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    Colt M16 A1 Carbine

    I bought this one back in September but it took a while to get the special license. I also grouped three rifle on the same license as the local regulations allow it, which took more time. So I only brought it home a week ago. Itís an export M16 A1 that served in Israel where it was likely modified as a Carbine.

    It was sold as a former full auto transformed into semi auto. However it appears that the semi auto conversion was minimal : removal of the full auto sear, semi auto hammer and safety lever. The bolt is a full auto model. So Iím considering bringing it back to full auto at some stage. Cost was $ 1500, which is actually cheaper than most semi AR-15 A2 here.



    Went straight to the 50 m indoor range





    Whereas accuracy was good (I only gave a few clicks to the front sight to raise the POI), it didnít function well with a several failures to extract and double feeds.

    So I decided to get out of my lazy ways and give it a thorough check clean and lube.

    It had a strange long buffer tube and a crappy stock. I took it completely apart and inspected it, gave it a good cleaning and lubing including the gas tube which was surprisingly clean, and replaced the buffer tube and stock. I have yet to test it again.

























    So itís a bit of a mismatched mutt, lower and upper have different colours (lower black, maybe repainted, upper anodised grey), with various parts slapped on it, but I like it.

    And itíll fit well with the rest of the family

    M16 A1



    AR-15 XM177E2



    M16 A2



    ArmaLite AR10



    In case you missed those and have an interest :

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...-A1&highlight=

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...-E2&highlight=

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...-A2&highlight=

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...R10&highlight=

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    Very cool. Yeah.. drop that fire control group in and go.
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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    Yeah, looking at that buttstock I imagine it's a wonky conversion as well, probably full of CAA parts.

    Restore it to original and I bet it runs like a top.

    Love that Sudanese AR-10.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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    Is that a 14.5" barrel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Is that a 14.5" barrel?
    The first pic looks like it... but the flash hider looks long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Is that a 14.5" barrel?
    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    The first pic looks like it... but the flash hider looks long.
    I did not measure it but Iím pretty sure itís a 16 inch barrel.

    The Flash hider is a standard birdcage

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    Love the Colt 'carbine' handguards. Have replaced several M4 types with those...

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    Can you just make it full auto if you so desire? Paint me jelly

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    Thanks for these threads OP, loving that you keep these in original condition.

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    After replacing the buffer, spring and tube and cleaning / lubing it properly, it ran like a champ, 100 rds without a single hiccup

    50 m indoor range









    I also bought four second hand Israeli 10 rds mags, the ran flawlessly too


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