2011 7:27:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SnakeEye:
Absolutely reserving this space on page 1 for my A2 carbine pictures.

Link Posted: 2/16/2011 7:48:32 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/16/2011 9:16:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AKARS] [#7]
Link Posted: 2/16/2011 11:44:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Krombompulos_Michael] [#8]
I will be the first 6520 pic.  

Link Posted: 2/17/2011 1:18:32 AM EDT

got one like it. good stuff.
Link Posted: 2/17/2011 8:28:34 PM EDT

The above includes my rifles (left) an dad's rifles (right)

This is "my first rifle." Dad bought this for me when I was a year old or so. It was my first hunting rifle (shot it mainly from age 10 to 15). Shot the hell out of it. Many, many, many cases of wolf went through this carbine. It won't hit the broad side of a barn anymore.

"action pics"

This is dad's AR15 that I started my high power shooting with. Started shooting it around age 15 when I was big enough to hold it. Kind of heavy. Has about 25K rounds through it. Shoots about 2.5/3 minutes at this point.

When I moved out, I bought a Colt 6551. Mainly to fill the role dad's HBAR used to fill. Except be easier to carry, since I like to open carry when I hike. So far, it is supurb. 1.5 minute with 75 gr. ppu.

I originally bought a nodak 601 lower to build a retro. Then I started shooting high power and loved it. So, I started with this.

Which became this.

And evolved into this tack driver.

So yes, I love AR15A2's.
Link Posted: 2/17/2011 11:27:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: TexSquirrel] [#11]
I hope Retro rifles are allowed.
Below are pictures of my "retro" Colt 645 M16A1E1 Clone:

It is a clone of this:

From The Black Rifle Page 349

My clone:

Link Posted: 2/17/2011 11:43:23 PM EDT
FN upper, large round forward assist with transitional A2 clearance grind, McKay lower, surplus A2 furniture from Apex.

Link Posted: 2/17/2011 11:48:59 PM EDT
It's a carbine, but it's "all A2".  Model 727 clone.  McKay lower, no-name upper, 14.7"+FH barrel worked over by Adco, Aimpoint 5000.

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Link Posted: 2/18/2011 4:40:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: hotdog250j] [#15]

Link Posted: 2/18/2011 9:05:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/18/2011 10:11:44 AM EDT
First attempt with a surplus FN upper:

Then scored Colt and FN gray uppers:

Link Posted: 2/18/2011 10:55:45 AM EDT
My first AR-15.  It is a Bushmaster that I put together back in the late '90s after I got out of the Navy.  I thought it was fairly modern then, now...not so much.  I will get some better pics.

Link Posted: 2/18/2011 11:21:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 12:07:23 PM EDT
Place holder
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 6:52:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 9:00:18 PM EDT
My one and only A2...getting rid of the Carbine version.

Link Posted: 2/19/2011 8:58:55 PM EDT

M16 and M16A2 clones.
Link Posted: 2/19/2011 11:58:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 2:05:15 PM EDT

What sling is that?

Where'd the Aimpoint 1000 go?
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 2:08:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By adamtheduke:

What sling is that?

Where'd the Aimpoint 1000 go?

It's a V-tac sling on Specter gear three-point "mounts."  The Aimpoint 1000 is in a drawer and still zeroed, heh.
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 6:08:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Charger22] [#27]

