M4 carbine From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "M4A1" redirects here.

For the World War II tank, see M4 Sherman. For the World War II rifle, see M4 Survival Rifle. Carbine, 5.56 mm, M4

An M4 with an aftermarket buttstock, Rail Adapter System (RAS), flip-up rear sight, vertical forward grip with bipod and Aimpoint M68 CCO Type Place of ori gin Carbine United States

Service history In service Used by Wars 1994–present See Users

War in Afghanistan (2001–present) War in Iraq (2003–2011) Colombian Armed Conflict Operation

Enduring Freedom

2008 South Ossetia war

Production history Manufactur er Produced Variants Colt Defense U.S. Ordnance 1994–present M4A1, CQBR (Mk. 18 Mod 0)

Specifications Weight 6.36 lb (2.88 kg) empty 6.9 lb (3.1 kg) with 30 rounds 33 in (840 mm) (stock extended) 29.75 in (756 mm) (stock retracted) 14.5 in (370 mm)


Barrel leng th

Cartridge Action

5.56×45mm NATO Gas-operated, rotatin g bolt 700–950 round/min cyclic[1] 2900 ft/sec (884 m/sec)[2] 500 m for a point target and 600 m for

Rate of fire

Muzzle velo city Effective ra nge

an area target[3] Feed syste m 30 round box magazine or otherSTANAG Magazines. Iron or various optics


The M4 carbine is a family of firearms tracing its lineage back to earlier carbine versions of the M16, all based on the original AR-15designed by Eugene Stoner and made by ArmaLite. It is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle, with 80% parts commonality.[4] It is a gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire, shoulder-fired weapon with a telescoping stock. A shortened variant of the M16A2 rifle, the M4 has a 14.5 in (370 mm) barrel, allowing its user to better operate in close quarters combat. The M4 has selective fireoptions including semi-automatic and three-round burst (like the M16A4), while the M4A1 has the capability to fire fully automatic instead of threeround burst. The carbine is also capable of mounting an M203 grenade launcher, the M203A1 with a 9-inch barrel as opposed to the standard 12-inch barrel of the M203 used on the M16 series. The M4 carbine is heavily used by the U.S military. It is slated to eventually replace the M16 rifle for most combat units in the United States Army.[5] The winner of the Individual Carbine competition might supplement the M4 carbine in U.S. Army service. This is for the US Army only while all other services will continue to use the M4 carbine and M16 rifles.[6] Contents [hide]

1 History
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1.1 Improved M4 1.2 Future replacement

2 Design

2.1 Accessories

2.1.1 Feedramps

3 Variants

3.1 M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) 3.2 M4A1 3.3 Mark 18 CQBR 3.4 SOPMOD Block I 3.5 SOPMOD Block II 3.6 SOPMOD Block III

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4 Performance
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4.1 2007 dust test 4.2 Gas Piston

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5 Trademark issues 6 Users

6.1 U.S. citizen ownership

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7 References 8 External links

[edit]History This section requires expansionwi th: background and info on carbine development. The M4 was intended to replace selected M9 pistols and M16 rifle series with most Army units. This plan was thought to be changed with the development of the XM29 OICW and the XM8 carbine. However, both projects were canceled. The United States Marine Corps has ordered its officers (up to the rank of lieutenant colonel) and Staff Non-commissioned officers to carry the M4 carbine instead of the M9 handgun. This is in keeping with the Marine Corps doctrine, "Every Marine a rifleman". The Marines however chose the full-sized M16A4 over the M4 as its standard infantry rifle. United States Navy corpsmen E5 and below will also be issued M4s instead of the M9.[7] [edit]Improved M4

[12] [edit]Design . Army took complete ownership of the M4 design. Robinson Arms XCR. while the USMC has decided to stay with the M4 for carbine use. which will be fitted to the newly bought M4A1 carbines. as well as Colt's own improved version of the M4. and will by early 2011 order 25.S. and possibly replacing the direct impingement system with a gas piston system. have come under scrutiny from both the military and civilian firearms community. The weapons displayed included the Barrett REC7 PDW. the U. Army weapons officials proposed a series of changes to the M4 to Congress.[8] This will allow companies besides Colt to compete with their own M4 designs. a heavier barrel. the U.S.On 1 July 2009. FN SCAR. the Colt ACC-M.[9][10] It should also be pointed out that. according to a PDF detailing the M4 Carbine improvement plans released by PEO Soldier. On 13 November 2008. LWRC M6A4. Army hosted an Invitation-only Industry Day regarding a potential future replacement for the M4 carbine.000 M4A1s from Colt Firearms by the end of 2010. however.S. Requested changes include an electronic round counter that records the number of shots fired.000 more M4A1s. The service branch plans to buy 12. [6] This program is to provide a new carbine for the Army. In late 2011 the Army plans to buy 65. Heckler & Koch XM8. Remington ACR.[8] On 30 October 2009. Nineteen companies provided displays and briefings for military officials. From there the Army will decide if it will upgrade all of its M4s. Army is the Individual Carbine.[11] As of September 2010 the Army has announced it will buy 12.[12] [edit]Future replacement See also: M16 Future Replacement The carbine variant of the XM8 rifle was canceled in 2005.[13] The possible successor to the M4 carbine in the U. The Army announced also to have open competition for the newly designed M4 bolt carrier and gas piston operation system. The goal of the Industry Day was to provide officials with knowledge as to the current state of the art.000 of these conversion kits in early 2011. Heckler & Koch HK416.000 more conversion kits. the direct impingement system will only be replaced after reviews are done comparing the direct impingement system to commercial gas piston operating system to find out and use the best available operating system in the US Army's improved M4A1. SIG 556. which will assist the writing of a formal requirements document. The Army planned on fielding the last of its M4 requirement in 2010. the benefits of this.

a variant of the M4 with a shorter 11. however most of the similarities are not very noticeable.223 Remington ammunition) and are gas-operated. Some of those visual designs are obvious in both weapons.56×45mm NATO ammunition (and .[15] The M4 is similar to much earlier compact M16 versions.5-inch barrel.M4 with M68 Close Combat Opticand AN/PAQ-4 Colt Model 933. . selective fire firearms with either a multi-position telescoping stock or a fixed A2 or LE tactical stock. seen here fitted with an M68 CCO The M4 and its variants fire 5. magazine-fed. such as the 1960s-era XM177 family.[14] Original M4 models had a flat-ended telescoping stock. but newer models are now equipped with a redesigned telescoping stock that is slightly larger with curvature at the end. air-cooled.

with its nearly 6" (15 cm) longer barrel. This becomes most apparent at ranges of 300 yards and beyond. is usually thought to be a worthwhile compromise.S.  Telescoping buttstock However. additional stress on parts because of the shorter gas system. .The M4 with the newer. most small-arms engagements occur within 100 yards. Air Force.5 in (370 mm). which had an exclusive contract to produce the M4 family of weapons through 2009.[citation needed] however. which includes the shorter carbine gas system. The U. it also makes it ideal for close quarters battle (CQB). redesigned telescoping stock As with many carbines. While the M4's maneuverability makes it a candidate for non-infantry troops (vehicle crews. The M4. a number of other manufacturers offer M4-like firearms. in exchange for greatly improved handling characteristics. however.[citation needed] This means that the M4 is very much an adequate weapon for the majority of troops. and a tendency to overheat faster than the M16A2. The M4 was developed and produced for the United States government by Colt Firearms. such as lower muzzle velocities and louder report due to the shorter barrel. clerks and staff officers). The marginal sacrifice in terminal ballistics and range. Some features of the M4 and M4A1 compared to a full-length M16-series rifle include:  Compact size  Shortened barrel 14. has transitioned completely to the M4 for Security Forces squadrons. the M4 is handy and more convenient to carry than a fulllength rifle. there have been some criticisms of the carbine. The US Navy uses M4A1s for Special Operations and by vehicle crews. while other armed personnel retain the M16A2. Statistically. have mostly replaced the M16A2 in the Army and Marines. for example. The price is slightly inferior ballistic performance compared to the full-size M16. along with the M16A4.

the M4 accepts a blank-firing attachment (BFA) for training purposes. [edit]Feedramps M4 feedramps are extended from the barrel extension into the upper receiver. Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG). EOTech 550 series holographic sights. military-issue M4 and M4A1 carbines possess a flat-top NATO M1913-specification (Picatinny) rail on top of the receiver for attachment of optical sights and other aiming devices — Trijicon TA01 and TA31 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (ACOG). their perceived or real utility to others has led to the increasing availability of this feature on civilian AR-15 products. Visible and IR (infrared) lights of various manufacturers are also commonly attached using various mounting methods. and M68 CCO. and anything else compatible with a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail. with an ejected case in mid-air. Other common accessories include the AN/PEQ-2. This problem is primarily seen in full-auto applications. forward hand grips. Except for the very first delivery order. While some feel they are unnecessary. [citation needed] [edit]Variants For more details on M4 carbine variants. the M26 MASS shotgun.S. the M4 and the M4A1 can be fitted with many accessories. This can help alleviate feeding problems which may occur as a result of the increased pressure of the shortened gas system of the M4. see AR-15 variants. either the M203 or M320 grenade launchers. As with all versions of the M16. EOTech holographic weapon sights are part of the SOPMOD II package. such as night vision devices. telescopic sights. the M203 andM68 CCO are attached. all U. laser pointers. suppressors. and Aimpoint M68 Close Combat Optic (M68 CCO) being the favorite choices — . Like all the variants of the M16. bipods.[edit]Accessories An M4A1 just after firing.

