A separate discussion is developing in my M16 A2 clone build about having some custom lowers done with the correct markings without any logos to prevent any copyright infringements.
This is going to have to be the route we pursue. I am sure Black Creek will not invite a lawsuit for any Colt markings. James and I agree the lower needs to be a basic plain Jane with just lettering only, no logos. The 9mm lower I looked at was tastefully marked with their company name. It did have their logo but these will be custom so we will dictate what is there. Black Creeks company name has to be there but can be small as is their typical marking. Its small lettering that looks like
BLACK CREEK PRECISION
This to be located on the right on the left side of the lower along with the SAFE/SEMI/BURST. This will also be marked on the right side as well.
On the left of the lower all that will be imprinted will be with no logo
I will also see about some with M16 A1 and the appropriate SAFE/SEMI/AUTO for those that are interested.
All that being said, any one interested in at some time building an M16A2 or A1 rifle, please post up here. I need to have a basic idea of how many can be produced so we can get a firm price on what these may cost. I am hoping it will be less than $150 but really I dont have any idea at this time. Black Creek is getting ready for the SHOT show in a week or so and I want to have a good idea of how many and have a basic line drawing of what we want done so I can get some pricing..