Troy Industries XM117E2 Commando 12” 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1880

WOA#: WY230325PK004

Make: Troy Industries

Model: XM117E2 Commando

Serial Number: 930521

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .223 / 5.56

Action Type: Semi-auto, Direct Impingement

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “PROPERTY / OF U.S. GOVT. / XM177E2 / CAL. 5.56MM. / SERIAL 930521 with “SAFE” & “FIRE” around the safety.  The front of the magwell is marked with a government acceptance stamp.  The right side of the gas block is marked “<B>1”.    Under the trigger housing is marked “W.SPFLD.MA / TROY”.

Barrel Length:  12”. 16” with fixed extended Flash Hider

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an A2 style front sight.  The rear sight is an L-type A2 Style flip aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:The buttstock is a collapsible polymer buttstock with sling slots, checkered buttplate, and sling attached.  The pistol grip is an A1 style  checkered polymer grip. The handguard is a carbine length round ribbed polymer handguard.  The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the stock (extended).  The pistol grip is pretty worn with dulled peaks.  The handguard and buttstock are clean with only a few storage draglines.  Overall the stock rates in Very Good condition and would rate in Excellent condition with exception to the original A1 pistol grip.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One Troy Industries MFG M-16 20rd magazine in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish:  Gray

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The chrome bore is mirror 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 pins are unmarred. The markings are clear and visible. There are light scratches on the receivers and the barrel. Troy used original GI parts in some of this build so certain parts vary in their condition from factory. 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 original Troy Industries accessories that pay homage to the original Vietnam Era XM177E2 including 4 Troy Industries Ace of Spades Death Cards, Owner’s Manual, Troy XM177E2 quality note for USGI parts, POW AIM decal, operation manual, Troy Thank You letter, 4 Troy Decals, Troy Weapon Record Book (unmarked), illustrated Operation and Preventative Maintenance M16A1 rifle manual, attached period correct sling, complete cleaning kit, and a draft copy of the Submachine Gun 5.56MM XM177E2 1967.  Please see photos for a better understanding of what is included with this rifle and their condition.

Our Assessment: The XM177E2 Commando is a shortened variant of the M16A1 assault rifle, originally designed for use by special forces during the Vietnam War. It was developed in the mid-1960s as a compact, lightweight, and maneuverable weapon that could be easily transported by troops operating in dense jungle environments.

The XM177E2 Commando was designed to have a barrel length of just 10 inches, which made it significantly shorter than the standard M16A1 rifle. It also featured a telescoping stock, which further reduced its overall length and made it easier to carry and conceal. Other features included a flash suppressor, which helped to reduce the muzzle flash and conceal the shooter’s position, and a handguard with two heat shields, which allowed the weapon to be fired rapidly without overheating.

The XM177E2 Commando was used extensively by U.S. Special Forces units during the Vietnam War, where its compact size and maneuverability proved to be invaluable in close-quarters combat. It was later replaced by the M4 carbine in the 1990s, but it remains an iconic weapon of the Vietnam War era and a popular choice among firearms enthusiasts and collectors.

This Troy Industries replica is a true and faithful iteration of the classic Cold War Era design.  With an 11.5” barrel fixed with an Extended flash hider to meet the 16” barrel length requirement, this is as close as one can get to the original military approved Submachine Gun.  Troy used original GI parts like the pistol grip to build this rifle so the condition of parts may vary.  Please see details below and good luck!

Troy Industries XM117E2 Commando 12” 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle
Troy Industries XM117E2 Commando 12” 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle