View Full Version : Military M16 to M4 conversion cost?

July 9, 2002, 08:28 PM
A friend of mine just told me that some of the old military M16s were being sent back to Colt to be remanufactured into new M4s. I got the impression about the only thing they kept was the lower receiver and maybe the trigger group, sold off the rest to the surplus market (where legal) or scrapped it (where not). So..

1 -- any truth to this?

2 -- what's the conversion cost to Colt, if true, compared to just making new carbines?


Jamie Young
July 9, 2002, 09:41 PM
I belive an M16A2 cost the US Military about $400. No I'm not talking about a DPMS AR15 A COLT M16A2!! Coverting the gun via their economic system probable is about $50.

July 9, 2002, 09:46 PM
They'd really only need to do a barrel (M4 handguards, of course) and buttstock swap. $100/rifle, maybe?

Are they getting rid of the burst feature, too?