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Posted: 12/15/2003 9:51:21 AM EDT
I would like to add a 20" upper that is a look alike copy of M16A1 with Triangular handguards, sentimental reasons. It would be postban with faux flash suppressor like CAR-15 upper already has. Is ther a way to use old triangular handguards on newer upper? I've tried searching the forums and couldn't find anything.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:01:46 AM EDT
FWIW the older "triangle-type" handguards install exactly the same way as the newer ones do. You can buy them off the EE. Mike
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:06:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 10:55:46 AM EDT by gus]
The only thing to watch out for is the front handguard "cap" behind the front sight base. Very rarely, I've seen 20" uppers with the round cap, which the triangle handguards won't fit. Most likely yours is the triangle cap but check it first. Round handguards fit either type of cap, but the old ones only fit the triangle cap. Here's a pic of mine: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=6037[/img]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:22:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 10:22:57 AM EDT by dcoke76]
Check this upper out: [url]www.fultonarmory.com[/url] [img]http://www.fulton-armory.com/LegacyUpper-450_50.jpg[/img] It is post ban and has a Faux FFS, etc. They also have this running right now: "Every rifle and upper receiver assembly 10% off!"
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:25:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 10:52:34 AM EDT by Russ4777]
I built an A0 look-alike. Here's how it turned out...... [img]http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fddff82_d1d1/bc/AR+Photos/sp1+rt+side.jpg?BCDUh3_AGopAkVwI[/img]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:47:38 AM EDT
I just found the Fulton upper thanks.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:50:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Russ4777: I built an A0 look-alike. Here's how it turned out...... [url]http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fddff82_d1d1/bc/AR+Photos/sp1+rt+side.jpg?BCu5g3_ACzaCkVwI[/url]
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[img]http://www.student.smsu.edu/s/san232s/hardfunnypics/cantseeshiitrayredx.jpg[/img] You can't post pics from a yahoo account. Try this photo host: [url]www.hunt101.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:55:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 11:13:50 AM EDT by Russ4777]
Hmmmmmmm. Thought it would work from the Yahoo Briefcase with public access. Thanks for the image hosting suggestion. How's this?? [url="http://www.hunt101.com/?p=79528&c=500&z=1"][img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/079528.jpg[/img][/url]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 11:13:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Russ4777: Hmmmmmmm. Thought it would work from the Yahoo Briefcase with public access. Thanks for the image hosting suggestion.
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Thanks for all the pics, yahoo is a pain "use our photo server but no links to it."
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 11:20:17 AM EDT
What I'd like to see, is one with a slabside lower, but have a forward assist ( no shell deflector ), as well as the other A1 goodies ( oprn prong FS, tho ). Problem is, nobody makes a slabside lower these days...
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 11:22:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Russ4777: Hmmmmmmm. Thought it would work from the Yahoo Briefcase with public access. Thanks for the image hosting suggestion. How's this?? [url="http://www.hunt101.com/?p=79528&c=500&z=1"][url]http://www.hunt101.com/img/079528.jpg[/url][/url]
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No problem. It works now[:D]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 1:21:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Blackjack272: What I'd like to see, is one with a slabside lower, but have a forward assist ( no shell deflector ), as well as the other A1 goodies ( oprn prong FS, tho ). Problem is, nobody makes a slabside lower these days...
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If you are handy with a mill & finish a 0% or 80% lower you could mill off the mag fence, etc. Otherwise..[:(]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 1:23:10 PM EDT
Mill off the magazine fence and you dont have an M16A1 look alike anymore.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 1:48:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: Mill off the magazine fence and you dont have an M16A1 look alike anymore.
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This is true, though I think Blackjack272 misspoke when he said "A1". A slabside lower with a forward assist upper would be a XM16E1 clone....I think....[:\] The mag fence & forward assist were the first (external)improvements if I recall. The trapdoor buttplate & birdcage flash suppressor came later.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 1:58:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 3:01:14 PM EDT
Baah. It's all good... No way in HELL would I mill down my own reciever, though.
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