The Brownells Retro A1 rifle length barrel replicates exactly the exterior contours of the original "skinny" barrel of the M16A1 rifle, so it's ideal for building your own Retro Rifle™ OR any AR-15 where a lightweight barrel is desirable. Chambered in 5.56x45, this chrome-lined barrel has a 1-12" twist and is finished in matte black phosphate, with an overall length of 20". The muzzle threads are ½"-28 tpi, and in the back a standard rifle barrel extension is pre-installed.
- 5.56 NATO chamber (also accepts .223 Rem)
- Original 1-12" rifling compatible with heavier bullets
- Chrome-lined bore
- Requires a rifle-length gas tube (available separately)
- Available as Stripped or complete Barrel Assembly
This Brownells Retro A1 rifle barrel is machined from ultra-strong 4150 chrome-moly steel, and is magnetic particle inspected when finished to ensure there are no hidden flaws that could shorten its service life.
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