M16-A1 reproduction

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M16-A1 reproduction

Postby Nathan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:00 pm

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Re: M16-A1 reproduction

Postby Eric_in_FL » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:32 pm

Man I miss shooting my M16 qualifying at the range. I rolled with an M203 grenade launcher on mine, got to qualify with that as well, so much fun to shoot. The *whomp* sounds the grenade projectiles made as they left the tube I'll never forget.

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Re: M16-A1 reproduction

Postby yankeejib » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:08 pm

I could be wrong (it has happened before), but weren't the first series of Colt AR-15 SP1's basically semi auto civilian versions of M-16's? These are not carbines, are they?
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Re: M16-A1 reproduction

Postby hkguy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:42 am

yankeejib wrote:I could be wrong (it has happened before), but weren't the first series of Colt AR-15 SP1's basically semi auto civilian versions of M-16's? These are not carbines, are they?


no, these like the original M16 have 20" barrels.
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Re: M16-A1 reproduction

Postby yankeejib » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:47 am

hkguy wrote:
yankeejib wrote:I could be wrong (it has happened before), but weren't the first series of Colt AR-15 SP1's basically semi auto civilian versions of M-16's? These are not carbines, are they?


no, these like the original M16 have 20" barrels.


That's what I thought. My 70's era Colt Sporter is longer than my S&W M&P15. I've been hesitant to retrofit any new components into it just so I don't screw it up.
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Re: M16-A1 reproduction

Postby hkguy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:45 pm

yup!
M16 and M16 clones have 20" barrels
M4's and M4 clones have 16" barrels.
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Re: M16-A1 reproduction

Postby Hand and Steel » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:24 pm

hkguy wrote:M4's and M4 clones have 16" barrels.


I believe the military issue M4 has a 14.5" barrel, and it's just the civilian market versions that have the 16" barrel to avoid being considered an SBR.
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