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PSA 16" Mid-length Stainless Steel 1:7 Freedom Upper - Without BCG or Charging Handle - 482726


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WARNING: This product can expose you to the chemical lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to (CA Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6).

SKU: 482726
UPC: 482726
MFR#: 482726

16" Barrel Length
5.56 NATO Chamber
1 in 7" twist
416R Stainless Steel Barrel
Mid-length Gas System
.750 diameter at the gas block
Classic Handguards.

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Barrel: This 416R Stainless Steel barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:7" twist, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system.  It is finished off with classic mid-length handguards, an F-marked Front Sight Base, and an A2 Flash Hider.

Upper: The forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is machined to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized. These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a mil-spec manufacturer.

Does not include bolt carrier group or charging handle.


SKU: 482726
SKU 482726
Department Uppers
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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SKU: 482726

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Does this upper have round or rectangular handguard retention in front?
bonegunner on Jun 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a rectangular handguard front. However, it is easy to remove. I removed mine and the A2 front sight and installed a low profile gas block and a free floating handrail. As you know, the options are endless.
Will magpul moe handguards fit this?
Keith W on May 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just has to be midlength.
Note also, the magpul slim series only fits the hand guards with the round end cap
Is it a triangle type or circle type retainer cap?
Josh S on Feb 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Just got mine. This has a triangular hand guard retaining cup. For a round one order the same upper with the MOE hand guard.
Can the front hand guard be removed/replaced?
James Z on Jun 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sure, comes apart in 2 pieces like a clam shell. You can find plenty of videos and resources on the internet to show you how. There are special tools to make it easier, but they aren't absolutely necessary.


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Good stuff
Perfect right out the box
July 30, 2019
1 year ago
4th one of these. Everyone function and perform perfect.
July 25, 2019
6 months ago
You get. A upper that has been handle a lot marks
July 10, 2019
3 months ago
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We do apologize for that. Please contact Customer Service so we may resolve this issue.
July 10, 2019
Casey S
Nice problems. Very fast delivery.
June 23, 2019
2 months ago
Excellent light weight upper
It fits my purpose as a perfect light weight upper - 1st I can fit my bayonet on it, 2nd it's stainless steel great for southern harsh weather, 3rd it's light weight (A2 profile) not a old school HBAR, so I just fit it with a backup real sight and red dot co-witness with it. I tested, it could get great accuracy probably 2 to 3 MOA in 100 yard. Excellent quality, great purchase.
June 20, 2019
2 months ago
Love the stainless steel
Great upper, just what I was looking for at a great price. Very Happy!
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Added Jun 17, 2019
June 18, 2019
Functions like it should.
Side to side wobble when on my Anderson lower. Expected tight and flush fit but was disappointed. Functions and looks flawless otherwise.
June 18, 2019
3 months ago
I am very happy with this upper, nicely machined, looks great, and it shoots well. I would have given this rating a 5 star except I also ordered from PSA a Magpul SL hand guard. When I tried to install the SL hand guard I saw that the Magpul SL requires used of a round front ring and the PSA upper has a triangular ring. No fault of the upper and no real fault of the Magpul SL either, however I just wished that PSA would emphasize that this Magpul SL will not directly fit their uppers. JCB
June 17, 2019
3 months ago
Excellent mid length upper
This is an excellent SS mid length upper. I changed out the hand guards to MOE, Installed a UTG rear sight, Tacticon red dot, and MOE foregrip. I used PSAs MOE EPT lower build kit on an Anderson lower. Great rifle for a great price.
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May 27, 2019
Great looking upper.
I'm giving this 5 stars based only upon my experience with previous products from PSA. I'm writing this to give future purchasers a heads up about replacing the hand guard. The front hand guard retaining cup is triangular not round. To get a round cup, order the same upper but with the MOE hand guard. I wanted to put a Boyd's wood stock on it and they only make the hand guards for the round cup. My own fault for not calling PSA customer service.
May 24, 2019
3 months ago

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