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Posted: 8/2/2003 11:30:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2003 8:29:21 AM EDT by SpentShellz]
if my A2 20 inch upper has a P A near the windage knob is that panther arms. and the barrel is stamped P MP 5.56 nato 1/7 ....do i have a panther upper ?
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 10:14:54 AM EDT
[furious]
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 10:46:56 AM EDT
It has a flash supressor on it so yes it would be a preban upper. If it was post-ban it would not have a flash supressor.
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 12:08:16 PM EDT
Barrels marked P MP were made by SACO Maremont as part of the M16A1-M16A2 PIP program starting in 1988. They also made M16A1 1/12 barrels in the 70’s. I do not know if DPMS ever sold these barrels. The P A on your upper does not stand for Panther Arms. The "A" is a splintered A and is common on lots of different manufacturers uppers. It is the symbol of the company that made the forging of the upper. I can not remember who the splintered A is.
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 12:47:17 PM EDT
I think the 'A' is for Alcoa Forge. Not sure about the 'P'
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 1:05:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby: I think the 'A' is for Alcoa Forge. Not sure about the 'P'
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I second the Alcoa Forge.
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 1:05:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby: I think the 'A' is for Alcoa Forge. Not sure about the 'P'
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AF is alcoa forge.This is Anchor Harvey http://www.forgings.com/ Check it out. GG
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 1:11:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Originally Posted By captainpooby: I think the 'A' is for Alcoa Forge. Not sure about the 'P'
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I second the Alcoa Forge.
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Go to my other post. GG
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 9:47:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2003 9:51:50 PM EDT by SpentShellz]
thanks for the help so far guys ..the only reason i suspected DPMS is the other name panther arms hence the PA but thanks for clearing this up for me .......? is the Ancor Harvey a good forged upper then? is the barrel a good berrel then too? this upper i got is in pre ban configuration but i made another discovery there is a date under the hand guard ..09/99..hummmm this upper is a unfired brand new upper besides the test fire from assembly..
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 11:36:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 2:07:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: In this case, these are surplus military uppers used for an A1 to A2 upgrade program, so they're good to go. -Troy
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Where did you get this info? GG
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 1:57:24 AM EDT
Thats a military contract A2 upper, Notice the new style FH washer that replaced the peel washer, they havn't been around very long. Someone probably errr aa aquired it somehow ...ya thats the ticket ! [nono]
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