Nothing special, Colt Hbar upper, Bushmaster lower.
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 9:15:50 PM EDT
Well, here are my A2s. On top is my early gray A2 with the large head forward assist and early pistol grip exactly like they were issued to me back in 1988.  The upper is an FN upper and barrel and the lower is a McKay.  Of course, this one also has the AN/PVS-4 starlight scope on it.  If you look at how high the PVS-4 sits on top fo the carrying handle, you can kind of guess that stock weld using traditional methods is not going to work.  If you are still rocking a PVS-4, a trick I learned years ago was to use your left eye rather than your right when using the PVS-4.  It's a little awkward but at least you get some form of stock weld rather than having your cheek hovering someplace off the stock.  Nope, no Raptor scopes of PVS-14s back then so this was a top of the line scope some 20 years ago!
Below that is my newer A2 variant. The main differences are the black finish rather than the gray finish on the earlier versions, the forward assist has a smaller head on it (to be honest, I prefer the early larger head variant myself) and the pistol grip was changed over to what we know today as the standard A2 pistol grip.  On this one is fixed the M9 bayonet.  This model was brand new to us when I got out of the Corps back in 1992.  I think I seen them for maybe a few months before mustering out so while M9 bayonets were in use with some army units prior to Desert Storm, the M7 bayonet was a more common bayonet issued to USMC units and more correct for that era.  
Just below the second A2 you see an example of top of the line NVGs issued during Desert Storm, the AN/PVS-5.  Not the most comfortable design to wear or extended periods of time and NOWHERE near as compact or flexible as a modern AN/PVS-14 but that was what we rolled with on our drive through Kuwait.  On a positive note, the dual tubes did give better depth perception compared to the AN/PVS-7B or AN/PVS-14 that is in current use today.  Today it seems like everybody that goes down range short of support troops are issued a PVS-14 but back in Gulf War I, the only people that got NVGs were drivers and gunners.  If you weren't one of those people (fortunately I was an M-60E3 gunner so I got a set) it was a long, bumpy and DARK ride until you stopped to dig in.  So how dark was it?  Well, with the oil well fires blocking every bit of star and moon light, I would say that it was darker than the inside of the devil's vest pocket.  Took my NVGs off once, waved my hand not mroe than 6 inches in front of my face and couldn't even guess where it was at.  Yeah, it was DARK over there back then!!!
Finally at the bottom we have a 727 clone.  I've heard it called the 727, M-16A2 carbine or GUU-5A/P here in the USAF.  When I came back into the USAF in 2004, this was our issue weapon in the cop squadron.  Of course you can easily spot the longer 16" M4 barrel rather than the shorter 14.5" barrel but that's due to legal considerations.  I live in a SBR allowed state but I just don't feel like jumping though the legal hoops for a mere 1.5" of barrel so I went with the 16" Bushmaster barrel instead.  Speaking of the GUU-5, we still have 6 of them in our armory and one thing that sets it apart from the standard A2 in regards to the fire control group is that the USAF GUU-5 is full auto rather than 3-round burst.  I always found this a fun feature since we get cop classes here that manage to have some of them failing to qualify with the M4 needing 18 out of 30 rounds on target to qualify.  I don't get it personally but I generally have fun going back into the armory, grab any random GUU and still manage to get a qualifying (not pretty but qualifying, mind you) score with the old girl on rock and roll!  My belief is if I can do this with the old GUU on auto, then no cop has a reason they can't qualify with a modern M4 on semi!
But enough with my ramblings and on to the pic.  Sorry for the crappy quality.  I think I need to invest in a newer camera...although that would interfere with my "build money" so I guess I'll live with the older camera.

Link Posted: 2/20/2011 9:50:20 PM EDT

Here's mine.  Just finished it in December, hopefully I'll be able to get it out and shoot it as soon as the weather gets decent.

The build:

FN barrel and BCG.
Stag lower and LPK.
Upper is keyhole marked, but I have no idea where it came from.  I think it came from an M&A Parts Kit.
Furniture came from Model 1 Sales.  I just picked up some USGI handguards and a buttstock to put on it, so I'll have to trade it out when I get the chance.
Link Posted: 2/21/2011 3:26:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2011 4:28:38 PM EDT
Pair of Colt 6520's

Link Posted: 2/21/2011 7:43:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: airgunner] [#32]
Here is my former Colt\RRA M16A2 forgery.

The Barrel and BCG (as well as the CH, handguards and gas tube) were genuine Colt M16A2 parts I got new and the Stock is a Colt CS stock (A2 material, A1 length). Everything else is RRA except for the grip (Magpul) and CH latch (PRI Military Big Latch). This is the nicest AR I every built or shot and I mean that in ever possible way. Everything fit, functioned and matched together like it was custom made (well it kind of was). Not even one tiny flaw or imperfection anywhere. The rifle also functioned perfectly and was the smoothest shooting AR I've ever shot. On top of all that, it also balanced like a dream...

