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Lot 1660: Colt M16 Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Machine Gun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Colt M16 Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Colt M16 Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 223
Barrel: 14 inch round
Finish: matte black
Stock: synthetic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 333
Class: Class III

Manufactured between 1973 and 1982, this vintage pre-1986 Colt M16 lower receiver has been upgraded with a later production A4 patter upper receiver assembly outfitted with an A.R.M.S. SIR free-floating handguard, giving the flexibility of current "modern sporting rifle" design in a fully transferable automatic weapon. Post front and pop-up adjustable two leaf rear sights, closed-bottom birdcage flash hider on the 1/9" twist barrel, and a bayonet lug. The lower has the traditional Colt model markings and address on the left side, with a "SAFE/SEMI/AUTO" marked right-handed selector switch, Hogue pistol grip, and an A.R.M.S. brand 6-position telescoping buttstock. The bolt carrier and bolt head are both matte gray finished, and a one piece buffer is installed. A canvas soft case is included.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as assembled. The upper receiver retains 95% matte black phosphate finish, with mild handling marks, and the lower shows 90% matte black, with a number of light scratches and bright edge wear. 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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