8/31/2010 9:03pm, #31
EDIT: Not to mention, holy cow, it's so much cheaper than buying the rifle fully assembled. And even though I don't have any idea how to put it together right now, that would surely be a learning experience for me.
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8/31/2010 9:53pm, #32
8/31/2010 10:10pm, #33
Now I can feel confident that whatever happens or whatever I decide to do subsequently, I should have the ability to A1-ize any A2 style AR.
Wow, I'm so pumped! Thanks!
9/01/2010 4:00am, #34
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9/02/2010 12:49pm, #35
IIRC, the only "tool" you need are a couple of punches, and a special wrench. A Vice and a pourpose built jig are useful as well.
It's basically like building a high end model, but for grownups!
And don't forget patience. Lots of patience. Take your time and focus on each step, you don't want to break your new toy right?
Hit up that site I linked you to in your PM, there are more builders on there than you can shake a stick at!
9/27/2010 9:38pm, #36
Check it out! I got my surplus M16A1 parts!
As I understand it, now I just need to build an A2 style AR15, except that I can go ahead and use these grips and stock, and have a retro looking AR, especially if I use the carrying handle attachment Skele pointed out.
I've been very busy lately and had a lot on my mind, so I haven't thought about this in a while, but I feel fairly enthused about this project.
I'm pretty pumped about the retro look. It makes me want to duct tape a MP3 player to the rifle and cue some Vietnam era classics.
YouTube - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son - Music Video
YouTube - Eric Burdon - The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
10/14/2010 5:45am, #37
This the retro section on Arfcom. They can give you all kinds of guidance on building a rifle like you are describing.
The advice about getting a more modern rifle is all good and I would say do both. Black rifles have a way of multiplying when you are not looking. :)
I know a guy who was looking around his shop and realized he had enough parts to build a complete rifle just laying around so he did. You may find it hard to stop once you start.
10/14/2010 5:51am, #38
The funny thing is I still like shooting the original fixed carry handle rifle the most.
10/14/2010 6:45am, #39
I just finished my tacticool-AR project. Now I just need to figure out why the fucker is stove-piping.
10/14/2010 8:18am, #40