Sorry, we were closed yesterday in observance of Independence Day and we are also closed weekends. It will take us a little while to get through the emails and voicemail messages. I put the answers to your questions under the question. We are open today, so if you need to call the number is 910-645-2172, then press "1" for regular retail sales or "2" for dealer sales.
1. Are Del-Ton barrels rated for 5.56?
The barrels are chambered 5.56 NATO
2. Could I order w/o a buttstock?
Yes, this is a "CU" product code. This code is for the custom upper receiver. We do not sell rifle kits without the stock.
3. Could I order w/o a pistol grip?
If you order the "CU", you won't get the grip. If you order a rifle kit, it comes with the standard A2 grip automatically.
4. Will they swap a 14.5" barrel for the standard 16" barrel and pin and weld the flash hider?
Yes, but we will only pin a YHM flash hider, not the standard A2. The YHMs are long enough to make the barrel the legal 16". The A2s are not. The cost for pin/weld is $15. You will need to put in your order comments that is what you are wanting.
We do not automatically pin/weld hiders/brakes because it is a 14.5", nor do we make it a "post-ban" configuration if you order it from a strict state. We send it to you how you order it. It is the responsibility of the consumer to make sure their end weapon is legal for their state.