Original Colt! (now OD green)

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SandDude

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My Dad gave this to me on permanent loan today.

.....w/ 300 .223 rounds, 6 20 round mags, 5 30 round mags & about 500 strip clips! :eek:

He bought it brand new in the 70's. 8)

(this gun hasn't seen the light of day in about 25 years)

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6GUNSONLY

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I had one of those in the late 70s, with the little Colt 3x scope that mounted to the carry handle with a special "wingnut." I slew a pile of jackrabbits with it in extreme southern New Mexico one winter while working on a construction project down there in the desert.
 

Snake45

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SandDude":awweheib said:
He bought it brand new in the 70's. 8)

(this gun hasn't seen the light of day in about 25 years)
Well, at some point, somebody put the A2 handguards on it, which weren't available in the '70s. :wink: Those came out about, what, 1985?
 

6GUNSONLY

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Snake45":2gq3qfbw said:
SandDude":2gq3qfbw said:
He bought it brand new in the 70's. 8)

(this gun hasn't seen the light of day in about 25 years)
Well, at some point, somebody put the A2 handguards on it, which weren't available in the '70s. :wink: Those came out about, what, 1985?

I did notice the "updated" handguard... Mine had the old "triangular" version.
 

SandDude

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6GUNSONLY":2ldqaxrb said:
Snake45":2ldqaxrb said:
SandDude":2ldqaxrb said:
He bought it brand new in the 70's. 8)

(this gun hasn't seen the light of day in about 25 years)
Well, at some point, somebody put the A2 handguards on it, which weren't available in the '70s. :wink: Those came out about, what, 1985?

I did notice the "updated" handguard... Mine had the old "triangular" version.

Yeah....you guys "caught" me, I put them on there

Here's what it looked like when I picked it up earlier that day.

(The A2 style feels better in my hand :p )

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pvtschultz

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Brings back memories. I too favor the A2 style hand guards but I liked the beefier barrel of the A2 over the skinny thing the A1 has/had. Thanks for sharing nonetheless! Now I need to get and get my next "black" rifle.
 

BigJ71

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Looks great! Hang on to them old parts though.

Here's mine, slightly older SP1, no trap door in the stock and three prong flash hider.

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SandDude

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Looks good BigJ71.....my Dad told me those 3 prongs on M-16's used to get caught on every small limb & vine in the jungle.

Thanx for the tip.....I'll be sure to hang on to all the old parts.

I can't wait to finally shoot this AR! :twisted:

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