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Lot 1560: Colt M16A1 Automatic Rifle/Machine Gun

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Colt M16A1 Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Colt M16A1 Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16A1
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 5.56x45 mm
Barrel: 14 1/2 inch round
Finish: matte black
Grip: plastic
Stock: synthetic
Item Views: 2793
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 377
Class: Class III

Introduced in 1967, the M16A1 (aka the Model 603) would be the standard issue rifle for the United States Army and Marine Corps until the 1980s. Developed from end-user feedback on the M16, the M16A1 introduced the "fenced" magazine catch to reduce the risk of accidentally ejecting the magazine during handling or movement, the forward assist upper receiver and bolt to help close a bolt that is obstructed by fouling or residue, and other minor adjustments. Post front and two-leaf flip rear sights, with "C MP B" on the underside of the barrel. The right side of the upper receiver has the "VP" triangle stamp at the front and "C H" below the windage adjustment dial, with the Rampant Colt, model marking, and address on the left side of the lower receiver. The selector is right handed, with "SAFE", "SEMI" and "AUTO" positions, all functional. Fitted with a checkered pistol grip and the aforementioned two-position buttstock. Includes a plain shipping box, 1996 edition military manual, a hardback reproduction of the Will Eisner illustrated 1969 M16A1, and preventative maintenance book.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, retains 95% plus of the original matte black finish with some scattered light handling marks. The handguard, grip, and stock are all excellent plus with minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent. 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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