PWA Commando Custom AR-15 Knights Armament M5 Rifle RAS Forend Assembly

SOLD FOR: $2365

WOA#: WY230118EC002

Make: PWA (Lewis Machine and Tool)  / Knight’s Armament

Model: Commando / M5 Rifle RAS Forend Assembly

Serial Number: 005287

Year of Manufacture: Modern, Pre Ban Lower

Caliber:  5.56 / .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic  

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked with “PWA” inside a circle outline. Underneath the PWA mark is “MILAN, IL CAL. 5.56 MM COMMANDO SER. 005287. Safety selector marked with “SAFE” and “FIRE”.  The left side of the pistol grip is marked, “MAGPUL”.  The right side of the pistol grip is marked, “MIAD PAT PENDING”.  The left side of the buttstock is marked, “MOE RIFLE”.  The right side of the buttstock is marked, “MAGPUL INDUSTRIES CORP. BOULDER, CO – MADE IN USA CAGE 1LX50”.  The charging handle is marked “RAPTOR BY AXTS”.  The inside of the handguard is marked with Knight’s Armament manufacture information.  The picatinny covers are marked, “KNIGHT’S ARMAMENT IS002”.  The foregrip is marked, “KNIGHT’S ARMAMENT CO. 1S002 Titusville, FL”.  The left side of the Bolt Carrier is marked, “RG”.

Barrel Length: 20” Fluted.  21.5” with removable A2 flash hider

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable post A2 sight and the rear is a U.S. Army/Marines Standard-Issue Matech Backup Sight For M4/M16A4 rated up to 600 meters mounted to the receiver flat top rail.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle is equipped with:

  1. Knight’s Armament (KAC) Quad Rail M5RAS Drop in Rail Assembly with KAC 11 Rib Panels, Magpul industries QD mount on the 3 o’clock position, and folding carry handle on the top picatinny.  The KAC M5RAS Drop in Rail is one of the most battle proven rifle designs on the market as it is used by the U.S. Military.
  2. The buttstock is a Magpul MOE Rifle buttstock (black) with Ambi QD mounts in 4 positions, rubber buttpad that opens to reveal storage compartment, and sling ring.
  3. The barrel is a Heavy Fluted HBAR barrel.
  4. The Rear sight is a Matech USGI Backup Iron Sight
  5. The Bolt Carrier is Nickel Boron Coated for optimal performance and longevity with greater lubricity and corrosion resistance than both chrome or nitride BCGs.
  6. The mag release has been upgraded to an ambidextrous mag release.
  7. The trigger guard has been upgraded to a Magpul oversized winter trigger guard for gloved operation.
  8. The charging handle has been upgraded to an Ambi-Black Radian Raptor charging handle.
  9. The safety selector has been upgraded to a Battle Arms Developement Ambidextrous Safety.
  10. The upper is a mil-spec Omega Stamped Upper Receiver.
  11. The pistol grip is a Magpul MIAD (OD GREEN) grip with adjustable front and backstraps.  The pistol grip features a MIAD GRIP CORE that holds an extra Bolt and Firing Pin as well as a cotter pin.  (PLEASE SEE PHOTOS).
  12.  The receiver is fitted with KNS Non-Rotating Trigger and hammer Pins Mod2.
  13. Comes with a total of 4 KAC 11 Rib Panels
  14. Comes with Knight’s Armament Vertical Foregrip.
  15. Comes with 2x QD Push Button Sling Swivels and Nylon Sling
  16. The trigger has been upgraded to a Rock River National Match trigger set (including trigger, hammer, and disconnect).

There are some light superficial scratches on the buttstock and pistol grip and picatinnies.  The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Anodized /  Black Hard Coat

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 some light scratches on both sides of the receivers.  There is a small scratch on the brass deflector.  There are also some scratches on the fluted barrel. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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: Soft Case, Sling, Knight’s Armament Accessory rail bag with Knight’s Armament Vertical Foregrip and KAC 11 Rib Rail Panels.  (Total of 4 KAC11 Rib Rail Panels)

Our Assessment: The Knight’s Armament M5RAS (M5 Rifle Adapter System) is a quad rail system that is designed to be a direct replacement for the standard handguard on the M16 and M4 series of rifles. The M5RAS is known for its durability, and its ability to provide a stable platform for mounting accessories such as lights, lasers, and grips. Some of the notable features of the M5RAS include:

Four MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails: The M5RAS has four rails that run along the top, bottom, and sides of the handguard, which allows for the attachment of a wide variety of accessories.

Lightweight construction: The M5RAS is made from aluminum, which makes it lightweight and easy to handle.

Easy to install: The M5RAS is designed to be a direct replacement for the standard handguard, which means that it can be installed quickly and easily without the need for any special tools.

Durable: The M5RAS is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, which makes it highly durable and resistant to wear and tear.

Ergonomic design: The M5RAS has a unique ergonomic design that allows for a comfortable and secure grip, which helps to improve control and accuracy.

Overall, the Knight’s Armament M5RAS Quad Rail System is a high-quality and versatile accessory that allows for easy customization of the M16 and M4 series of rifles, making them more adaptable to different mission requirements.

With a top tier rail system topped with a plethora of upgrades (please refer to configuration list) this rifle is worthy of claiming any Safe Queen spot.  Whether you are wanting a new range toy or need a personal home defense weapon, this rifle is the perfect fit.  Good Luck!

PWA Commando Custom AR-15 Knights Armament M5 Rifle RAS Forend Assembly
PWA Commando Custom AR-15 Knights Armament M5 Rifle RAS Forend Assembly