Colt Model M16 a1E1 Prototype

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: U.S. Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps. Marine Corps Development and Education Command

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0536.01Catalog Number: 1986.0536.01Accession Number: 1986.0536Serial Number: 9566719

Object Name: Riflerifle, automaticOther Terms: Rifle; Firearms; 5.56 Mm

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 38 3/4 in; x 98.425 cmbarrel length: 21 in; x 53.34 cmoverall: 39 in x 3 in; 99.06 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1061364

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