Who invented the M4 Carbine?
The TRUE M4 carbine is a select fire weapon, and is not available for sale to private persons. The M-16 is also select fire, but some were registered with the BATF prior to th…e May 1986 cutoff date, and CAN be transferred. The M4 was made AFTER the cutoff date for a private citizen to register one.
Yes. There are many versions of the M4 Carbine available for civilian purchase. But you have to have a permit for it to be full automatic. Semi automatic AR-15 style rifles ar…e very popular. Note- the full auto M-4 Carbine was created after May 1986. In the US, only those full auto firearms already registered to private citizens on that date could be transferred to a private citizen in the future. So while a semi-auto AR-15 style carbine is legal in most states, the full auto version cannot be transferred to a private citizen- too new.
They are not the same. The M4A1 was first issued to U.S troops in 1997. It is more reliable than the M4 and has a fully automatic fire capability.
It is a logical progression from the first thoughts Eugene Stoner put down on paper when he conceived the AR series.
The M4 Carbine is a LIGHT WEIGHT, GAS OPERATED, AIR COOLED, MAGAZINE FED, SHOULDER FIRED weapon.. Maximum Effective Range : [point target: 500 meters, Area Target: 600 mete…rs.]. Maximum Range : 3600 Meters. Ammo: 5.56 NATO Ball [M855 GREEN TIPPED, M856 tracer ORANGE TIPPED, M199 DUMMY ammo, M200 Blank CRIMPED TIPPED Black or Violet.]. 3 Major Breakdown Groups: Upper Receiver, lower receiver, bolt carrier group.
Firing. Unlocking. Extracting. Ejecting. Cocking. Feeding. Chambering. Locking
700-950 a minute
6.49 pounds without magazine, 7.19 pounds with a loaded 20 round magazine and 7.5 pounds with a loaded 30 round magazine.
New, just over $500. I've seen used in very good condition for $300. You can't find a good M4 upper for $500 let alone an entire rifle. You'll be looking at around $100…0 total.
Depending on who makes it, yes.
The M4A1 version of the M16 rifle has a muzzle velocity of about 2900 feet per second, firing the 5.56mm cartridge.
Effective ranges are 500 metres for a point target, 800 for an area target.
No... the M4 carbine didn't enter production until 1984. The sometimes problematic predecessor of the M4 - the XM177 - was used in Vietnam, however.
Very few transferrable ones were made prior to the Firearm Owner's Protection Act of 1986 (the legislation which, among other things, prohibited the continued manufacture of f…ull auto weapons for the civil market). If any of these are up for sale, you'd have to search for ads on shooters' forums, listings on Gunbroker, Auction Arms, Guns America, etc. under the 'Class III' section. Otherwise, you could try to find a transferrable M16 or lower, and add your own upper receiver and furniture. Again, you'd be looking at the same sources for that. If you want a civilian semi auto lookalike, you have a number of sources. If you want the 14.5 inch barrel, like the military rifles have, you'll either have to get an NFA tax stamped Short Barreled Rifle (SBR), or a permanently attached flash suppressor of a length which will bring it to the legal 16 inches. CMMG offers a 14.7 inch barrel which comes to the legal 16" with a standard A2 "birdcage" flash suppressor fixed to it. As for those, any gun shop can order them, or, again, you can get them from websites such as Gun Broker, Auction Arms, manufacturer's websites, etc. Keep in mind that, if you order one online, you'll need an FFL dealer to receive it for you, and there's usually a fee associated with that.
Yes, as are most AR-15 variants and clones from Eugene Stoner's original design. Gases are vented from the gas block located under the front sight post on the barrel through t…he gas tube back into the receiver of the rifle, where it meets the gas key that is attached to the bolt carrier. The expanding gases then thrust the separation of the gas key and gas tube, thus cycling the bolt, both ejecting the spent cartridge on rearward travel and loading a new cartridge on forward travel. This is known as auto-loading. Many newer designs are now using Gas-piston operation rather than Gas-tube, as this enables better cycling of action and far less fouling of the receiver from the vented gases inside the action itself.
Gas operated, magazine fed, select fire, 5.56 carbine.
The continuing effort to determine the cause of a stoppage or malfunction and to try to clear the stoppage once it has been identified