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Old September 3, 2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Anyone make

A Vietnam era M16 lookalike? Basically what I'd want is the fixed carry handle triangular handguard and as light as possible. If no one makes a complete rifle I assume I could build one myself?
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Old September 3, 2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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I don't think they are made any more, but My Colt SP1 looks an awful lot like one, I saw a mint SP1 in a LGS a couple weeks ago but the price was pretty steep IMO.

I see there is some on Gunbroker also, but for more than I would personally be willing to pay for one.
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Old September 3, 2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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A very, very close copy of the M16/M16A1 would be expensive but there are lots of good priced A1 style ARs out there if you don't mind some "modern" features that wouldn't be on a real A1. And maybe you could find repro triangular handguards if the rifle doesn't come with them.
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Old September 4, 2013, 04:42 AM   #4
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Easy to build one. A1 style upper reciever, A1 style buttstock, 20" 1:12 pencil barrel with a three prong flash hider, and triangular hand guards and you are done.

None of those parts are particularly hard to come by.

Machine guns are awesome until you have to carry one.
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Old September 5, 2013, 07:30 AM   #5
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Look at the model from IOINC.US, looks pretty much like what you want
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Old September 5, 2013, 08:10 AM   #6
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As someone else pointed out they're rather easy to build.

My Colt M16A1 came with the Vietnam-era A1 furniture, which I sold rather quickly on GB so I could make mine into a de facto M4.

So they're out there, you just have to look. You may want to post on Sturmgewehr or where quite a few people have M16A1s, but no use for the A1 parts and are willing to let them go. Then you can just slap them on a regular lower and have a rather close copy.
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Old September 5, 2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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Yep !!

A Vietnam era M16 lookalike ?
Strange you should ask as I saw one yesterday at my Smith/Store. A customer had expressly asked for one for his Vietnam display, in his Man-Cave. ....

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