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: