Here is one of our favorite custom builds. We decided to try and rebuild the old school M-16A1. These are using a true .625 pencil barrel with a 1/12 twist. The barrel is made of 41V50 steel and the chamber/bore is chrome lined. We have also used a A1 Bird cage flash hider on it. Upper receiver is black finished, made by Nodak Spud. Handguards are our new production.
Take a look at this great article about our upper http://www.gunsandgunsmiths.com/retro-ar-project/
This item carries a lead time. Typically it is 8-12 weeks. Due to product availability lead times may vary.
Other DetailsAll TNTE uppers are custom built using exacting tolerances by highly trained armorers. Your receiver and barrel are torqued to a spec of 55-65 +/- for best accuracy. Then your feed ramps and chamber are polished and de-burred. All uppers are checked for proper head-spacing and test fired to ensure reliability. Beware of sellers who refuse to tell you where their parts come from because all uppers are not created equal. We use only Milspec or higher quality parts for your upper. TNTE uppers are built with professionals in mind, we go through them with a fine tooth comb to make sure when you need it most it will be there for you. Our custom stripped uppers are covered by a one year warranty. Complete uppers have a limited lifetime warranty.
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This build is for a memorial weapon so my hopes and expectations were set extremely high. Each and every detail of this upper are as i remember from the Marine Corps in the 70’s , right on the mark. Many thanks to the team at tnte sales for your professionalism and attention to detail. Semper Fi
I ordered my 603 M-16A1 Upper on 4/24/18 and received it 13 weeks later which was within my expectations when I ordered. The upper came well protected and packaged. The upper is beautiful and arrived with no mars, scratches, or blemishes. The handguards are really nice and have a sturdy feel to them. It went together beautifully with the new A1 lower that I built myself to complete my Vietnam era 603 retro build. I took it to the range to zero the sights and put some rounds down range. Wow, I love it. If you are in the market for a custom upper, I would recommend TNTE. It is obvious that quality is high priority with them.
This is a top quality retro build of the M16A1. I carried one in the US Marine Corps in the 1970s. Excellent Job Guys! Semper Fi
Although it took a lot of patience waiting for the item to arrive, it turned out be very authentic and perfect for my application. Great job.
Excellent quality built upper, well worth the wait!!
Ordered in December and finally received it. It was well worth it. I tried to make this a retro-model and think I did. I found surplus grips and tool kit for the butt stock. The lower and charging handle is a No-Dak Spud smooth side with no deflector. I also found a surplus bayonet. Like I said it was worth the wait. All my firearms enthusiasts are impressed. Thanks,
Like the other reviews stated, it did take a few months to receive but well worth the wait. TNTE does EXCELLENT work with attention to detail. Very nice!! Thanks!!
Took a while to get my upper, it was worh the wait , i plan on ordering from tnte agian for my next retro biuld !
Like most have said it did take a while, but the product was WELL worth the wait. Plus Patrick and everyone who works at his outfit take the time to go the extra mile to make sure everything's perfect and keep their customers happy. I hope to use them again in the future. My completed rifle and the story of its build can be accessed here http://www.gunsandgunsmiths.com/retro-ar-project/ for those curious of how everything looks all assembled.