Posted January 3, 2019 12:46 pm by Comments

By AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson

Brownells BRN-605 Carbine
Brownells BRN-605 Carbine

GRINNELL, Iowa-(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has launched its next Retro Rifle, the BRN-605, a close copy of the very first attempt to turn 5.56 AR-15-style rifles into carbines.

Available for pre-order and scheduled to be in stock soon, the BRN-605 is based on the experimental, never-issued Colt 605A carbine – the predecessor of all subsequent 5.56 carbine models, including the CAR-15, XM177 and the M4, still in current military use worldwide.

“The Model 605 is a unique firearm that Retro enthusiasts have always been interested in due to its rarity and unique barrel configuration,” said Paul Levy, Brownells Director of Product Management. “We’re excited the BRN-605 is the first commercially-available variant. It’s a pleasure to shoot, with its full-length gas system and light weight.“

Built on an XBRN16E1 lower and carry-handle upper, the BRN-605 has a 15.5″ barrel with 1-12″ twist rifling. A standard rifle-length triangle handguard covers almost the whole barrel, giving the BRN-605 a unique appearance.

True to the original, the BRN-605 retains the rifle-length gas system, but enhances reliability and performance with a specially-enlarged gas port.

Other features of the BRN-605 include:

  • Matte gray anodizing
  • Chrome, Bolt Carrier Group with forward assist serrations
  • Pinned & Welded …Read the Rest

    Source:: AmmoLand

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