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M16/AR15 Question In Regards To Knight Rider

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cslinger, Jun 17, 2007.

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  1. cslinger

    cslinger Member

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    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.
     
  2. DnPRK

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    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.
     
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    Could be worse: in "Bourne Identity", US embassy guards have flattops without any sights, iron or optical!
     
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    Probably saw an AR-18, they were one of the first modern "military-ish" rifles to be on the market.
     
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    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.
     
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    If I were to guess it was a rubber M16 prop that had the carry handle broken off.
     
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