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Anybody Make an A1 Today?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Paul7, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Paul7

    Paul7

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    Just wondering if M-16 A1s are currently made today by any manufacturer, with the lighter weight, pencil barrel and shorter stock.

    Thanks
     
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    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    Not sure if anyone makes the complete rifles or not. I am pretty sure you can get all the parts to build one though.
     

  3. Drew Furst

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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    You want one? Actually... mine is not the A-1 but the SP-1 with the 20" pencil barrel and A1 sight with the fixed carry handle. Shovel foot forward assist and triangle handguards.
     
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    But it's a DPMS......:dunno:
     
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    DLEE25 Go Cubs

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    I've seen Ads for Century Arms A1 Clone. I've also read that Del-Ton will be coming out with an A1 upper kit due to the popularity of retro builds. I don't think there's anything on their site though. May want to call them and confirm.
     
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  8. Paul7

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    Looks like there's a few A1 kits on the market.
     
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  9. Drew Furst

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    Hey, don't get on me! He asked..... and this is ONE answer. :embarassed:

    Actually, I have seen A1 kits for sale in Sportsman's Guide.
    (just checked, SG doesn't have any more of them listed on their website)
     
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  10. faawrenchbndr

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    It's just a joke,......someone was bound to do it, figured I'd bet them to it.
     
  11. Drew Furst

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    Oh! I see the way things are! Better watch your back, now! :rofl:
     
  12. Halojumper

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    I just saw an article on the one the Century arms makes. It seems to be a pretty accurate reproduction and list price is only $799. I think the article was in Weapons for Law Enforcement or something like that. I got it at the PX (which the Air Force guys erroneously call the BX!) :)
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Dad bought a Bushmaster A1 with M4 cut barrel off a guy at work a week or 2 ago. Pretty good for a KISS carbine.

    So they are out there as people upgrade to A3 and A4 uppers.
     
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    The Air Force correctly calls it the BX for Base Exchange, because the
    AF has bases.

    The Army has posts and therefore they call it a PX for Post Exchange.

    Both are right, and the Air Force is certainly not "erronous"

    Have a nice USAF day.:wavey:
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    The latest Sportmans' Guide catalogue shows the A1 kit again with everything except the receiver. It includes the correct A1 grip, stock and built upper with no forward assist and shell deflector.
     
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    NoDak Spud (who make the retro lowers) have or had links to places selling the A1 parts kits. Be aware though, they are not all in the same condition; some have cracked handguards and may or may not include a magazine, bayonet, etc.
    I have not bought one yet but when I was looking the kits were going from about $525-$600.
     
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    Actually, neither i s correct anymore. They have standardized their name and now just call it "The Exchange". It was probably to stop interservice bickering and promote unity. :)
     
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    It's gonna take a lot more than that.:rofl:

    And the USAF is erroneous.:tongueout:
     
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    On the Century website about that A1 it says it weighs 8.6 lbs. How can that be, aren't A1s in the 6 lb. range?