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    Colt M16 A1

    Saw an ad for a Colt M16 A1 on Monday. Called the seller and we met today.

    He is a soon to be retired 57 y.o. Lt. Col. in the Swiss army. He likes his toys, he also showed me a Thompson M1, a Sig 551 commando, G18, Norinco 56, all full auto, and a multitude of other stuff.

    He bought the M16 over 20 years ago, shot it FA a few times at the military range, but hasn’t shot it in ages.

    Some obvious wear on it, but rifing is strong, doesn’t seem to have shot tens of thousands of full auto rounds.









    I haven’t seen those sights before



    One broken tooth



    Inside



    BCG







    Hammer



    Furniture









    The mag seems quite vintage too, with the metal follower







    I think serial number puts production in 1972, although the serial number does not appear





    Wonder if it saw action in VN. And how the hell did it land here in Switzerland.

    Anyway, seller advertised it at 2500, I offered 2 k round figure. We settled on 2100. The wait for the license begins.

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    Nice. I hope you were able to purchase it.
    Craig

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    WoW...!!

    Damn
    ...Now I want one !!




    ...1972 was the year I graduated high school...I had a draft card and a high number in that years lottery...but was spared from going to Nam by President Nixon by the following year...January of 1973.

    And that's my 1972 story...
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    That is very nice.
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    You do know the value of a legal m16 full auto? Most are going for more than $20,000.

    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCar View Post
    You do know the value of a legal m16 full auto? Most are going for more than $20,000.

    Gary
    Not here in Switzerland
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    What do they go for in Switzerland? Here in the US prices have jumped up a fair amount again just the last few months. It would be hard to find a Colt M16a1 today for $25,000 with common pricing around $27,500 and some approaching $30K. Of course that could have changed the last few days given the movement in our stock market.
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    I miss your location.
    I was drooling when looking at the pictures and the $2,000. price.
    Gary
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    I thought the price was a misprint.
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    Wow! Nice find! I'd really like to get my hands on one, especially that year, but it's not in the cards unless my money bunny arrives soon.
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