AR Lower Parts Kit in Colt Grey


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Blind Bat
August 29, 2009, 12:45 AM
Does anyone sell an AR-15 lower parts kit (or at least the externally visible parts) coated in Colt grey?

I have an vietnam era M16A1 upper and the mismatch in color between it and my stag lower is starting to bother me. I am planning on buying a NoDak retro lower for it but I can't seem to find anyone who sells a lower parts group in the mid 70's Colt Grey color. NoDak's site seems to recommending shipping a parts to U.S. Annodizing for coating but that seems like a huge waste time and money if someone sells the kit already coated grey.

Sorry, if this is a common question, I searched...

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Orlando
August 29, 2009, 09:11 AM
No one makes a gray LPK
Get DPMS LPK and coat the pieces with Naval Jelly for approx 20 seconds. Wash well with water and check color.
The Naval Jelly eats of the black coating and exposes the gray underneath.
Be sure to coat with oil when done
It seems to work the best with DPMS kits
You will have to send off the mag realease button to be anodized or paint it yourself as it is aluminum and it only works on steel parts
Dont worry about making them a exact match as original Colt gray parts are not all the same shade of color and varied alot.
This is talked about alot on the Retro forum on AR15.com
These are built on NoDak lowers

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/m16/MVC-057S.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Early%20604/MVC-015S.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/Garandlover/Early%20604/MVC-012S.jpg

Blind Bat
August 29, 2009, 01:35 PM
Orlando, you are the man! Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I usually surf gun forums on my blackberry when I'm bored. I could never get into AR15.com because it renders terribly with all the buttons and images they have on their site. I'll have to make a mental note to check it out on a real computer. BTW, That's an awesome 604. I love the chrome bolt.

Hopefully, NoDak will offer grey LPK at some point. There's got to be some money to be made in retro LPK's and complete lowers.

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