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Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« on: April 17, 2011, 10:29:12 PM »
I've always wanted one of these ever since I saw some obscure Vietnam War pictures of one and owned an airsoft version when I was living in Japan and always loved how it handled and also how comfortable the stock was.  You get that full stock stability, but the compactness of a collapsable.  It's only 2 positions but for me they just both work.



Naturally building a replica one will need to gather the necessary parts and typically with AR's it's not too difficult to even get some of the "rarer" parts after only a little digging...but finding a 607 stock would prove to be near impossible and VERY expensive.  Well, after nearly giving up on my build because of not finding the most recognizable part that practically makes the build, I came across a very crafty fellow who makes these stocks on a very limited basis along with a replica moderator.  He gave me a real great price break as he said that he had a "blem" stock and would sell it to me for a very good price...and it was a price to NOT pass up.  All I needed was a Rock River Entry receiver extension and to do the final fit & finish the metal parts.  I have the instructions on how to install the stock and will do so once I get my Nodak Spud lower.  This build will be a labor of love and will be something that others just haven't seen in person, much less even heard of one.  I'll keep people posted if they are interested.  Here's my stock:


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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 12:05:05 AM »
Looks cool, keep us updated
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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 02:45:50 AM »
I might copy this once you finish it. It'll be a nice little rifle. Can't wait to see it!
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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 10:30:37 AM »
They are extremely cool carbines.  I did manage to pick up a complete Colt chromed "slick side" M16 bolt & carrier yesterday.  I also checked out a STI Edge 5.0 (45ACP) and about lost my mind on how to get the money for that...but that's another story.  All I can say if you are serious about doing a 607 build yourself is to start looking for a stock NOW.  The guy that built mine is no longer making them, so it could take you a while to find one.  I'm thinking about a 12.5" barrel and then pinning on the replica moderator to bring it to 16".  I also have the triangle carbine handguards, so the rest of the parts are common and can be had just about anytime.  Now it's just dependent on money...anyone want an Aimpoint Comp M2 (NV compatible) w/3 mounts???

I might copy this once you finish it. It'll be a nice little rifle. Can't wait to see it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 11:50:06 AM »
They are extremely cool carbines.  I did manage to pick up a complete Colt chromed "slick side" M16 bolt & carrier yesterday.  I also checked out a STI Edge 5.0 (45ACP) and about lost my mind on how to get the money for that...but that's another story.  All I can say if you are serious about doing a 607 build yourself is to start looking for a stock NOW.  The guy that built mine is no longer making them, so it could take you a while to find one.  I'm thinking about a 12.5" barrel and then pinning on the replica moderator to bring it to 16".  I also have the triangle carbine handguards, so the rest of the parts are common and can be had just about anytime.  Now it's just dependent on money...anyone want an Aimpoint Comp M2 (NV compatible) w/3 mounts???


Ok, going down the list.

STI makes some really cool pistols, for a ridiculous amount of money.

I'm not serious enough about building a 607, but an old school AR configuration of some sort is going to happen.

How much do you want for the Aimpoint?
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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 10:12:07 PM »
Local price on the STI is 1295.00 and I am thinking of dropping some money tomorrow morning.  I love old school ARs.  Nothing like a classic XM grey lightweight rifle.  I would take 415.00 shipped on the Aimpoint w/a ARMS throw lever mount, non QD mount, Aimopint cantilever mount and a killflash.
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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 02:15:05 PM »
Finally, an update!  After aquiring the necessary parts, all I'm needing now is a grenade ring and some small grub screws for the FSB.  I'm not in the financial position to register another SBR, so to keep things legal I had to go with a longer barrel & flash hider but overall she stays true to the first "true" Colt carbine and is very light & handy.  I got a very nice condition Colt 604 upper receiver and locally aquired an early "slick side" chromed bolt & carrier.  I bought an nicely mottled A1 pistol grip and crappily forged front sight base (just like on the original) complete with forging flash and a bent sight ear...but unfortunately it was already drilled for taper pins which makes it near impossible to mount it with taper pins even on a barrel that was never drilled, so I will more than likely have to tap the holes and then secure it with some grub screws.  If Fulton Armory can do it with their match FSB, well then so can I.  The "hardest" part was drilling the lower for the spring pin that locks the lower rod to the receiver and also holds in the rear take down spring & detent since there is no receiver end plate like with a standard CAR collapsable stock.  I had to drill it by hand and it came out pretty straight, but the chuck did manage to remove some of the gray parkerized finish.  I still have to finish the lower stock rod so at that time I will do any touch-up that needs to happen.  The stock locks in & out tight and rock solid and I think the triangle handguards give it a real nice retro look.  This will be my new K.I.S.S. carbine.





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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 02:28:40 PM »
That looks GREAT.  Triangle foreguard for the win.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 05:08:32 PM »
Good looking gun.  That Old School look reminds me of my CAR-15.
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 10:19:14 PM »
Very nice. I always thought those rifles had a fixed stock, had no idea it was really a two position. That's ingenious.

I'm going to build a rifle with early features (but not going to strive for an exact replica of any actual model) sometime...
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 08:58:50 AM »
Very nice. I always thought those rifles had a fixed stock, had no idea it was really a two position. That's ingenious.

I'm going to build a rifle with early features (but not going to strive for an exact replica of any actual model) sometime...


Me too.,  Kinda funny, never would have thought it was a 2 position.

 The old-school Colts are pretty cool looking, have a class all of their own.    Very impressive project you're finishing. 
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 09:18:31 AM »
Bravo Matt! Seriously cool shorty!!!
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Re: Next project...Colt 607 Replica
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 04:40:25 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, they mean a lot as this build has been a long time coming and it really wasn't that easy.  This is a more "advanced" build when it comes to AR's and I've never been known to have a "me too" rifle...I like to be different.  The AR started out as a lightweight rifle and even the carbines nowadays are far from it so I like having something as originally designed and I'm all about simple.
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 08:18:05 PM »
Looks great, Matt.

Normally, I poo poo at the use of extra-long flash hiders to compensate for lack of stamp. Not this time. The CAR-15 already had a long flash hider, so a little more doesn't hurt it, and the little bit of extra barrel between the FSB and FH doesn't look out of place. You've got a 16" gun disguised as an SBR. I'm loving it!
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 09:17:44 PM »
I agree that a loooong XM FH on a 14.5" or a 16" barrel looks completely wrong as it's too stretched out, but this is almost correct.  The original rifle had a 10" barrel with either a 3.5" moderator, A1 birdcage or this same XM FH and this is an 11.5" barrel and it comes just a hair over 16".  I'm trying to get one of the guys that does retro parts make me a grenade ring to replace the crush washer that is there currently.
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