I have a very nice 604ish retro build that I spent a L O N G time putting together. I say "604ish" because it is basically a 604 build but with a few parts from earlier models that I preferred such as the earlier style divot pins (although these are sometimes found on some 604s early on), etc., and because other original parts I haven't been able to find yet such as the mag release and bolt release. I try to find the original parts first before I go to repros. This rifle has a TON of hard to find original parts that I spent literally years searching for on-line and at many, many guns shows in a 4 state area. . . That is how obsessed I became about this rifle! Here is a brief description of what it is made of:
It is an original complete Colt 604 upper with it's original 1:12 twist Colt barrel (after doing my homework here and the other retro black rifle sight the upper and barrel were manufactured around the October '68 timeframe). It has an original triangular charger handle (NOT NDS) and also has a chrome bolt/carrier with the early style "Flat Head" firing pin and an original Colt f/p retainer (the one that looks like a nail, NOT the cotter pin style). It also has an original close contour bend Gas Tube. There is more and I will give you all of the details if you are interested. . . I've made this too long already! I am going to try to add pics to this post later if I can but if not I will gladly e-mail them to you at your regular e-mail address. There is definitely more to tell and I will give you the rest if you are interested. I do want to add that the lower is a Tactics, LLC lower with a "partial fernce" (these lowers were sold by a vendor here and the finish matches the upper pretty well. I would also like to say that I was going for the "battle worn" look and therefore didn't refinish anything and in my opinion it looks great!! Of course the lower is in very good shape; I haven't roughed it up to match yet.
I am putting this up to see what is out there but my interests are: quality 1911s, Glock in this order: GEN4 35, 34, or 17L. These are my main wants but my interests are very wide so please let me know what you may have. Of course I can accept or add cash with any deal. IF YOU ARE INTO RETRO BUILDS YOU WILL LOVE THIS RIFLE!!
eta: I should have mentioned that I put a trade value of $1,000, although I have much more than that into it. . . we all know how expensive and hard to find these retro parts have become!