Please read! Some notes regarding products available from 45Bravo. Email:
It is my intention to provide products specifically to, and for, the members of AR15.com with interest in retro AR15’s. I don’t sell these items anywhere else, this is the only place to find them. I don’t own a business, I’m a full time law enforcement officer. This is just a hobby that I chose to share with others. I have almost two decades experience in the Army NG in the MOS 45B10 (Small Arms Maintenance and Repair). During that period I also worked for various gun shops and FFL holders before going into law enforcement. Early on I attended a technical college and earned a degree in drafting (blueprinting) and machining. During these years I’ve handled and worked on just about every AR15 and M16 variant made. My interest now lies in the realm of the retro era of the 1960’s and 1970’s. I felt that it would be a waste if I didn’t share my experience and skills with others that have similar interests. I teamed up with a long time friend that now works at a machine shop. He also shares my interest in retro AR15’s and chose to help me out with certain aspects of manufacturing. Our goal is to provide skillfully crafted products made of quality materials with the intention of pleasing the owner, all at a very reasonable price! Keep in mind that we do this in our spare time which can be limited at times.
Email me at MPFiveO7M3@aol.com
for shipping instructions. I only accept US Postal Money Orders as that is the only thing the post office will accept other than cash. They cash it, I mail it, no unnecessary delays for you! If you choose to send cash please remember that not all US Postal Employees are 100 percent honest. I have yet to experience any loss on any deal on AR15.com but I'd really hate for you guys to experience a loss in that way. I enjoy being able to help out my fellow retro buddies and pass along a deal when I can find one.
DUCKBILL FLASH HIDERS for your model 601!
This is a closeup comparison of the reproduction duckbill and a real Colt/Armalite duckbill. Which is which? The Colt/Armalite is on the right. You can tell because the prongs are slightly bent.
Made from scratch to the same high quality specifications as the other products! These are made to the original specifications. Even the most discerning eye will have a difficult time being able to tell the difference from the original! The slots for the prongs are cut to the original specs as the reproductions made from existing three prong flash hiders are not correct. The radius at the base is also correct.
Just $40 each plus postage. $3.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get it to you via Priority Mail.
This is a photo showing the difference between some duckbill flash hiders. The first one on the left is a reproduction made from a second generation three prong flash hider. Not a very good one in my opinion as the radius at the base of the prongs is all wrong. Not to mention the slot between the prongs is totally wrong.
The second one is much better as the radius is correct but there's still nothing that can be done with the slots as it was also made from a second generation three prong flash hider.
The third one is a REAL COLT ARMALITE duckbill flash hider. It is the real thing. Notice the difference in the slots. The slots aren't ground, they are milled, and not all the way to the bottom. This is what it will take to make a correct reproduction.
The fourth one is our CNC turned blank waiting for the slots to be milled. Notice the radius at the base. Much better! We now have the proper tooling so we can start milling slots and hopefully make you guys very happy with some awesome reproduction duckbill flash hiders!
These are precision laser cut from .187 thick plate steel and parkerized with a military spec gray finish. They work with all variants of three prong, A1 and A2 flash hiders with .750 wrench flats. They will not work with the .625 wrench flats on moderators though. These wrenches are 5.5 ounces of American steel!
Just $10 each plus postage. $3.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get one to you via Priority Mail. Email me if you wish to order more than one.
This picture should adequately describe its function.
XM177E2 GRENADE LAUNCHER RINGS!
Here you go guys! Inexpensive, and formerly hard to get! XM177E2 Grenade Launcher Rings for your retro shorty project! These are CNC machined to exact specs from blueprints of an original Colt. If you happen to be lucky enough to own an XM148 you can now use it on your XM177E2! The rings are parkerized with a military spec gray finish.
Just $15 each plus postage. $2.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get one to you via Priority Mail. Email me if you wish to order more than one.
Pictures best describe the product so here you go!
Here's how you would mount your XM148 using the ring.
Bushmaster XM177 MODERATORS!
For those that can’t wait for the made from scratch version I have modified Bushmaster XM177 moderators. Except for the slight difference between the flash hider slots you won’t be able to tell these from the real Colt XM177 moderator. All dimensions are reworked to make these as close as possible before being given a mil spec parkerized finish. Features include removal of the step, addition of wrench flats, correct overall length, and correct radius.
