|PRICE:||R 30,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|MAKE||DPMS Panther Arms|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Direct Impingement Gas Operation|
|CONDITION||Excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The DPMS Oracle is an AR-15 style, semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.56mm manufactured by DPMS Panther Arms of Alabama, USA.
Styled after the M4 Carbine, it features a 16″ barrel with 1:9″ twist, an aluminum flattop, railed receiver and a low-profile, railed gas-block and a Pardus 6-position collapsible butt-stock.
The original ArmaLite AR-15, a semi-automatic, gas-operated (direct gas impingement), air-cooled, magazine-fed rifle chambered in 5.56mm, was designed in 1956.
In 1959 ArmaLite sold the patent and trademarks to Colt’s Manufacturing Company who slightly redesigned it and marketed it as the Colt AR-15, and later also developed the M-16 select-fire version for military use.
In the 1980s, the M4 Carbine was developed as a shortened and lighter version of the M16A2 with 80% parts commonality, and has become the main assault rifle used by the United States Armed Forces, as well as over 60 countries world-wide.
After most of Colt’s patents for the Colt AR-15 expired in 1977, many firearm manufacturers began to produce copies of the Colt AR-15 under various names.
Despite the patents expiring, Colt retained the trademark of the AR-15 and is the sole manufacturer able to label their firearms as ‘AR-15’.
This particular DPMS Oracle rifle has been upgraded and modified with the following parts:
– UTG full-length M-LOK front rail
– Hogue pistol grip
– Magpul B.A.D. Lever
– Magpul extended magazine release button
– BCX charging handle
– Picatinny mounted cantilever iron sights
– Muzzle brake
It is fitted with Vortex Strikefire 2 red dot sight and a Vector Optics 3X magnifier, as well as a Klarus weapon-mounted torch with pressure-pad controls, and a Magpul angled foregrip.
It has been finished in a rough (textured) camouflage finish.
This rifle is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
It has been finished in a textured, camouflage finish (unknown) which is still in excellent condition.
See list above of aftermarket parts and accessories fitted to and included with this rifle.
It comes in a nice rifle bag.
It includes 5 x 30 round Magpul PMAGS, and 1 magazine coupler.
This firearm is particularly suitable for use in the following sports:
- 3GN – PRACTICAL division
- MPDS – Enhanced Service Rifle (ESR) division
- SADPA DMG – ESG division
- IPSC – SEMI-AUTO STANDARD division
This rifle is also technically suitable for armed security work, but is really setup for competitive sport shooting.
This firearm is also suitable for home self-defense in secluded areas (e.g. farms), provided that one is able to obtain a license to possess a restricted firearm for self-defense (Section 14) which is not very easy nor common.