MPN: 07-078-09136-018


  • Cold hammer forged (CHF)
  • Made from Mil-Spec standards Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel (CMV)
  • Mil-Spec heavy phosphate coated and chrome lined


  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Profile: Lightweight
  • Gas Block Journal: 0.750"
  • Gas Placement: Mid-Length
  • Twist Rate: 1:7 Twist
  • Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
  • M4 Feed Ramps: Yes
  • Muzzle Thread Pattern: 1/2"-28
  • Finish: Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate
  • Weight: 1.71 lbs.


  • AR-15


Daniel Defense is renowned for producing top-notch AR parts and accessories; their barrels are no exception. This 16-inch barrel is meticulously crafted from Cold Hammer Forged Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, the industry standard for Mil-Spec AR barrels. It offers excellent heat dissipation, corrosion resistance, and durability compared to regular steel.

Accurate and Durable

The barrel has a Mil-Spec heavy phosphate finish on the outside and a chrome finish on the inside. Its 1:7 twist rate delivers exceptional accuracy for various bullet weights.

Precision Engineering

Featuring a mid-length gas port and a threaded muzzle with the standard 1/2×28 TPI thread pitch, the Daniel Defense 16" 5.56 Mid-Length Lightweight Barrel is a lightweight option without compromising on strength and precision.

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