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Link Posted: 10/20/2013 3:20:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2013 3:21:12 PM EDT by Aeneas2020]
Very nice work...what profile is the barrel? It looks beefy (but that might just be me). Have you had her out on the range yet?
Link Posted: 10/20/2013 4:52:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aeneas2020:
Very nice work...what profile is the barrel? It looks beefy (but that might just be me). Have you had her out on the range yet?
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Yeah, looks like a .750 sight base, doesn't it.  Looking good though.
Link Posted: 10/20/2013 5:21:19 PM EDT
Look good, nice work. Who's A2 lower did you use?
Link Posted: 10/20/2013 6:11:09 PM EDT
I like builds like this.  It may not be "correct" in all of the details, but it captures the retro style very well.  I've always liked the look of a three-prong.
The barrel may add a little weight, but as far as appearance goes, that offends me less than, say, an A2 grip would have!

Be sure and post a range report when you get the chance!
Link Posted: 10/20/2013 6:26:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2013 7:22:50 PM EDT
Well done.  Nice the stenciled "60" was retained.  I'd have left the tape "499" on there as well, but it ain't my rifle and I'm not criticizing the man for removing it.  Certainly the tape would get ragged on a using rifle, sooner instead of later.



Link Posted: 10/20/2013 10:58:56 PM EDT
Just wait, the barrel will bother you not being correct, you will get a different lower to match the upper. then you have extra parts for another build.

Next thing you know you have parts for 10 builds.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 3:35:02 AM EDT
Yes please don't think I was criticizing the barrel I just couldn't quite tell in the pics! Either way it's a nice looking rifle and should be a great shooter!
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 1:02:36 PM EDT
Welcome to the sickness bubba!

It's terminal. There is no known cure. Only expensive treatment available on the EE and Gun Broker.

Nice looking pea shooter. Hang with us and it will be the first of many!
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 4:36:55 PM EDT
No offense taken, I have all the original barrel parts for when I get the pencil profile  I just couldn't wait that long! correct lower will be harder I have never seen one for sale.
I started building AKs now that AR parts have come down to even with AK kits I have started building these and it is becoming a problem

Now I need some funky brown furniture and a slab sided upper
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 5:17:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bubbamauser:
No offense taken, I have all the original barrel parts for when I get the pencil profile  I just couldn't wait that long! correct lower will be harder I have never seen one for sale.
I started building AKs now that AR parts have come down to even with AK kits I have started building these and it is becoming a problem

Now I need some funky brown furniture and a slab sided upper
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If you've been into AK kits, you might be familiar with our friends at NoDak Spud. They make really nice correct AR lowers in addition to great AK parts.

http://www.nodakspud.com/AR%20Lowers.htm
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 5:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 5:36:34 PM EDT by 5437]
If you have interest in finishing an 80% lower, Braceman reprofiles a A2 casting and can apply any engraving you want on it. John Thomas does a great job on the anodizing when Braceman is done. You can't go wrong with either lower it's just a matter of preference.
Link Posted: 10/22/2013 6:49:42 AM EDT
Kindof looks like a 606 to me!  Nicely done!
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:35:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike62:
Kindof looks like a 606 to me!  Nicely done!
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I just found one to look at what would the differences be other than the lower? Appears a 606 is the heavy barrel contour on an A1. What am I missing?
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