The M4 carbine is slated to eventually replace the M16 rifle in the United States Army. Navy SEALs and Air Force Combat Control Teams. Standards are the Colt Model 920 (M4) and 921 (M4A1).and a detachable rail-mounted carrying handle. while the M4 has a "S-1-3" (safe/semi-automatic/3-round burst) trigger group.S.S. It has a maximum effective range of about 500 to 600 meters (550–660 yd). The M4A1 is used by almost all U. While the SASR uses weapons of essentially the same pattern built by Colt for export (Colt uses different models to separate weapons for the U. but not limited to. removable carry handle/rear sight assembly. the Colt Canada (formerly Diemaco) C8SFW. M68 CCO reflex sight. The M4A1 has a "S-1-F" (safe/semi-automatic/fully automatic) trigger group. Army Special Forces. The M4A1 is especially favored by counterterrorist and special forces units for close quarters combat because of the carbine's compactness and firepower. and theAN/PVS-4 night vision optics Colt Model 925 carbines were tested fitted with the Knight's Armament Corporation (KAC) M4 RAS under the designation M4E2. RIS foregrip. such as the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). military and those for commercial/export purposes). AN/PEQ4 laser system. The U.[citation needed] These features are also very useful in urban warfare. the British SAS uses a variant on the basic theme. the Army Rangers.[3] . [edit]M4A1 The M4A1 carbine is a fully automatic variant of the basic M4 carbine intended for special operations use. but this designation appears to have been scrapped in favor of mounting this system to existing carbines without changing the designation. Variants of the carbine built by different manufacturers are also in service with many other foreign special forces units. Army Field Manual specifies for the Army that adding the Rail Adapter System (RAS) turns the weapon into the M4 MWS or Modular Weapon System.[5] [edit]M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) shown with various accessories including M203 grenade launcher.S special operation units including.

a shortened quick-detachable M203 grenade launcher and leaf sight. Replacement of the M16 would come from the Individual Carbine instead of the M4A1 if procurement was attained. These heavier barrel weapons are also fitted with a heavier buffer known as the H2.000 M16 rifles with the M4A1 variant in 2014. along with Trijicon's ACOG and Reflex sights. which uses one tungsten weight and two steel weights. and . [edit]Mark 18 CQBR Main article: Close Quarters Battle Receiver Current contractor for the Mark 18 is Colt and Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) NSN 100501-527-2288. have also been designated M4A1. Army forces will begin replacing their basic M4 carbines and all 600. It is equipped with a 10. which occurs during full-auto and accuracy as a byproduct of barrel weight. These weapons. The kit features an M4A1.[16] In the last few years.All U. which is useful due to the complaints of high-heat production from test soldiers.[citation needed] [edit]SOPMOD Block I SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) Block I USSOCOM developed the Special Operations Peculiar Modification (SOPMOD) Block I kit for the carbines used by units under its jurisdiction. The M4A1 in turn would likely be replaced with the Individual Carbine. and as far as the government is concerned the M4A1 represents both the 921 and 921HB. a KAC sound suppressor. known by Colt as the Model 921HB (for Heavy Barrel). versus the standard H buffer.3" barrel. M4A1 carbines have been refit or received straight from factory with barrels with a thicker profile under the handguard. a Rail Interface System (RIS) handguard developed by Knight's Armament Company.S. the H2 possesses two tungsten weights and one steel weight. an Insight Technologies AN/PEQ-2A visible laser/infrared designator. Out of three sliding weights inside the buffer. a KAC back-up rear sight. This is for a variety of reasons such as heat dissipation.

the Army tested the M4 against three other carbines in "sandstorm conditions" at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Magazine failures caused 239 of the M4's 882 failures. Army officials said the new magazines could be combat-ready by spring if testing went well. Maryland: the Heckler & Koch XM8. for a total of 60. 116 minor stoppages and 11 major ones. Block II uses the RIS II rails manufactured by Daniel Defense in both a 9.[18][19] The Army was quick to point out that even with 863 minor stoppages—termed "class one" stoppages which require 10 seconds or less to clear and "class two" stoppages which require more than ten seconds to clear—the M4 functioned well. Ten of each type of rifle were used to fire 6. such as the Elcan Specter DR and the Eotech 553.000 rounds per rifle type. and the kit is currently in service with special operations units. with over 98 percent of the 60. The XM8 had the fewest stoppages.a night vision sight. The Army said it planned to improve the M4 with a new cold-hammer-forged barrel to give longer life and more reliable magazines to reduce the stoppages. such disassembly cannot be performed by the end user and requires a qualified armorer to perform out of field. [20] [edit]Gas Piston Complicating the Army search for higher reliability in the M4 is a number of observations of M4 gas piston alternatives that suffer unintended design problems. [edit]SOPMOD Block III 2012-XXXX SOPMOD 1 & 2 Compatible with both M4A1 Carbine & SCAR SOPMOD 2 Compatibilities with all SOF Weapons[citation needed] [edit]Performance [edit]2007 dust test In the fall 2007.[17] The M4 suffered far more stoppages than its competitors: 882 stoppages.000 total rounds firing without a problem.5 length. Fabrique Nationale de Herstal SOF Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) and the Heckler & Koch HK416. followed by the FN SCAR with 226 stoppages and the HK416 with 233. whereas any malfunction with the direct-impingement system can be fixed by the end user in field. [edit]SOPMOD Block II A second-generation SOPMOD kit (now known as SOPMOD II) includes innovative optics. This kit was designed to be configurable (modular) for various missions. The second is that gas piston alternatives use an off- .000 rounds each. 19 requiring an armorer to fix. The first is that many of the gas piston modifications for the M4 isolate the piston so that piston jams or related malfunction require the entire weapon be disassembled.5 and 12.

[10][21] The argument for a gas piston is that it would reduce fouling. trademark dilution. false designation of origin. The gas-piston system also causes the firearm to become proprietary to the manufacturer. On the latter claim. whereby the bolt carrier fails to enter the buffer tube at a straight angle resulting in part wearing. the argument against is that is would increase weight and reduce accuracy. Other manufacturers had long maintained that Colt had been overstating its rights. Colt previously held a U.axis operation of the piston that can introduce carrier tilt. false advertising.S. trademark on the term "M4". and that "M4" had now become a generic term for a shortened AR-15. Colt could not recover monetary damages.[citation needed] [edit]Trademark issues A U. and deceptive trade practices. unfair competition. Colt filed a lawsuit against Heckler & Koch and Bushmaster Firearms.[24] a portmanteau of "M4" and "forgery"). 2005. patent infringement. Civilian models are sometimes colloquially referred to as "M4gery"[23] ( /ɛmˈfɔərdʒəri/.jpg . Heckler & Koch later settled out of court. trade dress infringement.S. Colt had maintained that it retains sole rights to the M4 name and design.[22] Many manufacturers have production firearms that are essentially identical to a military M4. dismissing all of Colt's claims except for false advertising. on December 8. making modifications and changes with parts from other manufacturers difficult. The court also ruled that "M4" was now a generic name. a District court judge in Maine granted a summary judgment in favor of Bushmaster Firearms. claiming acts oftrademark infringement. changing one product's name from "HK M4" to "HK416". In April 2004. and that Colt's trademark should be revoked. However. regardless of a direct-gas impingement or gas piston design choice.[25] [edit]Users File:Special Action Force US Embassy guards. Marshal covers a doorway with an M4. The third is that the use of a sound suppressor results in hot gases entering the chamber.

the one in the center holding a Colt Model 933 while the one on the left holds aSIG SG 552.[26][27] M4s sold as part of a 2006 Foreign Military Sales package. Officers of the Police Special Operations Battalion of Rio de Janeiro (BOPE-RJ) Using the Colt 933 assault rifle while doing an operation in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. and Police Tactical Groups[32]  [31] .[29] Australia: Used by the Special Operations Command. Brazil  Afghanistan: Used only by Afghan Army commandos.A member of the PhilippineSpecial Action Force holding a M4 Carbine while guarding theU. Embassy in Manila. File:Detasemen Khusus 88 operators.jpg Indonesian police unit.[28] Additional M4s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.S.Detachment 88 Members of the Serbian SAJ.[30] Clearance Divers.

[34] Canada: C8 rifle. Bangladesh: Used by Bangladesh Paracommandos.[29] East Timor Used by Timor Leste Defence Force[citation needed] Ecuador: M4s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[36] Known to be in use by the 601st Special Forces Group in 2006 to replace the Sa vz.[29] Belize: M4s/M4A1s sold as part of a 2006 Foreign Military Sales package.[37] Colombia: M4A1s as part of a 2008 Foreign Military Sales.[29] Georgia: Georgian Armed Forces.[39][40] Greece: Used by EKAM.[28] Brazil: Used by Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State.[50] Italy: Only Special Forces[51]     .58.[44][45] Indonesia: Used by Detachment 88 Counter-terrorism Police Squad operators. [46] Also used by Komando Pasukan Katak (Kopaska) tactical diver group and Komando Pasukan Khusus (Kopassus) special forces group. Additional M4s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[35] Czech Republic: The M4 Karabin A3 is used in small numbers by specialized units of the Czech Army.[49] Israel: Sold as part of a January 2001 Foreign Military Sales package to Israel.[41] Hong Kong: M4A1 by Special Duties Unit of the Hong Kong Police Force[42] Hungary: M4A1 SOPMOD by Hungarian Special Force [43]          [38]      India: M4A1s as part of a 2008 Foreign Military Sales.[29] El Salvador: M4s sold as part of a 2007 Foreign Military Sales package.[47] Iraq: Used by the Iraqi Army.[48] Main weapon of the Iraqi National CounterTerrorism Force. and Force One of the Mumbai Police. Dhaka Metropolitan Police SWAT teams and Special Warfare Diving And Salvage[33] Bahrain: M4A1s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[29] M4A1 is also used by the Mizoram Armed Police.

