The 14.5” complete upper in 5.56mm features an OD Green upper receiver mated to a unique Mk16 MLOK rail with 14.5” Black Oxide coated, Cold Hammer Forged Geissele, Chrome Lined 1-7 twist barrel, with nano-coated Surefire closed tine Surefire SOCOM flash hider and a Geissele low profile bomb-proof factory installed gas block.
This is a Geissele Factory upper. For the gun owner looking to build an AR-15 from the ground up with maximum performance-enhancing features, this fully assembled upper receiver from Geissele is a perfect compliment. Geissele Automatics has been a leader in AR-15 products and accessories for years, offering excellent quality and rugged dependability to the warfighter, competitors, and defender alike.
Geissele barrels are a new line for Geissele in 2020, and further refined in 2021. The barrels are precision machined and cold hammer forged. The carbine length gas system is perfect for the 11.5" barrel, and includes a Geissele gas Block installed at the factory with both lower set screws and a through the barrel pin. This is something Geissele has been doing since 2018. Is it necessary? No. Extra protection from a gas block moving, which was never going to move in the first place, but something about the Geissele name has that German sound to it, that causes the entire firm to over-engineer, like Mercedes.
The newly designed 10.5” Super Modular Rail MK16 mates to the upper via a center aligning tab removing any chance of rail rotation. This rail is a variant of the 13.5” SMR MK16, currently fielded by USASOC, and one of Geissele's best sellers and best ideas. At Charlie's, we like the way in which the upper mates to the rail, which also is a crutch to better align the rail and upper receiver. That is a good thing.
The Geissele REBCG is Nano-coated for lubricity and superior protection from the elements. The Reliability Enhanced BCG is DLC coated in what Geissele calls "Nanocoating" and is machined from mil-spec 8620 steel, with a properly torqued and staked, chrome lined gas key. The REBCG also features extended upper rails, providing greater stability and dramatically increasing feeding reliability. The REBCG is properly torqued and staked, chrome lined gas key. The Cam Pin is machined from advanced, medical steel known as H13 which is also coated with Nanoweapon for maximum corrosion and wear resistance. The Geissele Reliability Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group also features extended upper rails, providing greater stability and dramatically increasing feeding reliability.
The Geissele Reliability Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group comes with the Geissele Stressproof Bolt. Made from Carpenter 158+, directly developed with Carpenter Steel metallurgists to create a material that is cleaner and has less impurities. This makes our Stressproof bolt stronger and more fatigue resistant. The Geissele Stressproof bolt is also forged, not machined from barstock. This allows us to optimize the grain structure of the steel to yield a bolt capable of 5 times the life of a mil-spec bolt. Each bolt is rigorously inspected, high pressure tested, mag particle inspected and Nanoweapon coated.
Nanoweapon coated, and requires less oil.
The Super Duty upper also includes the Airborne Charging Handle. The Mk16 rail is unique to this upper, as it has the dovetail fit to the upper. This is not a standard Geissele Mk16 rail, nor is the upper a standard Geissele upper. The two are meant to be used as one system.
Note: Geissele has, over the years, used a number of forgings for their upper receivers, as well as a number of different flash hiders. This particular forging in 2021 is either Brass Aluminum or Mueller forging. No matter the forging, Geissele is testing each upper receiver for functionality and blemishes before putting a passing grade on the upper receiver. Don't get hung up in the super details. Trust the gun maker to make the right sourcing decisions. We do.
The Super Duty Complete Upper from Geissele Automatics offers unmatched performance, accuracy and reliability.
Note: ODG color can appear from tan to beige to green in pictures. Actual colors do vary quite a bit, but for some reason, pictures accentuate the differences. There may also be variations in the finish. See the explanation of "Variations on Finish" on the Geissele site.
Pics courtesy of Geissele
|LENGTH:||14.5", pinned and welded to 16.0"|
|COLOR:||OD Green Anodized|
|RECEIVER:||Geissele Super Duty Upper w/ dovetail cut-out (only fits Geissele Mk16 dovetail rail)|
|BOLT CARRIER GROUP:||Geissele Nanoweapon Reliability Enhanced BCG|
|BOLT:||HPI/MPI Carpenter Steel high impact bolt, either Mil-Spec of Geissele|
|RAIL:||13.5" SMR MK16 with receiver dove-tail|
|BARREL:||14.5" Geissele Barrel, CHF, Chrome Lined, 1-7 Twist, Black Oxide treated|
|GAS SYSTEM:||"Geissele Length" mid-length system|
|GAS BLOCK:||Super Compact Gas Block|
|CHARGING HANDLE:||Airborne Charging Handle|
Surefire Closed Tine DLC Nanocaoted