The term partial fence is a misnomer as the ridge on the side of the receiver is unrelated to the magazine release button, but is instead a housing for the detent spring which retains the new push pin. Know what you're changing out and why. The gentleman selling the rifle said he was selling it for the wife of a friend who had died recently. It is identical to the slickside upper used on the original M16 but features no rear sight, being designed to be aimed using tracer fire. Custom modifications like finish, barrel and caliber changes or aftermarket engraving shall not be included though.
Front elevation sight with bayo lug 7. The rear take down pin was a little different, the front take down pin wasn't drilled for a detent, and used a screw on much of the production. Looking at mine, I'm fairly certain it's a zero. I wanted one that as closely resembled my rifle from my days in the Corps as possible. A1 Fixed An improved stock designed for the M16A1, this introduced an internal storage compartment into the stock accessed by a textured trapdoor in the butt pad. This is the upper that is used on the majority of current military, law enforcement and civilian rifles. A2 pistol grip on A2 lower Stocks Solid Fixed Original Colt rifles had a solid stock without an internal storage compartment and one piece butt pad.
The opinions on this forum are those of the poster, not of the management or administration. The easiest way to differentiate this stock from that found on the M16A1 is the squarer edges on the butt pad, and the fact that the butt pad is chequered over its entire surface as opposed to the A1 stock which was only textured on the trapdoor cover. I haven't had much luck contacting colt yet about the serial numbers So, I figured I'd post here, to see what people thought. Rate this post Colt serial codes could be hard to read in the case you are not experienced in the field. I've been dumping on Colt for years because of the irregular pins and if they have changed. . Combine them to one of the methods above and you should have little trouble absorbing Colt serial rules and regulations.
This is not a complete list of all variants produced by Colt, and only contains those variants that have appeared in media. Some sold commercially to police departments, small numbers to foreign militaries such as Malaya, India, Australia, Burma, and Singapore. I know what your thinking - what a sucker I am. Below are some solutions to read the numbers along with interesting information about Colt serial rules and regulations. On the letter are details of the firearm original specifications and features plus the delivery address as well. While these codes have little impact on the firearms performance, they are one of the best ways to trace back the origin of the gun.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Originally Posted By hksnyper: Originally Posted By mm34b: From the current Blue Book of Gun Values. That is why the lookup result is not always good enough for your need. They were transitional, however as my fathers 6920 in the 51,xxx range has. That link leads back to this thread. However, for most of the time, you can get the general idea of the Colt code by checking out the information down below. But in mid 1970, the serial numbers are not a continuation of the previous ones. This stock was used on the original M16 and early models of the M16A1 until 1971 when it was replaced by the A1 type stock.
Here's the skinny on my weapon: 1. Dy and he butchered it to make a patrol carbine out of it. Here I share my personal experience as well as my friend's reviews who also are outdoor addicted. If you truly want to know how to read Colt serial numbers then this article got something for you. Norrell and Stemple did some great M16 re-weld work back in the day.
I just looked at my Fredoom of Information Act request on my gun and one of the few things it did reveal was the listed date of Mfg. This stock can also be identified by hinged rear sling loop. Slickside Sightless A unique upper receiver found only on the M231 firing port weapon. I found, and purchased, one at the gun show this weekend but have not been able to verify it's date of manufacture after checking many other websites and even using the Colt website serial number search engine. Semper fi photographs would be very helpful Semper fi Got any pictures of it? Design changes could suddenly change the progress of the serial numbers.
It also has two cutouts ahead of the butt plate above and below the buffer tube to allow a sling to be wrapped around the stock in lieu of a standard sling loop. A Colt single action model usually possesses 1 character prefix and 4 numerical digits. It was also commonly used on the Model 723 and 733 carbines. Author Nice day guys, It's nice to meet you here in my favorite corner - this awesome outdoor blog. As you can see, the exact meaning of the fourth digit depends largely on the preceding digits. The shape is similar to the early coated aluminum stock but was made from plastic, and can be differentiated by its matte finish the coated aluminum stocks had a shiny black finish and the two vertical strengthening ribs on each side.
It can be distinguished from the A2 receiver by its simpler rear sight. Unfortantely my serial does not have another 0 zero in it for a better comparison. This page is intended as a guide to identify the various Colt manufactured. Colt serial rules and regulations. I want to stop telling folks to avoid buying a Colt because parts not interchanging. There are also Balimoy M16A1 lowers restamped A2 in this serial number range.