GUN AR crew. Thinking of building my next AR. V. looking for vietnam parts kit

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Anyone know of any place that still has vietnam M16 parts kits? Im really wanting to find an all Colt upper and stock set. Want bake-a-lite furniture
    Sarco Inc had some a couple years ago but I think theyre out :dunno:
     
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    check arfcom EE for A1 style parts
     
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    really, any 20" a1 upper with a 3 prong flash hider and triangle-style handguards would work.

    i know nodak spud sells A1 style lower receivers for less than $200 if you REALLY want the detail
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    They fit on the same receivers you buy new still IIRC, correct?
     
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    as far as i know they're built to spec but with the a1 style look.

    you could email and ask
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I want everything to be old. I think the kits sarco was selling had bake-a-lite furniture on them which is a hell of alot different material than whatever they use now
     
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    might get lucky on the EE :dunno:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    The handguard here I think is bakelite
    I think the stock in the 2nd pic is bakelite as well. You can see a noticeable difference between bakelite and modern plastics

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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Got these pictures off arfcom
    How fucking cool are these?

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    Don't ask me why, but for some reason I hate the look of those older vietnam A1s. To me they just look goofy and ugly.

    That last one with the plum/brown bakelite is pretty sweet though... And the cocking lever (lulz) in the handguard is pretty sweet looking.
     
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    Never knew Vietnam had Pine trees
     
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    Never knew digital cameras had black and white settings
     
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    :ugh: easy there bub, can't take a joke?
     
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    I put an Colt A1 upper on my SP1 and added an early buttstock.

    It's a huge POS, but I also bust it's ass when I use it.
     
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    Well, turns out Sarco was the only one that ever offered a kit and now that theyre sold out for good, you have to piece one together. Fucking lame.
    That means I have to buy an upper from Ohio Ordnance or Gunny's and also have to get a bolt because they dont come included. Then I have to put a want ad in the EE for furniture and probably pay a premium for it as well
    Then theres a place that makes older A1 versions of receivers and then just slap a parts kit in and ready to go
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I want an SP1 one day.
     
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    Moore militaria has furniture (stock, pistol grip, triagular handguards).

    I wouldnt imagine an A1 upper would be hard to find. If they are, I wish I wouldnt have ruined so many of the ones I got from CMMG couple years ago.
     
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    Is their furniture actually period or is it all new?
    Oh, snap. That buttstock picture above is off their site. Shit is legit :eek3:
     
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    Beats the fuck out of me?

    What's it matter? That shit was made into the 80s.

    If you;re wanting super early green furniture; Id get it, but...
     
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    Its not war period :hs:
    Im like my dad. If its not made during war years, its shit
     
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    I guess. It wont ever be a real M16a1, so....
     
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    You do know what happens to bakelite with age right? :big grin:
     
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    Well with the antique radios I collect, theyre usually dull as hell. Atleast the brown wood grained ones. But I found a secret weapon against the dullness. Gold class car polish. Shit makes the grains stand out and gives it a slick deep rich look
     
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    I was actually speaking more to its tendency to turn brittle. I'd think a lot of the bakelite sets that were made have probably been damaged and broken over time.
     

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