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Old 07-10-2010, 03:03 AM   #11
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does anybody know where one might find an original armalite ar15 or a colt m16a2 lower housing? is it crazy to try and find the parts to restore one of these (semi operation of course).

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If you really want an original ArmaLite or Colt lower receiver from a military rifle almost every one was select fire so very difficult and expensive to own. The price can go well over $10,000. Even one of the very rare early semiauto ArmaLites that were issued would be high priced as a collector item. People who build semiauto replicas use lowers that look like the real thing but never were an automatic weapon. It would be crazy for most to use a lower that has so much value because it was and always will be considered by federal law a "machine gun" even if rebuilt in semiauto form.

The closest semiauto lookalike of a real live M16A2 would be an older Colt AR15 with fixed carry handle. The Nodak lower receivers look a lot like M16A1s.

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If you really want an original ArmaLite or Colt lower receiver from a military rifle almost every one was select fire so very difficult and expensive to own. The price can go well over $10,000. Even one of the very rare early semiauto ArmaLites that were issued would be high priced as a collector item. People who build semiauto replicas use lowers that look like the real thing but never were an automatic weapon. It would be crazy for most to use a lower that has so much value because it was and always will be considered by federal law a "machine gun" even if rebuilt in semiauto form.

The closest semiauto lookalike of a real live M16A2 would be an older Colt AR15 with fixed carry handle. The Nodak lower receivers look a lot like M16A1s.
I wonder if he can go w/ a lower from a service Colt M4? Ours were safe/semi only.
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I wonder if he can go w/ a lower from a service Colt M4? Ours were safe/semi only.
Say whatttt? Military M4s are supposed to be auto/semi/safe I thought.
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mjkeat, you'll have to tell us more about those M4s, I never heard of them. I thought they all were semi/3rd burst (or semi/full auto for the M4A1). Was this some kind of training rifle?

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mjkeat, you'll have to tell us more about those M4s, I never heard of them. I thought they all were semi/3rd burst (or semi/full auto for the M4A1). Was this some kind of training rifle?
In basic we had m16A4s that were safe/semi/burst. In my regular unti we gad SAWs and 240Bs for full auto supression and even then it was 3-5 round bursts at likely and known targets. Full auto on an M4 makes for a lot of wasted ammo and less accurate shooting.
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I looked through almost 2,000 pictures and a handfull of video trying to find a good view of a selecter switch on a M4 in our unit. I couldnt however. I have a few more pics that Ill look over later. Its 2:30am and Im tired.

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You go and get some sleep!
Anyways, I personally don't see the attraction of full auto either, But either way i'm just saying I find it interesting and... abnormal lol

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You go and get some sleep!
Anyways, I personally don't see the attraction of full auto either, But either way i'm just saying I find it interesting and... abnormal lol
I can tell you in the 4 years I was active an M4 was never fired on burst or full auto. I was a SAW or 240 gunner but did fire M4s for qual, stress shoots and at the ranges and never burst or full auto outside of the belt fed weapons. Ill find a pick I promise. Kinda starting to feel like "that guy". You know the one whos full of ****
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