This is the real deal. It is flat dark earth with a black barrel chambered in 5.56 (.223). It has a 16 1/4" barrel and takes standard AR-15 mags. I will include 5 magazines, 3 aluminum and 2 polymer p-mags (coyote). I have owned this rifle for a total of about 4 weeks and love it, but i am moving soon to a new station and looks like i might deploy again before then so i am trying to slim my collection and i am sick of 5.56. Ive only fired about 250 rounds through it, its clean as a whistle. The short stroke gas piston system was new to me, but i like it a lot and im sure you will to!