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Old 07-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #21
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i would like to restore one to original as possible. possibly a viet nam era weapon. i realize it would not be completely orginal because of semi auto operation but would like it to at least look original.

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Old 07-10-2010, 05:48 PM   #22
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i would like to restore one to original as possible. possibly a viet nam era weapon. i realize it would not be completely orginal because of semi auto operation but would like it to at least look original.
A while back ClassicArms.us had some Vietnam era M16s build from original Colt parts for a reasonable price. But if youre wanting to build your own from original parts Im lost as to where to go.
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Haha well Mr Mj, I believe you either way.
It just sounds fishy in theway of.... the Armorers f***ed with something, or somebody decided to deal auto and burst parts.

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Haha well Mr Mj, I believe you either way.
It just sounds fishy in theway of.... the Armorers f***ed with something, or somebody decided to deal auto and burst parts.
The amorer used to joke that he could order us full auto parts
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Yeah I agree, it sounds like a semi-auto trigger group was dropped in to prevent select fire. Would be a super easy mod for most of us here and not a bad idea for basic training rifles. My basic training rilfle and for most of my three years were semiauto M14s. In Vietnam they did give us full auto M16s and we could flick the switch.

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Yeah I agree, it sounds like a semi-auto trigger group was dropped in to prevent select fire. Would be a super easy mod for most of us here and not a bad idea for basic training rifles.
We had select fire in basic but not at my duty station. I think it was a issue of using more ammo than required and needing more aimed fire that couldnt be had using full auto weapons. They were Colts but dont remember the model #s
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