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**NEW POLICY**

WE MUST HAVE AN UP TO DATE, SIGNED COPY OF YOUR DEALERS

FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE ON FILE BEFORE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLACE

AN ORDER FOR A FIREARMS RECEIVER

 

 
 
 

ALL FFL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED WITH "ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED"

 
 
 

 

In order to help you decide what "Retro" model you want to build, and what lower and upper receiver is appropriate, please go to www.retroblackrifle.com

 

 
 
 

Due to the difficulty in transforming "A2" forgings into "Retro" lowers, we have invested in several dedicated "Retro" style forging tools.

This required substantial time and money to tool up for, but in the end, was well worth the effort. 

All NoDak Spud  "Retro" lowers are made from these forgings.

We know you will be very pleased with the finished products.

Thanks, Mike and Harlan

 

 

From top to bottom:

NDS-16A1

NDS-601

NDS-XM16E1

NDS-603

 

 
 
 

A WORD ABOUT THE FIT OF OUR LOWER RECEIVERS:

OUR LOWERS ARE MACHINED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY HAVE A TIGHTER FIT TO MOST UPPERS.

WE RUN ON THE HIGH SIDE OF THE TOLERANCE,  WE DID THIS ON PURPOSE.

99% OF THE TIME IT RESULTS IN A GREAT FIT WITH NO WIGGLE BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER.

 

 SOMETIMES THIS MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH SOME SURPLUS UPPERS OUT THERE.

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT THIS MAY BE AN ISSUE FOR YOU, PLEASE PURCHASE ONE OF OUR RETRO UPPERS AT THE SAME TIME, AND WE WILL HAND SELECT THEM FOR FIT AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A STRIPPED UPPER YOU WANT TO USE ON ONE OF OUR LOWERS:

 YOU CAN SEND IT IN (AT YOUR EXPENSE) AND WE WILL MATCH IT FOR BEST FIT IT TO THE LOWER YOU ARE PURCHASING FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

WE JUST WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY! 

 
 
 

FYI: WE DO NOT GUARANTEE COLOR MATCH !

This is next to impossible given all the variables that are involved.

One of the biggest problems is the age and use of your surplus upper.

If you need them to match perfectly we recommend that you order yours "in the white".

And then send it and your upper to US Anodizing for a custom match.

 
 
 

NDS-51 80% Retro Lowers

We received our ATF Tech Branch classification letter, and the samples we submitted have been approved.

Everything will be machined EXCEPT:

Fire control pocket
Hammer pivot hole
Trigger pivot hole
Safety pivot hole
Safety detent hole


They WILL NOT be polished, blasted, or anodized. They will be in the white and "as machined" with a basic de-burring.

Price:

Qty 1-4 $135 each + shipping

Qty 5+  $130 each + shipping

Status: in stock / ready to ship 

 
 
   

The NDS-16A1 "Retro" lower receiver

Ready for you to build that Viet Nam era gun you (or your Dad) carried back in the 60's and early 70's.

Material is 7075 T6

The anodizing is done by Victor @ US Anodizing in his "XM" gray.

Color on the surplus uppers will vary, but we try to match it as best we can.

NDS-16A1 receiver

Price:

qty 1  $160 shipped

2-5   $155 ea.

6-20 $150 ea. 

Status: backorder only

WILL GIVE YOU OUR CURRENT ESTIMATED LEAD TIME WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER

Don't forget to add an NDS-42 Gray charging handle to your order !

Made in the USA

 
 

 

 

Excellent M16 Stock Sets Are Available From:

http://www.uscoreplicas.net/

 

 
 
  We have low text on the magwell so you can have your "replica" markings engraved.

Recommended engravers are;

http://www.orion-arms.com/new/

and

http://www.identmarking.com/

We have FFL's on file from both companies, so we can ship direct to them for you.

 

 
 
 

 

Black "A1" Lowers

We have had some requests from customers that have  Retro builds with black anodized uppers (such as the "C7" type) and they don't want to have them re-anodized gray because of the added expense.

These are our standard NDS-16A1 lowers, just done in a Type 3 black hardcoat.

Material is 7075 T6

NDS-16A1 Black receiver

Price:

qty 1  $160 shipped

2-5   $155 ea.

6-20 $150 ea.  

Status: we are only processing these as needed, place an order if you want one.

Made in the USA

 
 
   

The NDS-XM16E1 "Retro" lower receiver

This is the version used "pre-adoption" in Viet Nam. After the Army fielded some XM16E1's, they decided to adopt it as the M16A1 (with some improvements).

Please notice the roll-pin hole on the back end. It is sized to take a 3/32 roll pin just like the original.

But, unlike the originals, it DOES NOT intersect the buffer tube by cutting through the threads. I felt that was unnecessary, and could cause more problems than good.

Material is 7075 T6

 The anodizing is done by Victor @ US Anodizing in his "XM" gray.

NDS-XM16E1 receiver

Price:

qty 1  $160 shipped

2-5   $155 ea.

