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Posted: 8/30/2001 11:43:20 PM EDT
In the context of a pre-ban lower?
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 11:50:40 PM EDT
A "slab side", would be a reciever with no raised area around the mag release. Early Colts for example are slab sides. My 6601 has a fence around the mag release. It's just a cosmetic thing. I have no preference for eather.
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 11:51:29 PM EDT
Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 12:09:32 AM EDT
The fence reduces the likelihood of the magazine release being accidentally depressed.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 2:59:00 AM EDT
"Slab side" = A1 reciever, no forward asist, brass defelctor and as TOBIN stated no "fence" around mag release. Mike
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 4:18:53 AM EDT
Note the lack of Forward assist - "slab sided" and no raised area around the mag release button. look at a newer lower, they call this raised area a "fence" This is my 1979 era Colt SP-1 AR15 [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/037/BW/Uo/tt/hb71883.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 8:19:17 AM EDT
I thought “slab sided” meant no fence and a “slick” meant no F/A, etc. We need an AR15.com glossary!!
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 10:20:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 199: I thought “slab sided” meant no fence and a “slick” meant no F/A, etc. We need an AR15.com glossary!!
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Yes, as I understand and use it. 'Slab-side' refers to the type of lower without the fence. 'Slick-side' refers to the type of upper receiver without a forward assist or brass defector. Derek45's rifle, therefore, has a slick-side upper and slab-side lower receivers.
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