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    Quote Originally Posted by mack7.62 View Post
    I remember in some 80's SOF magazine they had pictures of Viet Nam captured M16's either given or sold real cheap to South American commie insurgents. Evidently they liked a mag well hold as a few were eaten clean through on front of mag well from sweat and tropic conditions, I am talking 1-2" holes all the way through the mag wells. But they still worked.
    I beleive that was El Salvador.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    First M16 I fired back in 1984 was an H&R.
    My issued M16A1 while stationed in Panama during the mid-80's was a Hydra-Matic. Saw a couple H&R's, one I recall was also stamped Colt XM16E1.

    I'm sure that they had all been arsenal rebuilt at least once by that time though.
    Last edited by ABNAK; 07-15-18 at 14:57.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    I beleive that was El Salvador.
    Yes it was, I recall that pic.
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