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Posted: 1/15/2006 7:34:04 AM EDT
Yep, just yesterday I saw a 101 trooper who was carrying such a thing. It was marked "Balimdy MFG Venice FL" It was not a converted M16A1 like I had seen before, it was definitely born an A2. I thought some of you might find it interesting.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:57:25 AM EDT
Cool, where did you see it? I would love to see a pic.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:23:30 AM EDT
They did not make M16A1 or M16A2 rifles, just lower receivers.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:21:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 10:24:36 AM EDT by OODA_Loop]
http://balimoy.com/Index.html

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:16:08 AM EDT
That is most interesting.

A bit of OT trivia...........

Venice Fl is a sleepy little coastal town south of Sarasota, known more for retirees, as a fishing village, and Shark Tooth Capital of the World!!

The locals actually sell/rent home-made sand scoops with a screen to dig and sift thru the beach sand for the the teeth that can come in all sizes - up to the Giant Megaldon teeth the size of your hand.

This one is 7"

Also hosts the Shark Tooth Festival each year



Oh, and M16 lowers?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:01:30 AM EDT
I saw it here in Baghdad. I could have sworn it was "Balimdy" with a "d" I even wrote it down so I wouldn't screw it up. Looks like I did, though. It wasn't overstamped, or at least didn't appear to be. That same MFR number was on it, too. I have seen an M16A1 overstamped and converted to A2 status, also in the hands of a 101guy. I believe it was a Colt.
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