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Posted: 6/16/2009 7:42:47 AM EST
As discribed to me: all aspects appear identical to XM-177 except the stock. This was a heavey wire "skeleton" that folded along the left side of the weapon. The weapon used M-16 magazines, and the user claimed that the bolt was identical to and interchangable with an M-16 bolt/carrier. I have never seen or heard of a varient that had a folding buffer.
This weapon was issued as a "CAR-15" sometime during 1963 or 1964 to a SOG unit.
Any guesses?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 8:05:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 8:05:39 AM EST by osprey21]
The "CAR-15" didn't come out until '66.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:19:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 9:20:47 AM EST by Combat_Diver]
The gun sounds like a M231 port firing weapon but dates are wrong for the M231 didn't get adopted until 1979.


ETA: Could be a field modification of a shortly with a M3 SMG stock attached.
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