Like an idiot I took it apart and sold off the upper. Main reason is I'm just not an iron sights kind of guy. Biggest mistake ever. I can honestly say out of the all the guns I've bought, built ond then later sold, I regret selling this one the most
Link Posted: 2/22/2011 11:57:04 AM EDT

my A2 and my dad's M4gery

I always liked this one very much:
Link Posted: 2/24/2011 11:01:50 AM EDT
I love a2's
Link Posted: 2/24/2011 8:57:50 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/26/2011 4:08:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: CopeLC] [#36]
I built it myself few years back.  All Bushmaster parts for ~$700 because it was pre-inauguration.  It's 1/9 but still chrome lined.

Crappy cellphone pic.

edited to include last two pictures.
Link Posted: 3/1/2011 7:31:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Shawnmt6601] [#37]

and since carbines seem to be considered A2s for some reason

Link Posted: 3/2/2011 1:37:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: bcw107] [#38]
A much younger (and thinner) bcw107 at Ft Benning in 1993 with his M16A2 and MILES setup.

My oldest son with his A2 carbine and a Ciener.  Soon to be a dissipator

Link Posted: 3/6/2011 2:06:08 AM EDT
Got a new toy to go along with my AR at 3-gun matches.

Link Posted: 3/6/2011 8:41:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Donner_und_Blitzen] [#40]
My Colt A2.  I used a Colt M16A2 barreled upper with a Colt 6520 lower.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:29:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: pukindog] [#41]
mostly DPMS parts on an AeroPrecision lower.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:05:16 PM EDT

My contribution all Colt parts A2 clone which I built myself back in 2005 shown with Duckbill grip and IDF Marom Dolphin two point sling

OKC-3S US Marines bayonet made by Ontario Knife Company

Bayonets top to bottom: IMI Israeli with red blade finish M7, OKC-3S,  Eickhorn-Solingen M7 Germany, & Imperial Knife M7

After the AWB ended I wanted to have an A2 clone with all the evil features that was banned before, but there was no Colt model at that time with a government profile A2 barrel, so I decided to make it myself.

The upper half is a USGI M16A2 Colt brand new never issued which plenty of them were for sale after the ban, then I found a brand new take off stripped Colt model MT6601 Match Target HBAR at my local dealer in like new condition, for the LPK got it from SAW, Colt M16 auto BCG and CH from an AR15.com dealer and the buttstock group is from a Colt M16A2 I got from a machine gun dealer.

The top picture shown my old Duckbill grip but I had since replaced that with the proper Colt A2 grip and I also have the correct Marines adjustable issue black cotton sling from CJ Weapons Accessories.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:08:09 PM EDT

mine, minus the carrying handle rail I just installed

Stag 6.8 Lower
Del-Ton Upper
NCSTAR Quad Rail
TapCo Vertical Grip
and a little Irish luck ;)
Link Posted: 3/18/2011 8:44:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DougW] [#44]
My A2

I like the green furniture personally.

Interesting that my solders son and daughter-in-law are currently issued A2's in their Army Unit.
Link Posted: 3/18/2011 9:50:10 PM EDT

Link Posted: 3/19/2011 4:06:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: MonFusil] [#46]
Love the A2, my first AR.  
Link Posted: 3/24/2011 6:24:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MonFusil:

Love the A2, my first AR.  


You carry handle scope is installed backwards

Link Posted: 3/24/2011 10:05:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: MonFusil] [#48]
Originally Posted By Hootbro:

Originally Posted By MonFusil:
Love the A2, my first AR.  

You carry handle scope is installed backwards  

Nope, it's on straight.  But it is a bit different setup than some of the others, so I understand why it appears that way.
Link Posted: 3/25/2011 11:42:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: pyle762] [#49]
Guardado con una chingada photo de camera cellular


So my A2 is finished. It is a Coltmaster. Everything forward of the barrel threads is Colt and the recievers and buttstock are Bushmaster.

Here is another crappy camera phone picture of it. (it's the one on the left)

Link Posted: 3/26/2011 5:21:21 PM EDT
Holy shmokes!  Hard to believe all this Alpha Deuce goodness.  Keep up the good stuff, people....it doesn't get much better that this!!!!  
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