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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    Looks good. I like that full filled in stock rather than the skeleton things you see nowadays. I'm assuming it was a "real" receiver and not one you manufactured in your garage.

    Let us know how she shoots!
    Yep- an Anderson lower receiver (vs retro ones that are available)

    The rest of the parts... Stock, handguard, barrel, upper receiver, teardrop forward assist are retro facsimiles... So should look close
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    Done! Ready for range time / test

    Just like the one I shot in 1976 in USAF

    Brownells made it easy... Got all the parts from them... Youtube videos helped (was my first ever build)

    Lost no springs or parts along the way.... But a roll pin on the rear carry handle sight I was installing flew away and hit the shop wondow... and landed where I could find it! Whew


    This is a cool looking A1 replica... Hope it shoots well

    I put in a PSA trigger I had left over (it's 6.5 lb pull) usual stock AR trigger would be about 7.5

    The lower isn't period specific but the upper and all else is

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    Final pic... Off to the range as soon as weather and work permits

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    Very nice, looks great!
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    [QUOTE=IowaShooter;5539329]Final pic... Off to the range as soon as weather and work permits

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    Looks great!

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    Enjoy!
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