PSA 16" Midlength 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Pencil Profile Freedom Upper w/out BCG or CH - 7789919

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PSA 16" Midlength 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Pencil Profile Freedom Upper w/out BCG or CH - 7789919


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SKU: 7789919
UPC: 73292

Barrel Length: 16"
Gas System: Mid-length
Barrel Profile: Pencil
Barrel Steel: Chrome Moly Vanadium
Barrel Finish: Nitride
Chrome Lining: None
Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28
Chamber: 5.56 NATO
Twist Rate: 1 in 7"
Barrel Extension: M4
Diameter at Gas Block: .625"
Gas Block Type: Low-profile
Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
Receiver Type: M4
Hand guard Type: Classic Polymer
Bolt Carrier Group Included: No
Bolt Steel: N/A
Bolt Carrier Profile: N/A
Charging Handle included: No
Overall Length: 24.5"
Weight as configured: 3.4 lbs

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Barrel: 16" chrome moly vanadium steel chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension, mid-length gas system and a light weight pencil profile. The barrel is nitride coated and finished off with an 0.625" diameter F-marked front sight base with sling swivel, classic hand guards and an A2 flash hider.

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

Each upper is assembled to order with US-made parts, and test fired to check gas function. Does not include bolt carrier group or charging handle.


SKU: 7789919
SKU 7789919
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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Are the rings which hold the hand guard riangular or round?
Andrew L on Apr 17, 2018
Will it Correctly mount a Bayonet?
Nunya B on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. All mid-length uppers can mount a bayonet.


4.9 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Love the light weight. Reminds me of the A1 days. Solid, no blend. Tight fit with my PSA lower.
May 17, 2018
4 months ago
would buy again
At this price you can't go wrong . The nitrided finish is smooth and looks great . Overall I was very happy with this.
May 8, 2018
4 months ago
Nice upper , but....
Very nice upper , but unfortunately did not arrive as represented in the ad picture . The picture shows the upper with the fat ( straight ) handguard , mine arrived with the tapered one . Called customer service and explained the issue and the girl said she'd send me the correct one , at no charge ( to her credit) . when the replacement arrived , it was the exact same one they sent the first time . At that point I figured I'd just let it slide , otherwise I'd have given it 5 stars .
May 2, 2018
Super light weight and plenty accurate.
April 28, 2018
4 months ago
I bought one of these from a friend (NIB) for what he paid for it to build a light weight for the wife unit. I used a spare BCG and Charging Handle added a Carry handle sight checked the head space and installed it on a Tactical Innovations lower...Perfect Fit! With a 20 round mag the balance was great.
Took it out to my pistol range and did a quick function test...I dumped a 20 rounder of PMC and one of el-cheapo steel cased Russian and one 30 rounder of PMC. Gobbled them up with zero issues. It chucked the brass about 5 feet at the 3 O'clock position. I was very pleased to see only a minuscule ding from the deflector leaving the brass totally re-loadable.
As for accuracy...My old wobbly self managed about 3 inches at 25 offhand rapid fire...Experience says it will be slightly over 1 inch at a hundred in the lead sled. It can defiantly shoot better than I can!
The only problem I have Is now I must start stuffing the Cookie Jar for another one!!!
October 23, 2017
I put this on a palmetto lower with a colt bolt carrier group. It is light weight and accurate. Shoots as good as name brand rifles. I have shot a couple hundred rounds with no malfunctions. You cannot beat the quality for a rifle that had a total build price of $400.00
October 17, 2017
Very well done PSA!
This is my second PSA complete upper. I have one of the PSA carbine uppers which is also fantastic that I purchased over a year ago. The melonite finish on this one is even smoother than the first which was very good. Seems they've kicked this up a notch or two. I really like the way this upper looks feels handles and shoots. How much more can you ask for at this price?
November 3, 2016
Well Built!
I have to agree with the first review about lightweight and mine was exactly as he described. The FSB is F marked and was not canted (appears straight 90 degree from aft end like it should be). No logo white T marks on top rail. Proper M4 ramps (stamped M4 above gas tube). Gray film type finish in bolt channel. Attached to the complete PSA lower I also purchased without issue. Mine arrived with the A2 flash hider not properly indexed simple fix with vise / block and a 3/4" wrench.. Can't wait to shoot it...
July 26, 2016
Excellent Budget Lightweight
I now own two of these putting together builds for the petite wife who doesn't like a lot of weight.
Not a lot of rounds downrange yet but so far they've been 100% w/good fit finish function and accuracy. Only time will tell if the nitride will hold up as well as chrome inside the bbl. Very pleased so far no reason not to recommend this for a lightweight middy build.
If only PSA would make a 14.5" version of the same pencil bbl!
July 21, 2016
Love it
Can't say much more than the other reviewer. Very happy with this upper. Very light weight exactly what I wanted. This was my first upper from PSA and I worried about the quality because of the price. I'm very pleased with what I got the parts used all appear to be high quality.

The only negative I have with PSA is their shipping times. 5-10 days on just about what ever you order. But when you take into account the value of what you are getting for your $$$ this is quickly forgotten.

I will order again from PSA.
July 19, 2016

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