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Posted: 10/12/2004 2:34:16 PM EST
On the 4th floor of the new American Indian Museum in DC there is an exhibit detailing the effects of weapons technology (first swords, then firearms). The final section of the display has a Garand, G3, AKMS, M16A1 (missing ejection port door), and....a Colt ACR!

For those of you who don't know, the Colt ACR was an experiemental rifle for the Army. It had a very Crane-like stock on a 7-pos tube, flattop upper, ambi safety, thicker grip, and forend with different front sight, heavier barrel, compensator, and a sort of instinctive trap-gun like rail atop the handguard. Unit at the Smithsonian (Indian Museum) sported an ELCAN optic.

Sorry I didn't think to take pictures; I think my wife was carrying the camera anyway. So for those interested, you can view it to your hearts content, if only the starboard side and at a 6" distance, behind plexiglas...BT
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:41:53 PM EST
I know they have that at the Museum of American History, they have it at the Indian Museum too?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:51:42 PM EST
I saw 2, in an Army base, locked away along with the Steyr ACR, Thompsons, G11's, BAR's unfired, M24's, etc.

What a shame. I would rather see those guns destroyed though use then sitting away untouched.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:10:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Postal0311:
I saw 2, in an Army base, locked away along with the Steyr ACR, Thompsons, G11's, BAR's unfired, M24's, etc.

What a shame. I would rather see those guns destroyed though use then sitting away untouched.



Not me, as long as they are intact there is still hope for them...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:31:04 PM EST
FYI, examples of all four ACR prototypes (Colt, H&K, AAI and Steyr) are in the Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning, GA, as part of one HELL of a good military firearms collection.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:40:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By walrus:
I know they have that at the Museum of American History, they have it at the Indian Museum too?


Yes, unless it is the same one.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:35:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nate1:

Originally Posted By Postal0311:
I saw 2, in an Army base, locked away along with the Steyr ACR, Thompsons, G11's, BAR's unfired, M24's, etc.

What a shame. I would rather see those guns destroyed though use then sitting away untouched.



Not me, as long as they are intact there is still hope for them...



Yeah, that way if the zombie hordes are ever unleashed, you can go pick up some of those cool guns and use them to beat the undead with style.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 10:32:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 10:36:50 AM EST by Stryfe]
This thread is worthless without pics.

Found one.

Found another.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 10:40:33 AM EST
what are those?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:06:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By jar3ds:
what are those?



That, in fact, is a Colt ACR!

If I visit the museum again (I live not far from DC) I'll remember to try to take some detailed photos of the ACR.

BT
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:13:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By jar3ds:
what are those?



and what the hell where they "Going" to do with them? Drunk and High assed enventors
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:35:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By jar3ds:
what are those?


Don't tell me, you only look at the pictures
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:40:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By jar3ds:
what are those?


Don't tell me, you only look at the pictures





Bob
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