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ultradoc
December 23, 2008, 09:11 AM
Thinking about building a rifle modeled after the current U.S. army rifle. What is it called? M-4, CAR? Where would be a good starting place for research on building one? Not full auto/burst but in semi auto. Thanks.

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H2O MAN
December 23, 2008, 09:14 AM
The ARMY currently uses several different rifles, but I think you want a COLT LE 6920.

WC145
December 23, 2008, 09:16 AM
You don't need to build one, there's plenty semi-auto clones on the market already, although pickin's are kind of slim right now because everybody is buying up that sort of thing.
Check out the Colt, S&W, DPMS, Bushmaster, Stag, and umpteen other manufacturers web sites, also AR-15.com has a ton of info.

cat9x
December 23, 2008, 09:26 AM
Colt 6920

ultradoc
December 23, 2008, 09:33 AM
I have a Colt Sporter 2. Wonder if I can use that lower reciever and build upon that?

Baneblade
December 23, 2008, 10:24 AM
M-4 adjustable stock, detachable carry handle with A-2 sight, 16 inch M-4 profile barrel. The 2 major differences between a civilian model and the actual military M-4 are the barrel lenth and select fire trigger. The military M-4 has a 14.5 inch barrel and the civilian one you will most likely purchase will have a 16 inch barrel. The Colt LE 6920 is the closest thing on the market to the actual M-4.

Here is one place that has them in stock, though they are pricey.

http://www.specializedarmament.com/products/LE6920_Law_Enforcement_Carbine_click_here_to_view_qty_in_stock-6-6.html

If you aren't stuck on the brand then just about every company who makes AR-15's will have an M-4-ish replica.

For a standard M16A2 go with a standard fixed stock and 20 inch barrel. No detachable carry handle, standard handguards. FN makes the majority (if not all of them) for the military now and they do not sell AR-15's on the civilian market. Again, pretty much every company that makes AR-15's offers a standard A2 variant. Here is an examble at Bushmaster.

http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_military_MCWA3S20.asp

Here is thier civilian version of the M-4

http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_xm15_BCWA3F14M4IZ.asp

Hope that helps.

cat9x
December 23, 2008, 11:15 AM
try gunbroker for the Colt 6920, prices vary but you might get lucky. Then again you might not...

RP88
December 23, 2008, 04:23 PM
if you don't need a lifetime warranty, you can easily build a rifle just as nice ('chart'-wise, at least) as a colt and save some money that you can spend on ammo, mags, or maybe a couple extra goodies like an ergo grip, rail system and different type of flash hider.

Erik
December 23, 2008, 04:47 PM
"The Colt LE 6920 is the closest thing on the market to the actual M-4."

Agreed. Think of it as a 16.1 inch barrels semi-auto M4. It gives up what most will never miss.

possum
December 23, 2008, 07:44 PM
we use, m16 a2's, a4's, m4's, SDM's, m24's

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