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    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    That's a $25,000.00 rifle not to mention the paper work it will take to get it today. WOW
    In the US, an transferable original Prop-marked (not-cut/welded , like most) AR15 or M16A1 would likely still be 30K (even in this condition).

    in the US, An original XM177 that is transferable/uncut/US Prop marked (not a Colt Model 639 commercial relative)- sky's the limit....
    Even the last 639 commercial I saw in person sold for about 37,000.
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    Colts Firearms Division
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    Hartford, Conn.
    USA.

    Thought they started stamping them in 1978. Before it was Colts Patent Firearms Mfg Co. I have seen in AR-15 civilian ones with starting serial number range SP83500. That (4975721) couldn't be made in 1972? I have seen a M16-A1 in serial this high as this 5662000 in this same stamping as yours. So, I think they a made a few limited number made after 1973 and on until 1978? I believe yours is made around 1978 or so? There's no way to know for sure.??
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    Quote Originally Posted by krag96 View Post
    Now how about some detailed pics of the XM-177!
    Sure, here’s the link to the thread about it.

    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/col...-xm177-e2.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOOTER13 View Post
    Found this M16A1 in the back of our Veteran Friends Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) at our 4th of July parade about 7 years ago...so, we snapped a few of me sitting with it in an M151A2 Jeep.









    That's the Wife ( SGM US Army CID ret ) holding the United States Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60 (The Pig) in the background...

    ...and my hair is now 3 times as long and alot more grey.



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    Cool pics, thanks for posting them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coltsixguns View Post
    What kind of gun laws are there in Switzerland? Can just anyone own a full auto rifle or do you have to have a special license or permit to own something like that?
    A special license is required, in fact the law states that automatic weapons are forbidden, but then you can get an exceptional license for them, for collection purposes, same for silencers. The cost of the license is abt $ 150 versus $ 50 for a normal gun license. You must have at least a small collection and a safe. Bolt has to be stored separately from the gun.

    Restriction is on shooting them. You also need a license to go shooting and a driving range that agrees to it.

    This strongly limits the interest and demand for full auto weapons, so you can find most of them at reasonable prices.
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    Colt M16 A1

    Quote Originally Posted by usgi1911A1 View Post
    Colts Firearms Division
    Colt Industries
    Hartford, Conn.
    USA.

    Thought they started stamping them in 1978. Before it was Colts Patent Firearms Mfg Co. I have seen in AR-15 civilian ones with starting serial number range SP83500. That (4975721) couldn't be made in 1972? I have seen a M16-A1 in serial this high as this 5662000 in this same stamping as yours. So, I think they a made a few limited number made after 1973 and on until 1978? I believe yours is made around 1978 or so? There's no way to know for sure.??
    Interesting, my 1975 made SP1 is marked COLT’S PATENT FIREARMS MFG.CO.



    Same for the XM177E2



    Did the civilian firearms have the same markings as the military ones ?

    As I said I am unsure of its manufacture date, I just made an assumption based on the lists I found, although mine falls outside.

    I guess the only way to know would be a FOIA request, but I’m not sure I can do it from abroad or that I want to go through the trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krag96 View Post
    We're getti'n old, Shooter!

    Yes Sir...

    But, like a fine wine...we get better as we age !!



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    Cool. The M16 I was issued was SN#4578654...still have the card somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29aholic View Post
    Cool. The M16 I was issued was SN#4578654...still have the card somewhere
    Cool, what year was that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASSIC12 View Post
    Cool, what year was that ?
    Guess I should have said the first one. Ft Benning Infantry School September 1984
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