The Original Piston AR-15: 1969’s Colt 703

The Original Piston AR-15: 1969’s Colt 703

By Nathaniel F

After the Ichord report of 1967 identified the early failures of the M16 rifle in combat, particularly failures to extract, solutions to the problem of fouling were investigated by Colt’s, as well as Rock Island Arsenal (a government organ), and Olin/Winchester. Colt’s effort was the 703, which they somewhat presumptuously offered to the Army as the “M16A2″ in […]

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