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Old 04-06-2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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OK she be done! I have always wanted one of the A1 carbines...the old SP-1 CAR-15 as it were. I set out to build a true retro but financial restraints and parts I had laying around forced a slight change in plans. The discovery of the transistional Colt model 723 type carbine, a pre M4 design, a hodgepodge of early and or later designs. In this case, a "pencil" type 16" Bbl. with an A1 receiver albeit with the integral brass deflector, carbine handguards. The receiver is the later A2 design as is the grip and the stock is a gen-1 M4 type with mil-spec tube. Range report to follow...


parts specs: Bushmaster 16" ultra-light 1/9 barrel assy (I got to torque this one onto the upper)
Bushmaster A1 upper receiver assy.
BCM bolt carrier group and charging handle
Spikes Tactical lower receiver
Stag Arms lower parts kit
BCM Gen-1 M4 mil-spec buttstock assy w/H-buffer
This thing is LIGHT!
I gotta try something different next time...possibly the .458 SOCOM or mabey a 6.8...I need some serious rehab...



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Old 04-09-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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Back from the range...and yes it was windy as all get out here in Oklahoma. There seems to be no interest in this particular post here but again I have to point out this is one light carbine. It translates into some snappy performance with the 5.56 round. I was pleased the longarm shoots where you point it without requiring any adjustment to the sights. Feed and function were 100% for the 50 rounds I burned. cases were thrown between 2:00 & 3:00 out to 10 feet. Already had an offer on it. Guy wants it for his kids...I guess the light weight will fit the bill for the wife or kids ...I'm 6'4" and I like it too as a handy little carbine for casual outtings with friends. Anyway, there it is, another success story. I'm sure glad it didn't blow up in my face!



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Yep, there is interest. Looks good, hillmillenia. I'm not a huge fan of the fixed carry handle, but I understand what you were after.

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I like it and you did a nice job.

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I build one myself a month ago. I got it with an a1 stock but I place m4 handguards to mine. I'm got big hands and I don't like the skinny carbine guards. I have yet to zero mine. I'm a fan of the 62 gr soft point. Lets see how she does when I take care of her. I'm planning of placing one of those Colt 4x32 scopes also.

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Gee wilikers guys, thanks for all the kind comments ...Now that I have established she's a keeper, I'm starting to experiment...and though I have always said I would not go for the aftermarker tack-ons or colors...I went ahead and orderd a dark-earth Magpul MOE stock set...stock,handguards and grip...should be something else...

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Gee wilikers guys, thanks for all the kind comments ...Now that I have established she's a keeper, I'm starting to experiment...and though I have always said I would not go for the aftermarker tack-ons or colors...I went ahead and orderd a dark-earth Magpul MOE stock set...stock,handguards and grip...should be something else...
My wife's ar15 its a colt skinny barrel and bolt. I put an MOE magpul stock, flip up rear sight, and the new forend in foliage green. I even got the pmags to go with it. It looks sweet.
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Aw hell, ain't nothing wrong with some earth tone colors on a Bushy, it gives it some definable character and it doesn't clash with the red dirt here in Oklahoma!

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