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Posted: 12/2/2001 1:54:14 PM EDT
Are there any manufactures out there still making chrome plated bolts and carrier assemblies? I though Kinght's, Wilson, or Les Bear was making them, but I can't find info on them anywhere.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 1:57:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 2:07:00 PM EDT
I know Knight's does. I don't know if you can buy one without buying a complete rifle though. Call Brian Fromang of KAC and ask, (561)-778-3700.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 2:10:43 PM EDT
I have heard that premature upper wear is an issue with these. Is that true?
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 2:18:44 PM EDT
I don't know about premature wear to other components, however, I have heard of the chrome plating flaking off.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 2:22:34 PM EDT
I just think they look cool. If they cost a whole lot more, then I don't really care for one.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 3:08:10 PM EDT
Check out [url]http://www.Brownells.com[/url]. Personal $.02, avoid'em. Chrome riding aluminum is just asking for trouble, and if chrome was so good on a bolt, ask yourself why Armalite and Bushmaster don't gots'em. The looks thing is a whole 'nuther story; 'specially if it gets the chicks. In that case, you may want to consider a fluted stainless barrel as well to set off the chrome bolt.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 3:23:37 PM EDT
When I was in the Army overseas, I was issued an M-16 that had a chrome bolt carrier..I guess the bolt was too. I don't remember...Were those bolts and carriers ok? Semms like all the aftermarket ones are put down as no good. When did they switch from chrome, to the non-chrome we have today?
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 4:47:43 PM EDT
While your at it why not cover that thing in some of that Rainbow tape,then hang some of those fuzzy little velvet balls from the forearm.Maybe some fuzzy dice from the front sight would be good too.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 5:28:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spray-N-Pray: I don't know about premature wear to other components, however, I have heard of the chrome plating flaking off.
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I think you may have it wrong. The reason why some of the chrome flakes off because that type of chroming is like for automobile bumpers maybe. The hard-chroming for like rifle barrels etc is actually different type of electro-plating.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 8:35:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MOLITAS: While your at it why not cover that thing in some of that Rainbow tape,then hang some of those fuzzy little velvet balls from the forearm.Maybe some fuzzy dice from the front sight would be good too.
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I was initially thinking of hanging the dice from the front sight, but I don't think there's gonna be enough room when I mount the Chevy 454 big block on the Knight's RIS to cycle my trigger for full auto. [BD] With further R&D I think I might be able to make my M4gery four wheel drive.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 8:54:41 PM EDT
Oly makes one, [url]http://www.olyarms.com/usa.html[/url] go to New Stuff and scroll to the bottom
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 9:00:49 PM EDT
American Spirit Arms, in Scottsdale, AZ makes one, too. Saw 'em at the last gun show, definitely high on the cool looking factor. [url]www.gunkits.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 4:32:36 PM EDT
I have a chrome plated bolt and carrier in my ASA upper and a Young Natl. Match in my Metalcraft target rifle. Both are smoother than a baby's ass, if that means anything. Very easy to clean too.
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