Just $45 each plus postage. $3.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get it to you via Priority Mail. Email me if you wish to order more than one.. If you already have a Bushmaster moderator and would like to have yours modified I can do that for $25 plus postage. MPFiveO7M3@aol.com
*Due to a price increase from Bushmaster these will go up by $5 at the end of January '09. Don't wait to get your order in, they've already increased their price for us! We'll honor orders at the old price that have money orders dated before January 31, 2009. New price will be $45.
Made to the same high quality specifications as the other products! These are as close to correct as they can be without requiring the tax stamp! Made of solid steel they have the correct external dimensions of the original including the length, OD, radius, and wrench flats. These are bored to reduce weight. They will have a military spec parkerized finish just like the other products.
Just $40 each plus postage. $3.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get it to you via Priority Mail. LIMITED SUPPLY! 9mm versions with 1/2x36 tpi also available upon request, Email me for availability!
Brand spanking new replacement butt plates for your trapdoor M16A1 butt stock. These are original contract parts made for the US Army. While made in 1986 they are the perfect item for restoring your vintage A1 stock. No cracks, no chips, no dings, just perfection for the most abused part on your rifle.
Just $5 each plus postage. $2.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get it to you via Priority Mail. Email me if you wish to order more than one. LIMITED SUPPLY!
BLANK FIRING ADAPTERS!
These are a unique item that we came up with for our customers that had us build an XM177E2 upper. As some of you know, we cut the XM177E2 barrels to 15 inches and thread them all the way to the muzzle before pinning and welding the moderator in place. The moderator hides almost four inches of barrel inside. In order to please the reenactors we came up with a BFA that will fit on the end of the barrel inside of the moderator. They are threaded 1/2x28 and have a 1/8 slot for easy installation and removal with a flat blade screwdriver. They are parkerized and barely visible but throw plenty of flame through the flash hider slots. They are available in a variety of port sizes to suit your choice of blanks. Sorry, but we do not stock blanks. The BFA's shown below are in the white and were used for testing purposes.
Just $25 each plus postage. $2.00 will get one to you via first class mail and $4.95 will get one to you via Priority Mail. Email me if you wish to order more than one.
Nothing quite like an action photo! This is a full power Swanson Hollywood blank using a .150 port. Full Auto Hollywood action in your own back yard!
These will be made to the same high quality specifications as the other products! These will be as close to correct as they can be without requiring the tax stamp! They will be made of solid steel and have the correct external dimensions of the original including the length, OD, radius, and wrench flats. These will have an increased bore diameter to reduce weight. They will have a military spec parkerized finish just like the other products. Availability and price on these is yet to be determined. We’re working on it!
They will look just like this!
Here is our first prototype!
We now offer services including custom barrel work and custom muzzle devices. Please contact us for more information.
Here is yet another 45Bravo creation. We don't have a name for it yet but I thought the background was fitting. Kittens look cute and cuddly but they have very sharp claws and teeth! So does this thing! Three slots and three grooves along with the tooth pattern give this tactical flash hider the tools necessary for a fight!
We are offering a full XM177E2 conversion on your Bushmaster lightweight barrel for only $160 plus postage. Send us your barrel and a US Postal Money Order for $160 plus return postage of $11 and we'll make all of the necessary modifications so that you end up with a truly excellent clone. The conversion includes a modified Bushmaster moderator (all contours modified to look like the original using the original blueprints), a grenade ring (made using the original specifications blueprinted from an original Colt grenade ring), cutting, crowning, threading, pinning, welding, removal of the bayonet lug, smoothing of the front sight base, and refinishing the entire assembly in mil spec gray parkerizing.
1967 M193 BANDOLIERS! SOLD OUT!
I found some more of these 1967 M193 7 pocket bandoliers in a closet and decided that I don't need to keep them all for myself. Condition is NEW! They look like they were just pulled out of an ammo can. These are not reproductions, but the REAL thing! There are no cardboard sleeves and most are missing the large black safety pin. I have some of the safety pins somewhere if you want them, please let me know when you order. There are at least two manufacturers with February and March dates. Please specify if you want one or the other or just a mix and match.
THREE for $10 and I'll pay the first class postage on them! While they last!!!