A friend of mine posted this M16A2E1.
Here is an oddity I found on Ebay that I thought would interest the audience. I don’t own a Colt A2 model rifle yet so I am displaying the Colt AR15A4 with it.
Nomenclature: Bag, Barrier, M16A2
Description: A storage and preservation bag used for shipping and long term storage of the M16A2 rifle. It is flexible, reclosable, shaped pouch featuring a serial number viewing window and added tear/puncture resistance. Features a hook and loop reclosable opening. Also provides anti-corrosion protection of rifles.
32 years in the Army and I never heard of these existing.
I have been reading today in the previously posted Vickers Guide AR-15 Volume 1, 2nd Edition. Page 60 & 61 discusses Armalite Prototype 000003.
The selector positions on this prototype were blanked out (note the recessed profile of each selector position) and reconfigured.
A similar correction process is still in use by Colt as seen here in this combined image of the Armalite Prototype 000003 (top) and the Colt LE6920 FDEC (bottom) that I used to own.
Merry Christmas to all of the Colt AR-15 fans around the world. I hope you have had a blessed day!
Image below is from Colt’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ColtFirearms/photos/a.113356288756851/3571939706231808/
Small Arms Solutions gives us an interesting look at the Colt/Diemaco light machine gun (LMG). Toward the end of the video is a brief comparison of the rates of fire between the Colt/Diemaco lmg and the Colt IAR. There is quite a bit of difference but they both run like champs.
Here are images of a 3-page article about the ‘Colt Sporter’ that appeared in the December 1964 issue of ‘Shooting Times’ magazine.
Colt branded A.R.M.S. #02 M16A1/A2 carry handle optic mount. There are a couple of variations of the Colt branded A.R.M.S. #02. Still hunting for the other one.
Photo showing three different gas tubes used by Colt…rifle length, carbine length and LE6940 series.