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Thread: Colt CAR-15 XM177 E2

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    WOW! She's a beauty!

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    Very nice. I purchased one of these post Navy, 1983. It's an oddball. Every part in it, on it is colt, except for the front flash piece. . The lower is poorly stamped " Olympic" yet everything's colt?.

    The story told was that Olympic in its infancy was rebuilding mil guns and selling them. Then started to manufacture their own stuff. Poorly I might add.

    Truth is I don't know. Will say it's accurate, and the selector still swings thru all three positions. My uncle has it, now. It's mine, I just left it with him to play with. I need to recover it, he's pushing 85 now.

    Anybody know the story, willing to educate me?

    Dirk

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    Loved that gun. Carried one during the Gulf War. Nice and compact. Made a replica but would love to get my hands on a real upper to put on my NFA lower.

    Dave

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    Nice rifle, speaking of Olympic Arms, I purchased a clone type rifle of that vintage 18 years ago. And you were right about the quality , it was okay back but not to standards of today. I am building a copy using a LuthAR upper, Colt SOCOM barrel and a custom lower from MOA customs, custom logo lower. Great company to work with, not a true clone but with a no-logo lower.


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    I had an Olympic Arms CAR15 from around 1989 to around 1999. It wasn't that great a gun. Something would break every 300 rounds or so. Trigger, charging handle, safety lever, loose carrier key. When something better and affordable (to me) I ditched the Oly. Got a Rock River around 2000 and it's still with me.


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    Your ground off rear sight isn't the Large Aperture ("L"), it is the Long Range Aperture. The short range sight in method was for POA/POI at 300 yards, and the "L" aperture was POA/POI 450yards +/-.

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    That is still one of the coolest rifle produced.

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    I keep coming back to this thread to check the OP, very cool pics and info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports-Ball View Post
    I keep coming back to this thread to check the OP, very cool pics and info.
    Very glad you like it. Some more pics





    Thatís 6 lbs 6 1/4 oz



    Sighting it in at the 50 m indoor range





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    How did I miss this thread?

    Officially jealous. Very, very nice. Good job on the restoration to original.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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