Colt CM16A1 Component two. ⋆


Let us take a closer appear at the Colt M16A1 “reissue”.

The decrease is reduce to A1 profile, lacking the reinforcements about the front pivot pin and back close to the stock.

The A1 pistol grip feels a tiny diverse from the old ones I have laying about. I assume it feels much less slick. I do not know if this is a material/mold modify, or if it is just from a lack of put on.

A lot of newer AR15s, such as the newer production Colt rifles are laser engraving the “roll marks”. When this tends to make far more sense for production, I locate I favor the appear of the old rolled marks.

Trigger pull is good for a USGI style trigger, but it is practically nothing specific.

The stock is an earlier style, with a hinged rear sling swivel and no trapdoor.

I’d under no circumstances made use of this version of the stock ahead of. Just before I had the later A1 stocks with the trap door for storing a cleaning kit. I seriously like the really rounded and soft rubber of this stock. It is good and grippy against your shoulder aiding in manage when you shoot. I’m not positive, but this stock may well be heavier than the later model stocks.

Now that we have looked at the decrease, how the upper. I have a 1970 manufactured M16A1 upper that I will use to evaluate this one particular as well. This M16A1 reissue is meant to mimic an earlier model than the 1970 upper, but this is what I have on hand.

Markings on the upper for the rear sight adjustments are a tiny smaller sized. The forward help lever is a tiny thicker on the sides.

Markings on the Front Sight Bases (FSB) are slightly diverse.
Markings on the Front Sight Bases (FSB) are slightly diverse.
Markings on the Front Sight Bases (FSB) are slightly diverse.

My 1970 M16A1 upper has a chrome chamber, so it wears the markings C MP C. The CM16A1 has no such markings.

The repro handguards are far more matte in colour. A tiny much less slick. May well just be a lack of put on.
Repro hand guards lack the “L” and “R” stampings that the originals had.

I’ve study on forums (I’m speaking about you ARFCOM) and heard people today say that they would under no circumstances invest in this rifle simply because it was anodized black, not grey like it is suppose to be. What a foolish and silly error that is. Nicely, when I slap on this 1970 upper on the CM16A1 decrease, even though it is not a best match, I’d say the colour is rather close.

I assume as soon as my CM16A1 gets a tiny far more sincere put on, the 1970 upper would be a best match.

When I was a kid, you couldn’t give away Vietnam war surplus, and WWII surplus was nevertheless somewhat low-priced. Now it is collectible. I try to remember when quite significantly all AR15 has carry handles. Then we got to the point exactly where you couldn’t sell a carry deal with upper simply because no one particular wanted it. Now they are beginning to get challenging to locate.

There is sufficient demand for Colt M16A1 uppers that fake Chinese knockoffs are getting imported. Colt SP1s are getting purchased up and parted out for the collectors out there.

The Colt model “CM16A1” is constructed to be a restricted edition collectible. It is priced as such. For some, it may well not be worth it. They can develop their personal or invest in a significantly more affordable Brownells’ gun. They can reside with obtaining a gun that does not say “Colt” on the side and they can inform them selves what they have is just as fantastic. I see some of the “collectors” get prickly simply because right after all the time they spent hunting down components, they do not like a person getting capable to just invest in a gun full. Folks will locate all sorts of causes to complain about a item.

This reproduction offers me a gun that I have a terrific deal of pride owning, that I also will not really feel negative beating up and operating challenging. If you want one particular, I recommend shopping for it quickly simply because as soon as the existing supplies dry up, they may well finish up getting really challenging locate. If you would rather piece collectively a gun from original components, hurry up and get them. They are not going to get any more affordable.


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