Been thinking lately that we have the Where to Get Stuff thread for roll your own, that the holiday deal threads go well, but there's no equivalent the rest of the time for firearms parts and accessories. Not stuff YOU are selling, but stuff you see a deal on, or when you have a problem finding a good part. 

It's not carbine specific, but since most serious-armed-guy customizing is to the AR platform, why not start here. DO delete, move, or just tell me to fuck off if this is wrong, bad, evil or there's a thread/section I don't understand how to use right elsewhere. 

 

Also, because I found something I think is cool, do not want to keep to myself. Someone on another forum bought a couple cases of these lovely, green anodized receiver extensions when Colt decided to stop making some guns which used them. Selling them for $42 apiece. 

Shown with a Giselle rail and CTR for color comparison. 

I thought, so trustworthy a part, and so so pretty that I bought one just to keep on hand for when I have a project that deserves it. It's on the SH sale thread or just email him quaal.at.ease@chemist.com.

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Hmm, have 2 lowers i'm putting together and these would work nicely.

I can write your friend, but do you know if these are milspec or commercial-sized extensions?

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Gov't Civilian, after retiring from active duty in 2015. 

 

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Not my friend per se. and I do not have mine in hand so not 100% sure but bought on the belief they are milspec. Threads even look proud on the photo so I am pretty confident.  

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

Mine arrived already. Tube measures 1.146 (+/-) to my calipers, and otherwise seems to be 100% to the milspec standard. Also: so pretty. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

shoobe01 posted:

Mine arrived already. Tube measures 1.146 (+/-) to my calipers, and otherwise seems to be 100% to the milspec standard. Also: so pretty. 

Mil-Spec is - 1.148 I believe. Most places I’ve seen round that up to 1.15. 

Standard default tolerance for 3 place decimal dimensions is  +/- .005. In this case it could be a tighter tolerance of +/-.002. So you’re in there in either case. 

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Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

I see these come up sometimes, and wonder about them: 

 
DEAL OF THE YEAR !!!
COLT M16A1 GI PARTS KITS
ORIGINAL COLT PARTS FROM WAR SERVICE GUNS
 
Finally obtained a limited batch of Original Colt M16A1 Part Sets. Sight assembly and barrel parts were carefully stripped as barrels are prohibited from import by ATF regulations. All parts are original Colt mfg. Parts are generally in very good shape, but show wear and slight blemishes from 50 years of storage. All parts included except barrel, barrel extension, lower receiver and magazine. Upper receiver and bolt carriers are assembled. This is like being thrown back in time to the Vietnam era. Gotta move quickly on these as we have fewer than 100 in the best category!
 
Original Colt M16A1 parts kit made in the 1980’s. Each kit features the triangular handguard, the teardrop forward assist and original bolt carrier group. Each kit comes with all parts including 1 x 30rd magazine (if legal - minus $10 if removed). All you need to complete your rifle build is a barrel and a stripped lower receiver. This is the only chance to get original vintage Colt kits. The conditions range from good to very good.
 
Barrel, and Lower Receiver - not included. Front sight assembly is in kit.
 
 

 

Colt military contract (not sure who, but not US as import restrictions) parts kits minus barrel, receiver and (though not stated) I bet auto sear. Presumably stellar parts when new but... not new. Since barrel is not part of it, assuming you replaced all springs, how much wear do the fire control bits and the BC assembly accumulate in a typical 30 year old service rifle? 

Not sure it's worth $600, esp for those not excited about fixed FSB/carry handle guns. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

For those of you of the 1911 persuasion, CMC has taken 20% off most (all?) of their Powermags: 

https://www.cmcproducts.com/Power-Mag_c_54.html

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

I bought three of those Colt receiver extensions from him - two OD green and one FDE. I bought a third OD green off of Gunbroker before I saw his sale post. They are MILSPEC Colt tubes. The green is really nice, but the color varies a bit from one to the next, as I understand anodizing tends to do. The FDE is pretty hideous - sort of a reddish brown thst doesn’t look much like any FDE I’ve ever seen.

I know some people are interested in M16A4s. I got one of this surplus FN uppers a couple months ago:

https://www.oowinc.com/product/fn-m16a4-upper-nos/

It appears to be fairly recent production, maybe within the last five years. I haven’t checked the date on the barrel yet, but it has the FN cage code on the barrel.

Dave

If anyone is in the process of building an AR platform pistol... SB Tactical (makes braces) offers a one-time 30% discount for Mil / LEO / First Responders..

https://www.sb-tactical<DOT>com/about/service-discount/

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Was surprised in (some thread!) to find that old school AR style parts kits are hard to find. So, posting these two complete actual issue (to who?) early 70s uppers for sale: 

Colt 603: https://www.apexgunparts.com/rifles/ar-15/colt-603-late-upper-receiver-assy-20barrel-a1-flash-hider-72-74-w-sling-swivel-fair.html

Colt 604: https://www.apexgunparts.com/rifles/ar-15/colt-604-early-upper-receiver-assy-20barrel-a1-flash-hider-69-71-fair.html

They are pretty proud of them. But if you really want an old school gun, these seem pretty cool...

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

Want to build a semi-auto, or a dummy STEN or Sterling Mk5?
Parts kits at Apex are almost 1990s prices now. Unheard of low prices for kits these days (+/- $200!). Maybe worth checking out, soon, if you ever wanted one.
 
Some other parts, and mags, are also available for reasonable enough prices. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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