The M16A2 rifle features several product improvements illustrated in this chapter and the operator's manual. The rifle (Figure 2-3) is a 5.56-mm, magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon. It is designed to fire either semiautomatic or a three-round burst through the use of a selector lever (SAFE, SEMI, and BURST).
NOTE: The procedures for disassembly, inspection, and maintenance of the M16A1 and M16A2 rifles are contained in the appropriate operator's technical manual.
WEIGHT: Kilograms Pounds
M16A1 rifle, without 2.97 6.55
cartridge magazine and sling Firing weight with sling and loaded magazine:
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