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Lot 1492: Colt M16A1 Selective Fire Machine Gun, Class III/NFA

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $27,500 - $42,500

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

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: M16A1
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 5.56 mm
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: matte black phosphate
Stock: synthetic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 349
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 peep rear sights, with an A1 flash hider on the "C MP CHROME BORE" marked barrel, triangular handguard, checkered pistol grip and fixed buttstock. The upper receiver has the A1 pattern low profile casing deflector and an oval shaped forward assist, and the lower has a fenced magazine catch and right handed "SAFE"/"SEMI"/"AUTO" selector. A "C" marked full auto bolt carrier is installed, with a "MP C" marked bolt head, both matte black finished. With a black web sling. Provenance: The Al Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 98% plus original black finish, showing some light scratches and handling marks overall, and black touch-up around the bolt catch pin. The furniture is in equal condition. 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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