View Full Version : Six more hours and it's mine

October 9, 2012, 10:07 AM
Just bragging a bit, I suppose;)

My first AR-15. She's old, but solid.

From the markings I can find without taking it apart:
Late '70s vintage
Palmetto Armory lower, not Palmetto State
Barrel bears Colt proof marks, may be a full Colt upper

Solid shooter based on the few times I've fired it.

Yes, it's a grainy pic, but you get the idea:cool:

This is going to be a loooong work day

October 9, 2012, 11:54 PM
Now we need some bright, well lit pictures! :D

October 10, 2012, 12:22 PM
Darn, I knew I forgot to do something last night

Cleaned the mags out this morning before work - boy were they filthy.

On the plus side - all 3 20-rounders are Colt. 2 Adventureline 30-rounders. Got about 800 rounds of .223, cleaning kit, and bag with it as well.

It's good to buy from family - I'm in the doghouse for it though, my wife to be had planned on buying it from her dad to give me as a wedding present:confused:

October 10, 2012, 09:11 PM

From what I can see thats a beauty of a rifle. congratulations...My first AR was a colt m16 parts set that was built on a CMMG lower (semi of course)..I have since replaced the cmmg with a nodak spud, to give it a correct look for a 'Nam era rifle. Its the best rifle in the safe as far as Im concerned.

October 11, 2012, 02:05 AM
Looks like an awesome Rifle. Sure don't see much of the classic triangle foregrips anymore.

October 11, 2012, 02:27 AM
Looks like a great rifle. Congrats and post more pics with better lighting.

October 12, 2012, 03:35 PM
The more "classic" look was the biggest attraction. Will be taking it out for a spin tomorrow if weather permits

Sure don't see much of the classic triangle foregrips anymore.
Only downside I can see of the ones I have is a) they can get slippery and b) the 2 halves on mine don't match up very well - I haven't had it apart to look closer, but not sure both halves are the same make

October 13, 2012, 12:28 AM
Lucky dawg!! The 70's/80's Palmetto Armorys were SP1 BILLET-machined lowers done by Olympic Arms (SGW at the time, IIRC). AFAIK; the first commercial billet AR lowers.
That's gonna make a GREAT retro build! Been looking for one of those forever...