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    New Guy with New-To-Me AR15A2

    I was able to purchase a beautiful pre-ban Colt "Government Model" AR15A2 recently, in the original box, etc. mint condition and joined the forum today to ask a few questions. Save for the fact that it has no "three round burst" mode option, as far as I can tell, it is as close to an original M16A2 as is available to mere mortals, but of course, correct me if I'm wrong.

    1) Is it true that the M855 round was made for this version of the M-16 family of rifles, the A2?

    2) I would like to purchase the most authentic butt stock cleaning kit for this rifle as possible, what should I be looking for?

    3) Ditto for the most authentic bayonet for it? Is the longer USMC bayo considered ok for the A2?

    Thank you for whatever information you might have to share with me.

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    To answer your questions:

    1. Yes, the 1x7 twist barrel was designed for the SS109/M855 62 grain ball round as well as heavier tracer ammo. You can shoot the lighter M193 55 grain ammo too with good results.
    2. The buttstock cleaning kit consisted of a rubberized triangular case, sectional cleaning rod, chamber brush, bore brush, plastic double ended toothbrush, patches and small bottle of CLP.
    3. Both the M7 and later M9 were issued with the M16A2.

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    Thank you.

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    Very nice looking A2, looks to be in superb condition
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    Very nice find Redsnapper. If you get it to the range, send your shooting impressions and how you like it.

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    I intend to get it out tomorrow for the first time, looking forward to it and will report back.

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    Here is,a very good article for your new rifle!!

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    Something special about an AR platform rifle that says "Colt" on the lower receiver. Congrats on a great pick-up!

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