[55] Nepal: Sold as part of a 2005 Foreign Military Sales package.[62] Serbia: Used by various police units.[29] Two variants of the M4 carbine are made by Floro International Corporation. consisting of the M4A1 5.[29] Philippines: M4/M4A1s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[29] Turkey:Used by Special Forces[66] .[38] Additionals M4s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.56MM RIFLE.  Jamaica: M4s sold as part of a 2007 Foreign Military Sales package.[52] Jordan: M4s sold as part of a 2007 Foreign Military Sales package.[56] New Zealand: Used by NZSAS operators and the police Armed Offenders Squad.[29] M4A1 SOPMOD rifles are in use by the Japanese Special Forces Group. [57][58]         Panama: M4A1s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[54] To be used by the Malaysian Armed Forces.[29] Malaysia: Made under license by SME Ordnance Sdn Bhd.[61] Portugal: Used by Marines special forces DAE (Destacamento de Acções Especiais). special forces of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Royal Malaysian Police.[29] Lebanon: M4 components being sold to Lebanese special forces.[38] Japan: M4A1s as part of a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[59][60] Poland: Used by Polish special forces unit Grupa Reagowania OperacyjnoManewrowego (GROM).[64] Taiwan: Used by National Police Agency (Republic of China) [65]         Thailand: M4A1s sold as part of a 2006 Foreign Military Sales package.56MM RIFLE and the M4A1 Model-C 5.[53] M4/M4A1s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[63] Singapore: Used by the Singapore Armed Forces Commando Formation.[29] Macedonia: M4s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.[28] Tonga: M4/M4A1s sold as a 2008 Foreign Military Sales package.

citizen ownership Sales of select-fire or full automatic M4s by Colt are restricted to military and law enforcement agencies.S. The only exception was for Special Occupational Taxpayers (SOT): licensed machine gun dealers with demonstration letters. and those dealing in exports and imports.[67] United States[35] Yemen: M4s sold as part of a 2006 Foreign Military Sales package. US firearms law considers the lower receiver of a M16/M4 type rifle to be the "firearm" (the serial numbered and.[28] [edit]U. Only under special circumstances can a private citizen own an M4 in a select-fire or fully automatic configuration. an amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 barred the transfer to private citizens of machine guns made or registered in the U.500 M4 carbines in 1993. after May 19. part of the weapon). COLT TACTICAL M4A1 CARBINE M4A1 Carbine video All our M4A1 Carbines are pre-tuned to fire like in the video . manufacturers. Tobacco. 1986 would be legal to own by civilians not in the categories mentioned.S.   United Arab Emirates: Purchased 2. in the case of machine guns. While many machine guns can be legally owned with a proper tax stamp from the Bureau of Alcohol.[citation needed] Therefore the more common registered Colt M16 may be configured as an M4 by replacing the M16 upper receiver/barrel assembly with an M4 upper half. only the earliest Colt M4 prototypes built prior to May 19. and replacing the fixed rifle stock with a 4 or 6 position telescoping M4 stock. However. registered under federal law. Firearms and Explosives. 1986. As such.

Selective Fire: Semi and Full Automatic Blowback Shell Ejection ( empty a full magazine in about the same time as the real thing!! ) Cartridges take one 7mm M. tactical fore-grip with rail. mounts. SWAT flashlight.56mm blowback cartridges . tools and instructions and one box of M. All TACTICAL Gear including rails. 20x MGC 5. tactical mount with integrated rails (for further upgrades). visible red dot laser sight (batteries included with on/off switch). Flat top receiver allows for removable carrying handle with built-in target-style rear sights and easy mounting of optics. Laser red dot sight as genuine parts as used on real M4A1/ AR-15's All Tactical gear is genuine AR15/ M4 fittings and Includes tactical rails. Pressure applied via a light squeeze activates the flashlight. Tactical M4A1 weighing in around 4. Superb weight and feel to it. Release pressure and light goes off.. Red Dot Scope.5 Kilograms unloaded : 2.5 Kilograms! (unloaded) . SWAT Tactical flashlight (batteries included) operates via a strategically placed pressure pad (normally around pistol grip). None of the above Tactical parts are toys or airsoft parts but used on the real thing! All items are easily removable with leaving any fixing marks. SWAT tactical flash light with rail mount. 5.56mm blowback cartridges. Open Barrel / vents smoke straight out the end of barrel for realism 4 position sliding telescopic stock Adjustable sights for windage and elevation clicks (with correct markings for adjustment) Moveable forward assist Magazine capacity: 30x MGC 5. Red Dot Scope.5Kg with Metal M203 launcher! COLT M4A1 Markings and logos Weight Unloaded : 4.5 Kilograms / Real thing (standard form) Construction: Heavyweight abs and metal parts. All brand new and with respective packaging.G caps for 100 shots.M203 LAUNCHER UPGRADE (Gas Operated) AVAILABLE Brand new release (limited production) MGC: Colt M4A1 Carbine TACTICAL Includes 30rd magazine.G cap.

The M4 Carbine barrel is designed to accept the M203 Grenade Launcher which can easily be assembled to the carbine offering the user both point and area firing capabilities. that consisted of the M4A1 carbine equipped with Rail Interface System (RIS) instead of the standard handguards. Almost all mechanical components are interchangeable with those of the M16 Rifle. commonality of parts and reduced maintenance costs. the M4 Carbine is today’s weapon of choice. than the long M16A2 rifle. as well as some aged M3A1 Submachine guns and some M16A2 rifles. is also in use with Naval Special Warfare Units such as the SEALs. The kit also includes a variety of the add-on goodies. detachable back-up open sights). This weapon was intended to replace in service some M9 pistols. when compared to M4. The M4 Carbine features a redesigned 4-position sliding buttstock allowing it to adapt to soldiers of different sizes and physical characteristics as well as various firing positions or clothing variations. detachable sound suppressor (silencer). The M4A1 variant comes with a safe / semi-auto / automatic trigger groups as apposed to the safe / semiauto / 3-round burst configuration found on standard M4s. M4 A1 Carbine The M4A1 Carbine is a shortened version of the M16A2 assault rifle manufactured by Colt. is that its trigger unit is modified to fire full-auto instead of the three shots bursts. so the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) put its eye on the M4 as a possible universal weapon for all Special Operations community.. known as the CQBR. ACOG Reflex red-dot. The M4A1 is a favorite amongst US Special Operations Forces. scopes. Specially for the SOCOM M4A1s US Naval Surface Warfare Center developed a SOPMOD M4 Kit. carry handle removes for attaching sights. unit commanders and vehicle crews. Also. New weapon was much more handy and comfortable to carry. laser pointers (visible and infra-red).Bayonet Lug for attaching bayonet Upgradeable with M203 launcher. such as various sights (ACOG 4X telescopic. For this purpose M4 was latter modified with the M16A3-style flat-top receiver with integral Picatinny-type accessory rail instead of the M16A2/M4-type integral carrying handle. silencer. Tactical gear added above Functions. all US and NATO rifle grenades can be fired without any supplementary equipment. The other change in the M4A1. ensuring quality. Fires. The kit also included a detachable front grip and tactical light. It is a favourite with both first line infantry operations as well as special forces. etc. Fieldstrips like the real thing! Brief Info on the COLT M4A1 CARBINE The M4 Carbine is an extremely accurate and effective weapon under all practical field applications. . modified M203 40mm grenade launcher (with shortened barrel and improved sights). A version with a 10' barrel. Available with a Safe/Semi/Full Auto 3-position selector (model R0977).

flip-up rear sight and Trijicon ACOG 4x US DoD photo .5 inches rate of fire : muzzle velocity : caliber : magazine : 700-950 rpm 2.56mm x 45mm NATO 30 round / STANAG M4A1 .Images and Further Info A M4A1 carbine fitted with Rail Interface System (RIS).M4A1 Specifications weight: 5.900 feet per second 5.8 inches (Stock retracted) length: barrel length: 14.9 lb (empty) 6/9 lb (30 rounds loaded) 33 inches (stock extended) 29.

