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

MSRP: $653.40
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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)
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The Canadian C8 SFW (Special Forces Weapon).
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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Professional Grade Weaponry, by BCM®™
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 Barrel Extension
M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver
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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19 Reviews

  • 5
    Great upper!

    Posted by anonymous on Dec 28th 2016

    The c8 upper is cool not only because it is different but it is a true milspec 16" upper variant and BCM delivers with their version. Nothing but quality on this upper and my order was processed and shipped quickly like always. If you want a 16" upper but want something different the c8 sfw is a great option so do not hesitate. The sleeve does add a bit of weight to the front end but the carbine does not feel unbalanced and the weight difference is hardly noticble. I'm more than happy with this upper.

  • 5
    Great company to deal with

    Posted by Julie Parks on Nov 11th 2016

    Fast and easy ordering, received several updates regarding shipping. I did have to return and item and that was a positive experience as well.

  • 5
    An interesting upper

    Posted by Jeremy M on Sep 5th 2016

    Quality BCM. Great if you want something AR15 but still with foreign( well...Commonwealth) roots.

  • 5
    excellent support

    Posted by Paul Fast Fast on May 3rd 2016

    Thank you for your support

  • 5
    Great upper

    Posted by tyler brain on Feb 9th 2016

    Looks great and can't wait to put it to use. Also got a free hat with purchase.

  • 5
    Upper Receiver

    Posted by Jeffrey Buchanan on Dec 26th 2015

    Great Price for a well built upper, tight match to aero lower.

  • 5
    Great Experience.

    Posted by anonymous on Dec 19th 2015

    Found and ordered the part I wanted, in stock, with no hassles. I received the piece in less than a week! Great service! The entire process from finding the part, ordering, tracking it and receiving it was simple! Great job!

  • 4
    fast shipping

    Posted by joseph davis on Nov 14th 2015

    I have yet to test fire this upper. The fit and finish from my inspection is top notch. My order was to me in three days, I was extremely impressed, will order from these guys again. The stories I heard are true fantastic customer service. Will update and rate higher once I'm pleased with test fire.

  • 5
    Special Forces Weapon Upper

    Posted by AMF on Nov 14th 2015

    I was sitting on a BCM lower while deciding what upper to go with. Then one day the C8 SFW upper became available. I liked the specs so I made my move. The fit and finish were great. Because of the Simon sleeve I can put a variety of accessories on my rifle if needed. It looks good and feels strong. Its unique and sets itself apart from any of the carbine uppers out there.