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    Always sore, always tired Bradrock's Avatar
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    Well; I ordered the kit. Now could someone point me to the correct barrel? I've tried so hard to avoid ar's & .233s' that I turn away when I see a picture or a post! I swear this one kit is all I'll ever buy. But I want to get the right parts. I'll wait until hopefully things calm down & get the correct Nodak receiver. Upper/lower WTF?? I've seen 4th post about pins & springs and such. But I saw that by mistake & erased it from my mind real quick.

    I only bought this because of the Nam history & the chance Barry will say I can't have one. Oh....Colt is cool too.

    It looks like no bayonet is included either.


    I'll wait until my next trip to Florida & ask Tim to put it together for me. I'm sure he can do it blindfolded.

    Thanks for any advice, Brad
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    I ordered the NDS lower and also wanted to get it "Battlefield Pickup buffed"
    I sent them the upper from my kit so they could match the lower and they called me to confirm that I wanted the upper buffed. I asked why and he told me that it was one of the nicest original uppers that he had seen and he hated to polish it down to bare metal in some spots. He made me a great deal on a blem upper matched to my lower and the pristine orig. upper is setting in my safe.

    As far a barrels, mine came with a colt pencil type barrel that was already parked and the front sight/gas block was installed.

    you might want to check out www.retroblackrifle.com for lots of specific info on your make and model.

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    Bradrock, Years ago before clinton passed the "no USA gun parts" bs law, sarco had new in the beeswax gauze wrap barrels for $99. I got one and after digging it out from the mummification process it turned out to be a colt! They were barrels we had given Israel and they were selling them back to us IIRC. They're all gone now, but Green Mountain sells the m16a1 barrel that you need although they are listing it as out of stock, but they should make more and get them listed again. They do have other barrels like the A2 version listed as in stock. AR-15 / M16 / M4 Rifle Barrels from Green Mountain

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    Smile Brad...

    Blindfolded ? Hell I had to watch the You Tube video 27 times to put the damn thing together.. At that I put the hammer spring in backwards.
    Not here, you have to go to j4's house..
    Hell when I was in the Military, no weapons were issued too us with a number assigned. No one gave a flying frig. Just grab something in the field and go.
    I had a shotgun, damn wish I sent that home, then a M-16.
    Their was more weapons than Men to use them. Other than the M-60, grab what the hell yah wanted.
    Add too the fact, during my adventure, it was the weapon that did not need cleaning. So NO cleaning kits were issued.
    In defense of the weapon, could it jam, sure any weapon could..
    But we beat the hell out of them and they kept on ticking..
    First time I saw the inside of one, was when I got those shorties a bit back here.
    If one more spring flew, it was going to set a new world record for the AR toss..
    Damn I just passed up a 1975 M-16 for $750.. Friend in town here..
    I did not want it, to many bad memories. But I should have grabbed it for you or the guys and done and FFL exchange. My bad, sorry..
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    I have two of these A! uppers, one I use as a hog rifle and the other is a dedicated 22lr with a US air force conversion unit
    two years ago i paid $300 at a gunshow in ft myers for the A! upper, it was sweet it came out of a armoury in the mid west, they recycled the lowers and swicthed out the uppers, I bought another A1 upper several weeks back, post event for $340 neither came with the Bolt Carrier group ( BCG) but i had extra's. The kit SG has seems worth it if you can find a pencil barrel, I see them for a fair price on Ar-15 equipment exchange under used parts most guys are looking for the A2 & Hbar configuration barrels
    you have to check there regularly cause NOTHING is staying up for sale long, but if you want or need something bad enough you will check 3-4 times a day otherwise your REALLY not interested
    the triangular stocks well last fall you could give them away, now they are over $40 a pair, if you can find them WTF

    I never cared for these rifles myself, a buddy had one and it freaked me out the first time I fired it, then I learned I could build my own, so I carved out a lower from a 0% DSA forging with handtools and drill press, I was hooked. Thank god I reload and have a good supply of mags as both seen to scare and expensive these days. bolts & Bolt carriers are also expensive, they were $100 plus before the EVENT now they are going for $300-$400, the SG kit comes with a bolt & carrier its almost worth buying the kit for the bolt & carrier, butt stock and handguards so I ordered one

    2,000 post for me
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    yea i been looking for a a1 stock set for some time --looks like i am going to have to go with the a2 as that is all that is left that is still retail price--

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    With the club discount + a coupon + extra discount for using SG credit card + 4 pay plan. It won't hurt much at all. That's assuming they actually get them.
    " Save a tree...........Eat A Beaver!"

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    I am confidenate they will get them. I am starting to look for a original pencil barrel I have a semi disconector
    if not I will have no problem selling the barrel or keeping it for a spare
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    I just got a e-mail confirmation from SG the M-16 kit has been ship and is on its way

    I know where to get pencil barrels!!!!!!!
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    Well there is hope for me to get one!
    Did you find new made barrels or vintage pencil barrels?

    I picked a copy of my dealer friends liscense to send off to Nodak & get on a waiting list I guess.
    If I buy a Nodak receiver, it looks like they have to send them somewhere's else to have markings engraved on them.

    I'm not real comfortable ordering things in this panic mess. Not at all.
    " Save a tree...........Eat A Beaver!"

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