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Posted: 8/4/2003 12:17:06 PM EDT
I just got a very nicely made detachealbe carry handle/sight, looks pretty much like all others I have seen, it has a 6/3 elevation wheel and is marked with a "broken" A-6

Who made it?

Thanks

Jeff
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 12:27:25 PM EDT
The broken "A" is actually an A-H AH=Anchor Harvey Forging Co.
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 5:25:30 PM EDT
So, is it a generic unit or can it be traced to a particular manufacturer? Jeff
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 5:29:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JKH: So, is it a generic unit or can it be traced to a particular manufacturer? Jeff
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Alot of companies subcontract AH to make them. I've seen alot of different A3 handles from different manufacturers that bear the Anchor Harvey markings. Also,Alot of forged block unfinished lower recievers are made by Alcoa Aluminum then sold (unfinished) to AR maufacturers.
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 5:37:18 PM EDT
What are the chances it was made by Colt? any other markings that would give a definitive answer? Thanks Jeff
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 5:43:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JKH: What are the chances it was made by Colt? any other markings that would give a definitive answer? Thanks Jeff
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None. It says AH it's made by Anchor Harvey.
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 9:04:27 PM EDT
Are the Colt ones higher than mil spec, requiring a higher front sight post? I had to elevate my front sight post way too high to sight my carbine in. Just in case you were wondering, my elevation knob is at the proper BZO setting.
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 8:55:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2003 9:07:55 AM EDT by notack]
Originally Posted By JKH: What are the chances it was made by Colt? any other markings that would give a definitive answer? Thanks Jeff
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Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, Oly and "JTDistributing" are all using the [url=forgings.com]Anchor Harvey[/url] carry handles.
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 9:21:04 AM EDT
notack, When I got this in a trade package it was represented as being a Colt, shouldnt it have some other marking than the AH-6 to denote Colt manufacture? Jeff
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 9:26:21 AM EDT
My grey "Colt" handle came from a 6400C, and only has the "Splintered A" mark. The extra letters/numbers (A, B, 6 ect.) are batch codes.
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 9:27:55 AM EDT
mine has a fairly dark finish that has a grey cast to it, I'll take pictures tonight and post tomorrow. It is definitely a well made unit.
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 6:15:31 AM EDT
the "splintered A" is Alcoa aluminum
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 7:15:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DvlDog: the "splintered A" is Alcoa aluminum
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The "splintered A" is actually an "A" and an "H", for [url=forgings.com]Anchor Harvey[/url]
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