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    I have one of these kits ordered from SG. When they had these a few years ago, I picked up two kits at that time. Those kits were primo, new M16A1s with the receiver and barrel removed. Will post here when the latest kit is delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    How come Sportsmans Guide won't put up my review??? ...
    This is a stupid question but those review stars on Sportsman's Guide stuff, are there reviews there that you can read?

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    dealers warehouse has these kits also, picture looks good but for those who received these kits pictures do not always represent what you recieve, plus no mag

    The Dealer WarehouseColt M16A1 Parts Set w/o Barrel
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    Got my kit from SG. Definitely not as pictured. Serial # on front sight hang tag indicates late 1970s or early 1980s Colt commercial production for export. Kit appears to have been "assembled" from parts bins as the finish and condition varies from part to part. Both handguards were cracked as was the buttstock. Buttstock smelled like it had been marinated in a tub of fish chum, wicked! The buttplate was completely toasted. The delta ring was worn to silver and had been sliced and peeled off. Front sight taper pins were missing along with a few lower small parts. Bolt, carrier and upper were in excellent or better condition. SG sent replacement handguards, both cracked and a replacement delta ring that appeared to be unused. Mag is a new steel E-Lander 30 round manufactured in Izzyland.

    I had a good set of furniture along with a nice box of used small parts and new Colt small hole civie fcg bits. Other than a barrel and a backordered NDS A1 receiver, I am GTG.

    So, are these kits worth the investment? For me, yes as this is probably the last bite that we will get at M16 mil surp kits. If you want to do a Retro project, this is a good beginning for your parts box. If the purchaser has expectations of a kit from a long stored unused weapon, then not so much.

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    Worst component you got was that mag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Fritz View Post
    This is a stupid question but those review stars on Sportsman's Guide stuff, are there reviews there that you can read?
    I would, for the most part guess a yes.. I deal with Sportsmen Guide a bit and read the reviews..
    They put the bad with the good.. One L.O. ordered a shoulder holster.. Oh my God did he rip into them..
    "This rig is such a piece of crap, I was afraid to throw it out in fear someone would pick it out of the damn trash and use it. I took it in the back yard and burned it."
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    They never printed mine on the M16a1 kit.
    " Save a tree...........Eat A Beaver!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thIDvet View Post
    ... I deal with Sportsmen Guide a bit and read the reviews.. ...
    How do you read them?? Where are they?

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    SMG don't like to print negative reviews.

    they never did print mine on that cheap scope that the knobs broke off when i attempted to make an adjustment--

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