RARE Colt AR15 Model 639 Transferable Machine GunDec. 28, 2021, 12:19 p.m. - Unknown Section -
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This is a Colt AR15 Model 639 Transferable Machine Gun. This gun is in great Condition and comes as shown (patches and other memorabilia not included).
This gun was manufactured circa 1969-1970. It was manufactured by Colt right about the time they did away with the AR designation and moved to the M16 designation. The gun is roll marked M16. The 639 was issued to special ops in ’68 or thereabouts, had the collapsible buttstock, 11.5″ barrel, and moderator. This “639” (as identified on the receipt with the S/N of the gun) has the collapsible buttstock and 11.5″ barrel. It does not have a moderator but rather a flash hider.
The Colt Model 639 was the export version of the Colt Model 629, which was type classified by the US military as the XM177E2 and issued to MACVSOG special operations units in 1967 and 1968. Improved from the Model 609 carbine, the 629/639 has an 11.5 inch barrel and an interesting small muzzle device (“moderator”) which served to change the signature of its firing to sound much more like an AK type rifle than an M16. The device does that job well – at least until it had been fired extensively, which slowly fills up the (non-disassemblable) unit with carbon and powder residue, substantially reducing its effectiveness. It has a full-fence lower, standard carbine buffer and spring, and a two position aluminum collapsing stock. It is the iconic weapon of US special forces in Vietnam.
Only about 100 of the Model 639 were made in the early 1970s, and many of those were sent back to Colt in 1975 under a recall. At that time, the ATF decided to classify the muzzle device as a silencer, prompting Colt to recall the guns and remove and destroy the devices. Some owners, however, kept their carbines and instead registered the muzzle devices, allowing them legally remain on the guns.
According to the ATF paper work Colt is the maker for this Transferable Machine Gun and Moderator. It is our goal that you are 100 percent satisfied with our products and transaction. The buyer will have a 3 day money back inspection period after these items are received to your FFL. This will transfer direct to your Class III dealer tax free from our clients inventory on a form 4. S/N: 4790044/Su4790044
- Publish date: Dec. 28, 2021, 12:19 p.m.
- Expiring Date: Jan. 24, 2022, 12:21 p.m.
- Shipping Cost: $285.00
- Shipping: Seller Will Ship!
- Location: Missouri
- Listing ID: #8563