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Posted: 10/1/2002 2:22:56 PM EDT
Howdy all...
Just got my set in the mail today and had a couple of questions.

1.) The trap door butt stock: On the lock for the door, is it supposed to have a "nub" / thumb notch similar to the A2 style?

2.) The pistol grip: At the base where your little finger rests, is the hole supposed to go all the way through? Or is it just an indentation?

All in all, I like the set considering I only spent $20 for it. The A1 does make a big difference in the sight picture...especially for us smaller people. I guess the next thing is to bead blast them and repaint them, although they're not that bad.

Thanks...
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 7:32:10 AM EDT
1) Yes

2) What nub for the little finger? There should be no holes or indentations on the A1 pistol grip - just some stippling.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 10:28:20 AM EDT
there is no "finger rest" like on an A2 grip but on mine also there is a small "roll" at the bottom of the front of the grip, resting just below the pinky. i can't recall if mine goes all the way thru or not.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 4:39:36 PM EDT
I doesn't go all the way through. On the first M16s (called AR15) that is where the rear sling swivel went.
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 7:06:50 AM EDT
I'm not sure I've even seen a photo of a sling attached to the bottom of the pistol grip. Certainly predates the XM16E1's we had 35 years ago.

The trap doors are different. Butt plates will interchange if you like the more agressive M16A2 style.

Don't forget you need a shorter top screw with the M16A1 stock. Drop the longer screw and spacer in the butt trap of the A2 stock so you don't lose them.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 6:54:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2002 4:22:21 AM EDT by Derek45]

Originally Posted By Chuck:
I'm not sure I've even seen a photo of a sling attached to the bottom of the pistol grip. Certainly predates the XM16E1's we had 35 years ago.
-- Chuck



The Black Rifle has photos of the early Armalite prototypes, they had the sling swivel on the pistol grip instead to the stock.

community.webshots.com/photo/12838673/13981999SbGPepdltb
Check out the charging handle, delta ring and 25 round mag.

I hope this works...webshots is crap!
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 12:23:26 PM EDT
Chuck....I'm surprised you didn't know. Tsk, tsk......
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