By Drew Bryant
November 4, 2022,

Noveske and WRMFZY have collaborated on a limited edition love letter to the CAR-15/XM177 short-barreled rifle (SBR) called the Swamp Rat. Over Halloween weekend Noveske and WRMFZY had a raffle to see who would get the opportunity to purchase their limited-edition Swamp Rat SBR. Fifty lucky winners will be chosen and have the opportunity to own this exclusive collaboration from Noveske and WRMFZY.

A Brief History Of The CAR-15

The CAR-15 was designed in response to the US military’s desire for a compact M16 variant to fix the inadequacies of an earlier version of a shortened M16 platform. The CAR-15 was a success and in military service for over 30 years after its introduction. The 10.5” SBR was used heavily by Special Forces units during their bloody jungle campaigns during the Vietnam War. The CAR-15 also see widespread adoption and use throughout the conventional military and remained in service until 1998. While also gaining fame and recognition in such movies as Michael Mann’s Heat starting Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

The Swamp Rat SBR is built in-house by Noveske’s gunsmiths and finished with an Armor Black Cerakote. After it’s completion the WRMFZY staff comes in and gives the SBR its rattle can finish.

Below, are the product introduction on the Swamp Rat and its specs from Noveske’s website.

Product Introduction

This year’s Noveske x WRMFZY collaboration pays homage to America’s OG Swamp Rats! Not an exact clone, but close enough to get your Granddad to say those famous words “… well, back in ‘NAM”.

Each rifle has been handcrafted by our one of our Armorers. Armor Black Cerakote was applied to the Anodized upper and lower receiver. Rattle can job were professionally applied to the entire rifle and mag individually by one of the Noveske or WRMFZY crew. This means, each rifle is unique… and you won’t know what yours will look like until it arrives at your local FFL!

Limited qty produced!! Good luck. – – Noveske LOVES You!


• 10.5” 5.56mm CHF (Cold Hammer Forged) with 1:7 twist

• 5.56mm NATO Chamber

• Magnetic Particle Inspected

• Double-thickness chrome lining

• “F” marked front sight, .750” journal with bayonet lug, sling swivel pinned to barrel
• Custom Noveske Carry Handle Gen 4 Style Billet Upper Receiver (7075-T6 Aluminum w/ hard coat anodize type III)

• Custom Rattle Can finish applied over Armor Black Cerakote

• Retro tear-drop forward assist

• Noveske x WRMFZY Gypsy collab engraving marked on forged lower receiver (7075-T6 Aluminum w/hardcoat anodize type III)

If you are one of the lucky winners of the raffle who can purchase a Swamp Rat it comes with a cool $2,899 price tag. The Swamp Rat also comes with a 30-Round SPKSPLY Magazine as a part of the package.

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