Colt Retro AR-15 M16A1 Reissue 5.56 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle 1 of 2500 Vietnam

SOLD FOR: $4025

WOA#: WY230313FB002

Our Assessment:  The M16A1 is an iconic rifle, and it’s easy to see why. It’s lightweight, reliable, and deadly accurate. The M16A1 served as the standard issue rifle for the United States military during the Vietnam War, and it’s still in use by many military and law enforcement agencies today.

The Colt M16A1 Reissue is a faithful reproduction of the original rifle, complete with all the features that made the M16A1 so popular. It has a 20-inch Pencil Profile chrome-lined barrel with a 1:12 twist rate, which is perfect for stabilizing lighter bullets. The rifle also has a bird cage flash hider, which was designed to reduce the flash signature of the rifle during firing.

One of the standout features of the M16A1 is its carrying handle. The carrying handle houses the rear sight, which is adjustable for both windage and elevation. The rifle also has a forward assist, which allows the shooter to push the bolt forward in the event of a jam or other malfunction.

Overall, the Colt M16A1 Reissue is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to own a piece of history. It’s a faithful reproduction of one of the most iconic rifles ever made, and it’s sure to turn heads at the range. Whether you’re a collector, a shooter, or just a fan of the M16A1, the Colt M16A1 Reissue is a rifle that you won’t want to miss.


Make: Colt

Model: M16A1

Serial Number: 761079V

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56 / .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Direct Impingement

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked, “COLT AR-15 PROPERTY OF U.S. GOVT. M16A1 CAL 5.56MM SERIAL 761079V / COLT’S PATENT FIRE ARMS HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. MFG. CO / SAFE FIRE AUTO”.  There are some proofs on the right side of the upper receiver near the front of the carry handle.

Barrel Length: 20” Pencil Profile. 21” with A1 Flash Hider

Sights / Optics: The front sight is A1-style post and the rear sight is an A1 style L-type flip aperture in the carry handle.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  This is an A1 style M16.  The Handguard is an A1 triangular polymer full length handguard.  The pistol grip is an A1 checkered polymer grip.  The buttstock is an E1 style buttstock with a rubber buttpad.  Teardrop forward assist.  The LOP measures 12.9” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks.  The checkering on the grip is crisp.  The bolt stop has been disabled as it has been replaces with a CA comp mag release lever.  There are some light scratches on the handguard and buttstock.  The rear takedown pin has been replaced with a Juggernaut tactical compliant mag disconnect pin for the mag release.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.  Takes standard AR-15 magazines.

Type of Finish: Matt Gray

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows scratches on the receivers and carry handle.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition. There is a good amount of finish loss on the rear of the ejection port.  Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s 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. The rear pin has been replaced with a Juggernaut Tactical compliant takedown/mag release pin.  Button must be pushed to separate the receiver in order to allow the mag release button to function as per normal.  The spring is missing from the pin and needs to be replaces or the pin entirely to restore to proper functionality.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its attached Nylon sling, in a Tactical Allen Rifle Case.

Colt Retro AR-15 M16A1 Reissue 5.56 20" Semi-Auto Rifle 1 of 2500 Vietnam
Colt Retro AR-15 M16A1 Reissue 5.56 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle 1 of 2500 Vietnam