Vietnam handguard

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by 00possum, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. 00possum

    00possum New Member

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    im the only one i know who has a vietnam style handgaurd does any one else have one?
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Original or repro?
     

  3. 00possum

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    original handgaurd
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Very nice! I haven't seen one first hand since I was there in '68! :p

    Are you building a retro "M16"? We'd love to see pictures.
     
  5. 00possum

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    kinda my buddy did he was there to and he showed me how to but i put a new scope and a chrome moly barrel on there. i dont know if yall had that. how do u post pics?
     
  6. Gatekeeper

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  7. 00possum

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    :)Thanks for your help
     
  8. Quentin

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    My eyes are getting old... got better camera? :p
     
  9. 00possum

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    Sorry, wish i did. spent all my oney on the gun.
     
  10. JonM

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    here is my retro AR15. best configuration in my opinion. handguards are from an actual m16A1 that saw service in vietnam with the 25th infantry division. got em in the 90s out of a trash bin our unit was tossing old no longer used parts and junk. barrel is an m16A1 chrome lined surplus barrel.

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  11. Quentin

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    Very nice JonM!
     
  12. fsted2a

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    You know what is really rare? Original M4 triangle handguards. Colt only put them on the prototypes, to my knowledge. A few companies are offering them now, as well as for 20 inch barrels. But they have the matte finish, not the shiny finish like the originals.