Getting closer, got some more of my parts in.
Still waiting on some small bits from Sarco.
Current items are as follows.
DPMS buffer, tube and spring. Yeah it's DPMS, it's also a part that's hard to mess up
Norelles Moly-resin. Exact match to original color
Lauer weaponry manganese parkerizing solution.
Original Colt M16A1 upper w/ FA and rear sight.
Colt port door assembly
PSA lower parts kit, refinished to an original gray color with naval jelly. With the right technique naval jelly will turn black parkerizing gray, but it takes some care as it can turn out splotchy.
PSA charging handle
PSA premium HPT/MPI bolt carrier group
DPMS gas tube
McKay enterprises M16A1 1/7 barrel
original Colt barrel nut assembly with slip ring.
Colt handguard cap
Colt M16A1 front sight base.
I may throw up a more informational and formal build thread when I'm finished to make it easier to follow.