(click image for larger version) US DoD photo .The Special Operations Peculiar Modification (SOPMOD (Block I)) kit was developed by United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and consists of a number of components. allowing the M4A1 to be highly customizable depending on specific mission requirements.

and quacks like a duck. The design specs were later adopted by the US Military to supplement its M-16A2s.5. such as adjustable stocks. it once again became legal to add certain features. and so the only true M4s are Colts. the M4 configuration has gained popularity among civilian shooters and collectors. Thus.Gas-operated semi-automatic Barrel . walks like a duck.8. As a result. it's a duck. M2 and M3 carbines of WWII. The resulting weapon was type-classified as "M4". For additional information and pictures. new handguards and flash-hider. making it the first true carbine adopted by the US military since the M1. w/ empty magazine Background The M4 concept began life in the mid-1980s as a request from the United Arab Emirates for a 5.56mm carbine. I removed the now-unnecessary ban-compliant stock and upper receiver assembly from my M4 and sold them.5" CAR-15 had been well received in Vietnam. in order to rebuild the gun in a more functional and aesthetically correct "no ban" configuration. to domestically produced semi-automatic rifles. even though it might not be a Colt weapon.5" barrel and 4-position telescoping stock. this weapon is in service in two forms: the basic M4 features a flat-top upper with removable carrying handle. The M4A1 or "SOPMOD M4" is the Special Forces version.16 inches Weight . That being the case. which features a flat-top upper with detatchable carrying handle. Currently.better sights. They have dubbed non-Colt M4-type weapons as "M4geries" (M4 forgeries). threaded muzzles and flash hiders.com and the Wikipedia M4 Carbine Page. . visit SpecialOperations. It is in service with regular units of the US Army and Marines. most major AR-15 manufacturers have started offering M4pattern weapons.56mm NATO (. They are correct to an extent. safe-semi-burst trigger group and double-shield handguards. I will refer to any weapon with the general characteristics of an M4 as an "M4" or "M4-type". The 11. In recent years. The Colt company's answer was built around a new 14. upper assemblies and barrels.32 lbs. safe-semi-auto trigger group. and modular Knight rail system handguards. However. but had several shortcomings in the accuracy and reliability departments. Purists would argue that certain features and markings found on the M4 are Colt trademarks. The Build With the expiration of the onerous "Assault Weapons Ban" in 2004.Caliber . and incorporating the improvements made to the M-16A2 .223 Rem) Capacity . as Colt has trademarked certain features and is the sole government supplier for the M4 until their contract expires in 2011. receiver reinforcements. I would argue that if it looks like a duck.20 or 30-round magazines Action .

and the charging handle includes the nifty PRI "Big Latch" for easier manipulation. Up front.and it proved accurate enough to hit torso-sized steel plates out to 300 yards! The Bottom Line I like the M4 pattern carbines. As part of Stag's "Military Ops Series". WI. This three-piece system freefloats the barrel for optimum accuracy. The gun had been cleaned and lubricated prior to the start of class. The new upper had about 200 rounds on it going in. and a Teflon-over-hard-anodized finish. reliability was 100% – save for a misfeed caused by a faulty magazine which was quickly identified and discarded . chrome-lined. 16". though I prefer to keep mine relatively uncluttered. 1x7 twist M4-profile barrel with extended feed ramps. Performance The rebuilt M4 received its baptism by fire at the DETC Carbine I/II Course in Racine. but still accurate and hard-hitting . I installed the outstanding Samson MRFS-C rail system. an Aimpoint COMP-ML2 red-dot in a LaRue LT-150 mount. The flat-top upper and rail system forearm provide improved cooling and give a multitude of optics and accessory mounting options. It performed admirably. and the VLTOR stock is sturdier and more comfortable than the standard fixed or collapsible stocks. I added a 5position VLTOR Modstock with an extra-heavy 9mm buffer inside. Maneuverable and handy.To my veteran Bushmaster lower with RRA 2-stage trigger. but they are also eminently practical. and I fired another 650 or so through it during the course. I appreciate the lighter weight and quick pointing characteristics of the M4-profile barrel. and an ARMS #40 back-up iron sight. They're somewhat of a fashion statement in the world of AR's.the M4 is equally well suited to the needs of Special Forces personnel and armed citizens! VFC M4A1 E Series Review and Takedown Guide to the finest M4 in the Land . Rounding out the build are a TangoDown vertical grip. Inside is a mil-spec CMT bolt group. but does not require removal of the barrel or front sight base for installation. but received no further cleaning or maintenance during the entire two days of shooting. Surefire light. I mated this with a complete Stag Arms barreled upper from Bravo Company. this upper includes such features as: flat-top receiver with laser-etched rail address numbers. Magpul rail covers.

Obligatory Intro! Hot diggity! Hi gents. I expected it was their contribution to the sportline category. The 'E Series' Mission Statement When VFC first announced a line of AR's with a price set at $280 in the US for a standard M4/M16. all this hype sounds impressive. They're aiming to reduce the price of top-standard products by adjusting and simplifying the manufacturing process. VFC proclaims that they're basically aiming to compete with the low-priced AEG market by producing competitively priced. it's not . The Product Itself: First Impressions Okay. and frankly blows a few of my assumptions out of the water in a few key fields. In other words. and best yet. All in all. and making cool developments that I'll dive into in just a sec. but their overarching idea is something of a biggie.the VFC M4A1 E Series . Take an affordable price in order to provide users with a useful electric gun. GEAR BOX SYSTEM" by CNC machining their innovative 8mm boxes.which I'd like to review in depth for your informational pleasure. I recently picked up a new AEG . Valuable. invariably to meet the luxury demand of Heavy User. After spending a good bit of time with my VFC M4A1 since I picked it up in mid February. In the manual that comes with the gun. Enough. Great products. I've been nothing but impressed every step of the way. I think this is a really cool idea. and a highly positive company outlook. kids.VFC has thrown us for loop and one-upped us! VFC's E Series. . they have additionally vowed not to sacrifice "the most important part of AEG. Turns out. utilizing high strength pistons and steel gears. for the entire idea of the product. so what do we actually get from these Taiwanese loonies? It's time for brass tacks. let me preliminarily say that I'm utterly delighted with this gun. E Series is about the high cost/performance to Economic. and I really think VFC is doing a marvelous job across the board. Skeptical? Read on. VFC gets major respect from me for pushing forward. omitting excessive packaging. To ice the cake. This gun easily holds up to every reputed expectation I held of VFC. their English kicks ass too. The manual states: QUOTE "VFC is different form the past. continuing to use the same high end materials they're so highly regarded for. Anyway." Yeah. full quality guns. has pioneered a new category of AEG: economically priced. along with CA's X Series. full quality electrics.

who I've been happy with in the past. under which is tucked the manual. and a little baggie containing the front sling swivel. sturdy cardboard box.I ordered the gun from Airsoft Atlanta. a catalog of all the other sweet shit you can buy from VFC. It's very simply labeled and looks appealing: Upon opening the box. A little less than a week later. we find a rifle wrapped in soft plastic sheeting and secured at both ends by cardboard spacers. the nice man in the big truck dropped off a big box containing the gun's black. A magazine is fitted into a slot in the left spacer. Cool deal: .

AR's are very light weapons. and I'm automatically impressed.Reputation Affirmed. and the VFC reflects this admirably. Yow. not a Colt. I was instantly struck by how. Alas there are no real markings. fantastic feel. it's for their elegant. The gun features laser-etched VFC trades. perfect it is. finished in a perfect semi-gloss black. Great balance. but frankly I don't particularly care as I'm buying a VFC. high quality externals. flawless looks. ok. The receiver is rock solid artwork. Har har.. The Externals . The rifle is solid as a rock and feels incredibly realistic.Picking the gun up and unwrapping it. not as matte as G&P. and the finish is absolutely pristine. Kiddos! If VFC is known for one thing. The body is flawlessly manufactured. . not as shiny as CA. This M4A1 is no exception.

and the little cover ." They added a springloaded piece along the right side of the gearbox. There's a little bit of wobble to the stock. which is actually shaped more or less like the real one. When you pull back the charging handle. The stock itself is a durable polymer-like plastic. possibly nylon fiber. which solved the problem. allowing you to dial in your hopup without having to hold the charging handle back. Very useful! Hit the bolt catch release on the left side. the fake bolt hopup cover pulls back and locks on the little piece on the gearbox. which is hooked to the bolt catch release. totally not visible in the next shot. which feels and looks strong. and finished very nicely. very smooth. but it's not terribly bothersome. ha. I put a strip or two of electrical tape along the top of the stock tube.The flat top rail has white numbered markings. A cool feature cooked up for this gun is a working "bolt catch. The five-position stock tube assembly is solid.no seam lines from VFC. and ultimately excellent .

The front set is as sturdy as a baseball bat. There's no barrel wobble at all. The pistol grip is one of VFC's cooler developments in my book. but I absolutely love this feature. You would simply not believe the difference having a realistic grip makes. feels every bit as slim as the real steel spec grips on my classics. are held very rigidly in . and the handguards.snaps closed. Works every time. I must say. VFC designed a slim grip that. made of the same durable material as the stock. Tough to call it my favorite thing about a rifle with so much to like. Instead of the infamous fat M4 AEG pistol grip. and I really like the feature.

place with no creaks no matter the amount or angle of pressure. Best handguards I've seen, fo sho. The front sight post is adjustable for elevation, and is nice and slim. Our rear sight on the carry handle is adjustable for both windage and elevation, and has both the night and day apertures, which - hey! - are actually the correct diameter! Wooooo! The outer barrel is one piece, rock solid, and threaded CCW. The finish on it is exquisite, and it's etched with the caliber and NATO 1/7 twist markings and all, as per the real steel. The flash hider is a standard A2, and is alas painted a god-awful orange, which sucks, as the finish on it is a really nice, matte charcoal grey. The flash hider has a shim and o-ring that can be adjusted to orient the hider correctly with the slits facing upward. Nifty.

The magazine that comes with the gun is a 120 round midcap, which I think is freaking cool. I hate highcaps, and the prospect of owning one pissed me off. VFC gets further points in my ass-kicking-companies book for this. That said, this mag feels a bit cheap. It's metal, yes, but light as a feather. I can't rag on it though, as I've now used it in a skirmish, and it's proved perfectly durable and functions great. No further complaints on it whatsoever.

