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PSA 20" A2 Rifle Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Freedom Upper With Carry Handle Assembly W/ BCG and CH


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SKU: 5165448350
UPC: 5165448350
MFR#: 5165448350

Barrel Length: 20"
Gas System: Rifle Length 
Barrel Profile: A2 Style
Barrel Steel: 4150V 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: .750"
Gas Block Type: F-marked Front Sight Base
Muzzle Device: A2 Style
Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
Receiver Type: M4
Handguard Type: PSA Classic Handguards
Bolt Carrier Group Included: Yes
Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158
Bolt Carrier Profile: Full-Auto
Charging Handle Included: Yes
Overall Length: 28"

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Barrel: 20" Chrome Moly vanadium steel, chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist rate, M4 barrel extension, and a rifle length gas system. The A2-style profile barrel is nitride finished for accuracy and durability. Barrel is finished off with an .750" diameter F-marked Front Sight Base, PSA Classic Handguards, and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is made to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring machined T marks, and a Mil-Spec finish. These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a Mil-Spec manufacturer.

Carry Handle Assembly:  PSA Mil-Spec Carry Handle - Mil-Spec height carry handle for flat top AR-15, M16A4, M4, M4A1 rifles and carbines. Compatible with taller F marked front sight bases. Machined from 7075T6 forgings, hard coat anodized, staked thumb screws, A2 aperture, 6/3 windage drums.

SKU: 5165448350
SKU 5165448350
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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Does the carry handle detach?
Ethan W on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Ahhh, Ethan... did you really not see the previous two questions directly above your question about this? Or are you being ironic to illustrate how others will ask the same question in a forum, over and over, as though they can't read or can't be bothered to check if a question has already been asked and answered?
Is the carrying handle fixed or detachable?
Muffin M on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: the carry handle is detachable.
What length handguard does this have?
Tim S on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rifle length
Does this have a triangular hand guard cap?
Robert B on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes Robert it does. You can use either handguard.
How many of these r in stock as of 249 est 10-11-18?
Mike H on Oct 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Place the item in your cart, adjust amount to 100, if that many is available go up another hundred. If 100 is not available drop down 25 at a time. Just narrow it down until you have a number that is available. Some items may keep high numbers for a few days, others may sell out before you finish a cup of coffee. If you really want it buy it. Palmetto has a policy that if they sell the same item for less with '10' days they will cover the difference. Ask Customer Service about the actual number of days for this policy.
Is the rear sight a 1/2 X1/2 moa ? Or 1/4x1/4 moa ? And would you use it for service rifle matches from 200 to 600 yds ?
Ronald M on Jun 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A2 aperture, 6/3 windage drum so neither. It has a small and large "O" rings at the rear sight with windage adjustment. The front sight is the elevation zero at 25 or 50 meters and the rear drum is for elevation at distance.
With this fit on a Anderson lower?
Mitch on Jan 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Will fit any mil spec lower
Are the rails on this upper regular picatinny rails? they seem to have a slightly different profile than my other ar upper. I'm unable to fit my Nikon M223 scope mount onto this upper.
Q K on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: HI QK, I have the same upper from PSA and after reading your question I went and tried out three different
picatinny attachments on that upper. All of them fit fine and tightened correctly, no binding or mismatch. I attached an actual Colt A2 handle, a Vortex 2 red dot and the carry handle that came with the upper. Wish I could be of more help. Have you tried various attachments? I'm sure you have tried to fit it on but sometimes you have to run the screws almost all the way out. Just a suggestion. Good luck, happy shooting.
Do these come with round or triangular hand guard end caps?
George Z on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: triangular plus mine was suppose to come with the carry handle and never did ;false advertisement +can"t get anyone to answer the phone. poor service
Has the problem with the missing carry handle been resolved?
Harold B on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm pretty sure this a user/customer supported Q&A page. I've never seen any answers from PSA. So... there's no way to answer this.
Can a vertical grip be installed on this upper?
Brett G on Oct 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but not easily. There are aftermarket rails that will attach to the lower hand guard. Other than that is requires the hand guards to be changed for railed versions.
Will this upper fit a bushmaster lower ?
Matthew C on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. No issue
can a triangle hand guard be put on the barrel. or do I need to change the cap to a triangle cap ?
buddy on Feb 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A triangle hand guard can be put on, yes. Mine had the triangle cap already on it so if PSA hasn't changed that in the assembly, it should be there. The fit will likely be tight; you may need a handguard install tool to remove the round one.
Will the M16 A1 hand guards fit this rifle?
Dean B on Jan 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The triangular handguards will fit, and likely it will be a very tight fit. You may need the "AR handguard removal tool", which is a good thing to have anyway. But yes, they'll go. I have a pair on this model and they fit fine.
Does this upper use a fn barrel?
Mike H on Oct 11, 2018
Is the flash hider removable?
Stewie on Mar 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is. It is only torqued on w a crush washer. You can change to a muzzle brake if you want. Although it is pretty soft shooting seeing as how it is a rifle length gas system. Enjoy :)
Will this upper fit a dpms panther arms lower?
Steve F on Mar 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will fit any mil spec ar15 lower. The thing to keep in mind is that the buffer, recoil spring and buffer tube will need to be rifle length. This will ensure proper cycling with the 20" barrel.
Do I need to change buffer tube and spring if I currently have a 16 inch carbine barrel and set up, or does it matter? Would be easier to just fasten to the lower I already have.
Tim H on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You may have to change the buffer depending on what weight you have but probably not. There are many buffer videos on the internet that explain how weight of the buffer corisponds gas tube length but I would try yours before you buy another. The spring and tube should be fine.
Can anyone comment on how this functions with steel case ammo? I'm referring more to extraction than accuracy.
Matthew on Jun 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've had zero problems with tulammo- 500ish rounds so far...
Is this upper chambered in 223. And 5.56 NATO?
Nicholas M on Mar 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It’s 5.56 x 45mm NATO which means that you can also shoot .223 with it.
Does this have a heavy barrel?
Andrew H on Feb 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so it doesn't have the same profile that my h bar barrel has but more like the (considered lite) barrels
Will m16a1 haND guards work on this barrel considering its not a pencil barrel? And does it come with the triangular cap...thank you
Tommy on Feb 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I was able to install Brownells Retro triangular handguards, SKU: 078-000-344 without any issue.
Will this match up with my rugar 5.56 m4 carbine?
Troy m on Jun 12, 2018
What lower build kit do i need?
Aaron B on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: literally any ar 15 lower kit
Do these have the PSA logo on them?
charles on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The only PSA markings I can find on mine is at the right front side of the BCG. It is visible when the bolt is closed and the ejection port cover is open.
is this a gov't contour barrel profile? would like to use is with a KAC RAS M5 i have on hand.
Ben R on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is and I also mounted the KAC M5 rail on mine for my A4 build.
I plan to use a wooden handguard on this. Would "rifle" length be the right size?
Jordan C on Feb 4, 2019
I purchased an AR15 224 Valkyrie complete, will the lower work with this rifle? PSA 20" A2 Rifle Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Freedom Upper With Carry Handle Assembly W/ BCG and CH
PAUL N on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes the lower will fit.
I purchased an AR15 224 Valkyrie complete, will the lower work with this rifle? PSA 20" A2 Rifle Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Freedom Upper With Carry Handle Assembly W/ BCG and CH
PAUL N on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The simple answer is yes. Just about any AR15A2 lower assembly will fit, especially if it was made by PSA.
Is the carry handle detachable?
James A on Dec 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is, it's not an A-1 or A-2 style.upper.


