DPMS Panther A3 Lite 16 AR-15 Rifle, 5.56 Nato/ .223 Rem, 16″ Barrel, 30 Round Magazine, A3 Flat Top, A2 Front Sight- DPMS RFA3-L16


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DPMS Panther A3 Lite 16 AR-15 Rifle, 5.56 Nato/ .223 Rem, 16″ Barrel, 30 Round Magazine, A3 Flat Top, A2 Front Sight- DPMS RFA3-L16

Some people like sights, some of us want optics, some want a featherweight rifle – this is all three. Finally, you can have it all. With the DPMS A3 Lite 16, all you’ll need to do is add your own optics, back up sights or carry handle and you’ll be ready to go.

A3 Style Flat Top, Forged. 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy. Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated black. Dust cover. Shell deflector. Round foward assist. Right hand ejection. Forged 7075T6 aircraft aluminum alloy. Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated black. Semi-auto trigger group. Aluminum trigger guard. Aluminum magazine release button. DPMS Pardus Carbine Stock. Handguards: GlacierGuards. Oval, Carbine length. Aluminum Delta Ring. Barrel: 16″ Length w/A2 flash hider (birdcage). 4140 chrome-moly steel light contour barrel. 6 grooves, right hand 1×9 twist, button rifled.


Panther™ A3 Lite 16

Includes: 1 – 30 round magazine, 1-Nylon Web Sling

Mfg Item Num: RFA3-L16


16″ Length w/ A2 flash hider (birdcage)
4140 chrome-moly steel light contour barrel
6 grooves, right-hand 1×9 twist, button rifled



Method of Operation:

Gas operated rotating bolt

Bolt & Carrier:

8620 steel bolt carrier, heat treated and plated per Mil Spec
Phosphated steel bolt, heat treated and plated per Mil Spec


A1 front sight post


Empty – 6.5 lbs.


Extended: 36 3/8″
Collapsed: 32 1/2″

Upper Receiver:

A3 Style Flat Top, Forged
7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy
Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated black
Dust cover
Shell deflector
Round forward assist
Right hand ejection

Lower Receiver:

Forged 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy
Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated black
Semi-auto trigger group
Aluminum trigger guard
Aluminum magazine release button


DPMS Pardus Carbine Stock


Oval, Carbine length
Aluminum Delta Ring

DPMS PANTHER Semi-Automatic 223 Remington/5.56 NATO 30+1 Capacity 16″ Barrel Syn

Action: Semi-Automatic
Caliber: 223 Remington/5.56 NATO
Barrel Length: 16″
Capacity: 30+1
Trigger: Standard
Safety: Lever
OAL: 32.5″ – 36.38″
Weight: 6.1 lbs
Stock: Synthetic
Finish: Black

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