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Springfield Armory® Announces the Release of the 5.56mm SA-16A2

Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the launch of the SA-16A2 5.56mm, inspired by the M16A2 rifle — one of the most capable and iconic firearms in history. Built to exacting standards, the SA-16A2 offers shooters the opportunity to own a piece of history while enjoying the performance and reliability of a modern semi-automatic firearm.

Made from forged 7075 T6 aluminum, the upper receiver of the rifle features the classic A2-style fixed carry handle with an integrated rear sight. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, while its dual aperture design facilitates accurate shooting at varying distances.

Adding to the appeal of the rifle, the forged 7075 T6 aluminum lower receiver features unique “Government Property” markings as well as a non-functional “burst” selector marking ­­— inspired by the three-shot burst modification of the M16A2 rifle. To enhance performance, the Accu-Tite™ tensioning system eliminates any movement between the upper and lower receivers.

The round, ribbed handguard of the SA-16A2 features integral aluminum heat shields and facilitates comfortable handling and maneuverability in various shooting positions. The forend houses the 20” chrome-lined barrel with a 1:7” twist and M4 feed ramps as well as a rifle-length gas system, for both accuracy and reliability.

For increased endurance and enhanced performance, the SA-16A2 features an M16-pattern bolt carrier group, with a Carpenter 158 steel bolt and staked gas key. High-pressure tested and magnetic particle inspected (HPT/MPI), it ensures consistent performance and durability.

Rounding out the package is a bayonet lug on the A2-pattern front sight assembly, A2-pattern pistol grip and buttstock, and an A2-pattern “birdcage” flash hider with no slots at the lower 6 o’clock position. A single aluminum-bodied 30-round magazine is included with each rifle.

“The SA-16A2 takes what made the A2 upgrade of the M16 rifle so great and adds some subtle — but significant — enhancements for today’s shooters,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “If you want a rifle that exudes classic appeal yet delivers modern performance, the SA-16A2 is the right choice.”

SA-16A2 5.56 | SA920556B-A2 | 706397980115

MSRP of the rifle is $1,249.

About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.

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