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Old 01-12-2014, 07:28 PM   #21
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Rendering that last post all but useless my perfectionism got the best of me and I re-re-finished the upper. It was just too dark and too glossy, which was attributed to a lack of heat when spraying. I used plenty this time, looks identical to the old anodizing now... Unfortunately it won't match the lower it's going on for now, not a big deal.

Some oil present so that's why it looks uneven.

Well, I'm off to manganese parkerize my lpk
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So which original M16 parts did the mailman bring you? That rifle pictured above is one of my favorite incarnations of the M16/AR15, too. Very cool. And, that barrel is correct, at least in today's versions. Apparently, you also should shoot heavier bullets out of this (1/7) barrel. I did not realize this when I bought my Colt AR M4 recently, and it's harder finding the ammo. A lot of the stuff out there is 55 grain.

And, I have been meaning to ask, what is the current bullet weight loaded for the military in 5.56? Is it the 62's? I'm having some 69 grain ammo made up for mine.
As far as I know right now its the xm855 62 grain with the steel core.

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Parked the LPK, turned out good but I lost the forward assist roll pin... I know it's around here somewhere.


Yeah, I'm rambling in text form.
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I hate it when that happens.

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I found it, I had it in a ziplock bag so I wouldn't lose it.
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Lol. Ya that's what I've started doing with all my small parts.

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What happened to the fixed stock? I like Magpul but if your building an A1 it don't look right without it. That's my next build is an A2. Going all original.
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What happened to the fixed stock? I like Magpul but if your building an A1 it don't look right without it. That's my next build is an A2. Going all original.
I have original late 1960's furniture on order, should be here by next weekend. That pic is just a mock up on a complete lower I already have. Hoping to send the barrel off mid Feb and pick up a lower about the same time. Should be complete by the end of February.

I'm going to start a new thread when I'm almost finished to be easier to follow in case someone is interested in their own retro.


Did a little more finishing of parts, figured I'd post a pic. Most of it looks pretty black but it's gray.


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Mock up!

Almost there. substitute lower.
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You want to build the M16A1? Why dont you buy one?i know building a gun is enjoyable...
Maybe I'm the only one finding it difficult to find a rifle

in M16A1 configuration? I know I didn't hawk every gun show

in a 500 mile radius, but it took me 5 years(of very enjoyable searching)

just to find an A2...
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