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Posted: 1/7/2006 6:45:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 9:20:19 AM EDT by dennysguns]
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:08:09 AM EDT
Is that a Aluminum Rubber Coated Buttstock?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:21:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:24:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:36:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dennysguns:
The cuts look right to me. What say you?
This will be with done in standard A1 config with fixed butt ect.
Denny




Looks great for an M16A1 lower retro build.
Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:54:41 AM EDT
I don't know, I'd build it up as a Colt Commando clone just because thats what is on the Lower.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:54:47 AM EDT
Yes that is the correct A1 lower forging. Am doing the same thing with an old PWA lower. Victor is reanodizing it now in Colt's gray to match my M16A1 parts kit:

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:07:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 8:10:32 AM EDT by dennysguns]
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:16:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dennysguns:

Originally Posted By Ekie:
Yes that is the correct A1 lower forging. Am doing the same thing with an old PWA lower. Victor is reanodizing it now in Colt's gray to match my M16A1 parts kit:

img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Ekie12091941/4%20sale/PWA03.jpg]img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Ekie12091941/4%20sale/PWA03.jpg



Hmmm. Your lower looks just like the Olympic I have. No weep hole for the front take down spring. It is also LMT manufactured. I wonder how many of these LMT produced?

Victor can match the Colt color huh? How do I contact Victor?

Denny



There are a few thousand PWA, and Coal Valley Eagle Arms A1 lowers done by LMT. There are also many thousands of Sendras done up on A1 lowers.

Anodizing involves stripping the old finish, and Victor is the only guy I trust my lowers with. Once I get it back will post pictures. The PWA lower I had was kinda funky, so don't know how well it will turn out. Victor has a new web site, can't find it right now, but here is the old one:

www.tanneryshop.com/COATING.html
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:27:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:31:18 AM EDT
Looks good Denny
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:20:11 AM EDT
Nice lowers.

Now I need to look for a similar lower for my possible A1 project for this year.

Good info in this thread, thanks guys.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:43:13 AM EDT
they both look wrong to me, i wouldnt waste builiding on them.

i­d give about $100 for them just to add on to my lower collection that i plan on making a table out of, nothing more
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:48:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
they both look wrong to me, i wouldnt waste builiding on them.

i­d give about $100 for them just to add on to my lower collection that i plan on making a table out of, nothing more



Yeah I agree, but send it to me as I need a useless paperweight, or maybe just to put on my 607D project. Either case that is the worst example of an A1 lower that I have ever seen.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:28:38 AM EDT
Astonishing to me that nobody has come to market with a true A1 lower yet, despite the Colt-653 attempt.

There is def. a market for these. Nice PWA lowers, folks!

I think we may need a "Retro" forum with FAQs for pre-A2 stuff. What do you all think?

I'll start a new thread in the GD.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:42:10 AM EDT
I was waiting (like a few hundred others) for the Colt 653 project, and was looking forward to it even though there were lots of "issues" throughout the wait. It doesn't look like the new offers are gonna work out. Man, I wish someone would come out with what a few hundred (at least!) of us are wanting. Good post Denny; thanks for the info; I didn't know some Olympics and PWAs were LMT built.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:56:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 11:56:30 AM EDT by CrufflerJohn]
What are the actual visible physical differences on the outside of an A1 lower verses the current lowers avalable today?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 2:26:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CrufflerJohn:
What are the actual visible physical differences on the outside of an A1 lower verses the current lowers avalable today?



the front pivot pin lug area and the rear takedown pin reinforcement.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:17:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:24:02 AM EDT
And let me guess...You're either going to put an RDIAS in it or convert it into an M16, right?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:27:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ekie:


Anodizing involves stripping the old finish, and Victor is the only guy I trust my lowers with. Once I get it back will post pictures. The PWA lower I had was kinda funky, so don't know how well it will turn out. Victor has a new web site, can't find it right now, but here is the old one:

www.tanneryshop.com/COATING.html



Ekie

Any update on the refinish?

I have benn reluctant to send my A1's off for as finish because of my experences with prior refinishing jobs. They were dimmensionally out of spec.

My PWA seems to have the original deep black finish but it seems slick like a teflon based finish (I have had this over 10 years)But I have no prior history before I got it.
My Eagle A1 has benn spray painted.

I biggest concern is that these lowers become out of spec paperweights!

Your thoughts?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:45:10 AM EDT
Should get them back Monday. And yes, I have had the same experiance with sending stuff off to be anodized. They blast the heck out of the parts then everything fits sloppy. So far so good with sending stuff off to Victor. He strips the old finish off chemically. I sent him six receivers this time.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:45:47 AM EDT
Somebody just oughta say "I am making 100 A1 pattern lowers. No slabs or XM pattern. They will have this finish and this design. Take or leave." Then do the same for slab, and XM...;)
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:54:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ekie:
Should get them back Monday. And yes, I have had the same experiance with sending stuff off to be anodized. They blast the heck out of the parts then everything fits sloppy. So far so good with sending stuff off to Victor. He strips the old finish off chemically. I sent him six receivers this time.



Please do keep us posted & pics would be nice (Hint-hint)
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:59:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VLODPG:

Originally Posted By Ekie:
Should get them back Monday. And yes, I have had the same experiance with sending stuff off to be anodized. They blast the heck out of the parts then everything fits sloppy. So far so good with sending stuff off to Victor. He strips the old finish off chemically. I sent him six receivers this time.



Please do keep us posted & pics would be nice (Hint-hint)



Will do.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:03:25 PM EDT
Wish I had one of those A1 lowers

My CDNN M16A1 upper needs a lower soon, been waiting on Colt-653 to come thru and at this point it's not looking good.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:54:24 PM EDT
Ekie,

Are we there yet?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:57:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
Ekie,

Are we there yet?



Yeah, I got em yesterday, they came out real nice. Now the lower is gray, and pretty, so don't look like a PWA anymore, HA!

Anyhow, I have a bunch of 1099's and 1098's I got to get filled out and in the mail. Just the same am going to try and get pictures up this weekend.
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