Mattel Retro Vietnam M16A1 80% M-16 Lower Receiver
Factory New Condition
FFL is not required
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8/13/2017 9:48 PM
Item 678922436
Location Camarillo, CA 93012
Priority Mail$7.15
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No international shipments
Payment Personal Check, USPS Money Order, Money Order, Certified Check
Checkout Yes
Sales Tax
Seller does not collect sales tax
Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

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Parody Mattel Urban Legend M-16 A1 80% Lower Receiver

Not actually made by Mattel. Trademark reproduced pursuant to 221 F. Supp. 2d 410, 416 as a joke, novelty, and parody. Of course, the toy maker never made any firearms or 80% lowers, but the old urban legend nonetheless continues to this day. As the story goes, the USGI M16 of the Vietnam era was manufactured by the lowest bidders, including Mattel. The implied criticism was that the M16 was cheap and unreliable in a toy-like manner. That implied criticism was perpetuated in print, TV and radio to the detriment of the moral of the troops whose confidence in their arguably single most important item of equipment was damaged. Of course, these critics were mostly shifting their anti-war bias onto the weapons and (by extension) the US government and military. Many service members to this day still swear that they were issued a Mattel M16! Here is some interesting reading and photos:

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This is a brand new modern U.S. made reinforced full-fence premium forged 7075 T-6 aluminum AR-15 80% lower receiver. Machined to mil-spec tolerances and mil-spec type III hard coat anodized. Precision CNC engraved (not painted....the engraving is bare aluminum). This is mechanically a fully modern lower that’s made to be 100% fully compatible with standard modern AR-15 completion jigs and lower parts kits. It is a complete, ready to go lower receiver except that the fire control area is solid and uncompleted. You just need to drill the three holes and cut out the fire control area and trigger slot. Everything else is done. There are a number of good how-to videos on YouTube such as:

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We can recommend this jig to complete this lower to 100%, and any standard lower parts kit such as this for your build.

As of the posting of this listing, there are still vintage original M16A1 parts kits available here.

It is your responsibility to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to your jurisdiction.

DOES NOT require an FFL and can ship straight to your door (even in the notorious coastal states like CA, NY, and CT).

We accept money orders/cashier's check/certified checks (usually ships within 2 business days after payment is received). For your convenience, we will also accept your personal check if you are a verified GB member with an established transaction history and don’t mind your check fully clearing our bank before we ship (about 14 days). Please add $7.15 for fast USPS Small Flat Rate Box Priority shipping and send your payment along with a copy of GB checkout invoice / auction summary so we have all your information and send you the correct item. Do not send your payment certified or signature required, because we often don’t get down to check the mail until after the post office has closed for the day. Note: We do not ship internationally, we aren't set up for credit cards, and don't take PayPal.

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