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    Default Newbie question about M-16 uppers

    I am new to these forums, so Hi all. I have a question about the Ohio Ordnance Works M-16 uppers. They come without bolt, carrier, and charging handle. Can I use any bolt, carrier and charging handle? I assume its .223, but is there a special type I need? Thanks, Jeff

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    Hey SNAKEBYTE - welcome to gunco.
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    Is this going on a full auto M16 or a semi auto AR15? Different carriers, the full auto one in a semi could be bad news from a legal standpoint although it will function fine. Have to have the FA carrier to work in a 16 though. The bolts and charging handles are identical. Other than checking headspace for a particular combo, you can use any bolt in the right calber.

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    Welcome to Gunco , Are you talking ar-15 or m-16. Eather way, I am no expert again welcome to Gunco, Lots of people with answers.
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    The ad is for an m16 upper. No interest in full auto. AR15 lower if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper69
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    Welcome to Gunco SNAKEBYTE.

    KernelKrink just about summed it up. AFAIK, and I'm no expert, my research tells me that you would be fine with an M-16 stripped upper. Fill it with an AR-15 Carrier(most carriers come complete with bolt) and a charging handle which is the same in an AR-15 or an M-16. Then you can put your completed upper on an AR lower. Unless you're class III, putting the internal parts of a miltarty M-16 into a civilian AR-15 will get you time in Club Fed! Savvy? The standard configuration for an M-16 or AR-15 is 5.56 NATO/ .223 Remmington!

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    Welcome to Gunco! Every state has it's dopey laws regarding threaded barrels, bayonet lugs, etc., but if you don't have that extra hole in the lower, you should be ok.

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    One other issue is the Colt brand AR15 lowers use a different front pivot pin arrangement on at least some of their receivers. To adapt a milspec upper to those you need a special offset pin. No biggie, just something to be aware of. AFAIK all other brand lowers used the milspec front pin arrangement.

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    Don't want any time in the club I just wanted to be sure it would work. Thanks, Jeff

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