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Posted: 2/27/2011 1:38:37 PM EST
Other than a grey receiver extension have coming, this is it. The lower is a grey EA lower that I cant do much about, the upper is a DK, which I have since found out its not Canadian. The barrel is a CL 1/7 pinned 14.5 that I had Heatnbeat turn down the front portion of the barrel to simulate a Canadian C8 profile, he also did the pinning w/peel washer...Even if it is not exact, its a pretty sweet carbine...Oh, the b-stock is not correct either
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Link Posted: 2/27/2011 3:11:02 PM EST
Looks really good! Love the original "D K" marked receiver and the flared barrel.
Link Posted: 2/27/2011 3:15:37 PM EST
Looks good to me, nice job!
Link Posted: 2/27/2011 4:15:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2011 4:15:56 PM EST by SSeric02]
Looks nice!

What flash suppressor did you use? BCM A2X?
Link Posted: 2/27/2011 4:19:58 PM EST
here's a link to an ad in the EE that has some accessories you may bi interested in

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=25&t=843018
Link Posted: 2/27/2011 4:57:58 PM EST
The FH is a RRA.....and thanks for the link CC
Link Posted: 2/27/2011 5:41:04 PM EST
Cool, didn't even realize they made an extended A2. Also good to know that a peel washer instead of a crush washer will still get you over 16" on the barrel length.
Link Posted: 3/1/2011 3:04:25 PM EST
I have nearly the same carbine but I used an M4 stock just because I like the feel.

C-8s are sweet!
Link Posted: 3/1/2011 3:14:55 PM EST
I know it's a bit off topic, but has anyone ever built a C7? I did AT in Canada this past week, and it was an interesting setup.
Link Posted: 3/1/2011 3:15:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sgt911:
Other than a grey receiver extension have coming, this is it. The lower is a grey EA lower that I cant do much about, the upper is a DK, which I have since found out its not Canadian. The barrel is a CL 1/7 pinned 14.5 that I had Heatnbeat turn down the front portion of the barrel to simulate a Canadian C8 profile, he also did the pinning w/peel washer...Even if it is not exact, its a pretty sweet carbine...Oh, the b-stock is not correct either
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www.buildguns.com
Link Posted: 3/2/2011 3:53:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
I know it's a bit off topic, but has anyone ever built a C7? I did AT in Canada this past week, and it was an interesting setup.




Sort of, but I use triangular hand guards.

Still love the format, though!!!!

I think the C7 is the pinnacle of the AR15, IMO.
Link Posted: 3/2/2011 4:03:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
I know it's a bit off topic, but has anyone ever built a C7? I did AT in Canada this past week, and it was an interesting setup.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=574


Sort of, but I use triangular hand guards.

Still love the format, though!!!!

I think the C7 is the pinnacle of the AR15, IMO.

I was thinking more of this:


Link Posted: 3/2/2011 6:27:40 PM EST
The new receiver extension arrived today,its not as grey as I hoped....I forgot I had that mag too.

Link Posted: 3/3/2011 2:47:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/8/2011 2:17:47 AM EST by RebelRouser]
Cool
Link Posted: 3/3/2011 2:55:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sgt911:
The new receiver extension arrived today,its not as grey as I hoped....I forgot I had that mag too.
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww255/Sgt911/001-6.jpg

Oh, yeah!!!!


Link Posted: 3/4/2011 7:19:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Looks really good! Love the original "D K" marked receiver and the flared barrel.


You would of been better off using a CH Colt marked upper than a D K one. The first C8 had Colt marked uppers on them. D K marked uppers aren't even Diemaco uppers.
Link Posted: 3/5/2011 2:44:31 AM EST
Very nice clone.
Link Posted: 3/5/2011 11:23:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
I know it's a bit off topic, but has anyone ever built a C7? I did AT in Canada this past week, and it was an interesting setup.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=574


Sort of, but I use triangular hand guards.

Still love the format, though!!!!

I think the C7 is the pinnacle of the AR15, IMO.


where can i buy a new repro upper like that?
Link Posted: 3/6/2011 1:24:36 AM EST
Bushmaster or DPMS both have C7 style uppers. NoDak spud also offer them in grey if you don't want black.
Link Posted: 3/6/2011 6:49:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/10/2011 9:38:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By RebelRouser:
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Looks really good! Love the original "D K" marked receiver and the flared barrel.


You would of been better off using a CH Colt marked upper than a D K one. The first C8 had Colt marked uppers on them. D K marked uppers aren't even Diemaco uppers.


Who made the DK ones?
Link Posted: 3/10/2011 2:34:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/10/2011 2:34:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/10/2011 2:35:45 PM EST by maleante]

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
I know it's a bit off topic, but has anyone ever built a C7? I did AT in Canada this past week, and it was an interesting setup.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=574


Sort of, but I use triangular hand guards.

Still love the format, though!!!!

I think the C7 is the pinnacle of the AR15, IMO.

I was thinking more of this:

Link Posted: 3/10/2011 2:43:16 PM EST

Link Posted: 3/10/2011 2:55:15 PM EST


Damn nice guns you have there.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:32:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Flogger23m:
Originally Posted By RebelRouser:
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Looks really good! Love the original "D K" marked receiver and the flared barrel.


You would of been better off using a CH Colt marked upper than a D K one. The first C8 had Colt marked uppers on them. D K marked uppers aren't even Diemaco uppers.


Who made the DK ones?


I think they are a after market upper or something similar to a PM marked M16A1 upper. When they US Army did the M16 to M16A1 conversion. Like I said all the early C7/C8 had a CH marked Colt upper. Other wise they have the stylized "D". Diemaco had nine different forging codes. If you look at Legs picture, it had the triple nested "W" which is a Waltech a Canadian forging.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:13:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Originally Posted By 57Octane:
Bushmaster or DPMS both have C7 style uppers. NoDak spud also offer them in grey if you don't want black.



I like the old school C7 better than the new version.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/C7_rifle.JPG

This one has a CMMG 1/7 twist A1 pencil barrel.

SWEEET!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:19:13 AM EST
I think you should get a mil-spec receiver extension and put a Colt fiberlite stock on it. Originals are two position but it makes more sense to go with current offerings, both from pricepoint and utility perspectives. They were all issued with Colt aluminum buttstocks originally, which I find curious seeing as how this was in the mid 80s (86,87), but fiberlite stocks have been used as replacements.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:43:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 4:44:12 AM EST by Sgt911]
Originally Posted By Leg:
I think you should get a mil-spec receiver extension and put a Colt fiberlite stock on it. Originals are two position but it makes more sense to go with current offerings, both from pricepoint and utility perspectives. They were all issued with Colt aluminum buttstocks originally, which I find curious seeing as how this was in the mid 80s (86,87), but fiberlite stocks have been used as replacements.

I thought about that, but for now I was going to refinish the extension gray...There are many things wrong with it...another thing I forgot was to replace the "clearance cut" end cap with with a solid type.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:04:44 AM EST
Can you post a pic of the forge marks? Very tough to see in the pic but it appears that it may be the stylized D?

Didn't even notice the handguard retainer, a cheap fix though.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:01:37 AM EST
Excellent job on your C-8 carbine. Good luck and good shooting.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:37:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Leg:
Can you post a pic of the forge marks? Very tough to see in the pic but it appears that it may be the stylized D?

Didn't even notice the handguard retainer, a cheap fix though.


Its a regular DK...and the muzzlebrake is pinned on
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