Elisco Tool Company M16

In 1983, Armalite was sold to the Philippine “Elisco Tool Company”. All of Armalite’s Costa Mesa AR-18 tooling went to the Philippines, and Elisco also manufactured M16s.
My friend “Zack3g” spotted this Elisco M16 on a recent trip to the Phillipines. I believe it was carried by a hotel guard.

It looks like the rifle had some corrosion issues around the rear takedown pin (steel), and has been sanded to a bare aluminum. The barrel and Front Sight Base still show signs of heavy tarnishing. The Upper receiver appears to be US made Colt (Harvey forging, marking C H).
Also note the broken bolt release.


One response

  1. Good info! I’m heading out today with the goal of getting more pics of interesting guns for you and everyone else at arfcom. We’ll see what turns up.


    June 30, 2011 at 00:17

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