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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 4/12/2002 9:09:01 AM EST

Anyone know how to locate M16A1 S/N history? I'd like to know more about the one I carried in my time in service. S/N 4146832
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 10:48:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/12/2002 10:49:43 AM EST by drfcolt]
There is no published criteria and Colt won't cough-up any information on M16's.

I got the date for my M16-A1 (S/N 6960xxx) by sending an FOIA request to the BATF.

Mine was registered by Colt on a BATF "Form 2" on June 8, 1983. A "Form 2" is a form submitted by a manufacturer.

You can't guess how new it is by the high/low-ness of the S/N either. They jump all over. Usually non-military guns (police, ...) are in the 9-million range and military in the 4-million.

Hope this helps.
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