Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 A1 Style M16 5.56 Rifle Retro Carbine Top Charging

SOLD FOR: $1376

WOA#: WY230115AS050

Our Assessment:  In beautiful condition that only retro style platforms can glow with, this AR-15 is the epitome of basic, but not in a bad way. Basic in this case means pre ban factory configuration, reliable, and ready to use.The BRN-601 was created by Brownells to be a faithful rendition of the original M16 rifle manufactured between 1959 and 1964.   The BRN-601 represents an almost true iteration of Eugene Stoner’s Original design and philosophy which propelled this design to become the most popular platform in the AR-15.  However, this rifle comes with a slight twist.  Instead of the standard rear charging handle, this rifle sports a charging handle located on top of the receiver within the carry handle.  With its solid A1 features, you can give this arm the 21st-century treatment at the range or keep it as a show-and-tell piece. Please see our specs below, our photos, and good luck on your bid!

Make:  Brownells

Model: BRN-601

Serial Number: B6013005

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56 / .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Direct Impingement

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked, “MOD. BRN-601 CAL. 5.56MM SER. B6013005 BROWNELLS INC MONTEZUMA, IA USA SAFE SEMI”. The right side of the magwell has a  “+” mark.

Barrel Length: 20” threaded.  21” with 3 prong removable flash hider

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an A1 post iron sight and the rear sight is A1 Type L-type flip aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  This is a retro A1 style rifle with fixed polymer buttstock, triangular handguard, and checkered polymer pistol grip.  The carry handle is integrated with the upper receiver and also houses a Top Charging charging handle.   The LOP measures approximately 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. There are no chips or cracks.  The polymer surfaces are very clean and free of scratches.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Adventure Line 20rd 5.56 magazine in Fine condition for a USGI magazine.

Type of Finish: Anodized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no wear with exception of a couple light scratches and loose storage marks.   The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.  Top Charging Handle.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of one magazine.

Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 A1 Style M16 5.56 Rifle Retro Carbine Top Charging
Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 A1 Style M16 5.56 Rifle Retro Carbine Top Charging