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Posted: 2/7/2006 1:06:57 PM EDT
My LE6933 made it to my dealer before the hurricane, after the hurricane I finally got my paperwork together, and three months later the Form 4 came back!!!



I really like the CAR style handguards, but they don't seem to match the M4 style stock. Can I just swap the new stock with a smaller stock or is the tube different too????
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:10:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:10:58 PM EDT by Frens]
what do you mean with "smaller"? do you mean the old style CAR stock? if so, just swap the M4 style with the CAR style.



btw, great looking carbine!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:14:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:15:35 PM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:30:39 PM EDT
Ok great. Someone told me that they thought the newer M4 style tubes were a bit longer than the CAR. I figured I would make the post a Technical post along with some Gun Porn.

Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:34:39 PM EDT
longer? I don't know.
the M4 stock should only have more position compared to the old style
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:37:01 PM EDT
Kick ass!!

I thought the same thing about the handguards

It was refreshing after handling M4 guards, and railed fore-ends


Congratulations, E-247!!!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:41:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:44:51 PM EDT by eklikwhoa]

Originally Posted By Frens:
longer? I don't know.
the M4 stock should only have more position compared to the old style




the positions actually have more to do with the tube than the stock body itself.

im getting my paperwork together myself but mine is going to be the "little quiet one"
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:44:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:45:25 PM EDT by redfisher]

Originally Posted By Frens:
longer? I don't know.
the M4 stock should only have more position compared to the old style



But that is a function of the buffer tube holes, not the stock....right?


edwin, you could always change the handguards to the M4 style or a rail set-up..........but that is a slippery slope!


edit: got me on the draw ek....
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:45:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:46:51 PM EDT by edwin247]
Thanks,

That is what I thought. I don't have a lot of experience handling different configurations of AR. When I handled this one for the first time, I was amazed how comfortable the handguards were.

This AR will stay basically stock, lightweight. Maybe a flip up or a Dr. Optic---something small... I am on the look out for a CAR stock to make it match a bit better.

I haven't decided on all the details, but I do want to keep it pretty much stock Colt.

My 17HMR AR barrel is coming in this week so maybe I will have another AR to post this week or next.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:46:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:49:31 PM EDT
of course, I meant the tube not the stock...sorry I'm tired
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:49:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:

Originally Posted By Frens:
longer? I don't know.
the M4 stock should only have more position compared to the old style




the positions actually have more to do with the tube than the stock body itself.

im getting my paperwork together myself but mine is going to be the "little quiet one"



Hmmm, I have a M4-2000 on the "waiting for funding list"----We are definately seeing eye to eye on this subject, and your Retro build is keeping me on track for my 607D build.

My only hope is that I can shake the BRD after these builds as the money tree isn't producing well after the Hurricane. I shake and shake and nothing falls, damn Katrina!!!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:51:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:52:48 PM EDT by edwin247]

Originally Posted By Frens:
of course, I meant the tube not the stock...sorry I'm tired



I was really just wondering if the CAR stock would slide on this style buffer tube, as I wasn't sure if they would work together. But it looks like they will --- with different positions of course, i.e. 4 versus 3. OK Waiting for more feedback

Thanks for helping clear up my confusion.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:01:59 PM EDT
ok not a colt tube but i tried my bushmaster 6 pos tube with a car style stock body and when collapsed all the way the buffer tube protudes out the rear about 1/2"
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:08:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
ok not a colt tube but i tried my bushmaster 6 pos tube with a car style stock body and when collapsed all the way the buffer tube protudes out the rear about 1/2"



Hmmm, that might be what he was talking about. Damn!!! I don't want to change the tube. Maybe I will just throw on my Colt M4 Handguards that I took of my LE6920....At least it will match better.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:17:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin247:

Originally Posted By Frens:
of course, I meant the tube not the stock...sorry I'm tired



I was really just wondering if the CAR stock would slide on this style buffer tube, as I wasn't sure if they would work together. But it looks like they will --- with different positions of course, i.e. 4 versus 3. OK Waiting for more feedback

Thanks for helping clear up my confusion.



Yes, if you get one of the earlier Colt CAR stock (or maybe the Stag standard CAR stock) it will fit and work.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:50:13 PM EDT
Ok, I am sending out a MO for a CAR stock tomorrow. The board member that I am getting it from said they work perfectly together....that is Colt stock on Colt tube.

I will post s pic when I get it in, probably 1-2 weeks.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:08:47 AM EDT
nice
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:11:49 AM EDT
Just picked mine up as well yesterday, initial purchase was November of '04. My paperwork was approved January 31 of this year.

As an aside, I slept with her last night. Wife was very accomodating and slept in the guest BR (she's very understanding!)


My next NFA item will be something to quiet down her nasty cough...
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:35:29 AM EDT
Very nice Edwin,

An the stocks will switch out no problem
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:47:12 AM EDT
Thanks guys.

Ummm, my wife doesn't know yet. I doubt she would even know the difference anyway. Last year I bought a LE6920 then a RRA 24" Varminter, and she thought they were the same AR.

Don't tell, hopefully she won't ask.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:56:00 AM EDT
Great looking rifle man, glad everything worked out. I just wish we could get SBR's here in NY...
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