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Posted: 9/7/2003 11:21:33 AM EDT
What is it with the veitnam-era mattel m16 stocks? Was this a special issue item only available to elite commandos who participated in the cambodian insurgency?
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 11:24:56 AM EDT
You had to be wearing the appropriate decoder goggles to see the logo. They were actually all Mattel...[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 11:25:29 AM EDT
Oh-no, not this again... [:D]
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 12:11:16 PM EDT
Yes. It was a terribly prepared operation. The whole team was cut down when they drove through the Vietnam jungles in there pink Barbie Jeeps.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 12:28:05 PM EDT
It wasn't just the stocks. There was a limited run of Mattel rifles. The picture isn't mine, but it has been posted here before... [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=15301&iGalleryUnq=274&iImageUnq=16938[/img]
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 12:32:30 PM EDT
LOL, damn I love the picture. ls
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 1:13:06 PM EDT
Now that's a "Toy" I'd like to have. Talk at ya'll later. TN.Frank
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 1:49:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2003 1:53:28 PM EDT by gus]
Mattel never made so much as one PART for an M16. Edited because scottfn308 realized his error..[8D] Edited again because apparently he didn't - Scott: Shadowblade was just having fun!
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 1:51:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: It wasn't just the stocks. There was a limited run of Mattel rifles. The picture isn't mine, but it has been posted here before... [url]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=15301&iGalleryUnq=274&iImageUnq=16938[/url]
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The photo is a fake. Mattel NEVER made the M-16. Only Colt, H&R, GM Hydramatic, FN and a few others ever have for the Military. Read "The Black Rifle" Scott
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 2:03:24 PM EDT
Duh, ya think? It looks like we have to put in notes to show we are being sarcastic
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 2:23:54 PM EDT
Well, this makes me wonder if all the people who Ive met who swear the thing was made by mattel, were really part of the secret SOG/MACV cambodian insurgency. [coffee]
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 2:30:08 PM EDT
My mistake, There was another thread where someone was swearing that Mattel made pistol grips and I thought this was spawned from that. My apologies to Shadowblade. Scott
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 4:14:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2003 4:22:00 PM EDT by TAC40]
I hate to be the one to bust your bubbles guys, but Mattel did make M-16's back in the '60's. I know because I had one. Select fire, black synthetic stock, three prong flash hider. It was the neatest. I also owned an Eagle M-14 that I got for Christmas. It came with a matching .45 ACP. These were the neatest guns I had ever owned and wore them all slap out. [size=5][green]FOR YOU DISBELIEVERS AND NAYSAYERS, HERE ARE THE PICTURES TO PROVE MY ASSERTIONS!!![/green][/size=5] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=34121&iGalleryUnq=861&iImageUnq=16735[/img] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=34121&iGalleryUnq=861&iImageUnq=16949[/img] Edited for spelling and to make the pictures work, DOH!!!
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 4:44:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By scottfn308: My apologies to Shadowblade. Scott
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Hehe... No problem. I wish I could remember who originally posted that picture, but I can't. I was just keeping the joke going [:)]
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 3:29:49 AM EDT
Hey! I had one of the M-16 Mattel rifles too when I was young. [heavy] Till I broke it playing army men. Still pissed about that![pissed]
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 5:21:01 AM EDT
Dang, I had one too in the mid-70's. As I remember it was a nice, light rifle that I used to play "Army" with and I never had any problems with it. Very reliable "gun". LOL. Now I have a "real" one, go figure. Guess that toy left a lasting impression on me. Talk to ya'll later. TN.Frank
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 8:36:30 AM EDT
Oh man you guys had the coolest toys back in the 60s! I grew up in the 80s, we had some neat ones but nothing like that M14 that is cool, kicks out shell casings too! The coolest thing we had was a CAR-15 lookin one that had a bright orange cap over the barrel (first thing to go). IIRC, it had a long trigger pull that would make some cheesy noise. Maybe like the generation 2 matty mattel rifle.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 9:30:32 AM EDT
If anyone wants their very own (Mattel M16) go here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3144927405&category=720 I too had one, this led to getting an SP-1 in 1970. The Mattel was lighter! -TriggerFish •I have neither one now.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 10:43:39 AM EDT
cykho2001: Oh man you guys had the coolest toys back in the 60s! I grew up in the 80s, we had some neat ones but...
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You're lucky! I would've traded every gun I owned for an old Atari video-game! [:D]
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 10:50:02 AM EDT
[b]IBTL[/b]
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 10:56:53 AM EDT
Proof positive that Mattel never made M-16 parts, for the Government, is than NONE have ever turned up for sale on eBay!
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 2:18:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OMR_RDTandE: Proof positive that Mattel never made M-16 parts, for the Government, is than NONE have ever turned up for sale on eBay!
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Ain't that the truth...
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