Internals and Takedown So the guys at VFC are simply top at externals, and no mistake. So how are their internals? I'd half expected the inner goodies to be their Achilles heel. They may have gotten a few complaints with their first boxes, but believe you me, they've gunned it right into the fast lane and have developed some damn nice internals that at the leastcompete with anything else I've seen in a stock gun. Now to access these spiffy contraptions! The takedown of this gun as about as close as AEG AR's get to the real thing. First, pop to rear receiver tab (front one doesn't go through the upper) and slide the upper forward. This gun came wired to the front, so as the fuse assembly won't fit through the little wiring gap in the barrel/upper, you'll have to take the fuse assembly off. Fortunately VFC has made easy provisions to do so, and the fuse wiring has bullet-type quick detach pins that pull right out. Voila!

That done, the upper slides cleanly off. The inner barrel will now slide rearward out of the front set. The hopup unit is clear plastic, which I actual like as I can see if rounds are feeding. 3,000 rounds in, it's definitely durable, and functions excellently. The inner barrel is made of brass, and from what I've read it's either a 6.03 or 6.04, which I alas can't confirm as I is a bitch and doesn't has no calipers. I also forgot to take a picture of this stuff before I went and put a DD rail on, so here's a pic which I've craftily nicked. Sorry it sucks, but I did bum it and all, so no complaints..

Also note that the receiver is threaded to real steel specs, and the delta ring assembly

is a one-piece unit as per the real steel as well. Tight! Anyway, upper off, we're now faced with the top of a nice looking gearbox. To remove the gearbox, we need to pull off our nice slim pistol grip. Uncsrew the two allen screws on the bottom, pop the motor plate off, undo the standard connectors, pull out the motor, and unscrew the two screws at the base of the grip. Our mutual friend Mr. Grip should now come right on off.

Note the pistol grip has threaded inserts so the plastic won't strip over time. Damn, VFC thinks of everything! These things were built to last, friends.

The motor is an unmarked deal. Simply push the button in all the way so the catch pops out the other side and unscrew the catch. Next. Very user friendly. so there's no teeny screw through the release button. and realism goes a long way with me. like most of their other body doohickeys. VFC's mag catch. and is very strong and quickly responsive. you'll want to remove the bolt catch. After that. which is threaded CW. which you simply wiggle out while . is real steel style. High quality stuff. we need to remove the magazine catch.

Very handy! Here's a shot of the stock tube from within. simply pop the trigger pin out. Also note the retention clip that holds the receiver tab in place. The stock can stay attached to the lower while you do your boxwork. Then. Meaning . so you won't lose it: And a shot of the selector disks.depressing the little latch on the right side of the box. so you don't have to remove the stock to get at the box. and the gearbox should pull out of the lower. which click into their positions firmly: .another cool development in this rifle is that the stock doesn't screw into the gearbox.

since VFC deals in strong stock springs.The gearbox itself is a CNC'd 8mm affair and looks very nice. Note the little 'bolt catch' piece below the center of the cylinder: . It comes with steel bushings to deal with stronger springs. Nice.

and here's what we've got: .Note also the screw at the rear of the box. except you have to move the bolt catch piece to access the screw below it. which works fine. I just rotated it up out of the way. Pop her open. It screws into the back of the spring guide: Opening up the box is your standard V2 procedure. I didn't even unscrew the bolt catch piece.

The quality of the goodies in this box are simply tip top. We have a high-strength steel gear set: A variable pitch spring and ball bearing metal spring guide: .

A polycarb piston with a ported aluminum piston head (damn!): .

. a polycarb air nozzle with an o-ring for increased airseal. how techie of them! . I think the coolest innovation of this gun by far is the self shimming mechanism they've added to the spur gear.A ported cylinder with a polycarb cylinder head. Also note that the sector gear has a delayer chip installed. This thing works like a champ. Why. and I like the feature a lot. and a relatively stiff clear plastic tappet plate. it's basically a spring-loaded collar. none of which I took any clear pictures of. VFC's definitely got some srsly cool ideas bouncing around upstairs. Balls. and it's nice to see some actual improvements being made to this old ass firing system.

which I won't talk about as using duct tape on your wiring is sil. Performance . throwing in an Infected MOSFET for kicks. this is a beauty of a gearbox. very quick. consistent and reliable. The velocity in this humdinger is relatively strong for a high end maker at around 370380 fps. which personally I tend to find to be fucking awesome. which zings the G&G ." and the o-ring piston head makes for great compression. even considering the lolworthy rear-wiring job I've temporarily rigged. and I don't anticipate any trouble from any of the parts. lending very consistent pressure from shot to shot. All this said. Full automatic is speedy. Yessiree.) .6 is very quick.All in all. it's actually considerably better than many other I've seen stock. but trigger response on a 9. so anyway. as I mentioned. Wow! The gun's wiring seems to be a little thin. And now on to the part that involves shooting stuff. it's gotta hurl bb's like a champ. that it does! Trigger response is. which shoots in the upper three hundreds. and I've only once used auto in a skirmish at our last team practice.. The aluminum piston head makes for a loud declaration of "I'ma keel you.. awesome outside. so stay tuned in that regard..25's ASGI sent me (instead of the TSD's I'd ordered. And the cyclic rate of fire is a little faster than average given the strength of the spring. I'm awaiting the arrival of some new wiring and Deans connectors to redo the whole wiring system.The Fine Art of Trigger Pulling Awesome inside. Not only is it not a weakspot.

G&P midcaps. and accepts all magazines I've run though it perfectly.com/albums/dd268/D. Making Electromagnetic Weapons: Directed Microwave Energy How to Sneak Past Web Filters and Proxy Blockers with Google Translate How to Bypass a Local Network Proxy for Free Internet .photobucket. the performance is as excellent as the rest of this gun. The rifle handles . a Magpul PMAG (awesome. It's an excellent performer. I'll probably switch it out for a Firefly V hop or something eventually. No troubles from anything. All in all.flv This VFC gets my highly discerning Grade A stamp of Field Readiness approval.along with zest and zeal. and it has the punch to reach out in the field. The gearbox consistency is great. and as a hard-to-impress guy when it comes to AEG's. 3. adequately consistent level of trajectory. I like having the little bit of extra punch. The hopup us very good for a stock rubber.25's with ease. and it's settled to a nice. but for right now it's consistently accurate and I'm very happy with it. 4. I'm very. I've so far used G&G midcaps. by the way). and fits my semi-auto marksmanish role excellently. TM midcaps.1V 1200mAh Lipo: http://s222. I've more or less 'broken in' the bucking by now.nt=MOV02395. and this gun is supremely fit for stock field use. 2. Login with Facebook Log In | Sign Up How-To » Categories » Weapons » Explosives 1. keeps up with upgraded AEG's like it's its business. and yields totally fieldable performance. this gun is squared away. level shots every time. the hopup utilizes this consistency for straight.. and the 120 round VFC midcap. Here's a quick firing video of the gun running an Infected MOSFET and an 11.. very happy with it.

clean. M16.How To Field Strip.S.moreHow-To Topics » maintenance. Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine. Reassemble. and other malfunctions. .. so it’s the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today. M4. because an unclean rifle can resort in jams. most notably— the U. is illegal. For a soldier. cleaning. army issued. that rifle means life or death. military.carbine rifle.092 views Written By Robert Xyster Published 1 year ago Last edited 1 year ago At home. Military.. AR15. weapon cleaning AI Like This!I Don't Like This!Add to FavoritesFlag ThisHISTORYCOMMENTS (2)22. cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority. Clean & Maintain a Military-Issued M4 Carbine Rifle . Having an M4 Carbine. disassemble. Disassemble. And for a soldier. field strip. m4 carbine. owning a rifle is either for sport or fanaticism. however. misfires.

You learn the finer points to rifle cleaning from your command and teammates. In basic. and they show you how to detail it for inspections. they teach you the components and how to disassemble and reassemble your rifle. Then. soldiers are taught that their weapon is their only means of survival. they show you the fundamentals to cleaning. but it isn’t until you graduate and arrive at your first unit that you really understand how to clean your weapon.From basic training to the desert. . They show you their tips and tricks from past personal experience. and it will remain by your side even after your fellow soldiers are dead and gone.

all the time— you walk with it. and for the most part. a sort of punishment. shit with it— fight with it. And that’s when you really find out it was never a chore. you’re glad because you think it’s just a mindless chore they have you do to pass the day. you can’t fully comprehend the importance of cleaning your weapon until you’re in a war zone. They’re too busy saving their own asses. In the states. You can’t depend on somebody else to save your ass in a firefight when your rifle jams because you were too tired to clean it that morning. right? Who would want to be that guy? . and no one else is responsible for its well-being except you. sleep with it. It was never punishment. It’s your life force. that’s a whole ‘nother story. On tour in Iraq or Afghanistan though. Besides that. You wouldn’t want to be known as the guy who died for being a lazy dumb-ass. you only clean it when your command demands it.Yet. you hardly ever see your issued rifle. you hold your trusty M4 rifle everyday. In a combat zone. It was preparedness. eat with it.

But what if you encounter situations like these overseas?—— .

every little notch. It finds every nook and cranny and jams itself in there.Okay. natural and manmade sandstorms don’t happen everyday. Sand is your rifle’s worst enemy— it gets everywhere. you could never be fully prepared for the sandy environment in the deserts of the Middle East. but as much as you know about cleaning. It finds ever little spring. and embeds itself. .

