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Posted: 6/3/2008 8:16:39 AM EDT
My father was in Vietnam from '65 to '68.  I am wanting to build a reproduction of the rifle he carried.  Does anyone have some info that I can use like pics or resources?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:31:44 AM EDT
What branch?

Check out the tacked threads, they've got a wealth of info.  
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:49:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:14:24 AM EDT
The Black Rifle: M16 Retrospective
by R.Blake Stevens (Author), Edward C. Ezell (Author
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:50:24 AM EDT
Army.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 11:47:39 AM EDT
Colt 603, either XM16E1 or M16A1.
Check out Retroblackrifle Rifle Guide.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:42:51 PM EDT
The real deal pic taken by Dad in VN c. 1967:


The retro deal pic of the rifle I built Dad for Christmas 2007:




other pics of retros:
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:15:02 PM EDT
Very nice!!!  
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:31:46 PM EDT
EagleArmsHBAR,
What did you have to do to get the selector switch to turn to "auto"?  Modified full auto selector, or something else?

"The retro deal pic of the rifle I built Dad for Christmas 2007:"
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg141/dab969/DSC05767Smallintok-1.jpg

I'm looking at doing the same thing for an upcoming build.  Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks, Lee





Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:38:07 PM EDT
Easiest way to do that is to get an actual M16 selector and mill the extra tine off.
I've done this with several selectors.
I tried to modify a semi selector by adding the cutout for the selector detent and it didn't work very well.
Much easier to modify M16 parts into semi parts!
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:51:54 PM EDT

Quoted:
Easiest way to do that is to get an actual M16 selector and mill the extra tine off.
I've done this with several selectors.
Much easier to modify M16 parts into semi parts!


yep, that is what I did!
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 2:16:09 AM EDT
EagleArms, that was a fine thing you did for your daddy, please tell him "welcome home" for us.
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