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Posted: 9/25/2004 6:43:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 6:27:02 PM EST by Cypher214]
It has taken me about 5 months (poor college student working part time) of procuring parts and accessories for this rifle but it is finally finished. About 98% of the rifle and add-ons came from the Arfcom EE.

It is now my home defense weapon, my SHTF rifle, my plinker, my competition rifle, and the item I break out when I want all my friends to go "WOAH! Cool!".









Specs:
- Bushy lower
- Bushy M4A3 upper with 16" bbl
- Phantom Flash Suppressor
- Aimpoint CompM2 with Wilcox SOCOM mount
- YHM Free float 4-rail handguard
- Surefire M952 with dual switch tail cap and red filter
- Vltor Standard Carbine Modstock
- ASA rear sight
- YHM front sight
- RRA railed gas block
- Tango Down vertical grip
- Tango Down rail panels
- Hogue grip
- DPMS Phosphate coated bolt carrier


It is very accurate and runs like a champ.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:44:39 AM EST
VERY nice!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:44:49 AM EST
VERY NICE!!!!!!!! Now that is worthy gun porn!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:45:03 AM EST
Gun Pron indeed! Nice work!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:45:06 AM EST
I like it, but damn that flashlight is big!


Sgatr15
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:46:11 AM EST
Sweet
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:46:36 AM EST
But there's no evil bayonet lug!

How do you guys color the safe/fire markings?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:48:08 AM EST
What'd you use to color the lettering on the lower?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:48:24 AM EST
It gives me wood. Nice work!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:54:09 AM EST
The coloring was done with, believe it or not, white and red crayola crayon.

I read a thread on Arf about coloring in markings with crayons and tried it on my Glock with good results so I decided to do the safe/fire engravings on my M4. The wax embeds itself into the engraving and holds up remarkably well. The markings on my Glock have been white for about 4 months through 800 or so rounds and numerous cleanings and they still look great.

All you have to do is take the crayon, rub it hard as hell on the engravings until the wax embeds itself evenly in the lettering, then take gun oil and a rag and wipe the excess wax off the surrounding area. It may take a few times to get it right, but you eventually get it.... just so long as the engraving isn't too wide. Don't try to do a Bushmaster logo... I know that won't work. There are too many wide areas and the wax won't stay.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:55:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
I like it, but damn that flashlight is big!


Sgatr15



The beamfilter makes the flashlight look A LOT bigger than it really is.

By the way... the bolt carrier I bought from you is sitting in that rifle.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 11:57:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 7:32:23 PM EST by BoB-O]
Great minds think alike!



BoB
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:21:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 12:22:15 PM EST by Moe-Ron]
Do you mean GUN PRAWN?

Good looking rifle none the less

Cheers
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:23:41 PM EST
SWEET !


Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:31:26 PM EST
From one poor college goon to another... congrats...

That is one FINE looking unit


- BG
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:35:40 PM EST
Good job, nice rifle.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:38:04 PM EST
I like your avatar....My girlfriend won't pose for mine.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:39:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
From one poor college goon to another... congrats...



+1

I wish my poor-college-married-guy-working-part-time-gonna-graduate-this-winter budget allowed for some of those goodies! :jealous:

Mine is going to look very similar (as soon as I get my rail handguards) but A2 receiver w/ a RRA telestock and no optics or light.

--Josh
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:39:35 PM EST
very nice job


may it serve you well for many years
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:40:33 PM EST
NIIIIIIIIICE. I'm a big believer in if you're going to own stuff, make sure it's first class/quality. You sure as hell did it with that weapon.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:16:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
NIIIIIIIIICE. I'm a big believer in if you're going to own stuff, make sure it's first class/quality. You sure as hell did it with that weapon.



That is my philosophy as well. I have owned quite a few firearms in my life and have come to the point where if I do something, I do it right so that I am happy with it and don't have constant regrets.

I finally said to myself that instead of half-assing all my gun projects, I was going to go ahead and go all out with this one and have what I wanted instead of settling for second best.

This philosophy is costing me a LOT of money, though.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:19:12 PM EST
That is just plain nice....damn nice.
Enjoy it and feed it often!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:25:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
It has taken me about 5 months (poor college student working part time) of procuring parts and accessories for this rifle but it is finally finished. About 98% of the rifle and add-ons came from the Arfcom EE.

