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    C7 uppers

    I was digging in storage the other day and found these on top of some shelves.
    They must have been there for 8-10 years.
    I must have been doing some of my grab a part builds.

    Looks like some good parts to use on some new builds I am planning on doing this year.

    I have not done many carbines and need to do some light weight ones.
    The receivers will work for that and I can use the barrels with some of the slab side rifles I was gathering parts for.
    Nothing will go to waste...............
    Enjoy!

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    I got up this morning and decided to install the 604 type uppers on the barrels.
    Took them all apart and redid them.
    (I just finished them up and have not cleaned them up yet.)
    I am not sure what lowers to put on them yet.
    All the parts are new commercial except for the hand guards.
    I think I will dig out the Brownells hand guards and swap them out later.
    I will use the Brownells stock and pistol grip also.
    That will make them complete commercial parts builds.

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    I think the C7 uppers will be used on some BHD carbines.
    Don't know yet...........
    I will need to hunt for parts, maybe next week.

    Enjoy!

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    Nice Ron, always pulling out some good stuff. Sure wish I had one of those to play with.
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    Thanks for sharing Ron. What demarks them as C7's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel_master View Post
    Thanks for sharing Ron. What demarks them as C7's?
    For the U.S. military, Only Carbines were built with this receiver. (723) (733), They are considered to be M16A2's
    To add to the confusion it was called M16A1E1/C7 during the trials.

    Canada used the upper receiver on its rifles and carbines (C7)
    this is where the more common name for the upper comes from.

    There are 3 versions for the 723/733 the U.S. used.
    These have become to be known as BHD carbines. (BLACK HAWK DOWN).
    There is a lot of military information. These were used in the early 90's.

    My plan is to build one of each of the top 2 in the pictures. I already have the parts to put them together.
    (the one on the bottom (733) is a short barred carbine an I don't plan on building one of them. (At this time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    Nice Ron, always pulling out some good stuff. Sure wish I had one of those to play with.
    They are fun to play with......But then I use to build custom Corvette's for fun. The hobbies can get expensive quickly.
    I did a search a while back to figure out the cost to buy the parts to put together a Retro AR.
    It was a lot, most of the parts I got when there was a lot of them on the market and the parts cost a lot less.
    If I wanted to do one now, buying the parts on todays market I might do one, but not a bunch of them.
    It would easy now cost $1000 to $1500 to just get the basic parts and take a lot of time to hunt them down.
    Because you have to buy one part at a time in most cases the shipping get very expensive.
    There are a few companies making after market parts but the waiting time for the part can be 6 months to a year+.
    They tend to only make the parts in small batches........They sell out quickly.....
    I bought a small part a few weeks ago for $150 (I thought it was expensive but that was the first time I saw it on the market in years.)
    Last week I saw the same part for sale for $300 and it sold quickly..............
    It just depends on how accurate a person wants the Retro rifle to look.

    There are a few companies putting the Retro Rifles together for sale. $1200 to $3000 each and they sell fast.

    I thought about selling a few kits but so for I have not done it. Maybe some day I will.
    I am having a lot of fun putting them together now.

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