Colt Vietnam Collection CRM16A1 5.56 20” Retro AR-15 M16 Rifle w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $2,925

WOA#: WY240107NW001

Make: Colt

Model: M16A1 (CRM16A1 – Limited Production of 2500)

Serial Number: 762031V

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Direct Impingement

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “COLT / AR-15 / PROPERTY / OF U.S. GOVT. / M16A1 / CAL. 5.56MM. / SERIAL 762031V”, “COLT’S PATENT FIREARMS / HARTFORD. CONN. / U.S.A.”, “SAFE SEMI AUTO”, “MFG. CO.”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “12”.   The right side of the barrel is marked “MP”.  The right side of the gas block is marked “<B>2”.

Barrel Length: 20″, 21” with A1 Bird Cage Flash Hider

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable A1 post iron sight and the rear sight sight is an adjustable A1 dual aperture sight sight in the carry handle.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  This is an A1 style rifle. The buttstock is an E1 polymer buttstock with sling ring, serrated buttpad, and no trap door. The pistol grip is an A1 checkered polymer grip with a lanyard loop.  The handguard is a polymer A1 triangular handguard. There is no handling wear. There is some light boxed storage wear.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition. There are no chips or cracks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 20rd 5.56mm Colt straight magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Dark Gray, Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no 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 no operation wear. The screw heads are sharp, the pins are unmarred, and the markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition and appears unfired.

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 factory box, gun sleeve, magazine, nylon sling, extra flash hider (3 Prong), owner’s manual, and cleaning tool.

Our Assessment: The Colt Vietnam Collection M16A1, designated as CRM16A1, is a meticulously crafted reproduction of the iconic M16A1 rifle that served as the backbone of U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War. This limited production run of only 2,500 units is a tribute to the history and legacy of the M16A1, offering collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to own a piece of military history. The CRM16A1 is built to the exact specifications of the original models used in the 1960s and 1970s, including its distinctive 20-inch barrel, triangular handguards, and the classic 1:12 twist rate optimized for the 55-grain 5.56mm ammunition of that era.
Attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the CRM16A1, from the authentic matte black finish to the period-correct furniture and the original-style “birdcage” flash suppressor. Even the markings on the rifle have been replicated to match those found on the M16A1s issued to troops, enhancing its appeal as a collector’s item. This rifle not only celebrates the technological innovation and historical significance of the M16A1 but also pays homage to the service members who carried it. The Colt Vietnam Collection M16A1 is more than a firearm; it’s a tangible connection to the past, meticulously engineered to preserve the legacy of one of the most influential weapons in American military history.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  – L.S.

Colt Vietnam Collection CRM16A1 5.56 20” Retro AR-15 M16 Rifle w/ Box
Colt Vietnam Collection CRM16A1 5.56 20” Retro AR-15 M16 Rifle w/ Box