Title 18 (Crimes and Criminal Procedure). cleaning your weapon will get to the point of relaxation. you'll start to enjoy it— to crave it. Now these aren't expert instructions. since M4's are illegal to own personally because they are considered to be machineguns. Section 922 (Unlawful . And this doesn't apply to only soldiers. “The M4 Weapon in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan was quick to malfunction when a little sand got in the weapon. whenever you find the time to perform a full disassembly and cleaning. Sometimes we spend more time cleaning the weapon than firing it.” But nonetheless. Sooner or later. it applies to anyone who owns an M4. but an overview and basics of disassembling. Trying to keep it clean and sand-free was impossible while on patrols or firefights. you need to do it to the max. cleaning and maintaining the M4 carbine rifle.A 25th Infantry Division soldier once wrote. to get rid of every little grain of sand. It will calm you— help keep you peaceful— keeping you busy and forgetting where you are. This is because of the law stated in Chapter 44 (Firearms). Eventually. which in the civilian market should be slim to none.

these instructions also work quite well with M16 rifles. Still. Its barrel is longer. . 1986. but I guess that's a pipe dream. and it doesn’t have the notch for a grenadier attachment. The AR15 rifle is the semi-automatic civilian version of the M4. It basically states that a machinegun is legal only if it was manufactured and registered with the ATF (or BATFE) prior to May 19.Acts) of the United States Code. or more commonly — AR-15 model rifles. nor the three-round burst option. But I say the military should let soldiers keep their weapons as parting gifts. if you don't have an M4 rifle.

but I wouldn’t suggest doing a takedown during a sandstorm. it will always needs a little care.Field Strip the M4 Carbine Rifle When you’re in the field or on a mission. to prevent unintentionally getting your weapon dirtier than cleaner. In Iraq or Afghanistan. your M4 rifle may need some basic maintenance performed. . Only perform a field strip if under cover or in calm winds while in a desert environment.

If necessary. It should always be on safe unless you are performing a functions check or firing it.M4 with an M203 The steps for field-stripping are easy. First off. Set the magazine away from arms reach. make sure that your firearm is on safe by checking that the safety selector on the left side of the lower receiver is set in the SAFE position. you will not be able to engage the safety. Continue on with these steps to see how to engage the safety. If the weapon has been fired already (not cocked). remove the magazine by pressing themagazine release button on the right side of the lower receiver. B. which means there isn’t much to disassemble. Step 1 Clear the Weapon A. to prevent any unintended . especially if loaded. All you are doing is giving it a quick dust off and lube.

Pull the charging handle rearward and lock the bolt in place by pressing on the bottom of the bolt catch on the left side of the lower receiver. Ease up on the charging handle while pressing the bolt catch to allow the bolt to move forward until it engages the bolt catch. Return the charging handle to its full forward position and place the selector lever on SAFE. C. . D.accidental loading.

Press the upper portion of the bolt catch (the bolt release) to allow the bolt to slide forward. Visually inspect the upper receiver and chamber for any ammunition. because the bolt may slide forward and catch your finger. F. . Remove any ammo if necessary. Do not physically inspect (which means DO NOT stick your finger inside the upper receiver).E.

Warnings . Pull the charging handle rearward fully and then release to allow the bolt to return to the full forward position. Always close the ejection port cover unless firing. I. Now place the selector lever to SEMI and squeeze the trigger. H. to prevent damage and keep the bolt clean. This is basically just a double check to make sure there is no ammo in the chamber. Place the selector lever on SAFE and close the ejection port cover on the right side of the upper receiver. to prevent injury when disassembling.G.

it could seriously injure you or someone else. Sometimes .If you try to open the receiver with the bolt locked to the rear. Make sure you follow the full clearing procedure properly. I always found that it was easy to remove the takedown pin by grabbing the lips of the pin on the right side with my fingernails and simply pulling it out. Do not remove the second takedown pin (commonly called the pivot pin) near the barrel. pop out the rear takedown pin on the lower receiver all of the way. without fully disassembling. because this pin will allow the upper receiver and barrel to swing down for access to the bolt carrier group. Step 2 Pop Out Rear Takedown Pin Now that your weapon is considered safe to disassemble.

until after you have removed the bolt carrier group. but sometimes you may need to use your Gerber or barrel rod from your weapons cleaning kit. swing the receivers apart for inner access. Step 4 Remove the Bolt Carrier Assembly Pull the bolt carrier group out of the upper receiver and set down close by you on a clean surface. Once the pin is out. You can also use practically anything else.it can be a little stubborn. so you may need to pop it out from the left side with something. . You will not be able to remove this however. like a pen or pencil. Sometimes your finger will be enough to get it started. Step 3 Pull the Charging Handle Pull the charging handle rearward on the upper receiver.

the charging handle will slide out easily. . Remove and set down on the clean surface by the bolt carrier group.Step 5 Remove the Charging Handle After the bolt carrier group is removed.

In the field or when off base in hostile territory. because you could possibly misplace a piece. to remove any large obstructions or coarse dirt and sand from hindering your M4. Do not disassemble the bolt carrier group. causing jams or double feeds. Plus the whole idea of a field strip is to only give it a basic dust over. Step 6 Clean . you never want to disassemble your weapon more than this. which could be detrimental in an unexpected attack.

then install. insert the charging handle back into the upper receiver. If the port ejection cover was already closed. In the desert environment. Check "SAFE" Place the safety selector lever on the left side of the lower receiver on SAFE. reinstall thebuffer assembly and action spring. just bring the upper and lower receiver together and push the rear takedown pin back in place and you’re done— almost. use the rag or barber brush to clean the inside of the upper and lower receiver. Also. Do not lubricate the outside of your weapon in Iraq! Step 7 Reassemble After a light cleaning is performed. Install the bolt carrier group into the upper onto the charging handle. Inspect the bolt carrier group and charging handle for any damage. which I usually just refer to as oil or lubricating oil. Pull the trigger to the rear to test the safety. and preservative). which means the trigger will not depress all of the way. Make sure to close the ejection port cover. the bolt carrier group will not install if the bolt assembly is not pulled out— pull out the bolt assembly. Step 8 Functions Check To make sure your weapon is still capable of firing. Only slide it in through the groove until it is locked from falling out. and you will hear no click. pushing the bolt forward will open it. To remove. If it will not go on safe. which will leave most of the handle hanging outward. It is very important to perform a functions check any time you disassemble you rifle. you’ll need to perform a functions check on the M4. you can even remover the buffer assembly and action spring from the lower receiver and gently wipe them off. defeating the purpose of cleaning in the first place. pull the charging handle back fully and then let go to release the bolt forward.Now it’s time to clean and inspect your weapon. Place on SAFE. no matter how small the disassembly was. lubricant. Once in place. push the bolt and charging handle forward fully until they lock in place. The hammer should not fall. B. so you’ll have to close it again. If necessary. simply use your fingernail to press on the release button by the buffer assembly. quickly wipe down any other noticeably dirty areas on the outside of the firearm if you have time. Now. If you want. A. Proceed to dust off the two components with a rag or barber brush. After wiping your weapon down. because sand and dust will cling to it in seconds. Check "SEMI" . Next. it’s a good idea to apply a very light amount of oil to your bolt carrier group. Now. but do not push forward all of the way. you may apply a light coat of CLP (cleaner.

Click. C. Release the trigger and pull it to the rear again. Check "BURST" Place the safety lever on BURST. place the safety selector on SEMI. Your functions check is now complete. Remove your sling from the buttstock and the sling swivel under the front sight assembly. There are different approaches to disassembling the Colt M4. Pull the trigger to the rear again. Step 9 Clear the Weapon First. The hammer should fall. It’s up to you and your allotted timeframe. or to check for previously unnoticed damage. The hammer should fall. Release the trigger and pull it back to the rear again. pull the charging handle to the rear three times and release. Pull the triggerto the rear again. Warnings • If at any time during the functions check an unexpected result happens. but I would get as detailed as I could. so it’s not necessary to follow these steps in the presented order. Do not skip this step! Step 10 Remove Sling Before you get all crazy with your stripping.Now. The hammer should fall. which means depressing all of the way and clicking. Pull the charging handle again and release. nor is it required to complete every step. the easiest thing to take off is usually the best thing to start with. The hammer should fall. which means the trigger will depress all of the way and you will hear a click. holding in place. always perform the clearing procedure before doing any maintenance. While holding the trigger in place. Fully Disassemble the M4 Carbine Rifle During a little down time. While holding the trigger to the rear. whereas the field strip is for immediate cleaning in the field. The full disassembly is required to perform a full cleaning. disassemble the weapon again to ensure for proper assembly. . pull the charging handle to the rear fully and release the bolt back to the forward position. holding in place. it’s a good idea to do a complete disassembly of your rifle. as detailed above in the field strip section.

then it’s pretty much the same. Once loose. To get the upper RAS handguard assembly off. slide the buttstock to the rear to separate the buttstock assembly from the lower receiver extension. While holding the lever out. now’s the time. If you don’t have the RAS assemblies. but the standard handguard assemblies. Some of you might not have a RAS. grasp the lock release lever in the area of the retaining nut. so don’t worry about which one went where. Pull down on the slip ring until the lower lip of the lower handguard assembly is clear. When fully extended. skip to the next step. but just the standard handguard assembly. . minus the hex bolt. Simply press down the handguard release buttons and slide them up the rail of the RAS (Rail Adapter System) handguard assemblies and out near the front sight post. you will need a hex key to loosen the bolt near the bottom of the assembly. Remove all handguards. simply repeat the instructions for removing the lower handguard assembly.Step 11 Remove Handguards If you plan to take the handguards off. If so. Step 12 Remove RAS Handguard Assemblies In order to remove the RAS handguard assemblies. Pull the lever downward to eject the pin from the lower receiver extension. The handguards are interchangeable because they are identical. Pull out and down on the lower handguard rail assembly until the upper lip is clear of the hand guard cap by the front sight post. you need to fully extend the buttstock assembly. place the bottom of the buttstock against a firm surface (I usually just use my leg). Step 13 Remove Buttstock Assembly Before you can actually remove the buttstock assembly.

