BLEM PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Phosphate Classic Upper - With BCG & CH - 5165448386

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BLEM PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Phosphate Classic Upper - With BCG & CH - 5165448386


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SKU: 5165448386
UPC: 5165448386
MFR#: 5165448386
  • 16" Barrel length
  • Chrome Moly barrel steel
  • 5.56 Nato Chamber
  • A2-style profile barrel
  • Phosphate Finish
  • 1 in 7" twist rate
  • M4 Feed ramps
  • F-Marked Front sight post
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • Sling Loop
  • Standard Hand Guards, Black
  • Forged Upper Receiver
  • M16 Bolt Carrier Group
  • Carpenter 158 Bolt
  • Charging Handle

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Barrel: 16" barrel length Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system. The A2-style profile barrel is phosphate coated and finished off with a .750" diameter F-marked front sight base with sling swivel, classic mid-length handguards, and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring M4 feedramp cuts, T-marks, these upper receivers are made for us right here in the USA.

Bolt Carrier Group: For AR15 and M16 rifles and carbines. Bolt is made of shot-peened, Mil-spec Carpenter 158® steel. Gas key is secured with grade 8 fasteners and staked. Bolt carrier is parkerized outside and chrome lined inside. Includes Charging Handle.

** These uppers will have cosmetic blemishes that do not affect function. This may include, but is not limited to, forging marks under the finish, scratches, slight variation in the finish color coat.

SKU: 5165448386
SKU 5165448386
Brand Palmetto State Armory
Department Uppers
Daily Deal No
Daily Deal Expires No
Unit Price N/A
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Free Shipping? No
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SKU: 5165448386

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Why do you send me this ad for special when the item, is already out of stock?
Chief (GMC) on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It could be because you signed up to receive these notifications. Emails are forever... sale items are not.
What barrel material is this made from 4140 or 4150?
Pete B on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All of PSA'S uppers are made with grade 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium and unless stated otherwise they have a 1/7 rifling twist.
Is this a complete upper and will the PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Lower work with this upper?
mark y on May 16, 2018
BLEM PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Phosphate Classic Upper - With BCG & CH - 5165448386
PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Lower - No Magazine - 7244
PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Lower - No Magazine - 7244
BEST ANSWER: Yes the upper is complete with bolt carrier group and charging handle and yes it is compatable with that lower.
Can it be delivered to your house?
Kalim on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sure, you can have it delivered to MY house. Just as long as you include a few hundred rounds of 5.56 ammo and don't expect any of that to be leftover.
This is my first build. What kind of basic sight do I need to go along with the classic Blackhawk lower build to sight this rifle? Thanks
Billy H on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Most any flip-up rear sight, or a carry handle, would serve you well.
does this have a round handguard retaining cap? or triangular cap?
Panda on Jul 17, 2018
Will this upper fit a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport II AR 15 lower?
Franklin H on May 16, 2018
Does this include the gas block and tube?
Colu on Jun 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The A2 front sight acts as your gas block. The gas tube was installed during the manufacturing process.
Does this fit with this upper from palmetto upper?
Wolfwill on Jul 24, 2018
BLEM PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Phosphate Classic Upper - With BCG & CH - 5165448386
Midwest Industries Gen 1 Drop-In Two Piece Handguard, Mid-Length - Black MCTAR-18
Midwest Industries Gen 1 Drop-In Two Piece Handguard, Mid-Length - Black MCTAR-18
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just remove and replace the old had guard.
Can these handguards be change out?
Reggie J on Jul 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a mid-length HG set up is 9 inches
How long is the grip guard if i want to replace it with a quad rail?
Billy the kid on Jul 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is standard "mid length"
Does it include take down pins?
Brownie on Jul 10, 2018
This question is actually for PSA. On gun deals there is an advertisement for a "complete rifle" including free shipping. When you click to get to this site and read more, there is no mention of the lower. I assume the ad on Gun Deals needs editing?
Ben on Jul 27, 2018
Is this upper already assembled?
Don86 on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes Don86, the upper is assembled! in fact I have bought a couple of them for AR's that i have built and I have had no problems at all with the upper's in fact I am thinking about buying a couple more just to have on hand for future builds! I have never had any problems with anything I have bought from Palmetto State Armory!
Will this upper work with my Anderson lower?
Jeff D on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It fits and works perfectly with my Anderson lower. I submitted 2 photos of assembled rifle to PSA that are in their photo gallery.
Does it come with Take-down Pins?
jimmmm on Sep 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No , it doesn't come with take down pins . If you buy their lower, it will
I is this phosphate color black or gray?
G R on Aug 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the Black BLEM PSA 16" Mid-Length Classic Upper. Everything looked great upon arrival. Fit in very well with my PSA Lower I Built. A Great product at an even Greater price...
What blemish does this upper have??
Ralph M on Oct 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I haven't even noticed a blemish. I've heard that about a lot of palmetto stuff that's listed as "blemished". Lots of people can't find anything. This upper works awesome. Bump fired 200+ rounds through it real quick and it runs fantastic.
Is the flash hider pinned and welded on this upper?
WarBear Morgan on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: None of my three uppers from PSA had welded or pinned flash hiders. The only thing that was lined was the front sight.
Is this a heavy barrel ?
Tony gums on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not say it is a heavy barrel as far as weight goes.
I put this on a composite lower I built and it is a light weight, good feeling gun.
will this fit a am15 Anderson lower?
jacob c on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will.
Hello, this is my first build i was wondering if i can safely use .223 and 5.56 ammo with this upper ? ............. thank you
jim c on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Since this is a 556 upper, yes you can use either .223 or 5.56 but not the other way around.

