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PSA 16" Midlength 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Freedom Upper, Gray - With BCG & CH - 516445338


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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: 516445338
UPC: 516445338
MFR#: 516445338
  • 16" Barrel length
  • 4150V Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
  • 5.56 Nato Chamber
  • Melonite Finish
  • 1 in 7" twist rate
  • M4 Feed ramps
  • F-Marked Front sight post
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • Sling Loop
  • Standard Gray Hand Guards 
  • Forged Upper Receiver
  • M16 Bolt Carrier Group
  • Carpenter 158 Bolt
  • Charging Handle

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Barrel: Chrome-moly vanadium steel, 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 Melonite treated for accuracy and durability. Barrel is finished off with an .750" diameter F-marked front sight base with sling swivel, standard gray handguards and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring M4 feedramp cuts, No T-marks, these upper 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.

SKU: 516445338
SKU 516445338
Department Uppers
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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SKU: 516445338

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Does this have a triangular cap? Or is it a round cap?
Layne M on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought this same upper as a blem just a week ago. I ask psa they said mid length gas systems have a triangle end cap, I now have it and it is a triangle
Can this be shipped to a PO Box?
Don S on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes ,as long as it is post office. Received plenty uppers this way. God bless
is the barrel 4150V - if not then what SKU# for like item?
Alan F on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you would read the description it will tell you.
Is the front sight pinned ? can it be removed so I can change the handguard and sight
Richard D on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the front sight is pinned and it has a regular gas block (not low profile) and triangular delta ring. I replaced the handguard on my PSA 16" mid-length upper with a olive drab one, but you need to be sure that you are getting one that will work with both the triangle delta ring and not just the round carbine length delta ring.
if I buy a lower, would that be all I need? besides sights, mags and ammo?
Jesus M on Jul 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yup, provided you buy a COMPLETE lower. That's exactly what I did.
Does the hand guard have heat shields ?
Gregory on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Standard handguard shields on both halves in the handguard
Does this come with front and rear takedown pins?
Cody F on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No this an upper the pins are in the lower receiver
Will the grey match magpuls grey?
Marcus T on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Magpul grey is a little bit darker You can always swap out the handguard for the Magpul handguard if it really bothers you :-) have fun!
If I have an AR with an 18" barrel with a rifle length gas system can I just swap out this upper and be good to go?
Jim A on Jan 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should be good to go.
Is this a complete upper ready to put on a lower?
Robles on Aug 11, 2019
Can this be shipped to CA?
Luis A on Jul 30, 2019


4.4 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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No real problems just found the hand guard a pain to replace
September 1, 2018
1 year ago
Nice upper for the money.
Purchased on a Sunday night and was at my FFL by Friday. Not bad for free shipping. Maybe a little over-gassed, but took it shooting at an outdoor range so not too big an issue.
July 23, 2018
1 year ago
My order was delivered quickly and was well packed. The upper is in perfect shape and at a great price.
June 26, 2018
1 year ago
It's accurate to 400 yards. My Barrel is made out of titanium, so I guess it should last for quite some time. I was getting about 15,000 feet per second with 400000 grain bullets. I used it in space as part of the elite Space Rangers and it was a hundred percent reliable in the extreme conditions of space. I even took down a capital ship all by myself with me in my PSA Freedom rifle. Really my only complaint is that did not come in space camo, as that sometimes gave away my position.
June 22, 2018
1 year ago
Outstanding value! Nuff said!
June 22, 2018
1 year ago
Lowest quality I’ve seen from PSA.
Just received this upper. Lowest quality I’ve ever seen from PSA. Finish is poor. Firing pin retainer pin was so jacked out of shape I had to use pliers to remove it and it would not re-insert. Replaced it with a spare.
May 7, 2018
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We do apologize for that. Since all of our parts and firearms are covered by our Unlimited Lifetime Warranty, if you have any issues arise from the craftsmanship of the product, we can either have select parts sent to you for you to replace, or we can have the item brought in, at no cost to you, so we can repair or replace the defective product. Please contact Customer Service so we may resolve this issue.
May 8, 2018
Casey S
Great for the money
Great upper for the money. Accuracy is better than expected at the sub-300 price point. This is a great entry level AR however those looking to add sights or accessories may be better suited by choosing an upper with a M-lok or keymod handguard and a low profile gas block. I was new to AR's and did not know this when I purchased it however this will be the same of all uppers with the classic handguard and A2 front sight. The overall quality is great for the price and will likely return to Palmetto when I am in the market for another AR in the sub 500 price range. Shipping from Palmetto is a bit slow however this is something I knew when I made the purchase and feel that it is a worthwhile trade off considering they offer quality products at very reasonable prices.
October 17, 2017
Very good overall
This upper seems of great quality it fit on my Spikes Tactical Crusader Lower great. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet.

One issue I ran into is the handguard retainer cap is of the triangle type. Which is fine but it won't allow me to use the Magpul Moe SL handguard I also ordered for this bill. I'm now on the hunt for a round retainer as well as having to pull the front sight block to replace it. I gave a 4 star review because this wasn't mentioned in the description.

Overall I feel like this is a great value. Just be aware this isn't compatible with the Magpul Moe SL handguard before you buy.
April 18, 2017

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