Colt 10.3" Mk18 barrel, Gov't profile, stripped (virgin) - Crane Style
Like Navy armorers at Crane in Indiana originally built the Mk18, this is a cut-down Colt factory barrel, professionally cut, crowned and gas port opened to 0.07".
This barrel is the 10.3" Colt Mk18 barrel. Typical M4 (thin) profile, which is historically correct. This is the barrel for a Mk18 Mod 1 build, or for a custom short barreled rifle.
Colt markings: none. Standard Colt chrome-lined, to last almost forever, and that includes throwing it in the mud. No front sight base. This is a stripped model, for the Mod 1. Comes ready for a flash hider of your choosing, with standard 1/2-28 threading. Professionally cut, threaded, crowned, and gas port sized by CLE.
Newer, correct gas port, at the correct 0.070" size.
exactly the same as Colt part SP64049, but without Colt markings. For those who know Colt, you will see the original barrel blank maker's stamp at the breach and also the Colt date markings behind the gas port.
Made in USA - for sale only in USA
Note on Colt 10.3" & 11.5" barrels: Charlie's offers a variety of choices for the collector, clone-builder, law enforcement officer and shooting enthusiast.
- Colt 10.3" SOCOM profile barrel with Colt roll-marking, gunsmithed by Potomac Armory
- Colt 10.3" Gov't profile barrel with special performance tuning and with Colt roll-marking, gunsmithed by Specialized Armament
- Colt 10.3" "Crane Style" Gov't profile barrel, cut-down, gunsmithed by Compass Lake Engineering
- Daniel Defense 10.3" Gov't profile barrel, either with low-profile gas block, Mk12 gas block, or virgin.
- Colt 11.5" "FBI" SOCOM profile barrel, with front sight base
- Colt 11.5" "FBI" SOCOM profile barrel, virgin
We take special care in bringing you the best in short barrels, and use the best artisans, both in-house, and in our extended supply chain, when something has to be engineered to a Colt production barrel. Our collectors and cloners will want the 10.3" barrel for historical accuracy. The Daniel Defense is a great option, as it is now being used by US Special Forces in limited numbers, and is readily available and affordable. For more authenticity, choose a Colt 10.3" barrel.
Shooters and law enforcement typically choose the 11.5" barrel, as it has better overall performance, especially in the heavy (SOCOM) profile. Our LE customers tell us that they will only use Colt barrels in 10.3" to 14.5" lengths. Colt truly does dominate that market, while other barrel companies own the long-range and sniper market.
As always, we are here to help. Drop us a line, or use our online CHAT to ask about our short barrels.
All NFA laws apply. If you are uncertain if you can own this, check federal National Firearms Act, also with your state authorities. I am not your lawyer. You need to make sure you can own it.
Note: All ITAR regulations apply. Charlie's deals in the real McCoy. Your item most likely has parts that cannot be shipped outside of the USA, or owned in the USA by non-US Persons. You take accountability to safeguard parts and the entire upper, and get necessary approvals to transport outside of the USA.