So say you bought a .223 upper, you cannot use 5.56 in it.
Which rear sight do you recommend for this upper?
George M on Sep 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased an A2 type sight without the carry handle just so I could mount a red dot a head of it and co witness the two. Also a carry handle option would be a good bet with this one.
Will PSA uppers fit any mil spec lower and vise versa will their lowers fit with any mil spec upper?
Fred H on Aug 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they should if the other upper and lowers are within spec, but you might have slightly different profiles where the upper and lower meets from different vendors.
Are the upper recievers
mil spec?
Chris M on Aug 7, 2018
Is the barrel chrome lined?
Mark W on Jul 31, 2018
is the barrel 1/2x28?
tom21014 on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes the barrel is 1/2-28.
Will this work with a Anderson lower?
Robert M on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will.
Is the front sight block removable if I wanted to upgrade to a free float front hand guard?
Bradley C on Jul 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. the front sight is removable, with proper size punch. The midlength recoil impulse is very nice!
Can I put picitine rail hand guard on this upper and which one?
Edwin G on Oct 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can replace the handguard, you will need one for a mid-length barrel that fits a rifle with the A2 sight post/gas block. You can also replace the sight/gas block with a low profile and use whatever handguard you want.


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16 in upper NATO 5.56
I like this upper. Best out of the last 3 I bought. Made a simple car 15 out off it, always wanted a shorter one. Shoots very well
April 29, 2020
1 year ago
Easy peasy finish on a build. I ordered this as a blem...I'll be danged to find any issues.
March 1, 2020
1 year ago
Great part at Great prices with Fast shipping.
Great part at Great prices with Fast shipping.
February 21, 2020
1 year ago
Functioned Flawlessly , but......
Finally got around to putting this rifle together. Overall quality and finish was great, functioned flawlessly through 400 rds. Very smooth shooting. Love the midlength gas system. Could not find any blemish. But... was very disappointed to find that the front sight post is canted, to the point that my rear sight is pushed all the way left just to get a close zero at 50 yards. I tried 3 different rear sights just in case I was goofing it up, but no, its canted. Running a red dot on it, but still, iron back up sights are a most in a self defense rifle. That killed it for me, in an otherwise excellent upper.
November 7, 2019
1 year ago
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We do apologize for that. Please contact Customer Service with your order number so we may resolve this issue.
November 11, 2019
Casey S Staff
Very pleased
I am a long time customer of PSA and have never been disappointed with any product I have bought with them!
Good company to do business with.
November 2, 2019
1 year ago
Great price, fast shipping and smooth running, Thanks~Savagerrray
June 17, 2019
1 year ago
Not sure where the blem is. Bought it for a budget build for one of my sons . Have had no problems with it works great.
June 3, 2019
1 year ago
I bought 2. Both had defective extractors that were cut too shallow and slightly tight chambers and took me a bit to figure out what the issue was. One had a badly canted front sight. They shoot okay. You can do better than these uppers.
May 24, 2019
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We do apologize for that. Please contact Customer Service so we may resolve this issue.
May 24, 2019
Casey S
Came with a really bad barrel
Could not believe how poor of a barrel they supplied with this upper. Terrible bore condition and shot poorly. To their credit, PSA did take it back and replace the barrel.
May 9, 2019
1 year ago
It is awesome can’t even tell there was a blemish
April 8, 2019
1 year ago

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