What was the serial number of the Colt M16?
Commercial/export CAR-15 series. US Property marked US Air Force M16 Colt’s Model 604, and a few commercial export models. There are also examples of commerical/export marked models using the 20X,XXX serial number range produced in the late 1960’s.
What’s the history of the Colt M1911 rifle?
For over 100 years, the Colt M1911 has been a popular choice for different types of shooting situations ranging from competitive shooting to backyard target practice. No significant modifications have been made to the design since the ergonomic changes in 1924. After these simple upgrades, the M1911 was renamed the M1911A1.
What’s the serial number on a Colt Model 603?
US Property marked M16A1 Colt’s Model 603 (not aware of any Air Force M16 Colt Model 604’s with serial numbers this high). Also some export/commercial models. US Property marked M16A2 & US Property marked XM4 prototypes Colt’s Model 720. In general these are 700 series commercial/export marked models of the M16A2.
What’s the serial number on a Colt 1911?
1 Duplicate Serial Numbers: 2 Colt manufactured 60,000 pistols in the Ithaca serial number range (856405-916404), 41,696 in the Remington Rand serial number range (916405-958100), and 4,171 in the US&S serial number range (1088726-1092896). 3 Ithaca and Remington Rands where not manufactured or shipped in numerical order.
Is there an M16 with a 20x serial number?
US Property marked US Air Force M16 Colt’s Model 604, and a few commercial export models. There are also examples of commerical/export marked models using the 20X,XXX serial number range produced in the late 1960’s. Only a few rifles/carbines made in this serial number range and known examples are spread out over several years of production.
When did the US start buying M16 rifles?
In late 1963, the Defense Department began mass procurement of rifles for the Air Force and special Army units. Secretary McNamara designated the Army as the procurer for the weapon with the Department, which allowed the Army ordnance establishment to modify the weapon as they wished.