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Posted: 7/21/2001 11:11:09 PM EDT
Anyone ever here of Ordco lowers from Santa Clara, Ca in the 80s. It pictured in Small Arms of the World 1983 edition. Had the opertunity to meet the manufacturer back in 1980. Are they still around? Can't remember the blokes name, its on the tip of my tongue. Your input would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 7/21/2001 11:32:40 PM EDT
These lowers were the best looking at the time. They were a near exact remake of the current M16A1, but only took the semi trigger group. All other parts as for the detent at the front pivot pin etc (all interchangeable with the M16A1), plus a fenced in mag release. Anyone still got one and using it? The manufacturer's name was Ed R, and had a friend named Big Bob. Ed made em in his garage. machined from solid stock too. A real good job! If you are out there Ed, get back to me. - Regards, Wes
Link Posted: 7/22/2001 3:22:35 PM EDT
Seriously, Lads would appreciate any input here. trying to keep the topic active for a little while longer. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/22/2001 9:04:50 PM EDT
Again, just keeping the link alive a little longer. Plese, any input here? Thanks
Link Posted: 7/22/2001 9:53:52 PM EDT
BTT (I'm Curious)
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 12:58:47 AM EDT
I've never heard of them.
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 10:23:16 AM EDT
I'd like to know as well.
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 4:24:13 PM EDT
A small firm, which made an unkown qty, but earned mention with pic, in Ezell's Small Arms of the World 1983 edition. An exact copy of a M16a1 lower, but woul not accept any FA parts. real beauty1 Anyone got one, or know of them. Ccheck out the book. Ordco from Santa Clara CA. c.early 1980s. Made by Ed R. He was in his 40s than, so he'd be in his 60s now.
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 3:35:46 AM EDT
Still tryn to keep the thread alive, can anyone help me out
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 5:19:57 AM EDT
I did a little bit of research, and could not find a company called Ordco, based in California that is currently in existance. Funny thing is that I could not find any filings on them whatsoever (ie bancruptcy, etc.). Sorry.
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 1:25:53 PM EDT
Try H&H Enterprises in RedwoodCity, CA Phone # (650)367-1414 e-mail hhgunshop@aol.com Ask for Victor Holbrook(owner) His company used to build Semi-Auto AR10's/lowers back in the early 1980's. He had a Military/Assault Rifle shop in RedwoodCity till the early 1990's with all kinds of cool big kids toys. I saw several of those lowers there back in the early 80's. They were popular for making copies of the M16A1 and XM177E2 using Colt parts. You can also try Waynes Gun Shop (925)828-9568 in Dublin, CA they were one of the largest builders of AR kit guns(SGW,PWA, etc....) on the west coast back in the 80's Hope this helps
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 6:24:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 6:28:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 11:34:19 PM EDT
Thanks Lads!
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