Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

US Military M4 Replica

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,755
    Likes Received:
    401
    Has anybody put together a near exact replica of a current M4? Obviously it will be semi auto, so the lower wont be perfect...but what about the rest? I'd love to see pictures. I'm starting to collect parts and plan building one for myself.

    Plan so far -
    Colt lower
    Colt 14.5" upper w/pinned FH
    KAC drop in rails
    Matech rear sight
    ACOG or Aimpoint
    Surefire 95x light
    Standard issue sling
    Surplus magazine
    Standard grip
    SOPMOD stock (maybe)
     
  2. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    584
    There really isn't a standard to follow.
    During my time in the infantry I saw different rails, fore grips (we called them gangster grips) at least 5 different optics. One version of an acog sometimes had a cqb sight on top.
    Most had peq15's while some were running around with peq2's.
    I had a colt but not everybody did. We even had different stocks.
    Most guys buy their own slings cause the issued ones suck.
    Many of us put out own equipment on our weapons but we had to use supplied sensitive items.

    My m4 in the infantry:
    Colt M4 with 14.5 " upper
    Matech rear sight
    Kac rails
    Magpul grip
    Sopmod stock I, ahem, acquired.
    M68 (aimpoint)
    Peq15
    Magpul angled fore grip
    Surefire light (don't remember which model)
    Brownells mags with orange follower issued.
    Issued multiple slings over 5 years ranging from 2 point, 1 point, conversion, etc.
     
    RedneckRampage and Stomper like this.
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    Realize you must do a SBR with a short barrel.o_O
     
  4. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,755
    Likes Received:
    401
    Don't need to do an SBR if I have the muzzle device pinned and welded (if it's long enough).
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,561
    What Deklin said.
     
  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,224
    All of my ARs have M4 feed ramps. :cool:
     
  7. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    3,040
    Likes Received:
    6,601
    I like them with 16'' barrel just fine. A little more distance before velocity drops below fragmentation levels for the 193 round.

    Most cops use 16'' barrels. So most people are used to seeing this configuration. Just make sure you get the barrel notched for the 203 grenade launcher. This makes it soooooo much more deadly. :s0140:
     
    Stomper and IronMonster like this.
  8. AJBello

    AJBello Salem, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    152
    I built a clone of the M4 I was issued for OIF II (Baghdad, March '04 - March '05, Infantry).

    I bought a Colt 6920 with the "M4 CARBINE" roll mark and then purchased a new Colt 14.5" barrel off the ar15.com equipment exchange. Had the barrel swapped out and an extended A2 pinned on to avoid the SBR paperwork for this particular rifle (my eye can't tell the difference in the extended A2 unless side by side with a standard A2). KAC rail, ACOG TA31F, Surefire 95X, and GG&G A2 flip up BUIS (these were issued to my unit as replacements for broken Matechs - we had several). This clone is the *exact* same except for no 3 round burst and the extended A2 flash hider.

    My issued rifle:

    M4Original_zpsf050c4f0.jpg

    M4_2-1_zps5523859c.jpg

    Clone:

    M4Repro_zps243cb105.jpg

    M4Repro2_zpsa313bec3.jpg
     
    westy39, .45's and .38's, tac and 5 others like this.
  9. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    Sweet.

    tac
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,667
    Likes Received:
    369
    Bravo Company upper with 14.5 inch barrel and pinned and welded extended A2 flash hider. It is mated to a Bushmaster lower. Not an exact duplicate, but I deployed with the 41st Brigade, nicknamed the Bushmasters, and was in Bravo Co. SECFOR... :)
    The PAQ 4 is an airsoft red laser replica. Cheap but it does work. The Wolf Hook sling mount is the same one I used in Afghanistan. We all had Knight's RAS and the flip up rear backup sights. The Aimpoint Pro is close to the M2 we had used. The M3 Streamlight is the same one I used overseas as I did not want the huge Surefire they issued. This is visually, a good representation of what I used in Afghanistan.

    M4replica008.jpg
     
  11. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    This is all very trying for me here in UK, but please don't stop. :=)

    tac