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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/15/2002 1:14:03 PM EDT
What was the original color of the furniture used on very early (Late 50s, early 60s)Armalite/Colt military AR-15 Rifles? Dark Green, OD Green, Brown, Black?
I remember seeing some USAF rifles with Dark green Triangle Handguards/Buttstock/ Pistol grip!
The color was flaking off like they were painted!
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 8:04:49 PM EDT
The original color was Brown. According to "Black Rifle". I saw a set of these recently on e-bay; they were an early type of fiberglass and had the typical swirly translucent appearance of early synthetics. Looked like crap. Some of these were overpainted Green.
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 7:04:09 AM EDT
Just saw a show on the history channel about the AR15 and they showed the first one by armalite. It was dark greyish-black, you could almost see the synthetic fibers
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