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I know it's not a Colt. I built this gun (the one on the right) from scratch with various manufactures parts. My first full scratch build. The 11 1/2" barrel hasn't missed a cycle yet. 31 1/4" overall length.

 

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You have my respect for undertaking that job. It can only get better on your next one. If I was ever crazy enough to try and build one it wouldn't have the fixed front sight. Mine is coming off one of these days and I'll put a folding sight in it's place.
 

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Impressive! I wouldn't know where to begin. Have fun at the range!
 

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Congrats! Nice looking build. :cool:

When I saw your picture the first thing that came to my mind was your Colt LE6920 saying "Say hello to my little friend" (quote from the movie Scarface from 1983). :D

If you want to make your little AR more of a retro build, take a look at a triangle short carbine M16A1 style handguards (from PK Firearms at Shelbyville, IL), also how about a standard looking CAR type 5.5" permanently pinned flash suppressor.

My first half build which is a lower half was my first build with all Colt parts, M16A2 clone rifle about eight years ago now, Colt Match Target HBAR stripped lower with Colt lower parts kit, USGI M16A2 Colt rifle new never issued upper half, and new USGI A2 Colt buttstock group, my build went very smooth.

What bolt carrier group did you use on your new little carbine? Have you tried it yet?
 

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What bolt carrier group did you use on your new little carbine? Have you tried it yet?
It's a AR-Stoner. Thought I ordered the bouron coated one but I did indeed order the parkerized one. Some people seem to be leary of these but so far it's done fine.
S&W lower with Daniel Defense parts kit and a Model 1 A-2 Stubby stock
Stag A-2 upper with a DPMS 11 1/2" chrome linned barrel and DPMS small parts. Rear sight NM A-2 from PK. XS sights 24/7 3/32" White Stripe front blade with tritium insert.
Monday the mail man is bringing me a CMC 4LB. Tactical trigger.(non adjustable).
I now have 450 rounds though it and not one failure to fire and cycle.
Somebody nick named it "Mutt" and I like that.
 

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Very nice, enjoy!

To our other posting members, You certainly could build your own reliable and correctly functioning AR-15, unless perhaps you wanted a match target gun. And you could learn to make one of those too, with a little studying. A chimp could almost be taught to build an AR-15.

I've built 6 or 7 of them and I'm no gunsmith. I used the Marine Corps armorer's manual, not a fancy $50 book from some shlub who wants to see his name as a published author. None of mine have ever had a misfire, jam, or malfunction and they've all been fired many many times.

All you need a decent assembly manual, and a few dedicated tools you can't do without - plastic lower and upper receiver vise blocks, a traditional steel or dense plastic gunsmith's bench block, some spring pin holders and spring pin punches, a barrel nut wrench, and possibly a torque wrench if you don't trust yourself to tighten the barrel nut to approx. 19-22 ft. lbs.

I think you should make another one :D
 
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