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Colt Automatic Rifle?

.... CAR-15 name was an attempt to re-associate the AR-15 name with Colt, since the AR initially stood for-ArmaLite-Rifle, the original manufacturer...
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Carbine length gas system. There is also rifle length and midlength. It has to do with the distance the gas port is located down the barrel. Carbine length gas systems are what is usually found on 16" barrels.

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I thought 16" barrels usually had a mid length gas system though?

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Ok, now you made me google specs and measure stuff to make sure. Carbine length barrels are generally thought of as being 16". Carbine length gas systems have the gas port located about 7" down the length of the barrel. I checked this on my 16" barreled Bushmaster- it looked like about 7 1/2" measured from the front of the upper to the port. From what I saw, gas port location on a mid length system is more like 9".

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So if a 16" barrel is thought of as a carbine what's a 14.5" barrel?

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So if a 16" barrel is thought of as a carbine what's a 14.5" barrel?
They are both considered carbines. With the 14.5 barrel the muzzle device will have to be permanently attached to the barrel. If not you will have to due a tax stamp for a short barrel rifle.
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I copied this from another site-

System- -Barrel Length- -Port Distance
Pistol- < 10 inches 4 inches
Carbine- 10-18 inches 7 inches
Mid- 14-20 inches 9 inches
Rifle- 20+ inches 12 inches

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