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    My Colt M-16A2 from Boot Camp

    So I managed to sneak some pictures of my Colt M-16A2 that was issued to me in Boot Camp back in 1996. Sorry the pictures are crappy, but hey.. it was over 23 years ago, with a disposable camera. I still remember the serial number, though. 4802583 Sure would love to own this one. Even though it had seen a lot of use, and would jam every now and then, it was still very accurate. When I finally got to my unit, after all my training, I was issued an FN.

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    It's great that you could get those pics, and remember the serial number. I have pics I need to scan of me with my M16A1 from 1978 at Fort Knox. I still have the weapon card with the serial number. At some point I will share those pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OH58D View Post
    It's great that you could get those pics, and remember the serial number. I have pics I need to scan of me with my M16A1 from 1978 at Fort Knox. I still have the weapon card with the serial number. At some point I will share those pictures.
    would love to see them. I've also got a picture of my dad with his M-16 when he was in boot camp. i'll post it in a day or 2.

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    How did you get a camera into boot camp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAMBONE View Post
    How did you get a camera into boot camp?
    I was a platoon leader, and I had to go to the PX to get some personal hygiene supplies for my platoon. I was able to slip that in when I bought all that stuff.
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    Pretty cool.
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    Nice, wish I had pictures, my basic A1 was a Colt when I got to the 1st Cav my second was a Hydramatic, when we swapped 105's for 155's we also got all new small arms because the TOE was changing and got a brand new Colt. Really wish I had good pics of the Hydramatic but at the time it was just a tool.
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    Awesome. I once called Colt to see if they could tell me when my rifle was manufactured, but they wouldn't share the info on gov owned rifles.

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    I dont remember my serial number. Had too many issued weapons over the years. I do remember my m-16 and the shinny bolt from over cleaning during basic. Great that you have pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpsman5 View Post
    I was a platoon leader, and I had to go to the PX to get some personal hygiene supplies for my platoon. I was able to slip that in when I bought all that stuff.
    I’m gonna find out who your Senior was and tell and he is gonna come to your house and smoke you.

    Also, didn’t know FNs were issued that far back. I didn’t get a FN M16 until 05 and it was an A4.

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