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Auction Date: October 7, 2022

Colt M16A2 Full Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA “RESTRICTED-POST ’86 SALES SAMPLE” Machine Gun

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Colt M16A2 Full Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA “RESTRICTED-POST ’86 SALES SAMPLE” Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16A2
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 5.56 mm
Barrel: 11 inch round
Finish: gray
Stock: synthetic
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Item Interest: Average
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Class: Class III
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear

NB - EXCELLENT- near new condition 95% - 98%, used but little, no noticeable marring of wood or metal, bluing near perfect (some wear at muzzle or sharp edges can be expected).


Developed in the early 1980s, the M16A2's parameters were mostly driven by requests made by the United States Marine Corps. Later requests would result in the "M16A3" variant, which replaced the signature burst fire mode of the A2 with full automatic capability as seen on this example. This example is patterned after the "commando" variant, and shows a number of pre-A2 features, particularly in the upper receiver group. Includes black nylon sling. Magazine absent. NOTE: This weapon is a “RESTRICTED-POST ’86 SALES SAMPLE”, National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3, Fully Automatic Weapon, that is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478. This weapon is currently registered as being “RESTRICTED-POST ’86 SALES SAMPLE” and as such can only be purchased by qualifying government agencies (such as law enforcement or military organizations) and FFL/SOT Dealers with demo/law letter from said agencies. Provenance: The Al Walker Collection

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