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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 11/2/2006 12:17:11 PM EST
Hi all,I'm building a couple retro 20" rifles one a slickside sorta along a 604 style and the other based on a cdnn a1 upper.My question is what color are the selector,trigger,mag release, takedown and pivotpin supposed to be? do i norrells them to match the upper?sorry if this sounds stupid i just can't find the answer through all those black&white pics ...thanks
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 12:21:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2006 12:21:58 PM EST by gunnut003]
Your supposed to leave them the way the are...they are steel so they are parkerized "black"....only the aluminum upper/lower are the anodized "grey"
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 12:23:45 PM EST
well cool that makes things alot easier
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 1:03:33 PM EST
All the steel parts are parked and are light gray.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 1:11:49 PM EST
The hammer, trigger, disconnector, selector, and bolt catch usually have a black phosphate finish. M16 parts that went through depot refurbishing were usually parkerized to a light to medium gray while the receivers were coated with a black finish. Almost exactly the opposite of the way they started out.

My personal preference is a lighter gray receiver with darker components. I do like for the ejection port cover to match pretty close though.

My factory Colt M16A1 has the factory Colt dark gray finish. The components are a bit darker with exception of the selector which has a green tint to it.

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