BCM® Standard 16" C8 SFW (Special Forces Weapon) Complete Upper Receiver Group

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M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension
M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver
T-Marked Upper Receivers
USGI 1/7 Twist Rates
USGI 5.56 NATO Chambers
Mil-Spec 11595E - Certified Barrel Steel (CMV)
5.56 NATO
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About the BCM® Standard 16" C8 SFW (Special Forces Weapon) Complete Upper Receiver

The Canadian C8 SFW is an upper group based on carbines widely used by NATO Special Operations Forces such as Canadian SOF, British SAS, Norwegian Special Operations, Dutch Military, and others. It gained widespread use in Europe at the same time the M4A1 was used in US SOF.

It includes a removable Simon Sleeve (on front of barrel) used to mount a variety of accessories fielded by these units. This is the first time a SFW type upper has been available in the US.

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Made by Bravo Company MFG, Inc. (BCM®™) These Barreled Upper Receiver Groups are designed for shooting professionals with the Mil-Spec features for the demands of their duty. They are fully assembled, headspaced, and test fired.
As a note: BCM®™ barrel components are parkerized separately before assembly. Prior to shipping, all BCM®™ upper receiver groups are test fired for function, laser bore sighted with a Milspec carry handle for sight alignment within Mil-Specs, and then batch samples are test fired for accuracy. As such, the upper receiver group will show handling marks consistent with these quality control procedures.

M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver & Barrel Extension

In developing the USGI M4 carbine as one of the primary weapons for today s infantry, some modifications were performed to the original M16 platform to enhance the reliability of the shorter barreled carbines. With the shorter carbine gas system and the increased gas port pressure, the carbine cycled faster, and at times the cycle rate could be faster than the magazine would feed ammunition. One of the modifications done to increase reliable feeding included enhancing the angle and the length of the feed ramps.
This USGI modification was done to both the barrel extension and the upper receiver, creating a longer and steeper feed ramp. These Mil-Spec M4 feed ramps are part of the original CNC manufacturing process. As a result, the factory machined M4 feed ramps on the receiver are hard coat anodized which adds significant strength to the aluminum. This feature is offered on all BCM® uppers and all BCM® barrels.

T-Marked Upper Receiver

The contemporary M16/M4 rifle is built around the concept of modularity. All of the BCM® flat top uppers feature a USGI type laser etched T-marks to provide addressing for the remounting of tactical accessories such as optics, laser sights, etc. This enables the weapon platform to be easily configured and then accurately reconfigured for each specific mission.

USGI 1/7 Twist Rate

The USGI 1/7 twist rate of all of the BCM® barrels is the preferred twist rate by most professional infantryman. This twist rate has proven very versatile and can effectively run the new heavier 5.56 ammo that is hugely popular with military and private security personal for its superior ballistics.

Mil-Spec 11595E - Barrel Steel

BCM® barrel steel is Mil-Spec per MIL-B-11595E. This grade (CMV) of steel is a Mil-Spec steel used in the USGI M16 family of rifles; it is stronger and will last longer than the typical barrels offered in the commercial market. The Mil-Spec grade steel gets its additional strength and rigidity from an increase in carbon and/or vanadium in the alloy. This will offer increased barrel life and performance through use in all types of extreme environments and temperatures.

Chrome Bore and Chamber

One of the first modifications that were made to the original M16 in the mid 1960 s was the addition of the chrome lined bore and chamber. It is now a worldwide standard in the industry for a battle rifle. The chrome bore and chamber is harder than the barrel steel and on the USGI M16/M4 rifles will aid in chambering, extraction, and reliability. It increases velocity, and also resist against fouling and corrosion from extended use in the field. This gives the end user a longer barrel life with less required time in maintenance and cleaning.

Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish

Barrels are parkerized with the manganese phosphate finish (Mil-Spec A-A-59267). Military specifications also state that the entire barrel surface is phosphate finished to create a porous surface to absorb oil as to resist against corrosion from the elements. BCM® barrels are phosphated before installation of front sights. This is a much more extensive assembly operation, but insures that the entire barrel is finished and protected . . .even under the front sight base.