6-20 $150 ea. 

Status: backorder only

WILL GIVE YOU OUR CURRENT ESTIMATED LEAD TIME WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER

Don't forget to add an NDS-42 Gray charging handle to your order !

Made in the USA

 
 
 

 

 

The NDS-601 "Retro" lower receiver

This receiver is made so you can replicate the super early "slick side" M16 type rifles first sent to Viet Nam under Project "Agile".

Also good for making up an Air Force "refurb" rifle or carbine.

Material is 7075 T6

The anodizing is done by Victor @ US Anodizing in his "XM" gray.

This receiver requires the special front pin Part# NDS-31 sold below.

It also requires that your upper receiver has a countersunk front pivot pin hole (left side) to interface with the ball detent.

NDS-601 receiver

Price:

qty 1  $160 shipped

2-5   $155 ea.

6-20 $150 ea. 

Status: we are only processing these as needed, place an order if you want one. Typical lead time is 3-4 weeks.

Don't forget to add an NDS-34 Gray charging handle to your order !

Made in the USA

 
 
 

Victor at www.usanodizing.com can re-finish your upper to match these lowers.

He also can refinish your lower parts kit, slip rings, buffer tubes, etc.

 
 
 

NDS-45

2-position CAR buffer tube

Machined from 7075 T6 and finished with "XM" gray Type 3 Hardcoat anodizing. This was one of the hardest parts to find for a proper retro carbine build until now.

Ours are stamped with an "N" to distinguish them from an original.

Milspec diameter w/cut threads

NDS-45 buffer tube

Price: $50 + $5.25 shipping (qty one)

($8.50 shipping for qty 2) 

Status: in stock / ready to ship    

Made in the USA

 
 
  Original Colt CAR Style Lock Ring

NOS (new old stock) lock ring for correct retro carbine builds.

Dark Parkerized finish, will have cosmoline present.

Part# SP62357 (they are not in original factory packaging)

 

Status: in stock / ready to ship

$20 each + $5.25 shipping

Or

Qty 5 at $17 each ($85) + 8.50 shipping

Higher qtys call Harlan for shipping quote

(qty 1 gets free shipping if purchased and shipped with an NDS-45 CAR Tube)

 
 
 

NDS-34 "601" style triangular charging handle

 

Machined from 6061 T6 bar stock and finished with "XM" gray Type 3 Hardcoat anodizing. This charging handle is one of the finishing touches for a proper "601" retro build.

This is a picture of one of our prototypes, finished parts will be engraved on the bottom flat with "NDS" to distinguish these from the highly collectable originals.

 

NDS-34 triangular charging handle

Price: $60 + $5.25 shipping 

Status: in stock / ready to ship

 

 

Shipping is free if purchased with ANY of our receivers.

Made in the USA

 
 

NDS-42 standard charging handles

 

Machined from 7075 forgings and finished with "XM" gray Type 3 Hardcoat anodizing.

Newly manufactured gray charging handles were hard to find, now you can get them from NDS

The lower picture shows how well it matches with our current production uppers

 

NDS-42 standard charging handle

Price: $30 + $5.25 shipping 

Status: in stock / ready to ship

Shipping is free if purchased with ANY of our receivers.

Made in the USA

 
  We have manufactured original style front pins for the NDS-601 lower receivers.

The detent ball snaps into the countersink on the left side of the front pin boss of your upper receiver.

NDS-31 (pin for NDS-601)

$15 each + $5.25 shipping

Status: in stock / ready to ship   

Shipping is free if purchased with ANY of our receivers.

Made in the USA

 
 
 

NDS-WM "Waffle Mag"

This our version of the super early 20 round magazine that was discontinued. The Army ordered them to be destroyed, as thus, originals are few and far between.

When found, they command extremely high prices ($200-$400)

Unlike the original which was stainless steel, ours is made from high carbon steel, fully heat treated, and Parkerized.

To avoid confusing our reproduction mags with an original we have marked the rear of the body with a single letter "N", and marked the floorplates with our company info.

Included is the mag body and floorplate only. Followers and springs are available from many sources such as;

Brownells, John Masen, and others.

Part # NDS-WM

Price:  $40 + $5.25 shipping (qty one)

Call or email for shipping quote on orders of 2+

Status: in stock / ready to ship

Shipping is free (1-2 mags) if purchased with ANY of our receivers.

Made in the USA

 
 
 

NDS-43

Brown "Prototype" Handguards

New made rifle length handguards for your replica Prototype builds. These handguards require changing your triangular rifle handguard cap to a round "carbine" style.

A .625" dia. cap is included.

These handguards DO NOT come with heat shields. We have no plans to offer any.

Part # NDS-43

Price:  Qty 1:  $35 + $6 shipping

Qty 2 or more:  $30 each

(shipping on qty 2 is $8)

Call or email for shipping quotes on orders of 3+

Status: in stock / ready to ship

Shipping is free (1-2 sets) if purchased with ANY of our receivers.

