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Posted: 4/5/2006 3:20:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 3:21:24 PM EDT by glock24]
I've finally collected enough spare parts from previous builds to throw together number four. She comes in at six pounds even and is a perfect little carbine for small framed shooters like my wife.

I recommend everyone have at least one stripped down AR-15 for shooting holes in the ground, plinking pop cans, instructing new shooters, or even lending to the brother in-law out at the range.

Here's the specs and porn;

Bushmaster A2 receiver set
Model 1 Sales chrome-lined lightweight 16" barrel
El cheapo Tapco 4 position stock







Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:25:25 PM EDT
I like it and think it is perfect!

I have one planned as well but I'm thinking of using an A1 upper instead.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:02:55 PM EDT
I like it, a lot. I have one similar planed except I plan to use an A1\C7 upper and a M4 stock.


Originally Posted By glock24:
I recommend everyone have at least one stripped down AR-15 for shooting holes in the ground, plinking pop cans, instructing new shooters, or even lending to the brother in-law out at the range.



I couldn't agree more!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:18:36 PM EDT
Very nice for a spare parts gun
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:03:42 AM EDT
I love it job well done
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:23:07 AM EDT
A great little gun indeed!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:50:48 AM EDT
Looks good!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:11:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:18:31 PM EDT
I love the looks. But i'd use a A2 stock set so that they learn to be good with something they cant customize. That way they can get even better with something they CAN customize

BTW, what was your guesstimated overall build cost?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:29:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 3:20:31 AM EDT by glock24]

Originally Posted By ironsight-boy:
I love the looks. But i'd use a A2 stock set so that they learn to be good with something they cant customize. That way they can get even better with something they CAN customize

BTW, what was your guesstimated overall build cost?



Good point on the A2 stock. My only hesitation is the fact that I've let eleven year old kids shoot my rifles, and having the adjustable stock is about mandatory for them. I'm hitting another gun show this weekend, maybe they'll have some more deals on A2s.

Regarding cost, remember I went cheap;

BM receiver set - market price, you would do much better with RRA prices
LPK - collected individually from gunshows, other builds, donations, etc. Probably $50
Bolt carrier group - DPMS chrome lined, brand-new from JSE Surplus - $104
Barrel parts - again, collected individually. Probably $25
Barrel - Model 1 Sales - $180
Buttstock - JSE Surplus - $30

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:14:34 AM EDT
Nice job. I like it.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:41:47 PM EDT
Thinking of doing the same only A1 upper.

Nice job..
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:49:02 PM EDT
What was the brand of the barrel? Nice gun, BTW. My XM16E1 stays stock, except for the round handguards I placed in lieu of the triangle handguards.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:33:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rch:
What was the brand of the barrel? Nice gun, BTW. My XM16E1 stays stock, except for the round handguards I placed in lieu of the triangle handguards.



The barrel is a 4140 chrome-lined E.R. Shaw barrel, marketed by Model 1 Sales

Model 1 Sales lightweight barrel
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