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    Nice retro build! I want to do one myself someday!

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    Thanks,
    These Fuckers multiply like roaches with the blem deals and sales going on This is todays project epoxying the sight tower on prior to drilling.


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    Guys here is the origonal A1 from back in 1968. Tim and my best Bro Moose Munoz. Had full auto, semi and safe.
    Am I getting old? Damn they seemed so light compared to these new ones the Military carries..
    Anyone know the weight difference from the old A-1 too the new one the young guys are carrying..
    I should have mailed the damn thing home and registered it... Nobody was keeping track of them.. Wonder what a full auto registerd A-1 would go for?
    Have a bunch of pictures. Have to get off my lazy ass and post some close ups for you guys.
    Guys were mailing home Russian and Chinese AKs.. Stupid me did not want those junk guns.
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    last time i saw a M16A1 sale it went for $12,000 for the full NFA deal. that has been a few years ago. my FFL was a NFA dealer and DOD certified contractor for many years. he has a couple of H&R,colt and hydromatic m16a1s along with various HKs from the early 1980s --i don't recall what he paid for um-- i know he got those HKs for like $220 each not counting the NFA tax of course and a few uzis and some mac-10s. my guess is when he paid $220 for the HKs that is about what he got the rest for.

    a few years ago he had some problems and sold some of the collection off . i know he sold one UZI to a collector for $6,000--and a MP5 for $8,000!

    the bad thing is back in the day he was telling me" you better get you some of these HKs,FNFALs uzis and m16s while the getting is good! and I balked at that $200 tax stamp! LOL! damn $200 don't seem like much at all today!

    weight? i think the a2 is a about 1 lb more --the barrel alone is an extra 1/2lb and the a2 upper and a few other little things add a few oz.

    i all ways liked the old A1s -- i sort of wished they had stuck with the pencil barrel for the a2 as even with the pencil barrel they all ways seemed to be accurate shooters .

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    1 lb.. Damn I must have been young and in shape j4. Small hurricane here, the Army Reserve came in to town to help hand out food and ice.
    Young Troop let me hold his M-4 or whatever they are called.. My God it felt like a 100lbs.. Asked if he wanted to sell it but he said he could get in big big trouble for doing that.
    Any advantage too the pencil barrel on full auto? Accuracy, I would guess, would be better with the heavier barrel.
    Put a few rounds through the A-1 on full auto, they held up very well. We beat the piss out of them and were of the generation of "The weapon that does not need cleaning." Hell I do not think their was a cleaning kit in the whole company.. They kept going bang..
    With all due respect to our discussions on magazine.. We abused the hell out of the original ones also. In the dirt, dropped them, all kinds of disrespectful things.
    They worked also. Any problems, heave it grab another one.. No slings, slings got caught on stuff.. 300 rounds max carry. Some guys carried a bit more..
    ADD: Oh God no bayonets. We traded those too the Marines.. Those guys liked them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thIDvet View Post
    1 lb.. Damn I must have been young and in shape j4. Small hurricane here, the Army Reserve came in to town to help hand out food and ice.
    Young Troop let me hold his M-4 or whatever they are called.. My God it felt like a 100lbs.. Asked if he wanted to sell it but he said he could get in big big trouble for doing that.
    Any advantage too the pencil barrel on full auto? Accuracy, I would guess, would be better with the heavier barrel.
    Put a few rounds through the A-1 on full auto, they held up very well. We beat the piss out of them and were of the generation of "The weapon that does not need cleaning." Hell I do not think their was a cleaning kit in the whole company.. They kept going bang..
    With all due respect to our discussions on magazine.. We abused the hell out of the original ones also. In the dirt, dropped them, all kinds of disrespectful things.
    They worked also. Any problems, heave it grab another one.. No slings, slings got caught on stuff.. 300 rounds max carry. Some guys carried a bit more..
    ADD: Oh God no bayonets. We traded those too the Marines.. Those guys liked them..
    Hell yeah, us Jarheads like bayonets!!!!! You can take out a Russian tank if you know how to use those suckers correctly. LMAO!!!

    I really miss my old A1 from back in the day. Colt it was. It wasn't heavy, as long as you were holding it like John Wayne!!! Sumbeach felt like 100 pounds after about 5 minutes holding it with one finger by the front sight, with your arm fully out stretched. Damn arm hurts just remembering the fun......
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    Got my kit a couple of hours ago. Tried to post pics but friggin new phone doesn't know the drill. Over all am pleased. Fore stock missing a couple of teeth, butt stock has broken butt plate with part of top missing. Carrier looks good. Upper receiver good, no cracks and missing 30% anodizing. Kit appears complete. Think I go the retro route with retro wear like Bubbamauser. Royal Tiger came through for me. YMMV
    thanks for the tip Bubbamauser!

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    Nice Retro build Bubba! Now I want to build one!

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    the pics showing missing teeth & butt plate







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    That's gonna look great done.

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