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Lot 1740: Colt M16A1 Machine gun 5.56x45 mm

Auction Date: April 14, 2018

Desirable Original Colt M16A1 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $22,500 - $32,500

Desirable Original Colt M16A1 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16A1
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 5.56x45 mm
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: parkerized/anodized
Grip: black checkered plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 2473
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 321
Class: Class III
Description:

This is an excellent example of a factory production fully transferable, fully automatic M16A1 rifle that was manufactured by the Colt Firearms Division. 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. They were given their own special serial number designation in the 9 million range. This example was produced as a Colt M16A1 series with the forward assist and the two position flip rear sight. The barrel is stamped: "C MP CHROME BORE". The magazine well is marked "COLT/M16A1/CAL. 5.56 MM./983412" and "COLT FIREARMS DIVISION/COLT INDUSTRIES/HARTFORD CONN./U.S.A." next to the three-position "SAFE/SEMI/AUTO" selector. It is fitted with the original early style M16A1 triangular shaped plastic hand guards, pistol grip and buttstock with the storage compartment in the end. Magazine is absent.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 98% of its original gray anodized finish overall with only minor edge and high spot wear with signs of light test firing. The plastic components are all in excellent condition. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, 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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