Top-Tier LMT Defender 2000 MRP 5.56/.223 20” Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle

SOLD FOR: $926.11

WOA#: WY230629SD001

Make: LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool)

Model:  Defender 2000

Serial Number: LMT77912

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56/.223 / Multi

Action Type: Semi-Auto, Direct Impingement

Markings: The left side of the lower receiver is marked “LMT / LEWIS MACHINE/ & TOOL CO. / MILAN, IL USA / CAL. 5.56MM / DEFENDER 2000 / SER.LMT77912”, “SAFE FIRE”.  The right side of the lower receiver is marked “SAFE FIRE”. The right side of the upper receiver is marked LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL CO.”, “US PATENT #” with two patent numbers below.  The left side of the upper receiver is marked “CA PATENT # / 24855710”.   The pistol grip is marked “STRIKE INDUSTRIES / MFG”.  The barrel is marked “MP 5.56 1/7.5 SS”.  The scope is marked “VORTEX”, “VORTEX VIPER 4-12X40”.

Barrel Length: 20”. 22” with pinned muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics:  The top of this rifle is a monolithic uninterrupted picatinny rail for all your favorite sights and optics.  The rail is mounted with a Vortex Viper 4-12×40 Rifle Scope.  The sight picture is clear.  The mechanics are smooth.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a LUTH-AR MBA-2 Rifle Stock with rubber buttpad. The handguard is a Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) free float monolithic Configurable 1-Piece Upper Receiver with ambidextrous QD Mounts. The pistol grip is a Striker Industries MFG finned grip. This rifle features a number of upgrades including a CMC Drop-In Flat Trigger, Red Seekins Precision Ambidextrous Safety, Seekins Precision Red Billet Trigger Guard, Seekins Precision Red Billet Mag Release, and BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous charging handle.  The LOP measures 14”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition with no visible handling wear.

This rifle comes with its original stock set in Excellent condition as well as its trigger and hammer group, and buffer and recoil spring.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Blued 20rd 5.56/.223 magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

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 99% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows no visible wear outside of a few faint and hard to notice drag lines. The screw heads are sharp and the 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 attached Vortex Viper 4-12×40 Scope, owner’s manual, complete LMT stock set, original trigger and hammer set and its buffer/buffer spring packed in the LUTH-AR MBA-2 stock factory box.

Our Assessment:   The LMT Manufactured MRP Weapon System Defender 2000 5.56 Rifle stands as a testament to precision engineering and modular versatility, offering shooters a high-performance platform that excels in both tactical applications and long-range precision shooting.

At its core, the Defender 2000 embodies LMT’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovation. The rifle’s 20″ barrel strikes a balance between maneuverability and ballistic performance, making it an ideal choice for engaging targets at varying distances. The longer barrel not only maximizes muzzle velocity for improved terminal ballistics but also provides enhanced accuracy potential, allowing you to consistently reach out and touch targets with confidence.

The Configurable MRP (Monolithic Rail Platform) Upper is a hallmark feature that sets the Defender 2000 apart from the competition. This modular system empowers you to tailor your rifle to your specific needs, whether it’s equipping accessories, optics, or other attachments. The monolithic design offers an uninterrupted top rail that accommodates various optic mounting solutions, giving you the flexibility to adapt to different shooting scenarios seamlessly.

Paired with the Defender 2000 is the Vortex Viper 4-12×40 Scope, a precision instrument that elevates your shooting capabilities to a new level. With its variable magnification range from 4x to 12x, this scope strikes an optimal balance between close-quarters engagement and long-range precision. The 40mm objective lens diameter allows for ample light transmission, ensuring a clear and bright sight picture even in challenging lighting conditions. The Vortex Viper’s reputation for ruggedness and reliability makes it a suitable companion for the demands of tactical and precision shooting.

As you shoulder the LMT Manufactured MRP Weapon System Defender 2000 5.56 Rifle, you’ll appreciate the thoughtfully designed ergonomics and controls that contribute to an intuitive shooting experience. The precision-machined components and tight tolerances result in a rifle that inspires confidence with each shot. Whether you’re engaging targets on the range, participating in competitions, or safeguarding your surroundings, the Defender 2000’s performance and versatility ensure you’re equipped for success.

In conclusion, the LMT Manufactured MRP Weapon System Defender 2000 5.56 Rifle with a 20″ Barrel, Configurable MRP Upper, and Vortex Viper 4-12×40 Scope is a masterclass in modern firearms technology. Its combination of precision engineering, modular adaptability, and enhanced optics create a rifle that’s not only a joy to shoot but also a force to be reckoned with in various shooting scenarios. Whether you’re a discerning shooter seeking exceptional accuracy or a professional in need of a reliable tactical tool, the Defender 2000 is a worthy companion that embodies the pinnacle of firearm excellence.

Top-Tier LMT Defender 2000 MRP 5.56/.223 20” Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle
Top-Tier LMT Defender 2000 MRP 5.56/.223 20” Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle