The is an authentic reproduction of the rifle issued to our troops during the Vietnam War from 1964 - 1968.
The Colt Model 603 was the first attempt at providing an improved M16 for the US Army. Production ran from early 1964, and transitioned into the M16A1 in early 1967. It was the first model to incorporate the forward assist feature. This model was a "transition" model and as such early and late models could have been found with a varying component makeups.
Chrome lined barrel
Original 1-12 twist
Early 1960's Furniture - not reconditioned
Early non-trap door stock (Rubber Butt)
** Front Sight is installed, but missing Rear Sight. Cheap and easy to find/install.. I just don't have any on hand at the moment.
Everything on this upper is new, except the original condition furniture. 100% USA components.
Colt just announced this retro rifle at Shot Show last month. It's $2400. Drop this upper on your current AR rifle lower & bolt carrier, and you have a really nice reproduction of the same for $500 bucks.
Only have 2 of these left... $490 each.
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