Colt AR15 “M16” SWD Overview
The Colt AR 15(Colt AR15 “M16” SWD ) is very similar in design to the standard United States military issue M16 infantry rifle. The receiver, the main internal mechanism, the low-set magazine, angled pistol grip, and staged trigger, are of the M16 configuration.
How do you identify a Colt AR15 M16?
Colt’s civilian line of semi-automatic Colt AR-15 rifles identified by a four digit code following a specific prefix. Initially all Colt civilian weapons were listed with an “R” prefix. With this changing to “AR” following the passage of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994.
What caliber is the M16 rifle and is it accurate?
The M16 rifle (officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16) a family of military rifles adapted from the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle for the United States military. The original M16 rifle was a 5.56×45mm automatic rifle with a 20-round magazine.. In 1964, the M16 entered US military service. And the following year was deployed for jungle warfare operations during the Vietnam War.
What kind of magazine does a Colt M16A1 have?
M16A1 rifle with forward assist, raised boss around magazine release button and a 30-round magazine. This article describes the many variations of the Colt AR-15 and M16 rifle family of weapons produced by Colt’s Manufacturing Company.