Depress the buffer retainer with your thumb tip or with something solid. pop out both takedown pins. but now you’re fully separating them. the rear and thepivot. It’s exactly like performing a field strip. Now just remove the buffer assembly and action spring fully.Step 14 Separate Upper and Lower Receivers Now comes the time to separate the upperand lower receiver. then release the buffer assembly until it passes the retainer. . simply depress the buffer assembly in a small ways. This time. Step 15 Remove Buffer Assembly and Action Spring To remove the buffer assembly (which looks like a large thick bolt) and action spring. then detach the upper and lower receivers.

Step 16 Remove Charging Handle and Bolt Carrier Assembly As outlined in the field strip section. and then fully remove the charging handle from the receiver.To separate the buffer assembly and action spring. Pull the bolt carrier group out of the receiver. it’s as simple as pulling them apart. . pull the charging handle rearward on the upper receiver. moving the bolt carrier group with it.

If you lose a part. so be careful to keep track of the pieces during disassembly and cleaning. not to mention your leadership will have your ass. Remove Retaining Pin . Set aside a clear area for the disassembly of the parts.Step 17 Disassemble Bolt Carrier Assembly Now time for the fun part— the bolt group. your weapon will be rendered useless. because you don’t want to lose any of them. A.

simple tilt the bolt carrier until the firing pinfalls out into your hand. If it does not slide out easily. Make sure you do not spread or close the legs of the retaining pin though. Remove Firing Pin Once the retaining pin is removed and set aside. give it a little whack and it will come right out. Pull it out fully. You may need to turn it back and forth until it slides out. . B.To remove the retaining pin on the bolt carrier group. simple grab the triangle-shaped head of the retaining pin with your thumb and index fingernails.

push the bolt assembly fully into the bolt carrier. Push Bolt Into Carrier With the firing pin set aside.C. . into the locked position.

Turn the cam pin one-quarter turn and lift out of the bolt and carrier. Remove Cam Pin With the bolt pushed into the carrier. Set aside. E. find the square-headed bolt cam pin— it holds the boltinto the carrier. Remove Bolt Assembly .D.

because you can only install the cam pin back in through one side of the bolt. Remove Extractor Pins Take the bolt in your hand and find the extractor pin. Even if you don’t remember. so make sure you remember how it comes out. you’ll still figure it out later on. There’s a certain way it goes in.With the bolt camp pin out. but be careful not to lose it. Remove the extractor pin by pushing on it with the firing pin. Set aside. F. Set the bolt carrier aside. you can pull the actual bolt assembly from the key and carrier. It’s one of the smallest parts and the easiest to misplace. It should come out pretty easy. .

Sometimes you can just put it back in if it accidentally comes apart. the following items could also be removed for cleaning. because you probably replaced it with an M68 CCO. if you know you have a good amount of time to clean your weapon. Carrying Handle Assembly The carrying handle assembly should only be removed if damaged because you could lose your zero. without any needed armor tools. Like I said before. A. buffer assembly. but it’s probably best to just go to your company armor. you don’t have to perform them in the presented order. Loosen the clamping bar from the left side of the upper receiver’s rail and proceed to lift off the carrying handle. so cleaning the main components (bolt carrier group. Chances are you don’t even have a carrying handle on your weapon. lift up gently on the extractor with spring. before you disassemble anything else. Before removing. But there’s always a chance you could get called out on a mission. so you remember exactly where it is for reassembly.G. The above steps. then go straight to separating the upper and lower receivers. Step 18 Optional Disassembly If you want to go further with your cleaning. even when cleaning. to removing the charging handle and carrier bolt assembly. It usually takes about four to five complete rotations to loosen them to the desired amount. You should also take care when cleaning the carrying handle assembly. Take extra care as to not separate the spring from the extractor. because you can also ruin your zero. 9-17. which means when it comes down to a firefight. are the basic procedure for disassembling the Colt M4 carbine rifle for general maintenance.) first might be a good idea. then the order doesn’t really matter. you probably won’t be hitting anything. Remove by loosening the round carrying handle assembly nuts. you should first observe the position of the clamp on the rail in relation to the carrying handle. to disassembling the carrier bolt assembly. like the handguards and sling and buttstock. You could clear the weapon. etc. . When overseas. Then you can do the more minor items. Remove Extractor Now that the extractor pin is out.

push the magazine button on the right side of the lower receiver in as far as it will go using a pen or similar item. the magazine catch will pop out. DO NOT attempt to remove the . There are two spring pins to remove on the mount. lift the swivel locking bar up and out of the swivel mount. It’s quick and easy. sometimes it’s best to clean immediately after removing. Sometimes the pin can get stuck on the forward assist housing. Only take the mount off the barrel. you may accidentally lose them. Step 19 Additional Things to Consider If you are in Iraq or Afghanistan. so a little force will be needed to remove it. for prompt reassembly to prevent loss. and you will have to have your armor repair it. With small parts. which means you would have to take off the M203 and perhaps a leaf sight from the weapon. turn the mag catch counterclockwise to unscrew and remove it. Sling Swivel Mount Every once in a while. Do not remove the actual sling swivel from the mount. With the catch off. so I always removed them for a quick cleaning. then remove the swivel mount from the barrel. be ready to catch the cover spring and ejection port cover. If you do decide to take it off. If you don’t. Magazine Catch and Button Removing the magazine button and magazine catch is a simple step to perform. you could get yelled at from your leadership. along with the magazine catch spring. When removing the headless grooved pin. Most people won’t do this— I only did it a few times. or you could simply have more to clean. Slide the headless grooved pin out to the rear. On the left side of the receiver. C. Take care as to not lose any of these parts. gently release the magazine button and remove. To remove. mostly the small spring. I found myself removing the sling swivel mount from the barrel by thefront sight post. Be creative— sometimes I used the firing pin to simply push them out a bit. Remove the retaining ring near the handguard assemblies slip ring. It really shouldn’t be taken off unless damaged and in need of repair. Port Ejection Cover This is something that you really shouldn’t take off unless you are completely anal (like me). Do not pound on your firing pin though! You’re better off using a pen or pencil to push them out until you can grab them with your Gerber. Next. Knock them out with an awl (which you probably don’t have) or something similar. While holding the button in. then I used my Gerber to grab them and yank them out. There’s also the backup iron sight that is installed when the M68 CCO is mounted. because you will not be able to replace the tubular rivet back. You could be a grenadier.B. you probably have more than just the M4 itself. D.

backup iron sights! You could also have a AN/PEQ-2 infrared illuminator for nighttime missions. Step 20 Base Plate Remove the base plate on the bottom of the magazine. . but only remove and clean those items that you know can come off and be cleaned. so DO NOT remove them. so it will come out also. You’ll need to use a screwdriver or Gerber to grab the center notch and push to slide the base plate off. When out. make sure there are NO rounds loaded. Step 21 Catch Spring and Follower With the base plate off. which means you would also have the PEQ mount.zero them. Lots of sand can find it’s way in there. it’s a good idea to disassemble your 30-round magazine for cleaning. Disassemble the Magazine Every once in a while. There are other additions to your M4 carbine that could be attached to the rail system. causing the spring to malfunction. simply separate the two components. Neglecting your magazine is just as bas as neglecting your firearm. grab the magazine catch spring and pull it out. Removing any sights that have been zeroed will require you to re. Before disassembling your magazine. The follower is attached to the catch spring.


If there isn’t an adequate amount of lubrication on your bolt carrier group. . it can lead to misfires and jams.Cleaning Cleaning your rifle is the most important thing you can do to save your life while on tour in Iraq. or any other hostile environment.

Step 22 Cleaning Materials Aside from the standard military-issued olive drab weapons cleaning kits that soldiers get. . there are a few things you’ll want to have extra.

because it can easily get sand and loose debris off quickly. which is the best item to have for cleaning and dusting off. cleaning rod. Other useful items for your cleaning kit include clean rags. like the toothbrush. and bore brush. and the items included in your issued kit.Almost everybody I knew (and me) had a barber brush in their cleaning kit. and it’s great for a quick brush off after field stripping. you’ll need to also have a large bore brush for that. dental picks. pipe cleaners. cleaning swabs. If you have a M203. It’s probably the most valuable asset to your kit. cleaner lubricant and preservative (CLP). Q-Tips. chamber brush. CLP .

and the bore brush to get the carbon residue out. Clean the bolt lugs with some CLP and the chamber brush. First. do not leave behind anything that could cause blockage.Step 23 The Cleaning Process A. but make sure not to leave and small pipe cleaner fibers in the tube that could cause blockage. use the bore brush with the cleaning rods. CLP. Use CLP and the bore brush to clean the barrel locking lugs and gas tube. but again. a cleaning brush. Also. For the rest of the upper receiver. corrosion. inside and out. Every once in a while. and rust. . dirt. and CLP to remove powder fouling. carbon. using pipe cleaners inside of the gas tube will help. use some small cleaning swabs. Upper Receiver For the bore of your barrel. use rags. I use a small Q-Tip in there. and pull the brush down the bore a few times in the direction of bullet travel.

and CLP to remove powder fouling. and sometimes a dental pick will help loosen stubborn carbon from the chamber. Clean the buffer tube and buttstock tube with a rag attached to a holder. use the barber brush to apply a very light coat of oil to the spring. and dirt. so do the best you can. Also. use rags. . B. then yank it out. use the bore brush and CLP. Clean the buffer action spring with some CLP and a rag.For the star chamber. a cleaning brush. Lower Receiver For inside and out of the lower receiver group. Do this a few times to get all of the sand and other material out. Q-Tips are also very helpful for the trigger mechanism and hard to reach spots. then wipe off with a rag. Q-Tips also help get the hard to reach areas. corrosion. but it’s really difficult to actually see if you are getting all of the carbon. Most of the time I just push a large rag down the tube and twist it around a few times.

