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Posted: 10/31/2004 2:19:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 4:53:57 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:21:50 AM EST
Excellent. Thanks Lumpy.


You're apretty nice guy for a DU spy.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:30:09 AM EST
did anyone notice that waffle mag in the first photo ??

they are very rare & bring as much as $200......, IF marked Colt/Armalite.., any one got one ??
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:31:10 AM EST
Very interesting pictures. When did 30 round magazines first come into the inventory? Several pictures clearly show troopers w/30-rounders. I didn't see them in the Army until the early '80's.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:42:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR-15NUTT:
did anyone notice that waffle mag in the first photo ??

they are very rare & bring as much as $200......, IF marked Colt/Armalite.., any one got one ??



Yes, I've got 2, one for each of my 3 digit serial numbered SP1's!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:52:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 2:53:14 AM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:10:13 AM EST
Nice pics.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:15:54 AM EST
This guy must not have grown up in the woods. Step ON the log, not over it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:22:53 AM EST
Nice pics
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:29:13 AM EST
hmm........anyway to remove those watermarks?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:29:17 AM EST
You forgot a couple......







He may not have got a chest full of Purple Hearts, but he did come home to invent the internet.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:42:28 AM EST
Cool "old school pics", History speaks volumes. Thanks for sharing Mr. LUMPY !
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:46:32 AM EST
wow great stuff, as always thanks Lumpy. your picture threads are the greatest. Ronald
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:09:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 4:11:30 AM EST by garr]

Originally Posted By back40:

Originally Posted By AR-15NUTT:
did anyone notice that waffle mag in the first photo ??

they are very rare & bring as much as $200......, IF marked Colt/Armalite.., any one got one ??



Yes, I've got 2, one for each of my 3 digit serial numbered SP1's!



I have 4, If you keep your eyes open they are around, I picked one up last year for $50 on another unnamed boards for sale section, I picked up the first one right here from a member for $100 3-4 years back. The other 2 are with My Dads 1964 SP1, I dont knowif they came with it or if he picked them up somewhere.
They all function well, Even though some board members will tell you they don't work worth a shit.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:26:19 AM EST
Great pics lumpy, at 53 i dig the older stuff , well in guns anyway. thx.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:28:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 4:30:09 AM EST by 7point62_AssAssin]

Originally Posted By norman74:
This guy must not have grown up in the woods. Step ON the log, not over it.




I was thinking the same thing.....I would be way to paranoid about landmines on the other side of the log to step right over it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:29:08 AM EST
Lumpy196, you outdid yourself again
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:35:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 4:36:27 AM EST by SWO_daddy]

Originally Posted By norman74:
This guy must not have grown up in the woods. Step ON the log, not over it.



And become an even easier target?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:36:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By 7point62_AssAssin:

Originally Posted By norman74:
This guy must not have grown up in the woods. Step ON the log, not over it.




I was thinking the same thing.....I would be way to paranoid about landmines on the other side of the log to step right over it.



Where I grew up we weren't too worried about landmines, but snakes were a real threat. I suspect that the same thing applied in Vietnam.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:43:51 AM EST
Thanks Lumpy great pics.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 9:10:56 AM EST
First clear photos of 30 round mags I've seen.

Very cool stuff. Lumpy deserves some type of award.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 9:12:39 AM EST
Thanks lump...


I was looking for some older military M-16 pics in action...
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:02:14 PM EST
What a great pic thread!! Thanks.

Sam
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:17:19 PM EST
Many thanks Lumpy. Excellent pics as usual.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:19:44 PM EST
Very nice pics!
I did notice the 203, but it took a while for me to notice the 30rd mags
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:20:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:29:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR-15NUTT:
did anyone notice that waffle mag in the first photo ??

they are very rare & bring as much as $200......, IF marked Colt/Armalite.., any one got one ??



Yep

How much ya got?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:36:27 PM EST

Great pics Lumpy! The old school Black Rifles are far and away the best looking of all...

Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:37:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Anyone notice the XM177 with the birdcage flash suppressor and the M203 in the 1971 photo?



In which picture?


Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Lumpy196, you outdid yourself again



He sure did. Awesome thread.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:41:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Im digging out my Jimi Hendrix and Doors CDs and watching Hamburger Hill tonight....



Yeah! Think I'll watch "We Were Soldiers" again!

Sam
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:49:33 PM EST
nice pics
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:06:56 PM EST
Where is the pic of JFK holding the M16???
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:10:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:16:43 PM EST
What kind of sling did they use early on before the black nylon ones came out?

Hootbro
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:34:02 PM EST
Damn good pics! I just did an M-16A1 clone complete with the no-trap-door stock,then sanded down for that shiny look that the early M-16s had. Yeah,I'd like to know what slings they had too!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:48:59 PM EST
Not Vietnam vintage but you can see what the Air Force was using circa 1988. I was in the Civil Air Patrol at the time on an OJT exercise at summer encampment with the 380th SFS out of Plattsburgh AFB, NY. I joined active duty in 1989 and it wasn't until 92 or so we swapped handguards for the A2 style. I clearly remember qualifying on the range with an M-16 that had green furniture and a three-prong flash hider. hock.gif Last year in Iraq we were carrying Colt-marked M-16 lowers with a three-round burst mechanism installed, the word AUTO stamped over with XXs and the word BURST stamped under it, as well as A2 stamped after the part number. A2 uppers were installed but it was definitely a cobbled-together affair... I guess the Air Force is getting their money's worth out of 'em! he
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid117/p7c36fe0b2c8055a19d964a413725a650/f8a283d6.jpg
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:18:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Anyone notice the XM177 with the birdcage flash suppressor and the M203 in the 1971 photo?



In which picture?



pro.corbis.com/images/U1644212.jpg?size=67&uid={3d0a3778-181b-4fe9-88e7-de26b08ba557}



Maybe I'm blind, but where's the M203?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:20:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:26:27 PM EST
Yeah, I Just realized that after my above post. You beat me before I could edit. Would have been cool to see an M203 mounted on an XM-177 though.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:02:23 PM EST



Take a moment to think about how completely different this man's life is from the easy day to day 'grind' we lead here in the States. Having never been in combat, even I can't fully appreciate the difficulty he must face on a daily basis.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:23:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 4:26:56 PM EST by ar-wrench]

Originally Posted By Hootbro:
What kind of sling did they use early on before the black nylon ones came out?

Hootbro



The slings are the m1/m14 slings. The nylon were more common, but there were web slings as well.

Want a new in wrap from the era?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:50:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
This guy must not have grown up in the woods. Step ON the log, not over it.
pro.corbis.com/images/BE044658.jpg?size=67&uid={a9ec431e-58e9-4b85-a456-26752cd66c8a}



And he is 4th ID, not 101st. Look at his left shoulder (guy stepping over log.)
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:55:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:15:27 PM EST
Is everyone else getting red x's for the newly added pics?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:17:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:

Originally Posted By Hootbro:
What kind of sling did they use early on before the black nylon ones came out?

Hootbro



The slings are the m1/m14 slings. The nylon were more common, but there were web slings as well.

Want a new in wrap from the era?



Thanks for the offer but I have Garand slings comming out my wazoo. I thought they were Garand slings but was not sure. Did they duct tape the rear swivel when using the garand clip end on the butt? I would thing the early swing swivel and the garand clip end would make a racket for sure.

Hootbro
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:30:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:12:20 PM EST
Great pics Lumpy.....Thanks
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:47:18 PM EST
Sorry but I just had to:



Link Posted: 11/1/2004 12:11:56 AM EST
You just made my night. Thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:27:47 AM EST
Nice pics. Lumpy, as usual.

I don't post old pics often, but this one is appropriate. I'm afraid I have no info regarding this pic:

Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:39:49 AM EST
Kick ass thread Lumpy

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