This COMPLETE PARTS KIT (less stripped lower receiver) has the following standard features:
M4 Feed Ramp barrel extension
T-Marked forged upper receiver
1-9" twist, 6 grooves, right hand
5.56mm chamber (shoot either 5.56mm or .223)
11595E (SAE 4150) Barrel steel
F Marked Front Sight Base
Manganese Phosphate finish barrel
This 5.56mm caliber barrel is 16" long, threaded the standard 1/2 x 28 tpi, and has an A2 flash hider with the correct crush washer, and a correctly sized gas port for reliable function. The barrel is machined from chrome-moly, high vanadium steel and hardened to a U.S. government Mil-spec of Rc 26-32. The barrel, and all external steel parts, are manganese phosphate finished IAW 126.96.36.199 of Mil-STD-171, the U. S. government's recommended protective finish for steel. This finish not only looks great, it affords complete corrosion protection. The barrel is a light weight contour (tapered under the handguards, .750 under the front sight base, .600" forward) which is one of the lightest weight contours available. The barrel is button rifled with 6 grooves, right hand, 1 / 9" twist. The 1/9” twist is best because it handles the widest variety of ammunition and bullet weights.
The barrel is mounted on a FORGED A3 upper receiver with built in Mil-spec M1913 Picatinny accessory rail with the correct rail numbers engraved, made from certified 7075T6511forgings, hardcoat anodized IAW Mil Spec A8625, Type III, Class II, black per No. 37038, Table IX with nickel acetate seal, as per the Mil-spec. The upper features a forward assist and hinged ejection port cover.
The barrel has a forged A2 front sight base with bayonet lug, not the cheaper cast front sight base which can break. It sports CARBINE handguards (smaller in diameter than M4 handguards which some people find more ergonomic) with ALUMINUM heat shields.
The heavy duty, 6 position buttstock comes standard. The buttstock tube is the mil spec thickness (1.145" OD).
All semi auto lower receiver parts are INCLUDED as well as semi auto bolt, carrier, and charging handle. The upper is COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED. Each and every part to the gun is included EXCEPT the stripped lower receiver! (A complete firearm is pictured, the lower receiver, sights, vertical grips, etc. and magazine, even though shown in the picture, are NOT included).
If you would like to order a removable carry handle with match A2 sights installed, order one here: http://blackthorneproducts.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_14&products_id=800
Don't forget the Mil Spec Aluminum, 30 round magazines:
PLEASE NOTE: For CHROMED barrel interior and chamber, You must ACTUALLY Order part # AR-CHROME on your web order form, if you do not see it and it does not charge you $50 on your form, you have not ordered it and will not receive a chromed barrel. Do NOT just put it in the special instructions. Here is the link: http://blackthorneproducts.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=300
Since this parts kit does not include the receiver, no FFL is required. Like all of our AR parts kits, this is MADE IN USA!
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 19 January, 2008.