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    C7CT clone

    I posted some questions regarding some of the details of the C7ct back in 2017.

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=62244

    Finally got around to finishing this clone! I went through four receivers to get the engraving as close as possible.
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    Yep, I have to say that receiver is marked just the way I remember them. Is there an alphanumeric serial number? Nice piece.
    Regards, Jim

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    Thank you! Regarding the serial number, it is the same alphanumeric pattern as original receivers. First two numbers are "19" representing the year of manufacture. Then two letters, followed by the weapon number. I took some liberties with the serial number to customize it. Instead of "AA" to denote the C7 series. I used the initials of my LLC.
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    My first C7 was numbered 85AA00105. That was the lowest I ever observed next to the one presented to the CDS held in NDHQ, which was #1. My first C8 Carbine was 86AB00950. The C7 was in '87 and the carbine was in '97, both in Wainwright AB.
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    Fantastic!
    In your experience, how were most of the C7ct rifles setup with respect to optics? I've primarily seen the ARMS mount with Leupold or the Diemaco rail with S&B. My inspiration came from the photos below:


    I finally did find the Diemaco rail! Which has me wondering which setup I should go with.

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    Great now I need another AR.

    Very nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molonlave View Post
    In your experience, how were most of the C7ct rifles setup with respect to optics?
    If you mean me, we simply didn't have any at that point. We had A1s and that was about it. There were no special breeds at that point.
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    For our American friends, the Canadianicon C7A1 was nearly the same as the American M16A2 except the C7A1 still fired full auto. The C7's I carried were either iron sights only or had the Elcan C79 optics mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper740 View Post
    The C7's I carried were either iron sights only or had the Elcan C79 optics mounted.
    Yes, the C7 had carry handle and iron sights as the C7A1 had the C79 optic and flat top. They never got round to general issue of the attachable sight, plastic and stopped teaching shooting iron sights. The sights were available however...
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    My personal favourite is the C8 surplus upper I have on a civilian made colt canada lower. Unfortunately due to our laws at the moment I haven't been able to use it in years. Shame really, made a great rifle to introduce people to shooting with and was a ton of fun. Looks good OP

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