Questions and Answers
We’ve finding that we need more parts than we thought we would. We are also redesigning the fire control parts. These parts will work in all existing rifles. This is taking a bit longer than expected, but we’re still pushing forward. We’ll update this page as we have more informtion.
Upgrade Notice for Original M96s. WARNING, IF YOU’VE PURCHASED AN OLDER M96, DO NOT FIRE IT UNTIL YOU’VE READ AND FOLLOWED THE UPGRADE NOTICE.
Question: What is the M96 Rifle?
Answer: The M96 Rifle was designed along the lines of the Stoner 63 Weapon platform used by the Navy Seals and Marines in Vietnam. It was designed so that it could be built as a carbine, rifle, top fed, or belt fed weapon. Robinson Armament Co. made the M96 between 1999 and 2005 in carbine, rifle, and top fed configurations. It was very reliable but quite expensive to manufacture due to its design.
Question: Are you going to sell the M96 again?
Answer: At the end of 2019, we began going through all our M96 parts inventory. We have a lot of them, but are missing quite a few. We will are currently figuring out how to acquire the missing parts and determine how many we want to build. It will most likely be a very limited number.
Question: What M96 configurations are you going to offer?
Answer: We will offer the M96 in carbine, rifle, and top fed. We may offer it in a belt fed configuration, but we are not promising this.
Question: When will you begin shipping the M96?
Answer: It will take several months.
Question: Will you make spare parts for the M96?
Answer: Yes, part of the reason we want to start up the M96 program is to provide spares for existing M96s.
Question: Will the spare parts be compatible with older M96s?
Answer: We will make the latest version of the M96 parts. The earliest M96s had a different gas block and gas tube. We will not make these older parts. However, the later parts will work on the earliest M96s.
Question: What barrel lengths will you offer?
Answer: 14.7″, 16″, 18.6″ , and 20″. Shorter lengths are not possible.
Question: What calibers will you offer?
Answer: The barrels will be chambered with a .223 Wylde chamber. No promises of additional calibers at this time.
Question: What magazines does the M96 use?
Answer: It uses standard AR15 magazines.
Questions: Will you offer threaded barrels?
Answer: The original M96s were made during the Assault Weapons Ban (1994 to 2004) and did not have threaded barrels. New M96 barrels will have muzzles with common threads.
Question: Will you make Top Fed kits?
Answer: If there is enough demand form them, we will build them.
Question: What will the price be?
Answer: It will be $2,495 for the carbine or rifle, and $3,995 for the top fed. We do not have dealer pricing at this time. The top fed kit will be $1,495. These prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
Question: How can I order and M96?
Answer: We are only taking names now. They will be offered on a first come first serve basis. You can send an email to [email protected] and simply state that you want to be on the list. Please include you name an phone number. You can also email us using the Chat button on our website. We will email you a confirmation. When we are ready to take orders, we will contact you. A deposit will be required.
Question: Will you export the M96 to other countries?
Answer: We don’t have an answer to this question at this time. It depends on the interest level and how many we can make.
Question: What if I have other questions?
Answer: Please email them to [email protected] We’ll try to post them here as soon as possible.
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