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Mil Spec M16 Retro Lower Receiver XM16E1, stripped dull gray anodized finish from Nodak

$145.33
SKU:
CR250027264
Availability:
ships from our shop in 5 to 8 days (+/-), after receipt of FFL from your local dealer

M16 Retro Lower Receiver XM16E1 dull gray anodized finish, stripped

Correct Lower for Replicas of Early U.S. Army M16 Rifles, made from Nodak forging

The XM16E1 lower receiver is a replica of the receiver on the original XM16E1 rifles developed for the U.S. Army in the 1960s. This lower is based on the Nodak Spud forging, to produce a receiver that replicates the exact contours and "partial fence" configuration of the original XM16E1, making it perfect for a Retro build replicating the early Army M16.

Charlie's has worked with Brownell's to bring this Nodak forging to our customers at a very reasonable price.

The XM16E1 lower receivers starts life as a 7075-T6 aluminum forging that is precision-machined to final dimensions before receiving a gray hardcoat anodized finish that gives the best match to the color of the originals. Simple, engraved markings on this lower won’t detract from the period look and include the following:

  • Model: XBRN16E1
  • Cal: 5.56mm
  • Mfg: Brownells Inc.

Current-production AR-15 components will work perfectly with this XM16E1 lower receiver. 

The original XM16E1 lower receiver was developed for the "improved" M16 rifles produced by Colt Manufacturing for the U.S. Army from 1964 through 1967.  These receivers were found on the first M16 rifles issued to the troops in Vietnam, before the arrival of the M16A1. XM16E1 lowers were used on the first M16s with the forward assist, as well as various early M16 carbines.

Features specific to the XBRN16E1 lower that make it a close replica of the originals include the proper front takedown lug profile and the contour of the metal surrounding the receiver extension. Also, the XM16E1 lower was the first with the "partial fence" above the magazine release and just below the ejection port cover. Most forged AR-15 "carry handle" lower receivers produced today have the A2 profile, which is incorrect for reproductions of early M16 rifles.

This XM16E1 lower is the correct receiver for building reproductions of the following rifles:

  • XM16E1
  • Model 604
  • Model 605 Carbine
  • Model 606
  • Model 607 Carbine
  • Model 608 Survival Carbine
  • Model 609 "XM177E1" Carbine
  • Model 610 "XM177" Carbine

Buying and shipping through Charlie’s is easy, but there is some information you need to know. This item must ship to FFL holder. No civilian exceptions.

       1)  Check your state laws to make sure the federally regulated item you want to purchase is legal in your state.

       2)  Find your FFL… Have your dealer send us a copy of their FFL to Charlie’s (Make them earn their fee!!!)

       3)  Be patient! You should hear from our compliance department within 3-4 business days. If not, feel free to reach out for a status update.

 

That’s it! We try to make this process as simple as possible for our customers. Please click the “Buying a Firearm” tab at the top of this page for more information.

 

California and New York residents please, click here. The process may be different due to state specific laws.

NOTE: The free shipping option does not apply to full rifles, unless purchased with a scope.  If you choose free shipping at check-out, we will bill you for shipping later.

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THIS IS A SERIALIZED FIREARM.  It must ship to a Federal Firearms License holder.  No civilian exceptions.

Buying and shipping through Charlie’s is easy, but there is some information you need to know. Only a federally licensed firearms dealer may receive a firearm or federally regulated serialized item (like a receiver or suppressor). We cannot ship these items directly to you. Please follow these steps to process your transaction:

1)     Check your state laws to make sure the federally regulated item you want to purchase is legal in your state. Your FFL dealer should be able to give you all of the necessary information regarding your state specific laws. But, if we ship to your FFL, and there is a legal issue, we cannot accept a return. So please make sure that you know and follow your local and state laws.

 

2)     A quick google search will show you what Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealers are in your area. When you are ready to purchase, contact the FFL dealer you would like to use and get their shipping address. During the check-out, put YOUR address in the “billing” section and the FFL DEALER’S address in the “shipping” section. If you don’t know your FFLs address, that’s okay. You can send the information later.

 

3)     After check out, make sure to contact your FFL dealer to ensure they will receive your shipment for you (most do this for a small fee, but you should always double check).

 

4)     Have your dealer send us a copy of their FFL to FFL@CharliesCustomClones.com. Charlie’s does not reach to your FFL (MAKE THEM EARN THEIR FEE!!!)

 

5)     Be patient! In order to ensure we remain compliant with all federal laws, our compliance department is kept separate from our sales and operations team. Please allow a few days for our compliance officer to verify all of your dealer’s documents and ensure all federal laws are being observed. You should hear from our compliance department within 3-4 business days. If not, feel free to reach out for a status update.

 

That’s it! We try to make this process as simple as possible for our customers, but if you are unfamiliar the process or have any other questions, please visit our How to Buy a Firearm page for more details.

California and New York residents please, click here. The process may be different due to state specific laws.

NOTE: The free shipping option does not apply to full rifles, unless purchased with a riflescope.  If you choose free shipping at check-out, we will bill you for shipping later.