4.5 / 5.0
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best upper i didn't have to build
Great upper! I can't build one cheaper, and it's a quality piece! Slight adjustment to factory zero & it's on target. Very surprised at how accurate it is too. ZERO malfunctions after about 500 round. It likes everything from the cheap tulammo to my hand loads! This has become my 'go to' when walking the ranch!!
My 'back to basics' battle rifle
FREEDOM ON - 'MURRICA!!! My 'back to basics' battle rifle
July 3, 2019
1 month ago
My Father’s present to my self
This upper works great
July 1, 2019
1 month ago
Excellent workmanship.
Excellent workmanship, everything perfect, with the exception that I thought it was a forged carry handle. I will purchase again.
June 28, 2019
2 months ago
upper w/ carry handle
my fault? i guess i should have made myself more aware of what this is exactly. Upper receiver with carry handle is NOT 1 piece construction. crap! carry handle should say picatinny
June 25, 2019
1 month ago
20 inch
They say size does not matter but I say it does. Excellent value.
June 20, 2019
4 months ago
I loved the upper it was easily installed and ready to go love it
June 17, 2019
2 months ago
Quality upper for my Retro Armalite 15 build.
Adding the original plastic forend and the solid stock made my retro set up a nice addition to my AR collection.
Completed retro build.
Completed retro build.
June 16, 2019
1 month ago
Upper is very nice and accurate super tight fit the carry handle sight is also really nice and solid.
June 11, 2019
1 month ago
great upper
God Bless Palmetto State Armory
May 20, 2019
4 months ago
Steal of a Deal !
Complete Package !
Took a while to get it but am Not disappointed !
Fit and Finish was Great and even came with a No Gap handguard !
It's Nice that it came with the BCG And Carry handle .
But , I Hate reading reviews that Don't include Accuracy comments and Unfortunately I'm going to be One of Those !
I have bought SEVERAL parts from Palmetto and have Never been let down and Continue to buy more !
Great Company and Prices !
May 19, 2019
3 months ago

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