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M16A1 parts Kits

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by Model 70, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Model 70

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    Wondering if one of these will fit together with my grizzly lar lower and a commercial barrel? Experienced answers preferred over drive by comments.

    Sportsmans guide has some that are in their opinion, "used, in excellent condition".
     
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    Yes it should. I dont see why not.
     
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    Mine did put it on a DPMS lower
     
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    As long as you're not getting the "naughty" M16 parts (IIRC, hammer, bolt carrier, selector, and auto-sear), it should be fine--that's the nice thing about a mil-spec design. Back when I built my first AR, the cheep way was to buy a lower, then go to Numrich and buy an ex-GI M16 parts kit; they weren't pretty, but they were functional--parts is parts, as they say. The only thing "special" about AR15 parts is that the "naughty" M16 parts are the ones involved in selective fire. Unless they've changed the rules recently, owning the M16-specific parts and an AR15 is a no-no (unless you have the pretty blue tax stamp).

    Edit: This assumes you don't have a Colt lower with the funky pins. IIRC, there were adapters made, but I've no experience with them. Then again, I don't know why you'd need a parts kit for a Colt lower, as I'm pretty sure Colt only sold complete rifles...
     
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    M16 Bolt Carrier can be used as is (most mfr's use M16 carriers nowadays). The M16 Hammer, Selector and Disconnector can be modified to AR15 specs by removing some metal. The M16 Trigger would have to have metal added to the rear of it to meet AR15 specs, so it would be easier to just buy an AR15 Trigger. The Auto-Sear is of no use at all and should be sold to an owner of a real M16.
     
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    Says it is missing the lower receiver, barrel, and disconnector. The pic shows the disconnector, but I don't see a sear. Maybe that's what they're calling the "disconnector"?
     
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    If this is the kit the OP mentioned, the pic shows both a disconnector and auto sear. The auto sear is the part to the left of the selector. The disconnector is above the trigger.

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    I shouldnt have sold my retro :(
     
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    Thank you for the replies. Now I need lower. If the political climate were different in this country, there would be mini vans all over the place handing out "Obama Lowers" .
     
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    Guess I missed it. Still wonder which one they don't include, why leave out the disconnector but include the auto sear? Know what I mean?
     

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