Specna Arms SA-C16 CORE Carbine Rifle

Specna Arms
RRP £142.99
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  • Full Length Top 20mm Rail
  • CORE Quick Spring Change
  • Wirecutter Handguard

Part of Specna Arms' CORE series, the SA-C16 CORE brings an affordable Airsoft gun with a Quick Change Spring System to the table, as well as internal quality such as a Rotary HOP unit, Steel Gears and a 6.03mm inner barrel. This member of the CORE family comes with a Wirecutter style hand guard giving it a unique look and feel. Those who know the wire-cutter hand guard will know that the rifle is almost worth buying simply for the hand guard, and is an absolute bargain for the price.

Full description


The CORE series of the Specna Arms family of Airsoft Electric Guns offers affordability and quality in one robust package, coupled with internal parts which put jaws on the floor. The Receiver, Stock and Pistol Grip are made of a high quality Nylon Fiber to keep the package lightweight, whilst still maintaining a rigid core for a tough rifle. The outer barrel assembly and hand guard and stock are made from Alloy, to ensure that the hand guard is tightly locked in place and wobble free. 

The rifle can be customised to suit your tastes, with a full length top 20mm RIS / RAS rail coming in at 22.5'' in length leaving plenty of room for large sight and scope setups, and while you're at it, even enough room to fit a PEQ box as well. The hand guard can also be customised with modular aftermarket rail panels for added levels of customisation. If customising your replica is your thing then the flash hider can be removed to reveal a 14mm CCW threaded outer barrel perfect for attaching aftermarket suppressors, tracer units, and silencers. The six position adjustable stock can also be removed and swapped with any aftermarket AEG stock, and a small enough battery can even be bought to fit down the stock should you go for a low profile option.

Internally the replica features everything people have come to expect and love from a Specna Arms replica, with a CORE quick change spring system, high quality internal parts, with plenty of options for upgrades and plenty of aftermarket part support should something go wrong. The replica features a standard V2 gearbox, commonly found in Airsoft M4, meaning that there is a vast selection of upgrade parts available for this replica, even if it doesn't really need them out the box. Internally the gearbox features parts you would only typically see in more high end replicas, with a full steel gear set for strength and reliability, 8mm slide bearings for a smooth action and the Specna CORE quick change spring system allowing you to increase or decrease the power of the replica without having to take the gearbox completely apart. The gun also features an adjustable hop-up unit which is designed to add backspin to the BB as they travel down the barrel to increase the range and accuracy of each shot. The hop-up is fully adjustable to a range of BB weights and types.

This rifle is perfect for those Airsoft skirmishers who are looking for a replica to get them started with Airsoft Skirmishing. This replica has everything you need to get started playing, with plenty of customisation options, and a hand guard that will make even the most regular skirmishers jealous.


  • Part of the Specna Arms Beginner Core Range
  • Perfect for outdoor games, and taller Airsoft Skirmishers
  • CORE Quick spring exchange system
  • Lightweight polymer receiver
  • Crane Style Stock which doubles up as the battery compartment
  • 300rnd high capacity magazine
  • 22.5'' 20mm RIS / RAS full length top rail for sights and scopes
  • 8mm slide Bearings
  • Wirecutter Style 16'' modular hand guard
  • Removable Flip-Up Iron Sight set which locks down
  • Extended Mock Charging Handle
  • Charging handle can be pulled back to release the dust cover
  • Finger ridged pistol grip
  • Mock Forward Assist
  • Steel Gear Set
  • Full steel piston teeth
  • Rotary hop-up unit for range and accuracy
  • Precision 6.03mm inner barrel
  • 14mm Counter Clockwise (CCW) threaded outer barrel
  • Removable flash hider to replace with Silencers and Suppressors
  • Branded:
    • 'MARINE ENV.M-4'
    • '5.56MM NATO'
    • 'C009266'
    • 'CAGE 68407'
    • 'PART# 4697333'
    • 'SERIAL# SA6969'

Package Includes

  • SA-C16 CORE Carbine Rifle
  • 300rnd Hi-Cap Magazine
  • Instruction Manual

Special Instructions

The barrel is threaded, but is submerged inside the hand guard, and because of this the replica only supports tracer units, flash hiders and other attachments up to 3.2cm in diameter.

The externals of the replica are metal where they would be on the real world gun. This includes things like the outer barrel, handguard, and receiver. If a real world gun has polymer parts then the gun will still be marked as full metal externals, examples of this would be an M4, where the Stock and Pistol grip are always made from Polymer.



Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 310fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
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Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
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Included Items
  • Instruction Manual
  • 300rnd Hi-Cap Magazine
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Patrol Base - Warning Icon
Free Gift Battery Warning

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.59kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)


Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Black, Tan ,
Construction Icon
Polymer reciever, stock, and pistol grip, with Alloy Outer Barrel, Handguard, Buffer Tube and Internals.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
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Weapon Platform
M4 / AR15 / M16
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
Suggested BB Weight


Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Adjustable behind mock bolt plate when charging handle to the rear.


Weapon Furniture Icon
  • Railed Handguard
  • Flip-Up Ironsights
  • Finger Ridged Pistol Grip
  • Modular
  • Adjustable Stock
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , Unique ,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
6 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Aperture Iron Sight
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Loop ,


Outer Barrel Length (in)
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
Inner Barrel Diameter

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 300 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Suggested Battery
Suggested Battery Type
Suggested Battery Configuration
Suggested Battery Voltage

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
Tested using 0.20g BB
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Test Date

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