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Hoop
October 16, 2004, 12:18 AM
OK. What, exactly, constitutes an M4gery? Features, etc?

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Mulliga
October 16, 2004, 12:38 AM
I'd say the most important "M4gery" part is a 14.5" M4 profile barrel with permanently attached flash hider. Everything else is up to the user. ;)

mrapathy2000
October 16, 2004, 01:57 AM
non colt M4=M4gery

c_yeager
October 16, 2004, 04:48 AM
Generally all rifles with an "m4 profile" barrel between 14.5-16" constitutes an M4gery. Really anything that has carbine (or midlength) handguards should count.

Chipperman
October 16, 2004, 09:14 AM
IMO, an M4gery is a semi-auto AR with a collapsing stock and M4 profile barrel (with 203 cutout).

Barrel length is a variable. Regardless of whether you SBR it, and have a true 14.5" barrel or have the long flash hider, it's still an M4gery in my mind.

Redlg155
October 16, 2004, 10:33 AM
The military M4 is of course a select fire weapon with a 14.5" barrel. M4gerys will generally be any copy that somewhat resembles the original. To be close most folks need at least to have the M4 profile barrel to be recognized as a M4gery.

I beleive a M4gery should have the following.

1. 14.5" barrel with M4 barrel profile. It can have the reduced diameter under the handguards or the updated heavy barrel.

2. M4 handguards, RIS, RAS or other railed accessory handguard.

3. Updated feed ramp cuts

Otherwise it's still a standard CAR in my book.

Good Shooting
Red

Harry Tuttle
October 16, 2004, 11:56 AM
ability to attach an M-203 via a barrel clamp, telestock, feed ramps,
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m-203-dvic564.jpg

SunBear
October 17, 2004, 12:18 AM
Search www.tacticalforums.com :evil:

Randy63
October 17, 2004, 03:18 AM
I just picked up a Colt 6920 Law Enforcement Carbine. This M4gery differs from the real Colt M4 in that it is not full auto and has a 16" stepped barrel with a screwed on birdcage flash suppressor as opposed to the 14.5" barrel with a screwed on flash suppressor.

Another feature not mentioned that constitutes an M4gery are the A3 sights with a removable carry handle and flat-top receiver, as well as the side mounted tactical sling mount in the front on the handguards.
Here's a of pic of the Colt 6920 I picked up today.

Randy

Redlg155
October 17, 2004, 12:42 PM
Another feature not mentioned that constitutes an M4gery are the A3 sights with a removable carry handle and flat-top receiver, as well as the side mounted tactical sling mount in the front on the handguards.

Take a peek at the pic above. A2 configuration M4.

Also, the side sling mount was made way before the M4 went in production.

Good Shooting
Red

Randy63
October 17, 2004, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Redlg155:
Take a peek at the pic above. A2 configuration M4.

Also, the side sling mount was made way before the M4 went in production.

Good Shooting

Thanks for the info Red. I'm relatively new to the world of AR's. What's the difference between an A2 M4 and an A3 M4?

Thanks,

Randy

DMK
October 17, 2004, 07:11 PM
What's the difference between an A2 M4 and an A3 M4? I'm going to take stab at this, but may be off.

There are no A2 or A3 M4s. There are only two models of the M4. There's the M4 which has 3 round burst and a light barrel. The M4A1 which has full auto capability and a heavy barrel to handle the higher rate of fire. The A1s were intented for special forces use.

A few of the very early M4s came with permanently fixed carry handles like the M16A2. Later they changed to the flattop reciever with the removable carry handles (like the M16A4 has), but didn't change the designation. Most M4s are the latter. All M4A1s have flattop recievers.

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