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Old April 12, 2020, 12:06 PM   #1
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Colt AR-15 and M16

The black rifles I’ve acquired over the years. Strictly fixed carry handles so far. It’s part of the unmistakable look for me.

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1975 - SP1









1980 - SP1 carbine







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Old April 12, 2020, 12:07 PM   #2
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1973 - M16A1











1967 - XM177E2











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Old April 12, 2020, 12:08 PM   #3
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A2

1989 - Delta Hbar









1988 - Sporter II



With an M4 barrel now





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Old April 12, 2020, 12:09 PM   #4
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1987 - A2 with field sights









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Old April 12, 2020, 12:10 PM   #5
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1995 - Sporter lightweight 9mm



I replaced the fixed stock





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Old April 12, 2020, 03:21 PM   #6
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Very nice collection. I have a stock Post Ban Colt AR-15 as well but I don't shoot much rifle these days. I added a S&W M&P Sport when I made the mistake of browsing the used gun section at a Gander Mountain. I got a great deal on it right before the Sandy Hook shooting. I could have easily more than doubled my money, but decided to keep it. Enjoy your collection, especially the M-16!
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Old April 27, 2020, 08:43 AM   #7
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Awesome collection!!!
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Old April 27, 2020, 07:27 PM   #8
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Very nice assortment !

Thank you for sharing !
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Old April 27, 2020, 10:31 PM   #9
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A guy can't beat the look of an AR with a carry handle upper. One of those things that just look "right" to me. Kind of like a Colt single action revolver, they just like like they should.
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Old April 28, 2020, 07:22 AM   #10
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Looks like an extensive collection, I always enjoyed the looks of the XM177E2 rifles.
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Old April 28, 2020, 07:46 AM   #11
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It has an interesting signature too



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Old April 30, 2020, 03:58 PM   #12
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Your A2 with the A1 upper is interesting, the transition to the A2 happened while I was in the USMC but I don't recall ever seeing a rifle configured like that. I was under the impression they took the A1s out of service and brought in brand new A2s, so any A2s should have been complete A2 configuration. But who knows what happens in military armories.
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Old April 30, 2020, 04:08 PM   #13
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Your A2 with the A1 upper is interesting, the transition to the A2 happened while I was in the USMC but I don't recall ever seeing a rifle configured like that. I was under the impression they took the A1s out of service and brought in brand new A2s, so any A2s should have been complete A2 configuration. But who knows what happens in military armories.

The A2 with field sights (it’s not an A1 upper, it has a case deflector the A1s didn’t have) is a civilian rifle, an AR15 A2 Sporter II.

However this brochure shows the M16 A2 was also available with field sights

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I've got one of those ringless armoured Tasco 3 x9 scope with base. Pretty neat.
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Beautiful collection.

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The A2 with field sights (it’s not an A1 upper, it has a case deflector the A1s didn’t have)
You're right, I didn't catch the deflector. I was looking at the sights. Still, never saw one in the service, but I suppose that doesn't mean they weren't there. Thanks for sharing!
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Old May 4, 2020, 01:32 PM   #17
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Just curious about the SP1-Carbine? It has the "happy-hole" but no sear installed???
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Old May 4, 2020, 03:15 PM   #18
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Just curious about the SP1-Carbine? It has the "happy-hole" but no sear installed???

Correct. It has all internal auto parts (bolt, hammer, safety lever, sear pin) minus the sear. I suspect the sear pin hole was home made, it seems a bit too high and too close to the edge.




Since I already have the three others in full auto I did not feel the need to source a sear.
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Nice collection of classics!

I built a few clones, but they pale in comparison to the real thing.
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I suspect the sear pin hole was home made, it seems a bit too high and too close to the edge.
Based on the picture, I would agree. The telling point, for me, is the damaged finish around the pin hole. The hole was drilled, and cleaned up AFTER the lower was finished, and the factory didn't to that.

Also it appears that the disconnector lacks the long "tail" of the select fire version.

We can only guess but its possible that rifle was one someone planned to home convert to select fire and either never finished, or did, and later swapped some parts out to return it to semi only.

(just fyi, to avoid confusion, we refer to the part at the Auto Sear (automatic sear), the actual sear is the nose of the trigger.)

I had never seen an A2 with the "field sight" (A1 rear sight) had no idea they existed. All the A2s I've seen had the "A2" type rear. The A1 was still the in service standard when I got out of the Army, A2s were just being introduced, so I didn't see any in line units when I was working them.
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I had never seen an A2 with the "field sight" (A1 rear sight) had no idea they existed. All the A2s I've seen had the "A2" type rear. The A1 was still the in service standard when I got out of the Army, A2s were just being introduced, so I didn't see any in line units when I was working them.
I've seen that in photographs, but assumed it was just an armourer's mix and match rather than an item delivered in that state.
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Old May 12, 2020, 09:17 PM   #22
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I love the look of the A1's and A2's, could be just nostalgia for me.
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