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    Vintage Colt M16A1 (653)

    Once in awhile, something interesting crosses the bench. This week, it was a Colt M16A1 carbine, model 653. Itís in excellent condition, transferable, and according to the owner, only in need of a ďcheck over.Ē

    New manufacture NFAs are a dime a dozen, and itís good to see the older stuff once in awhile. Itís also validation of the methods of manufacture and assembly used by the GTG makers. Good guns built properly just keep going.

    Offered here for the knowledge base and for the retro guys in particular. Enjoy.

    Serial number 928####





    Side views





    Working back from the muzzleÖ A1 birdcage hider, C MP B barrel marking, 14.5Ē LW .625 barrel, small diameter hand guards, single heat shields, flat slip ring










    Front sight assembly unmarked, five position round FSP, round hand guard cap





    Chrome bore and chamber. It passes Nedís gauge, no surprise. I couldnít find my throat erosion gauge.



    BCG, BC marked C, MPC marked bolt, extractor with four coil spring and white insert. Passes the FP protrusion gauge









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    Lower receiver group







    Auto fire control group



    Auto sear and spring legs



    Lower receiver, fenced, mag release





    Upper receiver

    Stamps



    Tear drop forward assist, no case deflector



    A1 rear sight, CH forge marking







    Stock group

    Two position collapsible stock, aluminum butt stock (unmarked)









    Not dramatically different than current production, but a piece of history nonetheless. It’s unfortunate that what once cost the original owner only several hundred dollars to own will now cost someone else $18,000 - $25,000 to enjoy.
    Last edited by Skintop911; 10-14-12 at 12:39.
    2012 National Zumba Endurance Champion
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    Great specimen!
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    Your new truck gun?

    Seriously, it's a great weapon. As someone that grew up with iron sights, I can appreciate at how light and handy that carbine is.

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    Thanks for taking the time to post pics, its a shame this family of weapons has been restricted from us.
    Stick


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    Very cool! I saw a similar transferable at a range a while back. It Makes me want to build a clone now lol. There's a certain beauty to the old school AR family.

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    Sweet
    i like dating homeless girls.
    when you're done with them
    you can drop them off anywhere

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