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Posted: 12/18/2003 10:45:40 PM EDT
While sorting through some surplus M-16 furniture I purchased from Gov't, I came across a couple of green buttstocks. These are the early M-16, solid buttplate style. The color / material under the coat of green paint looks like red-brown fiberglass. These are definately original; not a coat of added paint. Anybody have the story on these green stocks. I was told by the CATM guys who were removing this furniture for upgrade to M-16A2 that there were complete rifles with green handguards and pistol grips as well. What do I have? How rare?
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:54:29 PM EDT
I know that McChord AFB has one but I can't remember what the serial number is. I can remember that it is prety darn low. I have had a chance to handle it, but never got out and shot it. That is the only one I have seen that is legit.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 12:09:28 AM EDT
They were produced by Mattel [peep]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:45:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 2:16:22 PM EDT
What you have is some green stock parts off an Air Force Colt/Armalite AR15 Mod 01 . The early AF M16 are still around, most if not all were upgraded to A2's. When I worked on my units conversion we did somewhere around 1200 weapons with quite a few low 4 digit serial # 01's none were all original, we only found 1-2 complete sets of green furniture. They are pretty rare, Having read the regs when I worked the AF A2 conversion they specificaly ordered that all not used in conversion parts were to be de-milled and destroyed....
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 7:22:15 PM EDT
There where some pics posted here a while back from a USAF armory. Good pics of an early green stocked Colt.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:17:22 PM EDT
For any of you interested, there is a green A1 pistol grip going for $10 on ebay right now, maybe it belongs to one of these way early rifles...
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