At least I think that's what's going on here. Please tell me if I'm right. It looks to me like someone removed the stock and barrel from a pre-ban Sporter Target Model and replaced them with parts from a 1995ish Tactical Carbine and threw in a captured front take down pin while they were at it. I don't know why people do the things they do and normally I wouldn't even waste my time with such things but at least they used all Colt parts as far as I can tell and, other than one chewed up barrel nut tooth, it looks like it was well done. I'm pretty clueless on this AR stuff though so again, please tell me if I'm reading this clunker correctly.

A couple general views with and without a Clinton era Police trade in:






Some receiver details:











I didn't bother taking pictures of the bolt group components because they are clearly marked as Colt bits and modified just like a typical late pre-ban would be.



The gas key and tube show no weird wear patterns so I assume everything is properly aligned:





The stock is an original fiberlite with correct markings:

I didn't take a picture of the "1" but it's there.



The castle nut was not staked:



Handguards look correct:










Barrel and front sight details:














Barrel nut details:





Chewed up tooth:



So, to sum up, it looks to me like all someone did was swap out parts between two Colts. The only other thing I think someone did was clean up the trigger pull because, while all the parts appear to be factory, the pull is much lighter and smoother than any of my other ones. But that's not important. SO tell me, am I reading this Frankenberry correctly? Thank you in advance for any information you folks can provide.