Well of course you're right, the 1120 is correct for later M24s so, drive on.Thanks for the tip re the brushes, I'll pick those up. Its the sunshade that I really want.
Regarding my tool kit, its a Pelican 1120 and I'm pretty certain its 100% correct for a late M24. Why? Well, a buddy of mine went thru US Army sniper school in 2009 and was issued an M24. He spent time in Afghanistan with it, and retired a few years later. When he turned in his M24, he was told it was to be converted to new XM2010 variant.
When he saw my M24R in 2015, he asked me to give him first right of refusal if I ever sold it, as it reminded him of his old M24...and later offered me his original M24 tool kit as it didn’t need to be turned in, which I gladly accepted. It has basically two of all the little wrenches and items like magazine springs, firing pins, followers. The Pelican 1120 was apparently issued to him in 2009, and we talked about certain items that were updated over the 20 plus years of the M24 when in service (1988-2010).
Iron sights: Redfield (early) vs OK Weber/RPA Trakker (late)
Flash hiders: One style for Redfiield front sight block, and a later style for the OK Weber front sight block.
Scopes: M3A Ultra (most) vs basically identical Mk 4/M3 turrets (replacement scopes during the late 1990s/200Xs)
Bipods: 9-13 non-pivot vs shorter 6-9 BR models with swivel head (late issued rifles)
Optic deployment cases (gray is early) vs black ones (late)
I am probably overlooking some items, but those are the items I recall at the moment.
When I showed him my rifle with the original style Harris 9-13" non-swivel bipod (as seen in all of the 1988 pics and original manual), he told me that I should get rid of that "old school" bipod. He stated that these older models had been replaced by 2009 with the shorter 6-9" BR model with swivel heads, as it allows you get a lower prone position. So I bought one of those for it, but end up using it on my M40A5. He took a job with the Dept of State and moved overseas a couple of years ago, but his knowledge was really useful when I started collecting parts for this rifle.