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Posted: 3/29/2006 1:26:44 PM EDT
A local gun shop has a F marked M16 carrier, does anybody know who makes these? They are asking $70, its new. The only BC's I've seen marked are colts, and they are all "C" correct?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:10:33 PM EDT
"F" is a FN bolt carrier, U.S. Govt contract.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:23:12 AM EDT
"F" means it's FAKE!

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:07:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crsbar:
"F" is a FN bolt carrier, U.S. Govt contract.



Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:55:07 AM EDT
F = Foreign
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:03:55 AM EDT
It's made for mil-type flat-top carry handles which have a different sight plane.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 12:45:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jetlag:
It's made for mil-type flat-top carry handles which have a different sight plane. h.gif



No, that is the front sight base. If it is a real FN carrier, it is either stolen, or a factory reject. They are not permitted, per the terms of their contract with Uncle Sam, to sell any rifles or parts.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 1:47:17 PM EDT
So just becuse its an FN carrier doesn't mean its better than a colt or bushy, correct? BTW I went into the shop again today and it was sold, so I cant check for other markings.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:19:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By liles1977:

Originally Posted By Jetlag:
It's made for mil-type flat-top carry handles which have a different sight plane.



No, that is the front sight base. If it is a real FN carrier, it is either stolen, or a factory reject. They are not permitted, per the terms of their contract with Uncle Sam, to sell any rifles or parts.



Thanks, Mr. Helper!

But it was PAINFULLY OBVIOUS that Jetlag was being sarcastic. I'll stand by while you report this missing bolt carrier to the Department of Defense!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:44:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 3:45:28 PM EDT by liles1977]

Originally Posted By demigod:

Originally Posted By liles1977:

Originally Posted By Jetlag:
It's made for mil-type flat-top carry handles which have a different sight plane. h.gif



No, that is the front sight base. If it is a real FN carrier, it is either stolen, or a factory reject. They are not permitted, per the terms of their contract with Uncle Sam, to sell any rifles or parts.



Thanks, Mr. Helper!

But it was PAINFULLY OBVIOUS that Jetlag was being sarcastic. I'll stand by while you report this missing bolt carrier to the Department of Defense! hr



I don't believe any reporting to the DoD will be necessary in this case. Just a heads up to the person who asked the question in the post, informing them that it is most likely a fake, a factory reject or is stolen; unless some other maker marks their carriers with "F". I would think that has some relevance to the question posed, as is the intended purpose of replying, or should be.

As for the post by Jetlag, no offense intended, kind of figured he was being sarcastic, but around here, sometimes it's hard to tell.

No need to be a ass about it demigod.

As to your other question, Sd-Kfz-182, whether the carrier is better than Colt or Bushmater is a matter of opinion. For most purposes, you will be fine with anything from either brand.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:45:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 3:47:14 PM EDT by boltcatch]
Someone who works at FN has posted around here that "reject parts" do not leave the FN plant as anything other than scrap metal, IIRC.

Perfectly good, unused parts and equipment does get surplussed and sold, for all sorts of reasons. Remember, sometimes in the military you can get in trouble for having more of something than you're supposed to, as well as not having enough of them.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:29:29 PM EDT
What does and "N" marked extractor mean?
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