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Posted: 7/21/2008 1:07:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 1:15:48 PM EST by benbob]
I finally have a rifle that is different from any other configuration I've ever seen before!

1966 Colt XM16E1 upper with Knights M5 RAS and Knights VFG.

What do you think?

Abomination or masterpiece?





Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:10:22 PM EST
LOL Tactikool
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:21:09 PM EST
im missing something, looks like a marines rifle
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:23:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By PreMDMatt:
im missing something, looks like a marines rifle


It's a Vietnam era retro M16 upper, not an A4 clone.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:27:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By PreMDMatt:
im missing something, looks like a marines rifle


Yes, you're missing the A1 upper, stock & pistol grip. Not the current config'd A4 carried by our Marines.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:35:32 PM EST
Errr, I dunno bout that. Congrats on building something... Unique.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:35:53 PM EST
Its actually something I never would have thought to do with an A1 upper but it looks like it would handle ok like that ...I bet it would make the retro guys
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:51:36 PM EST
I think it's great. I've always liked the A1 stock, grip, and barrel. Adding the rail allows for better sling mounting positions, a light, VFG, etc.
Throw a compact ACOG on the carry handle and I think you'd have a superb do it all rifle that would probably be ligher and better handling than most M4's around here.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:02:23 PM EST
Blasphemy!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:10:26 PM EST
Now I know what not to do to my A2 I just got, but if it makes you happy.( i under stand its a A1 upper)
Everyone will make fun of the fact I want a colt 4x20 scope on my carry handle.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:22:48 PM EST
I prefer my rifles to not have a VFG and my carbines to have it. But if you like it then that is cool.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:27:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 4:27:58 PM EST by socommatthews]
Not to threadjack but hows that free Larue upper workin out for ya? [wispers] basterd[/wispers]

Originally Posted By DernHumpus:
I prefer my rifles to not have a VFG and my carbines to have it. But if you like it then that is cool.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:06:00 PM EST
Not bad at all.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:08:18 PM EST
It sure is different that is for sure.
I prefer the more traditional look.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:14:15 PM EST
Take that off your Colt. Put it on anything else and you'll be ok. Though I like, it you shouldn't take the wire hubcaps off your vintage Cadillac and put on 19'' rims with spinners. That's my drift.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:33:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 5:34:33 PM EST by JJREA]
I like it. A1 sights are good, LW profile 20" barrel for velocity and handiness. What's not to like? I think an A1 is the best of the 20"ers, IMHO. I have an A2 and my brother has a fulton legacy and I drool over his. It feels a lot lighter and the recoil isn't any more and it's just cool. I could dig a faster twist, but then again, I don't think it's completely necessary. I don't like the triangle handguards though and you've overcome that. So, you done good.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:57:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By PreMDMatt:
im missing something, looks like a marines rifle



I lol'd
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:06:12 PM EST
Looks like something the IDF would use.

Thing works - and you've done no permanent damage.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:37:51 PM EST
It's definitely some mix of parts you'd see in the Navy. I've seen M4 barrels on A1 upper on A1 lowers here.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:44:36 PM EST
It's from the Dubul! Kill it with FIRE!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:47:33 PM EST
Nothing wrong with it... I'm a big fan of the A1 upper. I just wish I could find a C8 Detachable Carry Handle. It's a Detachable Carry Handle with A1 sights. Hard as hell to find. If I could find that I build the same exact setup.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:52:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Nothing wrong with it... I'm a big fan of the A1 upper. I just wish I could find a C8 Detachable Carry Handle. It's a Detachable Carry Handle with A1 sights. Hard as hell to find. If I could find that I build the same exact setup.


www.cncguns.com/misc.html

I liked mine, a little sharp on the edges, but an effective, unique option.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:08:08 PM EST
Thanks.... been trying to find someone that sells them.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:10:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Thanks.... been trying to find someone that sells them.


Sell 'em? Heck, he makes 'em!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:31:24 PM EST
It doesn't give me wood, but it ain't bad.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:40:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By benbob:
I finally have a rifle that is different from any other configuration I've ever seen before!

1966 Colt XM16E1 upper with Knights M5 RAS and Knights VFG.

What do you think?

Abomination or masterpiece?



Abomination
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:07:39 PM EST
Interesting, its a mixture of old and new. I dont know what to say about it other than that
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:14:25 PM EST
Interesting, but kinda

If you took the VFG off though, I think it would look a lot better.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:26:41 PM EST
I like it. Not sure if I'd put the vertical foregrip on a 20", but thats just me.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:34:53 PM EST
eh
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:39:14 PM EST
I like. Unique is (almost) always cool, and there's nothing wrong with that rifle.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:45:05 AM EST
Errr.....okay
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:06:17 AM EST
Its a A1, no its an A4, uh. Hey its nice to see something differant
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:14:17 AM EST
I will say this too, I would like it alot better if your pics were better.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:38:27 AM EST
No thanks.. but as long as you like it... why worry about what others think? (which according to your polll is the majority....)
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:23:01 AM EST
The abomination twins. Except these girls have 1/7 govt. profile barrels.

Paladin
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:00:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By PALADIN-hgwt:
The abomination twins. Except these girls have 1/7 govt. profile barrels.

Paladin
mysite.verizon.net/respz08b/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Captured_2008-1-2_00000.jpg


Dude, that is AWESOME. A C7 and a 603
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:14:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 1:23:29 PM EST by MI2007]
Miami I have a removable A1 carry handle from cncguns.com Here's a pic.

http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm335/LWCoff2008/DSC00017.jpg

As to the rifle above, dude if you love it more power to ya. You don't need our approval. I prefer the A1 triangular forearm on the A1 but have often thought an A2 forearm might be better just from an ergonomics viewpoint. I don't know. I'd have to play with it.

EDIT: yeah i shoulda read below miami's post before posting the above but i didn't and so here we are... oh well at least we got a pic now.
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