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Posted: 8/29/2001 1:55:04 PM EDT
Well after being bashed for not searching the AR15.com web site first before asking my question about Mattel Toys and the M-16 rifle I sent a letter to the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. These folks should know because Aberdeen does all the testing. I even sent a photo of a “Mattel” M-16 that a AR15.com member posted. The director of the museum states, “Mattel did not make the weapon, nor did it have anything to do with making any parts for the weapon”. I hope this puts an end to all hoaxes.
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Link Posted: 8/29/2001 1:57:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ty_223: Well after being bashed for not searching the AR15.com web site first before asking my question about Mattel Toys and the M-16 rifle I sent a letter to the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. These folks should know because Aberdeen does all the testing. I even sent a photo of a “Mattel” M-16 that a AR15.com member posted. The director of the museum states, “Mattel did not make the weapon, nor did it have anything to do with making any parts for the weapon”. I hope this puts an end to all hoaxes.
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As far as I'm concerned that is the end of it! Bill Atwater knows his stuff!! Plus he's a friend of my dad....
Link Posted: 8/29/2001 2:05:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2001 2:27:51 PM EDT
Hell, I even saw a photocopied letter once posted somewhere on the net from Mattel stating that they had nothing to do with any type of arms manufacturing and specifically the M16 rifle. Even then other people were saying that the division of Mattel that made the buttstocks or whatever were spun off and no longer Mattel or some other stupid story. I don't understand how some people could be so gullible. Michael
Link Posted: 8/29/2001 8:20:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ty_223: I even sent a photo of a “Mattel” M-16 that a AR15.com member posted. The director of the museum states
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We're famous!
Link Posted: 8/29/2001 10:46:43 PM EDT
It wasn't Mattel, it was Hasbro. In the summer of 68 I was 11 years old, one of my brothers friends was back from nam, he was showing us some photos , and their it was, a close up of the new fangled 22 caliber poodle shooter the military was issuing. It was stamped Hasbro on the butt stock. Seen the photo with my own 2 --O-O-- eyes. Waterdog
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 7:00:44 AM EDT
Does anybody have a .jpg or other image of what the Mattel company logo looked like back in the late 50's or 60's??? I'm thinking about putting a Mattel stamp on my post-ban A2 and selling it at the next gun show. (That shit'll fetch some righteous dough for Dolomite and all hiz ho's.)
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 5:44:33 AM EDT
Facts is facts: http://www.mindspring.com/~kmeans/mattel.jpg
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 6:46:22 AM EDT
Aw, can we really believe the government?
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 11:33:21 AM EDT
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