Clean the firing pin recess and firing pin with CLP and a brush. again. are a valuable tool for cleaning the carbon from the recess. Use a worn bore brush to clean the carrier key. Q-Tips. . Q-Tips are great for getting to the hard to see and reach areas. so as not to damage it. Bolt Carrier Group Clean the outer and inner surfaces of the bolt carrier with rags and CLP.C.

Magazine .Clean the firing pin hole with a pipe cleaner and CLP. D. Using a Q-Tip for inside the extractor spring is useful. just be careful not to accidentally separate it from the extractor. Clean the areas behind the bolt ring and under the lip of the extractor with a brush and CLP. Clean the carbon deposits and dirt from the locking lugs with CLP and a cleaning brush.

For the bolt carrier group. Apply a few drops of lubricant to the threaded studs on the carrying handle. then depress several times to work the lubricant into the spring.elevation knob. do this minimally. Lubricate the outside of the bolt body. Lube the lower receiver extension. and that oil should not be added to the weapon. lubing the inside. Also. For the front sight detent.. Lightly lube theclamping bar and both round nuts and mating surface. apply a light coat to the extractor and pin. especially for the nuts and studs. The sand and dust will stick to your weapon in seconds if using too much CLP. causing your spring to malfunction and cause misfeeds or no feeds at all. the desert sands make it hard to use too much CLP. Soldiers and Marines have been dying because of this absolute garbage since the introduction of the Garand in combat operations in the Pacific during WWII. outer surfaces of barrel and front sight. and mating surface for carrying handle. use a slight amount of CLP to the elevation screw shaft. but less is better for the desert.. For Iraq. Just beware that in Iraq. Make sure you dry all parts after lubing. For the adjustable rear sights. action spring. E2. and windage screw. Rotate the parts to ensure a good spread of lube. for it will “attract dust and dirt”. buttstock lock-release lever. but in Iraq and Afghanistan. use a rag soaked in CLP. Place one drop of CLP in the carrier key and apply a light coat on the firing pin and firing pin recess in the bolt. so it’s usually a good idea to keep the lubrication on the outside of your weapon down to a minimum. depress and apply a few drops of CLP. be careful of using too much in a desert environment. bolt rings. chamber. an incorrect thought process persists among many officers and senior enlisted – that the rifles should be scrubbed clean as often as possible. andretaining pin. Upper Receiver Lubricate the upper receiver lightly. Again. and the cam pin area. Proper lubrication is vital for any semiautomatic or automatic weapon. . lightly lube the charging handle and the inner and outer surfaces of the bolt carrier. windage knob.To clean the magazine parts. But make sure you DO lube your weapon! “Unfortunately. Too much lubricant inside a magazine will collect tons and tons of sand. locking lugs. buttstock assembly. bore. Lubricate For lubricating. Lower Receiver Lightly lubricate the inner and outer surface of the lower receiver. E. this is the general process for all environments.” — Vuurwapen Blog E1. again. buffer. “light” means virtually none.

Generously lube the takedown pin. detents. clean. you need to clean your weapon on a general basis. when on missions. pivot pin. When traveling. clean.. and get inside the hard to reach forward assist housing. In Iraq. clean. F. and all of the other moving parts and their pins. inside a truck or in the back of a truck in the open air. but sometimes it will stay on and melt to the barrel. carry a rag with you to cover the lower and upper receiver. Use a muzzle cap when not using your rifle. which means every day or several times a day. I keep saying that in Iraq or Afghanistan.. Sometimes I even left it on for missions. To prevent any sand or dirt from unnecessarily inhabiting your rifle. Maintain Now. “generously” means lightly. after you fire a round it will pop off. Being consistent with your maintenance is the best thing you can do to keep your M4 carbine rifle functional. . but to make this work for you. so it is not recommended. to keep sand and dust out of the bolt carrier group. Finally. Most of the time. less oil is better. it’s a good idea to bring along your kit and keep your barber brush in your pocket for quick dust-offs. Make sure to get the trigger mechanism andsprings. That also goes for your M16 or AR-15. to prevent dust and sand from entering your barrel.

Just make sure you’re having fun (which can be hard for some soldiers). because I’m talking about the basics when in a combat zone situation.22 L. disassembling. M16. it’s basically the reverse process of disassembling.R. because reassembling is pretty intuitive. cleaning and maintaining your M4 carbine rifle. you’ll find your own process of field stripping. You’ll find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Capacity 30-round Detachable Magazine . I won’t go in to detail here. or AR-15. Well. Capacity 30-round Detachable Magazine Colt M4 OPS Item No. but even I tend to change it up every once in a while. Just do what you do when disassembling. and you’ll realize what parts are the most important to clean with limited time before missions.Assemble the M4 Carbine Rifle To reassemble your M4. 2245050 Caliber . This article just describes the way that works for me. unless you are in basic training or trying to pass the board.22 Guns Technical Specifications Colt M4 Carbine Item No.R.22 L. just the opposite. that’s it. 2245051 Caliber . There is no real order to assembling. but I won’t go into that. Through time. Colt .

9 lbs Safety Type Manual Principal of Operation Blowback Muzzle Thread M8x.Elevation Rear Sight Detachable.1 in (230 mm) Overall Width 2.08 in (2 mm) Weight w/out Mag 6.75 Length of Pull 13-7/8 IN Sight Radius 14.9 lbs Safety Type Manual Principal of Operation Blowback Muzzle Thread M8x.Mode of Fire Semi-Auto Barrel Length 16.4 in (790-875 mm) Overall Height w/Mag 9.1–34.6-9.6 in (65 mm) Stock Style Adjustable Telestock Trigger Type Single-stage Trigger Pull 6.2 in (412 mm) Barrel Twist 1 in 13-3/4 in Rifling Grooves 6 Rifling Length 13.8 in (375 mm) Diameter Rear Sight Aperture .1 in (230 mm) Overall Width 2.1–34.6 in (65 mm) Stock Style Adjustable Telestock Trigger Type Single-stage Trigger Pull 6.4 in (790-875 mm) Overall Height w/Mag 9.2 in (412 mm) Barrel Twist 1 in 13-3/4 in Rifling Grooves 6 Rifling Length 13.Windage & Elevation Overall Length 31.0 lbs (2700 g) Mode of Fire Semi-Auto Barrel Length 16.78 in (350 mm) Front Sight Adjustable .08 in (2 mm) Weight w/out Mag 5.06 / .2 in Front Sight Width .75 Length of Pull 13-7/8 IN Sight Radius 14.Elevation Rear Sight Adjustable .6-9.06 / .8 in (375 mm) Diameter Rear Sight Aperture .9 lbs (2830 g) . Adjustable Windage & Elevation Overall Length 31.2 in Front Sight Width .78 in (350 mm) Front Sight Adjustable .

8 in (1010 mm) Overall Height w/Mag 9. Capacity 30-round Detachable Magazine Mode of Fire Semi-Auto Barrel Length 21.1 in (230 mm) Colt M16 SPR Item No.Windage & Elevation Overall Length 39.Elevation Rear Sight Adjustable . Adjustable Windage Overall Length 39.78 in (350 mm) Front Sight Flip-Up.Elevation Rear Sight Detachable.8 in (1010 mm) Overall Height w/Mag 9.2 in (538 mm) Barrel Twist 1 in 13-3/4 in Rifling Grooves 6 Rifling Length 13.R.1 in (230 mm) . Adjustable .2 in (538 mm) Barrel Twist 1 in 13-3/4 in Rifling Grooves 6 Rifling Length 13.2 oz (120 g) Features Full metal body Flat top receiver Removable carry handle Weight of empty Mag-30 4. 2245056 Caliber . 2245055 Caliber .22 L.22 L. Capacity 30-round Detachable Magazine Mode of Fire Semi-Auto Barrel Length 21.Weight of empty Mag-30 4.R.2 oz (120 g) Features Full metal body Rail interface system Flat top receiver Colt M16 Rifle Item No.78 in (350 mm) Front Sight Adjustable .

2 oz (120 g) Features Full metal body Flat top receiver Removable carry handle Overall Width 2.6 in (65 mm) Stock Style Fixed Stock Trigger Type Single-stage Trigger Pull 6.1 in (510 mm) Diameter Rear Sight Aperture .2 in Front Sight Width .6-9.75 Length of Pull 13-3/4 in Sight Radius 20.9 lbs Safety Type Manual Principal of Operation Blowback Muzzle Thread M8x.06 / .08 in (2 mm) Weight w/out Mag 6.06 / .Overall Width 2.6-9.5 lbs (2830 g) Weight of empty Mag-30 4.19 in Front Sight Width .9 lbs Safety Type Manual Principal of Operation Blowback Muzzle Thread M8x.08 in (2 mm) Weight w/out Mag 6.6 in (65 mm) Stock Style Fixed Stock Trigger Type Single-stage Trigger Pull 6.2 oz (120 g) Features Full metal body Rail interface system Flat top receiver .5 lbs (3110 g) Weight of empty Mag-30 4.75 Length of Pull 13-7/8 IN Sight Radius 20.5 in (520 mm) Diameter Rear Sight Aperture .

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