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    Carbine length triangle handguards?

    Was there ever carbine length triangle handguards? I think I have seen aftermarket new ones. Did Colt ever put them on carbines? If so, are they available anywhere?

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    After searching around a bit, I don't think that there was. All of the ones that I have seen are cut down full size ones or aftermarket ones.
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    Aftermarket only, I have several that I used on my retro-looking carbines.

    I have seen a few pictures that were field made in Vietnam.

    I use them to build light weight carbines for my grandsons to shoot.

    ( They are big guys now and can shoot anything I have)


    There are a few on the market that do not have a heat shield.
    They flimsy and I do not like them. (CHEAP, but are sold at the same price or a few $ less.)

    I have a few with full stocks on them also. I like them best.

    Here are a few of what I have.
    Note: Real ones have the round hand guards ( 6 hole)

    Note: I put together the one in the first picture several years ago with all commercial parts, it was not easy when I put it together.
    Now you can get all the commercial parts much easier and the cost to do it is quite a bit cheaper.

    I have started pulling off the original Colt parts and replacing them with commercial parts.
    The value of original Colt parts has gotten very high to collectors and a few States that can only have rifles/carbines built with pre-ban era parts.
    My plan it to put together some Kits and sell them later. (Maybe next year).
    I did do this earlier this year for some all Colt parts thru a dealer (no lower receiver) and he sold them in a couple days, so there is a very good market for original parts.
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    What about a Colt 607?



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    Quote Originally Posted by fal_762x51 View Post
    What about a Colt 607?


    Yes, You are correct. I have a couple I have started, There were some trials in Vietnam. It didn't work out so well.
    I have a couple of them I have started. I would have to short barrel them to finish them and add a moderator.
    I have seen pictures using the 603 upper or the 604 upper.
    See the second picture in my post above, it is one of them I started.
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    From BLACK RIFLES: ISTORY / BACKGROUND:
    The Colt Model 607 was the first attempt to produce a "True Carbine" which had both a reduced barrel
    length and collapsing buttstock. The 607 Models included; the 607 with 3-Way Fire Control Group
    (Safe, Semi, Auto), the 607A with 3-Way Fire Control Group (Safe, Semi, Auto) the 607B with 3-Way Fire
    Control Group (Safe, Semi, Burst). The model 607 used modified AR15/M16 furniture to include a
    modified buttstock which allowed it to be extended or collapsed, as well as a shortened pistol grip and
    shortened triangular handguards. The Model 607 had very limited production numbers and saw very
    minimal use in the field by US Military Forces during Vietnam. There was a "Military Version" of the 607
    which was given the designation of GX-5857. The exact details on this version are unknown at this
    time.
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    I had two, That I picked up in the early 70's ... Lent one to a "friend" so he could make a mold, And make some from fiberglass... (Well, I never seen that one again..) The other one ended up on on this.

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    I searched my old pictures and found a Colt prototype carbine with triangle handguards.
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