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Thread: My M16 602 Vietnam straightpull

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    My M16 602 Vietnam straightpull

    Hi lads, a year ago I aquirred a sabre defence A2. I decided to try and make it into an early m16.

    This is what it looked like to begin with

    http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3609/m1621.jpg
    http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/6381/saberm16.jpg

    And thanks to a genius of a man recommended to me by a member of this forum it is now looking like a circa 1963 M16.

    Not sure to get the metal a more "grey" , still deciding



    Mods :
    Early 602 Upper
    3 prong flash hider
    Early "glossy" or mottled furniture
    Early sling
    Vietnam Era "simmons" 20 round mags
    Heavy barrel re profiled into the pencil barrel (yes I know it will overheat quicker and reduce accuracy!)
    Sabre lower defenced around the mag release button area , metal machined off at the back and near the bolt catch area.
    602 Lower style pins,Fire selector switch,bolt catch, mag release button.
    Early Triangular cocking lever

    http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2978/23062011142.jpg
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    Very nice indeed
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    Good Job!!!

    I remeber when you set out to make this rifle as you wanted it. What you have achieved is no mean feat.

    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Monkey View Post
    Good Job!!!

    I remeber when you set out to make this rifle as you wanted it. What you have achieved is no mean feat.

    Well done.
    Thanks lads, it's all down to a very skilled gunsmith that did the modding for me.
    Although not sure about the black, as the VN m16's were grey in colour ?
    So far more people have said keep it black

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    Nice.

    Who's the gun plumber?

    Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airbrush View Post
    Nice.

    Who's the gun plumber?

    Andy.
    Hi mate, his name is Andy, top bloke I can give you more details if you wish PM me.

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    Nice work, great looking gun

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    thats a work of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davederrick View Post
    thats a work of art.
    Thanks

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    That is bloody lovely mate, if some Ar builder decided to make these ready built I'm sure they would sell like hot cakes. , could get a .22 conversion kit for it for indoor fun as well

    Do you have a penchant for the Doors and Mowtown music lol!?

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    Nice looking piece of kit you have there mate!

    So... Where's the review of it then?
    What kind of performance are you getting out of it?
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    Thanks lads. I have just put it into storage as I am moving home, so 1st shots will be a while yet im afraid.

    She will come back a colt grey I think

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    I was at a sale recently where they this up for sale, for the lucky holder of masses of correct paperwork. Made around 950 I believe.

    Nice to see one in general ownership. I hope it works well for you. All the questions on originality should be answerable in the retro section of AR15.com.

    You might like one of these for your local range? They aren't bad, although not as well made as many of their other products. Decent ones come up at under 200 sometimes. Good fun for the price, particularly with what the current pot-metal versions come in at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korium View Post

    You might like one of these for your local range? They aren't bad, although not as well made as many of their other products. Decent ones come up at under 200 sometimes. Good fun for the price, particularly with what the current pot-metal versions come in at.
    That's what I had, great fun but not that accurate over 40 yards

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qru8hOeOV4U

    Here it is at 100 yards. Accurate (with the right shooter, not me !!)

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