Here at the NRA show, Colt is also showing two new AR15s coming in a few months. The plan is to release to new and different semi auto versions of classic vintage rifles with a plan to release two different rifles every year for the next 10 years . Above is a picture of the first two vintage rifles that will be out in coming months. First is the M16A1 ( semi auto of course) 603 correct in all ways save for the full auto parts. The carbine is the immediately recognizable Xm177 that some know by its more slang name of CAR15. The xm177 has the fake moderator attached permanently to make the barrel 16 inches and to comply with the pointless ATF rules keeping it from falling into NFA territory.
A lot of attention and work is going into make these guns accurate as possible and high quality. Below is the stock for the CAR15 in the early stages, showing it as a piece of aluminum. The stock will not be the later synthetic version.
I could not get better and closer pictures of the guns since they are on a rotating display. Fact is they fooled me into thinking they were the military original versions. The attention to detail is impressive. No doubt much to the agony of retro part ebay sellers and the boys at the retro forums.