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Posted: 2/28/2002 7:18:29 PM EDT
is it the memory that goes first, or......, now where did i lay those keys........??

several years ago i got a brochure from some place lyke Franklin Mint (?) they were selling/taking orders for a VN commemorative AR15s......

does any one here have any info on this rifle ? who made them ?? what wud you pay for one ?? i thynk i saw one advertised in a gun mag./rag or on the .net, i do not recall, but the price was $2,500 (???????????)

i have been searching for that brochure for 5 days now, i guess the Martians stole it !!!!!!

Link Posted: 2/28/2002 8:37:55 PM EDT
Those things were major ugly. Gold doodads just don't look right on a black rifle.

It was a postban rifle. I can't remember who made the damn thing, but if I had one I would also run to the hardware store for a can of black spraypaint.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 4:14:40 AM EDT
you're a funny one !! ya.., i gotta admit that GOLD on a black Rifle does look a bit gaudy !!
are you shure it was "post-ban" ??? it seems to me that i got that brochure over 10 years ago...

do you recall the price tag ??

Link Posted: 3/1/2002 4:22:58 AM EDT
My memory is with Chairborne_Ranger. I,too, think it was a postban unit. I saw it advertised in Guns and Ammo for a couple of months near the front. You know where all the comens are, but come to think of it, I think I remember a bayonet offered with it!? Could that be?
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 4:37:01 AM EDT

i do remember there being a bayo as part of the package......

do you recall who made it ? i thot it was Colt, but i can not find any info on it, if any one has a back issue of G&A, or a link to the "VN Commemorative"......., please post it or any info pertaining to that rifle...........

Link Posted: 3/1/2002 5:35:38 AM EDT
Can't remember CactusJack, but I will look aorund the shop for some old issues.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 6:23:11 AM EDT
I have seen two different ones....

One was a Colt, and one was a Bushmaster. Both had all the damn Gold inlay all over the place. Both of the ones I saw were at the DFW gun shows, and had been fired/used, but were in good shape.

Neither was ridiculously priced... IIRC, both around $1500-$2000, and both prebans. IIRC that is.

And both, were "neat", and BUTT UGLY.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 6:48:21 AM EDT
they have offered both pre and post ban versions.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 7:56:31 AM EDT
There's one listed for sale on Gunsamerica now for $2500.00, supposedly unfired with the display case.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 10:14:32 AM EDT
I can remember a pre-ban version (but I don't know if it was VN commemorative or not).

I specifically remember that it was a Colt and had a gold plated birdcage flash hider. Other parts like forward assist, dust cover, etc were also gold plated.

I saw one in a local gun shop a few years ago for around $2000. Again, I remember the gold trim, that it was made by Colt and had some sort of "Certificate of Authenticity". But I don't know if it was a Viet Nam commemorative.

Link Posted: 3/15/2002 5:19:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 3:35:11 PM EDT
Certificate of Authenticity, a piece of paper that cost 12 cents and raises the price of the gun by 500.00.
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 10:13:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2002 10:27:15 PM EDT by Superflash]
Could this be the AR15?
In the ATF firearms curios or relics list (3-2001) section II page 19, Colt AR-15 Sporter "The viet Nam Tribute Colt special Edition" .223 cal. semiautomatic rifle, bearing the American Historical Foundation registry numbers of VT0001 through VT1500. Could be. I believe seeing this AR15 for sale in some military magazine in the early 90's. Maybe even 1990. I think it had gold dragons imprinted on the lower receiver.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 4:41:30 AM EDT
i never actually saw one of the VN Commem's, but i did save the brochure..........., but can't find the damn thyng now........... grrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 2:26:13 PM EDT
I found an ad in the June 1989 issue of Guns&Ammo. Needless to say the rifle was pre-ban. It was offered by the American Historical Foundation and the price was $1995. It was a limited edition of 1500 rifles in honor of the Vietnam War. They were produced by Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 3:25:00 PM EDT
SP1 handguards?
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 4:50:56 PM EDT
Yep, it had the A1 style stock and handguards, but they had a textured finish
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