Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 601: Colt M16 Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

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

Estimated Price: $25,000 - $35,000

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

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 5.56x45 mm
Barrel: 14 inch round
Finish: matte black phosphate
Stock: synthetic
Item Views: 1968
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 362
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, checkered pistol grip, and a Bushmaster 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, with 90% of the matte black phosphate finish, showing a number of scratches and dings on the lower receiver and lighter handling marks on the upper receiver and stock. 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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