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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/6/2002 10:48:50 PM EST
ok, this sounds like a pretty newbie question. But me and some guy were having a long argument about the differences between the m4a1 and m4a3. Someone want to lay it down straight for me? Danx
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:04:30 PM EST
Oh come on, i know you guys know.... Stop being lazy and help a bro out [beer]
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:21:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:31:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/6/2002 11:34:37 PM EST by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:33:17 PM EST
I don't believe there was an M4 version of the M16A1... they didn't start the M4 model till the M16A2 was out... the A3 is a flatop with no carry handle as previously pointed out.
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:33:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:37:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: [url]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m16.htm[/url] hey look! they use ar15.com as a source!
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Link Posted: 7/7/2002 5:37:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2002 5:50:48 AM EST by neilfj]
Originally Posted By gunsmithdude: Oh come on, i know you guys know.... Stop being lazy and help a bro out [beer]
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Yeah, guys...its only 4am and he posted the question 15min 40sec ago...and still not response. What is it with you guys? You should be sitting on all the forums waiting for him to post his questions!!! His questions are much more important than anything you could be doing! [>Q]
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 5:44:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2002 5:45:06 AM EST by fizassist]
Originally Posted By neilfj:
Originally Posted By gunsmithdude: Oh come on, i know you guys know.... Stop being lazy and help a bro out [beer]
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Yeah, guys...its only 4am and he posted the question 15min 40sec...and still not response. What is it with you guys? You should be sitting on all the forums waiting for him to post his questions!!! His questions are much more important than anything you could be doing! [>Q]
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Hey, you know how it is when you're on here. 0400, 1600, whatever.... [;)] The cool thing is that he did get replies from 3 separate individuals within an hour!
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 5:46:12 AM EST
M4 semi/full M4A1 Semi w/handle M4A3 Semi w/flattop (Also seen in burst)
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 5:53:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2002 5:54:32 AM EST by Scott_Jimenez]
Originally Posted By UrbanMarine: M4 semi/full M4A1 Semi w/handle M4A3 Semi w/flattop (Also seen in burst)
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sorry, not correct. early M4's (and the Abu Dhabi carbines they were originally designed to be) had fixed handles with Burst. current M4 is flattop with Burst. M4A1 is flattop with Auto. there is no M4A3 designation in the USmil. A3 is a faux-military designator used by *some* commercial vendors to refer to a flattop upper receiver. notably, ArmaLite bucks the trend and designates its flattops as A4 (in line with the M16A4 20" flattop rifle.) also, M16A3 has a fixed carry handle and Auto. M16A4 is a flattop with Burst.
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 5:55:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2002 5:56:25 AM EST by LARRYG]
Originally Posted By Midiman: I don't believe there was an M4 version of the M16A1... they didn't start the M4 model till the M16A2 was out... the A3 is a flatop with no carry handle as previously pointed out.
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If you are talking about the M16A3, you are incorrect. The M16A3 is an M16A2, carry handle and all, with full auto capability. The flattop M16 is the A4.
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 6:08:32 AM EST
Ohh... So there never was an m4a3 eh? Boy do i feel sheepish..[newbie] Thanks for the quick responses. Neilfj, i feel loved! [;)] Seriously though, during peak hour on this board, you should really see how fast people respond to dumb questions like these. You gotta love it.
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