Author Topic: BRN-180 AR-180 Style Upper For AR-15s  (Read 505 times)

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Re: BRN-180 AR-180 Style Upper For AR-15s
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 05:30:53 pm »
Yeah, it sounds like we started out about the same. I bought mine from a guy at work who was a gun dealer on the side, back when it was still easy to get an FFL. I think it was $572 but can't be sure without looking at the sales slip. I started working in that department in 1992 so it wasn't any earlier than that. My Colt AR-15 A2 Sporter II has the old A1 style rear sight and the A2 brass deflector. From what I found when I looked it up years ago, it looks like Colt made the A1/A2 transitional uppers for 3 or 4 years. The A2 rear sight with the drum was only put on the HBARs for awhile.

My lower doesn't have a fence around the mag release either but other than that and the rear sight it was all A2. It has the chrome-lined 1:7" A2 profile barrel with A2 flash hider, and A2 stock, grip and handguards. I put a tritium front sight on it and a large aperture rear sight. It's been so long the tritium quit glowing but I never bothered to change the sights. I should put the A2 post back on but I like having regular and ghost-ring type apertures.
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Re: BRN-180 AR-180 Style Upper For AR-15s
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 05:30:53 pm »