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Sometimes I want to respond to threads here on the forum but I put it off because I'm busy or whatever. When I final remember to respond I generally can't remember the original post! My Dr. tells me there are three signs of old age... the first is loss of memory but I just can't remember the other two! :???:

Anyway, the original post was about someone attempting to build an M-16. About 5 years ago I decided I wanted to build an M-16 as close to the one I was issued in VietNam. This was the end result...

All parts on the gun are U.S. Government issue with original part numbers from 1968-1970 vintage. The only non original part is the stripped lower because I couldn't afford a military lower. Still can't but this gun is as close as I can get to an authentic M-16. Even the bayonet and the duck bill flash suppressor are US Gov issue. I found all the parts here in Florida at gun shops and gun shows over a little longer than a year.

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Very nice throw back rifle. The old look still is amazing.
 

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That was me with the M16 post. My buddy is going to build one. His biggest concern is getting front sight post mounted. He know there are 2 methods. He wants to pin the sight rather than use set screws. I guess it's closer to original that way?

Any bits of advice you want to offer on the subject?
 

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Very well done Sir.
 

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Nice Bangbang!..............
 

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Way nice !! That’s what i trained with at Ft Polk , La .
Yep. Originally qualified Expert with the M16 at boot in Alameda, CA. First time I'd ever handled one.
 

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Great job on what is now a classic. I sure do love gun porn!
 
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