Summer is ending here in Maine, and its been so dry that the leaves are turning color just from the excessive drought we’ve experienced for quite a while now. We see that lots of our friends & customers in the South have had major flooding, and wish there was a way to get some of that rain up here. We’d welcome it! But, what goes around comes around, so I expect the pendulum will swing the other way pretty soon.
Speaking of coming around again, we’ve developed a new wrinkle on our old favorite SRC Carbine. We took a Medium Profile .223/5.56 barrel, pushed the gas port out to the Mid position, added the mid-length heat shielded hand guards. The result is a well balanced and versatile rifle – our new R16MLFTT SRC-MID. With a bit longer sight radius, whatever sights you add to it will help improve the already excellent accuracy in our barrels. Ask your local FFL dealer about it, and if he doesn’t have one in yet, rest assured he will soon as we’ve been sending them out regularly to all the distributors this summer. Check out the details on this new model below.
That new SRC-MID – as well as all our rifles and accessories can be seen at www.windhamweaponry.com or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888).
As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month’s Feature:
Windham Weaponry SRC-MID
Model: R16MLFTT MSRP: $1,064.00
Caliber: .223 Rem. / 5.56 mm NATO
Weight/Length: 6.35 lbs without magazine. / 36.125″ overall (32.375″ with Telestock collapsed)
Type: Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Mid-Length Gas Impingement System
Magazine: 30 Rounds (accepts all other standard size magazines)
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 aluminum flat top upper receiver with Aluminum Trigger Guard
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish
Bolt: Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel: 16″ Medium Profile, Chrome Lined with A2 Flash Suppressor
Stock/Forend: 6 Position Telestock with WW Logo / Mid Length Heat Shielded Handguards
Pistol Grip: A2 Black Plastic Pistol Grip
Rear Sight: None – Ready for Optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Picatinny Rail Gas Block – Ready for accessory sight
Includes: Lockable hard plastic case, black web sling, Q.D Sling Swivel, full color Operation & Safety Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith
TOPIC: Inside the Windham Weaponry WW-15
The vast majority of AR15 shooters have a good idea about how the weapons work, but for those of you that might like a clearer view, here’s a look inside with some explanations of what goes on.
First here is the gas port coming out of the barrel and into the gas block. When a round is fired and the bullet passes the port, the hot gasses enter the port and then into the gas tube.
The hot gasses travel down the gas tube entering the gas key on top of the bolt carrier. Through a port in the carrier the gasses blow into the area at the back of the bolt itself. This forces the carrier backwards away from the bolt. As the carrier moves backwards the cam pin that goes into the bolt through it, slides in a notch that forces the bolt to rotate. This rotates and unlocks the bolt after the pressure of the fired round has dropped with the bullet exiting the bore. This allows the carrier to continue its backward motion to the rear stopping when it goes as far back as it can against the buffer and spring. The empty case is simultaneously extracted and ejected from the gun and the carrier moves back forward under tension of the buffer spring, stripping a fresh round from the magazine and chambering it into battery.
This photo shows the carrier compressing buffer and spring all the way to the rear.
Inside the receiver, this photo shows what the hammer and trigger positions look like when the bolt is locked to the rear. When the gun is fired and the hammer comes back, the disconnector engages the hook on the back of the hammer holding it back. When the trigger is released it drops off of the disconnector and stops on the sear which is on the trigger at the sear notch in the hammer. This makes it so the gun can only be fired one shot at a time or in “semi-auto” only.
And this is where the forward assist pawl engages the notches in the bolt carrier assembly. If the weapon does not go fully into battery when chambering a round, pushing the forward assist helps the carrier forward to send the bolt all the way into battery.
If you ever have questions about your rifle, you are always welcome to call Windham Weaponry Customer Service (Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888). Shoot Safely!
CUSTOMER SERVICE CORNER
Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
We receive a variety of customer service related questions from our customers, and in order to better serve all of you, highlight one question each month.
Due to a large number of inquiries from customers on this topic for both .223/5.56 and .308, we are highlighting this question again.
This month’s question is:
I’d like to change the stock on my Windham Weaponry rifle. Is the Buffer Tube Mil-Spec or Commercial?
All Windham Weaponry Rifles .223/5/56 and .308 are shipped with Commercial Specification Buffer Tubes (also called the Receiver Extension Tube). The differences are shown in these photos:
POF’s unique Adjustable Gas Block/Gas Tube System offers easy regulation of
your rifle’s gas system to achieve optimum operating efficiency. 9 different tuning
positions allow for complete control over variables such as recoil, suppressor use
and ammunition differences. Control the rate of fire, gas flow, and ultimately the
reliability of your rifle. Adjusting the gas system is easy – the front of the gas block has a dial that accepts a flat screwdriver, 3/32″ hex wrench, or the adjusting tool included in the kit. The system features a straight gas tube to eliminate the heat buildup that exists at the bent portion of a standard gas tube. This feature is extremely important for select-fire and/or suppressed rifles which are subject to very high heat levels. By reducing the built up heat, reliability and durability are improved. The Gas Block and Regulator are machined from 4140 Chrome Moly steel and nitride heat treated for the utmost durability. The Gas Tube is made from 304 Stainless Steel. The system mounts on .750″ diameter barrels by means of taper pins or set screw, and installation by the WW factory or a skilled armorer/gunsmith is recommended. This Gas Block is intended for use with free-floating handguards only. Photo below shows the complete CAR Length package as well as its component parts and adjusting tool. The MID; RIF & MID-308 models differ by length. Made in USA by POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory).
Questions? – Call Customer Service / Sales 1-855-808-1888
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
WHAT’S NEW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
It’s hard to believe that summer is over and now we can all start thinking about fall and the upcoming hunting season. I’ll be running specials on all my .30 Caliber Rifles for the months of September and October. Those will include my .308’s, 7.62×39 and my .300 Blackout calibers. For those that qualify for the LE/Military individual discount program you’ll receive a discount on the rifle, and an additional 5 round magazine with the purchase of one of the above rifles. Please keep in mind that my .308 rifles are still backordered and it may take a few weeks to build and ship them. To receive the additional discount and the extra 5 round magazine you must contact Cindy Thompson:
Although my armorer’s class here at the factory in October is full, please keep in mind that I do have a class in Massachusetts scheduled for November 1st and 2nd. For information on upcoming training please visit us at: http://www.windhamweaponry.com/le/training.asp
For anyone that might be planning on attending the ITOA Conference (Illinois Tactical Officers Association) in Illinois in October (Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre, 2401 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169), please be sure to come visit the Windham Weaponry booth. I’ll be attending the conference from October 9th to the 11th, and I look forward to seeing you.
Earlier this month we attended the NASDEA conference in Portland, Maine. It was great to meet all the great guys and gals from around the country. At this conference a Windham Weaponry, Inc. rifle was part of a raffle. We would like to say Congratulations to winner Scott S. from New Hampshire.
Stay safe out there,
Todd J. Coons
Vice President, Law Enforcement & International Sales
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