IO Inc. Retro M16A1 With Original Colt Parts

    IO Inc., best known for their AK rifles, will soon be selling M16A1 rifles made from original Colt M16A1 parts. The only non-Colt parts will be the IO-manufactured semi-automatic lower receiver and the barrel. The upper receiver,  sights and furniture are authentic Colt M16A1 parts. The rifle does not have a MSRP yet. The company is aiming to price it at around $800.

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    The M16A1 was replaced with the M16A2 in the early 1970s. I would love to know where in the world IO found a stash of ancient Colt parts.

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