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Posted: 8/31/2003 7:51:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2003 7:52:21 AM EDT by armd_recce]
Ok, I have seen this type of early M-16 upper a few times, only in movies (eg Full Metal Jacket, Tigerland). No fwd assist, but an odd protusion where the FA normally is. You can see it on the side of the M-16s in the below
pics, the lump just above the rear take down pin.
What is it? What models was it found on, or is it some sort of Hollywood
addition?
http://www.tigerlandmovie.com/images/popups/downloads/row3pic2.jpg
http://www.dvdmaxx.com/photos/tigerland4.jpg
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 8:28:18 AM EDT
Looks like a holly wood thing,it could be the upper dosent have the releif cuts for full auto and that part makes up for it?in any event ive never seen it on any AR other than in movies.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 10:03:00 AM EDT
It's a non-firing replica. No telling what that lump actually does.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 8:00:33 PM EDT
Looks like rubber duck to me...
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 10:46:49 PM EDT
The power switch for the fake flashes and noise? :) -JR
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 4:35:21 AM EDT
Also, if you'll notice, the mag release has a fence around it, I didn't think this feature was on the Vietnam era M-16's. Alot of times the movie people have to take new lowers and uppers and dress them up to look like the older parts. Talk at ya' later. TN.Frank
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 8:14:35 AM EDT
Could it be a FA lower but with the hole plugged.
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 11:09:15 AM EDT
Oh yeah..it's a........thing.
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 1:00:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 1:56:09 PM EDT
That's just how Marui or Shoei made the non-gun M16A1 back in the 70s and 80s. I don't think they had a good pic of the M16A1 when they made the die for casting the upper. I'm not sure, but I think there was a hex screw in the lump that held the upper closed on the lower instead of the rear take down pin. That way, you couldn't drop a real M16A1 upper on the non-gun lower and have a machinegun.
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