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Old 03-06-2014, 04:48 AM   #1
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It's like a disease I tell you!

Just picked up a number of Colt parts again including this beauty.

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Original finish, like new. Not sure what she's going to be yet but I can't wait. I'll keep you guys posted, thinking maybe an XM177e2, granddaddy of the M4, used from '67 on I believe, either way I'm excited.

The other parts are also like new, a type E stock, A1 grip, drain hole handguards, a slip ring and a three prong flash hider.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:53 AM   #2
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Here's a Colt 629 (XM177e2), it looks a bit dark but like other retro M16s it's gray.

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and a Colt 653
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Anybody have any suggestions?
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There is a deal on a retro in the deals deals deals thread. It is a complete minus lower. For the price you might want to jump on it and save the upper you have for yet another build lol.


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There is a deal on a retro in the deals deals deals thread. It is a complete minus lower. For the price you might want to jump on it and save the upper you have for yet another build lol.


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Maybe I should take my own advice and jump on it


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Just couldn't help myself... Bought an original Colt 1/12 'MP' marked barrel. Looks like it's a '66-'69 I'll know more when I take possession of it. Guy threw in a barrel stub and Colt gas tube also. Both FSBs are smooth which means 1966-1969 and it has a Colt 3 prong on it also. These things are getting tough to find.
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Anyway, judging from the parts I'm accumulating I'm building an XM16E1, predecessor to the M16A1, it also looks like retro build number three is on

I think I need an intervention, this stuff is like crack!


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It's like a disease I tell you!

Just picked up a number of Colt parts again including this beauty.

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Original finish, like new. Not sure what she's going to be yet but I can't wait. I'll keep you guys posted, thinking maybe an XM177e2, granddaddy of the M4, used from '67 on I believe, either way I'm excited.

The other parts are also like new, a type E stock, A1 grip, drain hole handguards, a slip ring and a three prong flash hider.
It is a beauty. And do keep us posted with your other purchase.
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