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Old March 1, 2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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M16 question

what is the standard barrel length of the Army issue M16 ?
Were they 20" ?
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Old March 1, 2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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The M16A2 was 20 inches.

According to everything that came up when I Googled "M16 Barrel length" is seems that A1 A2 and A3 were all 20 in. I'm sure there were variants that were different, but you asked about the standard ones.
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Old March 1, 2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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M-16s of all models are a 20" barrel
M-4 carbines are 14.5"
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Old March 1, 2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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XM-177/Car-15 is 11.5".
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Old March 1, 2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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Old March 1, 2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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Wikipedia has a reasonable amount of info on military rifles, as does world.guns.ru
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Old March 1, 2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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thank you

thank you for the replies, I appreciate it
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Old March 2, 2012, 02:08 PM   #8
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the M16 is a 20" barrel, M4 is 14" and a lot of the civilian carbine ARs are 16" with a few 24" and 18" floating around.
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