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nismobishi
12-20-2011, 5:00 PM
I want to build a rifle like my dad carried in nam but where can i find a retro m16 kit now days?

Peter.Steele
12-20-2011, 5:27 PM
I want to build a rifle like my dad carried in nam but where can i find a retro m16 kit now days?



I've got a USGI surplus A1 upper I could probably be talked out of. I'm in Madera.


edit to add:

It's a complete upper, may or may not come with BCG / CH. Late 70's / early 80's production, probably as replacement parts. Barrel is 1:12 C MP Chrome Bore marked. A1 birdcage, triangle handguards, large round FA button rather than the teardrop. Bore is in good shape, doesn't have too many rounds through it. BCG that may or may not come with it appears to be a Colt bolt with a generic SP1 (I think) style carrier, no markings. CH is generic as well.

Let me know if you're interested.

dieselpower
12-20-2011, 5:31 PM
http://nodakspud.com/AR%20Lowers.htm
they should have stuff for you

Ubermcoupe
12-20-2011, 5:45 PM
Worth it for a reference:
http://www.retroblackrifle.com/

Arisaka
12-20-2011, 5:49 PM
Man the kits were everywhere over the summer. Kind of dried up though as of late. I'm interested too.

nismobishi
12-20-2011, 6:48 PM
I might take a look at that upper you have. I know i used to see these things everywhere! Peter steele is the upper completly colt? Pm me a price plz. Im in fresno. If possible a pic too.

nismobishi
12-20-2011, 6:51 PM
Thanks for the links guys. Anyone know where to find a complete kit?

m35a2
12-20-2011, 6:52 PM
Sarco had some, I did one of 'em. Worked good!

Fot
12-20-2011, 6:53 PM
http://e-sarcoinc.com/search.aspx?find=AR340 Here is an a2 kit, looks like they are sold out of a-1's

nismobishi
12-20-2011, 7:16 PM
Ya it seems as if everyone is sold out.

Mojaveman
12-20-2011, 7:29 PM
I had an interest in putting an A1 together like the one that I carried 30 years ago. If you really look on the internet you can find everything. I know because I did. To build a top notch A1 I came up with a figure of about $800.00 for all of the parts minus shipping costs and labor.

I remember when the A2s came out and everyone pretty much welcomed the changes over the A1 but it would still be nostalgic to have and shoot one.

xbimmers
12-20-2011, 7:31 PM
JSE has some A1 parts.

http://www.jsesurplus.com/militarysurplusnewcategory.aspx

Tankhatch
12-20-2011, 8:35 PM
From: AR15.com
Forum: Retro AR-15 / M-16 Retro Forum

http://www.ar15.com/forums/f_3/123_AR_15___M_16_Retro_Forum.html

bohoki
12-20-2011, 10:08 PM
used to be cheap now everyone wants a swat1Iwp1d7eKbA

Arisaka
12-21-2011, 7:04 AM
Found some! Whatacountry.com has a few.

Yemff
12-21-2011, 10:21 AM
Found some! Whatacountry.com has a few.

Those seem to be sold out too

nismobishi
12-21-2011, 12:47 PM
^^^yep.

Peter.Steele
12-22-2011, 7:00 PM
Good luck building your A1, man! Hope you enjoy my old your new upper. Make sure you take some good pictures to show off!

nismobishi
12-22-2011, 8:49 PM
I will. Its gonna be sweet! Ill post pics in about a month. Thanks again peter.steele.