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DoubleStar Introduces Retro Line

A decade ago, many would have turned up their nose at an AR with a carry handle–but no longer. With prices being lower than they've ever been, there's been a resurgence of retro cloning and building (we even did one of our own… OK, more than one).

Brownells, in particular, has helped tremendously in this endeavor. And now you have another option: DoubleStar.
They're starting their retro line with A1 and A2 receivers (stripped or complete), 3-prong flash hiders, triangle handguards, and straight delta rings.

Undoubtedly if these are successful, we'll see even more in the future.
Here's what they have to say about it:

Winchester, Ky. (March 2019) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols and edged weapons, is pleased to introduce its Retro Parts Line. DoubleStar saw a need within the market to provide necessary parts for gun enthusiasts to complete their retro builds. Products included in the Retro Line are the Vietnam-Era 3 Prong Flash Hider; Delta Ring, A1 Style; A1 Stripped Upper Receiver and A1 Complete Upper Receiver; A1 Rifle Triangle Handguard; A-2 Stripped Upper Receiver and A-2 Complete Upper Receiver.

The A1 Stripped Upper Receiver and the A1 Complete Upper Receiver is the perfect start to your retro project. Machined from Forged Aircraft 7075 T6 aluminum and hard coat anodized to military specs, this receiver is a replica of the first “Slabside” upper receivers from the Vietnam era. These uppers do not have the forward assist, brass deflector or M4 feedramps to maintain the original era look. MSRP for the A1 Stripped Upper Receiver is $154.99 and MSRP for the A1 Complete Upper Receiver is $199.99. The A1 Rifle Triangle Handguard is designed for the AR15 platform. It is a black polymer handguard that measures 12” in length. MSRP $39.95.

The A-2 Stripped Upper Receiver is made from Forged Aircraft 7075 T6 Aluminum with an anodized to MIL-SPEC coating. It includes a brass deflector as well. MSRP $119.99. The A-2 Complete Upper Receiver is made to military specifications from Forged Aircraft 7075 T6 Aluminum with an anodized coating. Designed for the 5.56x45mm NATO caliber, it includes a brass deflector, ejection port door assembly, forward assist and dust cover. MSRP $217.99.

The Reproduction Vietnam-Era 3 Prong Flash Hider is made from steel with a phosphate finish. It has a 1/2 x 28 tpi thread pitch and weighs 1.9 oz. MSRP $14.99.

You can check out the entire line here.

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