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My M16A1 build

I've been working on this project on and off for the last 6 months or so, and finally did the final push this weekend to get in finished. It came out great - very happy with the results, and it shot a pretty damn good group for iron sights it's first time out.









Every single part is original colt except for the lower receiver - and the only reason being is colt never made a period correct late 603 A1 receiver style for civilians. I built this from a parts kit I purchased from MGS for $500.00 (Real big thanks to Steve at MGS for all his help on this one, I can't state that enough). I couldn't be happier with the build, and the Nodak A1 lower matches my upper perfectly, I've never seen a finish match as close as this on any of my AR's. I believe it will be one of my favorite rifles. I had been wanting to do a completely nostalgic build with none of the tacticool bullshit - straight Vietnam period correct build all the way. Shooting through iron sights I get a satisfaction you don't experience when looking through scopes or holographic sights.

Oh, and last time I checked MGS still has a couple M16A1 parts kits left.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 09:47 PM
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That's [email protected] sweet man!!
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just need a twenty round mag to complete the effect.
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I agree... very cool!!

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Damn CJ, that is one sweet gun!
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Are happy switch functional? I dig it, I was looking at a colt SP1 this past weekend.
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Are happy switch functional? I dig it, I was looking at a colt SP1 this past weekend.
It's a semi auto. I like the SP1's, but for realistic use I want a forward assist, small pin lower, and the ability to shoot over a 55gr.
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cool build. you are right the finish is spot on
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CJ brought that gun over to the house on Sunday. It's a pretty damn cool retro AR, and it was lighter than I thought it would be. You could carry that thing all day and never realize you had it.
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Fuggin' awesome! BTW: Nodak Spud sells 20rd. mag bodies.

Give me a dollar.

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All I get are red x's.

Butsince all A1s lok the same, Im sure it's a good looking rifle. I love A1 variant the most out all the M16 family.
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Red X's here too.

I've been wanting to build one of those for a while now. Have the kit bookmarked. Just waiting for a deal on a lower receiver.

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Red X's here too.

I've been wanting to build one of those for a while now. Have the kit bookmarked. Just waiting for a deal on a lower receiver.
Yeah, it appears my server is down unfortunately. Never had that happen before.
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Guess I'm not the only one to like the old school ones. In theory, this is in my cards/budget for next year. I have no real interest in the A3/M4 style for my personal gun. I can't sit in my bathroom and do proper DNC with it.

I maybe hitting you and propellerhead up next year or so on this if yall don't mind.

My '03 Sold.
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Love the retro ar's. I can't see the pics, but I already know I like it. Here's a pic of my m16a1 build, and a xm177 carbine build I've been working on.

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all it needs now is a slick 'Nam style tiger stripe cammo paint job and a DIAS

anytime man I enjoy the work
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