It is now my home defense weapon, my SHTF rifle, my plinker, my competition rifle, and the item I break out when I want all my friends to go "WOAH! Cool!".

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4242Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4247Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4240Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4245Small.jpg

Specs:
- Bushy lower
- Bushy M4A3 upper with 16" bbl
- Phantom Flash Suppressor
- Aimpoint CompM2 with Wilcox SOCOM mount
- YHM Free float 4-rail handguard
- Surefire M952 with dual switch tail cap and red filter
- Vltor Standard Carbine Modstock
- ASA rear sight
- YHM front sight
- RRA railed gas block
- Tango Down vertical grip
- Tango Down rail panels
- Hogue grip
- DPMS Phosphate coated bolt carrier


It is very accurate and runs like a champ.



*Gasp* The saftey is off.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:26:10 PM EST

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:28:02 PM EST
beautiful piece of art that rifle is. Be proud of her!

J
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:29:02 PM EST
Very nice, indeed. Very nice.

Congrats!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:29:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By mrphelps:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
It has taken me about 5 months (poor college student working part time) of procuring parts and accessories for this rifle but it is finally finished. About 98% of the rifle and add-ons came from the Arfcom EE.

It is now my home defense weapon, my SHTF rifle, my plinker, my competition rifle, and the item I break out when I want all my friends to go "WOAH! Cool!".

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4242Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4247Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4240Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4245Small.jpg

Specs:
- Bushy lower
- Bushy M4A3 upper with 16" bbl
- Phantom Flash Suppressor
- Aimpoint CompM2 with Wilcox SOCOM mount
- YHM Free float 4-rail handguard
- Surefire M952 with dual switch tail cap and red filter
- Vltor Standard Carbine Modstock
- ASA rear sight
- YHM front sight
- RRA railed gas block
- Tango Down vertical grip
- Tango Down rail panels
- Hogue grip
- DPMS Phosphate coated bolt carrier


It is very accurate and runs like a champ.



*Gasp* The saftey is off.



[BHD] "This is my safety, sir... *wiggles trigger finger*" [/BHD]

No round in the chamber... all is well. Besides, I never leave my AR's in a condition where the selector can be switched to "SAFE". I "drop the hammer" on all my firearms before storing them. It's an old habit to prevent the firing components from being under any kind of spring pressure, etc.



Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:35:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 4:36:16 PM EST by TheKill]

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
The coloring was done with, believe it or not, white and red crayola crayon.

I read a thread on Arf about coloring in markings with crayons and tried it on my Glock with good results so I decided to do the safe/fire engravings on my M4. The wax embeds itself into the engraving and holds up remarkably well. The markings on my Glock have been white for about 4 months through 800 or so rounds and numerous cleanings and they still look great.

All you have to do is take the crayon, rub it hard as hell on the engravings until the wax embeds itself evenly in the lettering, then take gun oil and a rag and wipe the excess wax off the surrounding area. It may take a few times to get it right, but you eventually get it.... just so long as the engraving isn't too wide. Don't try to do a Bushmaster logo... I know that won't work. There are too many wide areas and the wax won't stay.



A more permanent solution would be to use Testors enamel model paint. Use a small brush and paint the letters, and immediately wipe any excess off the receiver flat with a rag wrapped tightly around your finger. Dip the rag in a bit of paint thinner if needed. It's an old trick for filling in the gaps in a model car grill with black paint, while keeping the grill spokes chromed.

However, if you already used crayon, the wax will prevent the paint from adhering.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:39:00 PM EST
Very Nice!!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:39:39 PM EST
what was your total cost for the whole project?? if you dont mind me asking
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:54:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
It has taken me about 5 months (poor college student working part time)



Very Nice ....................

But I believe it's PORN , not Pron , you might want
to spend a little more time on your studies now that the build is done
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:00:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By chrome1:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
It has taken me about 5 months (poor college student working part time)



Very Nice ....................

But I believe it's PORN , not Pron , you might want
to spend a little more time on your studies now that the build is done




Pron is the internet mistaken spelling that is widely recognized. Just like Pwned and variations. It was not a mistake on my part, just internet jargon, so to speak.... boy it really loses its coolness when it has to be explained.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:03:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:
what was your total cost for the whole project?? if you dont mind me asking



It would be VERY hard for someone to make a copy of this rifle for the money I have in it.

