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M16A3   General Military Discussion

Started Dec-27 by smg762; 613 views.
Mustrakrakis

From: Mustrakrakis

Jan-1

zragon13 said:

It was marked M16A2E3 on the receiver. 

That's interesting.  Who manufactured your A3's?

zragon13

From: zragon13

Jan-2

I'm pretty sure that they were Colt and had US Govt stamped on receiiver although the A3's that were issued beginning in the mid 90s as DMRs were all brand new (not second hand from US like the M16A1s). They were replaced in my unit by M4s after Lebanon2 and those were replaced by Tavors around 2013. I've seen issued M16A1 and "M4s" built on A1 lowers that said H&R or GM Hydromatics, but IIRC,  all the A3s were Colt. 
 

If it's important to you, I can look for old photos of receiver markings that I took.

  • Edited January 2, 2021 11:06 am  by  zragon13
Mustrakrakis

From: Mustrakrakis

Jan-2

It's not particularly important, I was just curious.  Thanks for the reply.

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