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    From the UKicon too.
    I had an Olympic PCR A2 dated 95. The old 1:10" barrel managed around 14000 rounds before it couldn't keep an ETR target.

    I guess technically I still have the rifle but it now has a flat-top upper, new fire control group and it's on its 4th barrel.
    A bit like Trigger's broom (an Only Fools And Horses joke for the non-Brits )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattnall View Post
    A bit like Trigger's broom
    We get it...
    Regards, Jim

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    Here's my broom:
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    Looks like an aluminum butt? Here's my last one...the SGW was long gone.
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    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by desperatedan View Post
    To fill an 80's/90s period gap in my milsurp rifle collecting I've wanted an M16icon/AR15 type rifle for a while. However as here in the UKicon semi-autos are no longer allowed it's next to impossible to obtain Colt or similar 'original' rifles. There are a number of AR builders here but they tend to assemble them with slotted uppers and side handles of various flavours for ease of 'manual/straight pull' operation although there are one or two who will create A1 or A2 style replicas. However my preference has always been for something entirely US manufactured if possible.

    I was more than pleased then to recently find this uk legal Olympic Arms A2 MFR. It had a few missing or incorrect parts - a previous owner had lost all the detent balls and springs from the rear sight, the front sling swivel and it was missing the correct flash hider, all of which I've now managed to put right - but other than that it seems pretty original and lightly used. The OA heavy barrel is marked '5.56' and has a 1 in 10 twist. I've only managed a quick zeroing session so far but it looks promising and functions well using just the T-handle. One benefit of no gas system is that it stays pretty clean in use!

    I even managed to find an unissued USGI sling new in the wrap for it too, so very pleased so far.

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    Really nice Kev, I have a hankering for a similar A2 or A4 build, semi automatic in .22 WMR.

    Re the tube stub, if you wanted 'the look', you could fit a solid gas tube, most of the Airsoft companies sell them, drop straight in.

    I know, a bit daft, but it looks right....
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    Cheers John.

    Now I have my first one I'm off down the M16icon/AR15 rabbit hole I fear

    Next I'd like one in .22WMR too, probably a flat top. I quite like the Guncraft one - it was them who kindly helped me out with most of my missing parts.

    After that I'd like to have something like a National Match rep built, I've already got a new A2 free float handguard kit and buttstock tucked away. Then hopefully I'll stop there!

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    I bought so many of these back in the early/mid 80s. $279.00 for a disassembled kit less a stripped bolt carrier. No FFL needed and you couldn't order stripped bolt carriers with a kit order. They had to be ordered separately. I think I bought 13 of them. Man, those were the days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Looks like an aluminum butt? Here's my last one...the SGW was long gone.
    Nice Jim, are you still allowed to shoot it mate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    are you still allowed to shoot it
    No, they've been relegated to indoors until the Gubm'nt gets around to seizing them, not long away. I parted mine out as soon as that came down.
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