View Full Version : M16 production rates

March 21, 2010, 05:50 PM
You hear a bunch regards the AD as the world's most produced assault rifle, with figures ranging up towards 100 million produced.

So..........What are the production #'s on M16's, military versions (selective) and semi-auto, etc.?????? As our longest running service rifle, and supplying them liberally to other nations (seems like, anyhow), there have got to be a bunch of em.

March 21, 2010, 07:46 PM
Sorry guys, I meant AK production in the 100 million +/-.

And my question is, what are AR/M16 numbers and how do they compare.

March 21, 2010, 08:58 PM
Tough to find out.
These numbers are often classified and you have to remember, the M16 is made in other places under license, not just in the USA.

I know they're made in Canada by a company now owned by Colt, and in the Philippines.
Other countries also buy them from us, and they usually keep those numbers secret.
Then there's the straight rip-offs as made by China and they certainly won't tell how many they make.