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Posted: 11/27/2001 11:40:58 AM EDT
I carried an M-16 in Viet Nam in 1969-70. What rifle is the closest copy of this rifle that is currently available and what price range can I expect?
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 11:48:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 11:42:35 AM EDT by satcong]
The "lead ship" of our .308 caliber line!
AR - 10B

The AR - 10B brings back the flavor of the early ArmaLite AR - 10 and AR - 15 rifles, featuring original, early M16 tapered handguards, pistol grip and short buttstock, all finished in the original brown color. Most noticeably, the unique charging handle, has been returned to production for the first time in almost 40 years! The effect is striking!

Note: Due to the "trigger style" charging handle inside the carry handle, it is not possible to mount a scope on this model.


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order no. 10B retail price $1,635

MODEL: AR - 10B
CALIBER: .308/7.62MM
UPPER RECEIVER: FORGED AIRCRAFT ALLOY
BOLT: SIX LUG
EJECTOR: SPRING LOADED PLUNGER,
AUTOMATIC EJECTION
TRIGGER: SINGLE STAGE, TWO STAGE NM OPTIONAL
BARREL: 20" CHROME HBAR
RIFLING TWIST: RH 1:12 INCH
FRONT SIGHT BASE: M16 STYLE
MUZZLE DEVICE: CYLINDRICAL MULTI-SLOT RECOIL CHECK
BUTTPLATE: FIXED, NO TRAP DOOR
FINISH: MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATED STEEL,
HARD ANODIZED ALUMINUM
FURNITURE: VINTAGE M16, SEMI-GLOSS
BROWN EPOXY FINISH
OVERALL LENGTH: 40 INCHES
WEIGHT: 9.5 POUNDS
COMPLETE WITH: TWO 10 ROUND MAGAZINES
OWNERS MANUAL
LIFETIME WARRANTY



www.armalite.com
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 12:04:21 PM EDT
satcong, I have an old AR-10 and have a mount. It's possible.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 12:05:13 PM EDT
Satcong, thanks for the reply but your rifle doesn't look like what I carried. It didn't have that type charging handle, the handguards were different, I don't remember the pistol grip having a finger groove and the furniture was black. You have a very nice rifle but it's not what I'm looking for. Thanks anyway.
Raco2000
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 12:57:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 1:01:40 PM EDT by Matt]
I am doing a similar project, you and I are wanting an M16A1 copy.



Parts are here:
www.fulton-armory.com/
search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=m16
I used a post ban lower, its in A2 form but there are no postban A1 style lowers (there IS a difference)
Add a muzzle break from Wilson Combat and have the assembler grind off the bayo lug. Price:

$250 for complete lower
$250 or so for complete A1 upper or a bunch more if you get pieces and have it assembled
$125 for bolt/carrier/charge handle
trnasfer/tax/smithing $???
$50 or so for stock parts

I am having mine built by azexarms.com/

click on "AR's"
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 1:28:49 PM EDT
Thanks Matt. Your picture looks like what I remember it looking like 30 years ago. Raco2000
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 1:31:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 2:11:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raco2000:
Thanks Matt. Your picture looks like what I remember it looking like 30 years ago. Raco2000

Raco....keep looking...I recently seen a bushmaster "pre" that was real close to the ar1 profile...in fact it was just like it in appearance....almost bought it but I am not a "pre-ban" junkie.....I believe this is as close as you would find without having to cut off your right arm for it......(no offense intended).........
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 4:03:47 PM EDT
Derek at AZEXARMS.COM has post-ban SP1s for sale.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 4:23:47 PM EDT
Thanks guys. Looks like AZEXARMS has what I'm looking for.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:15:06 PM EDT
Where Can you get a A1 upper with that thinner barrel.


Six
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:56:09 PM EDT
Sixgun

I've got one if your interested. E-mail me.
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 11:01:17 AM EDT
I built this last spring, had to cut off the bayonet lug and put a CAV-COMP in place of the flash suppressor.
It's a Bushmaster, with a COLT M16A1 barrel.
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