Replica of Vietnam War M16 Upper - So Authentic You Can Smell the Elephant Grass!
The Brownells BRN16A1 Complete Upper Receiver Assembly enables you to build your own replica of the M16A1 - the rifle that symbolized the Vietnam War era and changed firearm history. The M16A1 was the standard-issue, production rifle used through some of the heaviest periods of ground combat in the war. It incorporated the improvements developed through field testing of the original M16 and XM16E1 rifles, and it was in production from 1967 through 1982.
The BRN16A1 upper is fitted with a replica of the standard triangle cross-section handguard made from black reinforced molded polymer that is much stronger than the original rifle's fiberglass. It is fitted with a forward assist and has A1-type sights. Of course, the BRN16A1 has the "skinny"-profile M16A1 barrel, capped with the correct A1 "birdcage" flash suppressor that replaced the early 3-prong design that tended to snag on vegetation - a serious problem in the lush jungles of Vietnam.
You can get your BRN16A1 complete upper with the original's 1-12" rifling - ideal for M193 55 grain ammo - or the faster, current 1-7" twist that plays nicely with heavier bullet weights.
- Dimensioned for compatibility with current mil-spec parts
- Robust forged-then-machined 7075 T6 aluminum receiver
- Matte gray hardcoat anodized finish
- Chambered for modern 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Remington compatible)
- 20" barrel with choice of 1-7" or 1-12" twist rifling
- Chrome-lined bore & chamber
Our BRN16A1 Complete Upper Receiver Assembly is built to current standards with mil-spec materials, so it is ready to be a hard-working "shooter," not just a pretty wall-hanger! Whether you're a collector, a reenactor, or just an avid AR-15 / M16 fan and shooter, the BRN16A1 upper gives you the foundation for building an impressive M16A1 replica.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:011