Slabside receivers for civilian ARs in 1988?
Back in 1988 I bought my first civilian AR. It was a green label R6600 AR-15 A2 HBAR; ribbed handguards, bayonet lug, etc. First thing I noticed was the slabside receiver with no mag release fence.
Now I went in basic training at Fort Knox back in 1978 and the M16 I used then was with the triangle handguards, but had the mag release fence on the receiver. So why was Colt still selling slabside receivers on civilian models as late as 1988? Did they have a huge stock pile of these receivers that they were trying to unload?
Maj. USAR (Ret) 160th SOAR, 2/17 CAV
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