5.56 NATO Chambers

The USGI 5.56 NATO chamber is the best choice for effective deployment, reliability, and compatibility, of higher chamber pressures of military ammo.

Mil-Spec F-Marked Forged Front Sight Bases

Mil-Spec for rifles issued to the troops require taller front sight bases on all flat top AR rifles. Many commercial offerings use M16A2 height front sight bases on all of their barrels regardless of what type of upper it is installed on.
As a result, owners of rifles and carbines with the flat top receiver configuration can have problems getting a proper 'zero' for elevation with Mil-Spec back up iron sights. As all of the BCM® uppers are built for flat top uppers, all have the proper Mil-Spec F marked front sight base to insure the correct height for iron sight zeroing when using military iron sights. Mil-Spec taper pins secure the forged front sight base with the sling swivel secured by tubular rivets.

Government Barrel Profiles

Duty rifles are built to be carried - day in and day out. The USGI barrel profiles (often referred to as the Government Profile) enable the operator to carry their weapon for longer periods of time and deploy them faster than the heavier commercial H-Barrel counterparts. The government profile barrel is also compatible with the current M203 mounting systems.

HPT / MP Inspected Barrels

Military specifications require that barrels undergo a HPT (High-Pressure Test) load as a part of quality assurance procedures. Commonly referred to as a proof load, the M197 HPT is rated for 70,000 psi. BCM® barrels are proof loaded and then MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) to detect any possible flaws in the barrels surface. The barrels are MP inspected with both circular and longitudinal magnetic fields per ASTME1444-01 (current Mil-Spec) to assure a high quality finished product. All BCM® barrels are marked HP MP as our proof load marking.

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31 Reviews

  • 5
    Got some good weight

    Uoper is great.. Best charging handle and bcg I've ever had. You can notice the weight added to the barrel but not in a bad way. If you get the keymod, there aren't mounts on the barrel by the sight FYI like in the photos
    That would be the one thing I wished.

  • 5
    Great upper

    Huge fan of these uppers!

  • 5
    The Quality you expect from BCM

    Upon receipt of the upper, I was thoroughly impressed. I did strip it down in preparation for the Centurion C4 handguard I will be using and found signs of testing before shipment, which leaves me even further impressed knowing it had been function tested! Keep up the great work BCM!

  • 5
    C8 sfw

    Item exceeded expectations

  • 5
    C8 SFW

    My BCM C8 SFW upper has been terrific, I’ve put over a hundred rounds down range with it so far and have been pleased with the barrel contour controlling recoil and grouping. This is definitely a serviceable upper that I feel I could put through the worst of situations, the fact it’s cloning a Canadian C8 is just a plus. Great work BCM.

  • 5
    when are these coming back!?

    This upper is awesome huge fan !would buy more if I could

  • 5
    Bet-your-life-on upper w/ a few minor issues

    A solid build, one I'd have no qualms about putting to work in defense of hometown or homestead--haven't had a chance to fire it but trials with snap-caps have me confident that it's ready for duty and just waiting on me to catch up. Snapped onto the lower and the pins slid through like glass, with none of the hammering that some of the "bargain brand" parts I've used in past builds have required.

    The few minor quibbles I have are mostly clone-build-specific issues (not offering option to substitute A2 flash hider, square large A2 front sight post rather than round .050" C8 FSP, unavailability of the C8's tri-rail), but those were known and accepted issues going in and I can work around all but the last--the only thing I'd do differently if I had the chance would be buy the rail when it was in stock.

    The highest praise I have to give a company is repeat business, and I would have no problem coming back here to source uppers for future builds--it's a question of "when," not "if"!

  • 5
    c8 SFW upper assembly

    Really impressed with this company. I've been looking for an upper for a couple of weeks and luckily was told about BCM. I ordered this product on a Monday and received it the following Friday without a hitch. Plus I got a sweet hat and some stickers/other cool sh**t*. Thanks!

  • 5
    More Parts

    Nice upper, was not familiar with the barrel profile but the added weight controls almost all muzzle jump.
    Another great product from BCM!!!