I searched long and hard and found great deals on everything I bought for it.

My total cost in the project is around $1550.

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:58:49 PM EST
If you're gonna say pron, say it right. Pr0n, with a zero. C'mon, man, you just get on the internet yesterday, or something?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:02:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
It has taken me about 5 months (poor college student working part time) of procuring parts and accessories for this rifle but it is finally finished. About 98% of the rifle and add-ons came from the Arfcom EE.

It is now my home defense weapon, my SHTF rifle, my plinker, my competition rifle, and the item I break out when I want all my friends to go "WOAH! Cool!".

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4242Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4247Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4240Small.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Cypher214/DSCN4245Small.jpg

Specs:
- Bushy lower
- Bushy M4A3 upper with 16" bbl
- Phantom Flash Suppressor
- Aimpoint CompM2 with Wilcox SOCOM mount
- YHM Free float 4-rail handguard
- Surefire M952 with dual switch tail cap and red filter
- Vltor Standard Carbine Modstock
- ASA rear sight
- YHM front sight
- RRA railed gas block
- Tango Down vertical grip
- Tango Down rail panels
- Hogue grip
- DPMS Phosphate coated bolt carrier


It is very accurate and runs like a champ.

awesome!!!! that is almost exactly what i want my next build to be, green furniture and all!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:13:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Pron is the internet mistaken spelling that is widely recognized. Just like Pwned and variations. It was not a mistake on my part, just internet jargon, so to speak.... boy it really loses its coolness when it has to be explained.



Ya ........... sure , whatever you say
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:17:21 PM EST
Nice rifle. Good to see all your hard work and saving paid off.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:43:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Unknown1Sailor:
If you're gonna say pron, say it right. Pr0n, with a zero. C'mon, man, you just get on the internet yesterday, or something?



Damn, I knew I forgot something.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:06:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 6:08:48 AM EST by LightSpeed2]
Hey look pal. you are not kidding anyone here. You didn't build this rifle. It is a machine gun and you walked around the block by your house and you just picked one of the machine guns just lying around in the street.
Now do the right thing and saw it into pieces before it kills someone, they all do that, even if they are just laying on a table, they kill inocent citizens. Go over to DU they will prove it .
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:21:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By LightSpeed2:
Hey look pal. you are not kidding anyone here. You didn't build this rifle. It is a machine gun and you walked around the block by your house and you just picked one of the machine guns just lying around in the street.
Now do the right thing and saw it into pieces before it kills someone, they all do that, even if they are just laying on a table, they kill inocent citizens. Go over to DU they will prove it .



You've been speaking with Dan Rather haven't you?

I even went out and bought a truck on September 12th. and drove all over town at 4 in the morning on the 13th. I didn't find a SINGLE assault weapon laying in the street!!! I guess the children were too damn quick and snagged em' all before I got there. Boy was I pissed!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:37:25 AM EST
Excellent job!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:58:56 PM EST
I tried the trick with the crayons. Thanks, I liked the outcome.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:12:21 PM EST
Photobucket isn't coughing up right now. I'll check it out later.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:23:06 PM EST
that is one HELL of a light!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:43:27 PM EST
Wow, cool. The stock is really unique. Looks like a red letter X. Can't see much detail though.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:47:42 PM EST
Sweet rifle!


Pron is the internet mistaken spelling that is widely recognized. Just like Pwned and variations. It was not a mistake on my part, just internet jargon, so to speak.... boy it really loses its coolness when it has to be explained.



Unlike the rifle, that "internet spelling" crap lost its coolness years ago.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:25:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 6:27:20 PM EST by Cypher214]

Originally Posted By PBIR:
Sweet rifle!


Pron is the internet mistaken spelling that is widely recognized. Just like Pwned and variations. It was not a mistake on my part, just internet jargon, so to speak.... boy it really loses its coolness when it has to be explained.



Unlike the rifle, that "internet spelling" crap lost its coolness years ago.



Regular spelling is just so... boring...

There... fixed it for the haters.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:48:30 PM EST
Congrats! You now possess the voice of Freedom!

>>>
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:04:29 AM EST
That is one SWEET AR!! Good job.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:07:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By ishoot2live:
Congrats! You now possess the voice of Freedom!

>>>



Already had several voices of Freedom... they just have a new snobby friend now.
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