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Lot 1596: Colt M16 Machine gun 5.56 mm

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Excellent Colt M16A1 Automatic Rifle, BATFE Registered Fully Transferrable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $16,000 - $25,000

Excellent Colt M16A1 Automatic Rifle, BATFE Registered Fully Transferrable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 5.56 mm
Barrel: 20 inch round
Stock: plastic
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 228
Class: Class III

This is an excellent example of a very desirable original Colt Firearms Division commercially manufactured, fully automatic M16A1 rifle. These original Colt fully automatic M16 series rifles are very desirable as they were produced exactly as their military counterpart using the same military grade, factory original parts. To keep them separate and distinct from the Military weapons, they were given their own special commercial serial number designation in the 9 Million serial number range. This example was produced as a later Colt M16A1 series rifle with the forward assist on the right side of the upper receiver and the windage adjustable two-position flip rear sight. The barrel is also correctly marked "C MP CHROME BORE", and the lower receiver is marked "COLT/M16A1/CAL. 5.56 MM./9206618" on the magazine well and "COLT FIREARMS DIVISION/COLT INDUSTRIES/HARTFORD CONN./U.S.A." next to the three-position "SAFE/SEMI/AUTO" selector. Fitted with a vented triangular handguard, checkered pistol grip and fixed buttstock with storage compartment. A brown cardboard shipping box is included with what may be the original Colt foil packing material

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 98% of the original anodized finish showing a few light handling marks overall. The furniture is in equal condition. Box is fair with evidence of shipping and handling. Mechanically excellent. Note: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), Class 3, Fully Automatic Weapon, which 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.

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