M4A1 Colt Carbine
Not to be confused with M16 A2 Rifle
The M4A1 Colt Carbine was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.
The M4A1 Colt Carbine has a base fire rate between four to nine rounds per turn and can fire 30 rounds (over four to eight turns) without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 2.8.
The M4A1 Colt Carbine is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds and is a possible result from paying 75 job points to use the Private Security Firm 5* special, "Open Arsenal." 
1,000 M4A1 Colt Carbines will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.
M4A1 Colt Carbines can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Primary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.
A high quality M4A1 Colt Carbine with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Medium Arms Cache. A M4A1 Colt Carbine obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 70 and an Accuracy stat up to 62.
Due to their relatively high stats, M4A1 Colt Carbines with desirable Weapon Bonuses are sometimes used by players that can afford them for general attacking, Faction Warfare, Ranked Wars, and NPC looting.
Players can gain Weapon Experience on M4A1 Colt Carbines once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. M4A1 Colt Carbines and all primary and secondary weapons gain a 20% damage boost from the "Firearms Expert" 10* special and an extra clip from the "Bandolier" 7* special at Gun Shops.
M4A1 Colt Carbines, along with all primary and secondary weapons, receive a 20% and 5% bonus to Ammo conservation from the "MTH3330 Bachelor of Mathematics" and "MTH2310 Discrete Mathematics" courses respectively. The "CBT2850 Study of Rifles" course gives +1 accuracy to all rifles.
The M4A1 Colt Carbine is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.
|M4A1 Colt Carbine Related Awards|
|2800 Ft/S||Achieve 100 finishing hits with rifles|
All M4A1 Colt Carbines used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each M4A1 Colt Carbine were revealed in a December 2015 update. 
|M4A1 Colt Carbine Image History|
|2006* to July 2012 |
|July 2012 to present |
* Items did not have images prior to 2006.
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