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Posted: 8/25/2004 6:32:45 AM EDT

I have one M16A1 and i join one photo.

Any info on this model are welcome (vietnam ?)


Thank's in advance


PS : sorry for my bad english.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:34:07 AM EDT
I congratulate you on not just saying hi for your first post.  Well done, and welcome aboard.

I deem this thread not to be a trap.

edit - Can we get a pic of the whole rifle?

edit - I also direct you here www.ar15.com/content/legal/serialNumberList.html
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:40:03 AM EDT
Whats with the aliens, I don't get the joke.

Welcome Marc. Although I don't have any specific information about your M16A1, here is a link that has some good information about stampings and identification markings: biggerhammer.net

Anybody know what the star stamping (near front pivot pin) and the "X" stamping by the serial number indicate? could this be a captured M16 entered into the NVA arsenal? This reminds me of Soviet Arsenal stampings on captured German K98 rifles in WWII. I know a number of M16s were captured by the VC and NVA and later recovered, an example is the M16 described below:

1/52 INF 23 INF was a US Army unit
B/123 AVN 23 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Description: The following is an edited extract from the 1/52 Inf S2/3 Journal. At 1038hrs a utility helicopter supporting this unit reported and engaged 3 enemy at BT212101. They were wearing black and were moving SW attempted to evade. Results: 1 VC KIA. 1330hrs a Warlords team reported on station for VR in 1-52 AO. 1420hrs they detained 1 Vietnamese military age male attempted to evade at BT258078. 1450hrs evaced detainee to LZ Professional and hence to Brigade at 1630hrs. 1440hrs at BT258093 Warlords observed 6 NVA wearing green uniforms with packs and 1 weapon. Results: 3 NVA KIA, 1 M16 CIA, 4 hooches destroyed. At BT157087 they observed 1 rucksack. At BT164097 destroyed 1 camouflaged hooch. 1450hrs the Warlords broke station.
The captured M16 was SN 886668. 1505hrs a utility helicopter supporting this unit reported observing 3 VC moving west along a trail at BT236119. 1 in blue uniform, 1 in black, 1 in white. All attempted to evade. Results: 1 VC KIA

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:40:12 AM EDT
Das ist mein Gewehr!!!    

Not really........., this may be of some help: www.biggerhammer.net/ar15/variants/


added, dang I'm getting slow in my old age......
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:22:46 AM EDT
Hey, that's nice Marc. Welcome aboard.

And don't worry about your poor English. It's much better than my what-ever-it-is-you-speak in Belguim.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:43:50 AM EDT

Hey, that's nice Marc. Welcome aboard.

And don't worry about your poor English. It's much better than my what-ever-it-is-you-speak in Belguim.

That would be Flemish, I believe
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:23:01 AM EDT
Oy...I knew that. That's why the little embarrassed smilie. I just couldn't think of what it was when I posted. Brain Fart
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:30:21 AM EDT
I hate to admit it but we worked for this -fugly- 2lt in AK and when she'd walk by someone would inevitably say: "It's a trap".  Maybe the projections on her upper lip had something to do with it.

If that's your rifle, bro hang on to it.  
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:30:35 AM EDT
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