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    First AR build... retro A1

    Bought most parts from Brownells... Using a few non-period specific items but it will be close

    (Using fenced lower from Anderson and an enhanced trigger from PSA)

    But... I am using proper upper, butt stock, barrel and handguard, teardrop forward assist, carry handle sights etc

    Using you tube videos helped as I did the lower parts kit install (never did that before)

    Now on to the upper, etc.

    Should look and feel like the one I shot in 1976 in USAF

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    Looking good. I am addicted to those 3.5# drop in triggers.
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    Nice!
    I've never had the urge for an AR type rifle, but I wouldn't mind a M16A1 replica if it was close enough... that one looks GOOD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Looking good. I am addicted to those 3.5# drop in triggers.
    Agree.. I usually like the drop in RISE triggers... 3.5lbs. I think the ones I have are RSA 140 or something named like that. About $85-90 dollars these days
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    Nice! Cool-factor is off the scale, always.
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    Moved to the AR forum.
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    Good looking rifle! My buddy, fairly new shooter and AK guy, finished a similar project recently. Like you his has a few incorrect parts but the general look is there. I was going to add the "feel" is there but I have never handle an original so can't say that for sure! I can say this for a fact, the rifle is a real nice shooter! He also added the Barska 4X handle mount scope too. It's an inexpensive version of the scope but seems it will do the job for his use.

    Enjoy yours.
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    Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctordeere View Post
    Nice!
    I've never had the urge for an AR type rifle, but I wouldn't mind a M16A1 replica if it was close enough... that one looks GOOD.

    Caution...they ARE addictive!
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    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!

 

 
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