LGS Find Troy GAU-5/A/A

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  1. Flyboy73

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    I was at LGS to spend some Christmas money and was looking for something interesting. They showed me a Husky M38 ( have one and think the stock was refinished), Chinese SKS for $300( have one), older mini-14, Keltec OD green sub-2000 gen 2 (was interested till i saw the Ruger new carbine and will wait and check that out).

    They then handed me a TROY GAU-5/A/A replica. It is a very well thought replica and would go good in my collection. When i asked the proce and they told my $550, it was a deal. I seem to remember they were going for a lot more last year.

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    Nice! Ive been kicking around the idea of building an old-school 1980's 20" M16A2 lately, just to be a little different. Ive always really liked the A2 rear sight and wouldn't mind a little more FPS for the 100yd range.
     
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  3. .455_Hunter

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    Way cooler than the over-Barbieized M4 clones popular today!

    My interest in the AR15/ M16 platform pretty much ends with the style of guns that were standard issue up to 9/11/01.
     
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    Strange. I would have never guessed that my collection of bone stock vintage Colt AR15/M16/XM:s might be cool again some day. OTOH the only rifles, carbines and builds we've contemplated lately have been very lightweight retro carbines based on Faxon 14.5" and 16" pencil barrels and, in case of my son, Stag lefty uppers. In my book a retro GAU-5 replica is even cooler except for the fireball muzzle flash and earsplitting report.
     
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    Very nice! Looks a lot like my XM177E2 that I built quite a few years ago.

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  6. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Nice pickup, Flyboy. Congrats. :cool:
     
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    That's cheaper than I built my xm177 clone.
     
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    Nice find! :thumbup:
    My XM177E2 clone was identical to Bannockburn's; built it for @$375 in 1989, sold it right before the Klinton ban went into effect for a lot more than that.
     
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