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    Vintage Boot Camp M-16

    My dad posing with his M-16 in front of his barracks. He qualified "Expert" with the M-16 and the M-14. -Ft. Jackson, S.C. 1970

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpsman5 View Post
    My dad posing with his M-16 in front of his barracks. He qualified "Expert" with the M-16 and the M-14. -Ft. Jackson, S.C. 1970

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    Here is a clone I built of a late 1967-1970 M16A1. Note the absence of forge codes. Forge codes did not appear until 1972. Also, note the use of the D type stock as the E type did not show up until 1971.



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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatorshark View Post
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing that.
    Thanks! It was my pleasure!
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    I love that retro style with the stock and carry handle on top. thanks for sharing

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    What I carried for all four years as an Army grunt myself (see sigline). The Marines actually got something before the Army did: the M16A2. We had A1's, which by the early to mid 80's had all been arsenal refinished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    What I carried for all four years as an Army grunt myself (see sigline). The Marines actually got something before the Army did: the M16A2. We had A1's, which by the early to mid 80's had all been arsenal refinished.
    I acquired an arsenal refinished upper assembly several years ago Ohio Ordnance Works. It has an early 603 upper (XM16E1/ pre-1972 M16A1 - no forge codes, only proof marks) with a SAK replacement barrel. It had been refinished in black. I mated it to a black anodized Nodak Spud A1 lower.







    "A Bad Day At The Range Is Better Than A Great Day Working"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade04 View Post
    I acquired an arsenal refinished upper assembly several years ago Ohio Ordnance Works. It has an early 603 upper (XM16E1/ pre-1972 M16A1 - no forge codes, only proof marks) with a SAK replacement barrel. It had been refinished in black. I mated it to a black anodized Nodak Spud A1 lower.

    I love that. Would love to find something similar.

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    The classic design is the best looking AR. Period. Still looks "futuristic." Love it, thanks for sharing your dad's photo OP.

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    For the OP, thanks for sharing your dad's pic. WWII barrack; we had them at Ord. Reputedly a terror if they caught fire.
    Got a NOS Colt A1 upper before it was a popular thing, and added it to a NoDak lower. Shoots great, and it really shook me up when I first held it when finished. And I never had to run thru' the jungle with the one the Gummint gave me in 1970; can't imagine how it would feel to a guy who took it in harm's way. Either way, we were young men then.

    Yeah, love how light and simple the A1s (or even plain M16 as I had in basic) are. Pick up a Garand and then an AR...not hard to see what Stoner was doing.
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