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.