Rare All Metal MGC:
SCOPED CAR-15 COMMANDO
MGC CAR-15 Commando
All metal (except pistol grip and handguard).
Made in the late 1970's. Non retractable stock.
Very heavy !
Weight : 4.2 Kilograms (loaded)
3.8 Kilograms (unloaded)
Brief Info on the CAR-15 Commando
The first carbine version of the M16 assault rifle appeared under the name of CAR-15 in 1965, an was intended for US Special Forces who fought in Vietnam. but was promoted by Colt's as a weapon for Helicopter, Tank, and APC crews where space is a major consideration. This hard hitting little weapon that was loved and used extensively by Special Forces troops throughout the Vietnam war
The original M16 was simply shortened by cutting the half of the length of the barrel (from original 20 inches to 10 inches) and by shortening the buttstock by another 3 inches. The butt was plastic and retractable, the handguards were of triangular shape and the flash hider was of original three-prong type. Based on the original CAR-15, Colt quickly developed the CAR-15 Air Force Survival Rifle, intended, as a name implied, to serve to downed airplane and helicopter pilots. This version had tubular handguards and metallic tubular buttstock, and for some reasons the pistol grip was shortened.