M16/AR15 Question In Regards To Knight Rider


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cslinger
June 17, 2007, 12:59 AM
I have a thing for those cheesy 80s action flicks like Knight Rider. At any rate I was watching an episode where they had a bunch of what looked like A1 M16s but I swear one had a flat top. When did flat tops come in to being?

It was an AR like rifle with A1 handguards with a what looked to be no "carry handle". My guess is a bad rubber mold or some such. Were flat tops around in the mid 80s?

Chris

As an aside they use the same P7M8 in just about all those 80s shows.

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DnPRK
June 17, 2007, 01:30 AM
Flat tops were a gunsmith speciaty in the mid-80s. They would take an A1 upper receiver, cut off the handle, and mount a weaver rail with screws.

Oleg Volk
June 17, 2007, 01:53 AM
Could be worse: in "Bourne Identity", US embassy guards have flattops without any sights, iron or optical!

otomik
June 17, 2007, 02:00 AM
Probably saw an AR-18, they were one of the first modern "military-ish" rifles to be on the market.

Logan5
June 17, 2007, 11:42 PM
Wierd... I never saw a flat top AR anywhere in the 1980's; books, all the magazines, gunshows, shops... Probably someone was doing it, but it wasn't on the radar.

DMK
June 18, 2007, 10:21 AM
Could be worse: in "Bourne Identity", US embassy guards have flattops without any sights, iron or optical!Some were also Dissipators.

cslinger
June 18, 2007, 09:25 PM
If I were to guess it was a rubber M16 prop that had the carry handle broken off.

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