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Rifle - Colt Armalite M16 A1, circa 1969 Object Reg. No: ST 028607

Summary:
Colt M16 A1 Armalite service rifle. cal. 5.56 mm., rifled (4 grooves) barrel 21 in. (533 mm.) long.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, serial number 1158599, circa 1969.
Description:
Including flash eliminator. semi and fully automatic, detachable box magazine (missing). Plastic stock and handguard, Aluminium receiver frame, post foresight, aperture rearsight two sling swivels.

Assembled from 3 damaged weapons.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: rifles muskets american, rifles muskets military
Themes this item is part of: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on frame "Colt A R- 15 Property of U. S. Govt. M 16 A1 cal. 5.56 mm Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. Hartford Conn."
Model Name/Number: M 16 A1 Armalite
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1969

Comments

Paul Bennett Posted on 08 Feb 2013 9:43 AM
How much did it weight in 1969 ?
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 Feb 2013 1:19 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Paul, I'm not sure that we are able to tell you what the gun weighed in 1969, and ours has been assembled from 3 damaged weapons. You may need to contact Colt directly with your enquiry.

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