Colt Rifle AR-15A4 5.56/.223 20” Semi-Auto M16A4 AR15A4 w/ Factory Box

SOLD FOR: $855

WOA#: WY240302MH005

Make: Colt

Model: Colt Rifle AR-15A4

Serial Number: CAR025232

Year of Manufacture: 2014-2021

Caliber: 5.56 / .223

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Direct Impingement

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked with the Colt Rampant, “COLT” / AR-15A4 / CAL. 5.56MM / CAR025232” with a QR code, “COLT DEFENSE / HARTFORD, CONN. / -U.S.A.-”, “SAFE FIRE”.  The right side of the upper receiver is marked “13629” with a KeyHole Forge Mark.  The right side of the receiver is marked “SAFE FIRE”.  The barrel is marked “C MP 5.56 NATO 1/7”.  The right side of the detachable carry handle has a Square Forge Mark. The left side of the BCG is marked “C”.  The neck of the bolt head is marked “MPC”.

Barrel Length: 20”. 21” with A2 Flash Hider.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an A2 Adjustable post sight.  The rear sight is an adjustable dual aperture sight in the detachable carry handle.  The top of the upper receiver is a flat top picatinny rail for optic options.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The handguard is a rifle length round ribbed polymer handguard with sling ring below the gas block and bayonet lug. Rifle Length Gas System.  The pistol grip is a standard A2 AR-15 polymer pistol grip with checkering and serrations.  The buttstock is an A2 style fixed stock with sling ring and checkered buttplate with trap door for storage compartment.  The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  The safety selector is ambidextrous.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 30rd PMAG in Excellent condition.  Still in its factory sealed packaging.

Type of Finish: Matt Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows little to no operation wear.  There is factory oil throughout the components. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. 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.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its sealed factory accessory bag which contains a total of one magazine, owner’s manual, and chamber lock and keys.  This rifle comes in its factory serial matching Colt box.

Our Assessment:  The Colt AR15A4 is a modern rendition of the classic M16 service rifle, designed to offer both the familiarity of the traditional M16 layout and the enhancements suited to contemporary shooting demands. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, this rifle serves as a reliable, high-performance option for both military enthusiasts and civilian shooters who appreciate a rifle with a strong lineage.

Characteristically, the AR15A4 features a 20-inch barrel which provides excellent accuracy and velocity, making it ideal for long-range shooting. The barrel’s length and the rifle’s overall design contribute to its stability and precision, characteristics that are enhanced by its rifling and the quality of Colt’s manufacturing. The fixed stock, which mirrors the original M16A4 issued to military personnel, offers a sturdy shooting platform and contributes to the overall classic appearance and feel of the rifle.

This model incorporates a flat-top receiver that is equipped with a Picatinny rail, allowing for the easy mounting of optics and other accessories. Unlike the earlier M16 versions, which often featured integrated carry handles and limited scope for modifications, the AR15A4’s adaptable rail system opens up vast possibilities for customization, aligning it with modern tactical needs. The rifle also maintains Colt’s standard for durability with its high-grade materials and solid construction, ensuring that it can withstand rigorous use in various environments.

Overall, the Colt AR15A4 is a testament to Colt’s commitment to quality and tradition, combining the best elements of classic military design with the versatility and precision required by today’s shooters. It stands as a robust, accurate, and adaptable platform that is highly regarded in the firearms community.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt Rifle AR-15A4 5.56/.223 20” Semi-Auto M16A4 AR15A4 w/ Factory Box
Colt Rifle AR-15A4 5.56/.223 20” Semi-Auto M16A4 AR15A4 w/ Factory Box