Made in the USA

 
 
 

NDS-15 "trigger charging handle" upper and lower receivers

This our version of the super early experimental model that was never produced beyond prototype stage.

Check out the Shotgun News article about it by Peter G. Kokalis

      SGN ARTICLE

We have replaced the NDS-32 with the more authentic NDS-15 versions.

Features include:

reinforcement web removed at buffer tube area

front pin inserted from left side

"slick" on left side of lower receiver

flush mounted bolt hold open

shortened magazine catch slot

our mfg markings moved to front of magwell (for replica engraving)

anodizing done by US Anodizing in "dark XM gray"

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Part # NDS-15U

Included is the stripped upper and charging handle only.

Price: $250 shipped

Status: completely sold out of uppers

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NDS-15 Lower

Includes stripped lower and bolt hold open kit (BHO, pivot pin, special spring) only

Price: $265 shipped

Status: temporarily out of stock of anodized parts

fewer than 30 left in the run

Made in the USA

 
 
 

 

The NDS-604 "Retro" upper receiver

Ready for you to build your Viet Nam era "Slick side" rifle.

They are cut for a .250" front push pin, and are recessed (left side) for the 601 type front takedown pin.

This upper is 7075 T6 with a type 3 hardcoat anodizing done by Victor @ US Anodizing in his "XM" gray.

NDS-604 upper receiver

Price:

qty 1  $160 shipped

2-5   $155 ea.

6-20 $150 ea.  

Status: SOLD OUT

THERE WILL BE NO MORE FOR SOME TIME

   

Don't forget to add an NDS-42 Gray charging handle to your order !

Made in the USA

 
 
 

 

The NDS-603 "Retro" upper receiver

Perfect for you to build your Viet Nam era XM16E1 or M16A1 rifle.

This is a true "A1" type without the case deflector.

This is also the correct type of upper for most of the "Retro" carbine builds you might want to do.

They are cut for a .250" front push pin, and recessed (left side) for the 601 type front takedown pin.

This upper is 7075 T6 with a type 3 hardcoat anodizing done by Victor @ US Anodizing in his "XM" gray.

NDS-603 upper receiver XM Gray

Price:

qty 1  $160 shipped

2-5   $155 ea.

6-20 $150 ea.  

Status: backorder only

Don't forget to add an NDS-42 Gray charging handle to your order ! __________________________________________

NDS-603 upper receiver in Black  

NDS-603BL

Status: backorder only

Made in the USA

 
 
 

"Battlefield Pick Up" Lowers and Uppers:

For and additional $20 per part, Mike will hand polish an upper or lower to look like it has;

 "Been there, and done that"

This is on top of the cost of the NDS receiver you are ordering.

We can do it on any parts, but prefer to do it on our "blems", call in for current availability.

 
 
  "Blem" Lowers

From time to time, we have "blem" AR lowers available. They are usually cosmetic issues due to  forging flaws or un-even anodizing. Occasionally it is a machining error.

Sometimes it's a combination of things.

These parts are fully functional, and offer the thrifty customer a way to save some money on his build project.

All "blem" lowers will have a letter "B" stamped on the side of the pistol grip area.

This stamping is done AFTER anodizing, and may chip the finish where stamped. However, this is covered by the pistol grip, and therefore, not visible.

 

NEW PRICING SCHEDULE FOR BLEMS:

There will now be a 2 tier pricing on blem uppers and lowers.

Small anodizing issues and minor forging flaws are -$10 off ($150 shipped)

Really bad anodizing issues and larger forging flaws are -$20 off ($140 shipped)

 

"Blem" Lower Receivers

NDS-16A1B (gray)            status: sold out                    

NDS-16A1B (black)          status: sold out

   

NDS-XM16E1B (gray)       status: sold out

NDS-XM16E1B (black)      status: sold out

 

NDS-601B                          status: sold out         

NDS-601(no +)                   status: sold out        

 

Please call to order

952-942-1909

There are NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS on "blem" lowers or uppers, and they cannot be combined with other products for quantity pricing.

 

 
 
  "Blem" Uppers

From time to time, we have "blem" AR uppers available.

They are usually cosmetic issues due to forging flaws or un-even anodizing. Occasionally it is a machining error.

Sometimes it's a combination of things.

Uppers will not be stamped with a "B", as there is no good place to do it.

 

NEW PRICING SCHEDULE FOR BLEMS:

There will now be a 2 tier pricing on blem uppers and lowers.

Small anodizing issues and minor forging flaws are -$10 off ($150 shipped)

Really bad anodizing issues and larger forging flaws are -$20 off ($140 shipped)

 

"Blem" Upper Receivers

NDS-603B   status:  sold out   

NDS-604B   status:  sold out       

NDS-603B Black   status:  sold out 

 

Please call to order 952-942-1909

There are NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS on "blem" lowers or uppers, and they cannot be combined with other products for quantity pricing.

 

 
 
 

UPS ground shipping included on receiver orders

ALL FFL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED WITH "ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED"