Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 2/23/2006 6:32:48 AM EDT
Looking at some of the retro builds, I got to wondering how hard it would be to piece together a near-clone of a model 601. I mean something that could fool a person from several feet away. :)

I could get an older SP1 model for a starting point. That would give me nice, clean-looking upper and lower receivers.

I think I saw somebody selling the early "duckbill" flash hiders recently, but I don't remember where. I guess if someone was determined enough, they could take a regular 3-prong flash hider and turn it down on a lathe until it looked similar?

I found a "waffle pattern" magazine for sale, the asking price was $350. Ouch! But I'd only need one, for display purposes.

Smooth bolt carriers are available, and I could get one chrome-plated.

Standard M16 furniture could be colored dark green with Duracoat.

The one thing that seems like a big obstacle is the charging handle. I've never seen a 601 style charging handle for sale anywhere, and it doesn't seem like it would be easy to fabricate or "fake" one.

Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:56:03 AM EDT
This would be a good starting point. Keep an eye out on the EE also.

http://home.comcast.net/~luthier4/

rj
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:11:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rjay:
This would be a good starting point. Keep an eye out on the EE also.

home.comcast.net/~luthier4/

rj

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:36:16 PM EDT
+1 for total silence.


go to their industry forum. also with the mag i found one in the ee for only $90 the guy is trying to trade but cash works too.
Top Top