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Mandatory Viewing For AR15 Owners

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bartholomew Roberts, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Well, maybe not mandatory; but unless you are pretty salty regarding the AR rifles, you will probably learn a bit from this 1966 era training film on the XM16E1 rifle and even if you are salty, you will enjoy the historical reference and knowledge contained within:

    Rifle 5.56mm, XM16E1, Operation and Cycle of Functioning TF9-3663 (1966)

    For new AR15 owners or AR15 owners who aren't very mechanically adept this is a great explanation of the basic functioning of your rifle and will pay dividends in the future.
  2. Lucky

    Lucky Well-Known Member

    Downloading, thank-you.
  3. Mulliga

    Mulliga Well-Known Member

    Neat video. Not much changes in 40 years, of course. Those cutout old-school M16 models are pretty sweet.
  4. homeka45

    homeka45 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the link. Lots of good knowledge.
  5. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    I think they're still showing that one at Benning. :D
  6. 1911user

    1911user Well-Known Member

    That's a nice piece of history. Thanks for sharing it. Now I need to do a retro-build.
  7. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Well-Known Member

    Did you have something exotic in mind, or a stardard M16A1?

    In retrospect (bad pun), a straight A1 on the NIB Colt SP1 lowers that are on the market now would have been cool. The ones I've handled have great balance, far lighter than the modern HBAR A2.

    I ended up building a Dissipator that looks just about like a Vietnam-era Colt 605. The 605 was basically just a M16 with the barrel hacked back to the front sight, and 3-prong suppressor. The tweaked the gas system to function with so little barrel ahead of the tube. But the Dissipator achieves the same look and similar feel (with a fluted or M4-profile Dissy barrel), but with the reliability of a standard Carbine gas system.

    What kind of retro project are you pondering?

  8. blackhawk2000

    blackhawk2000 member

    Thanks for the video, that was pretty cool.

    Dig that funky trigger finger discipline:scrutiny:
  9. georgeduz

    georgeduz Well-Known Member

    cool ,i have old books only hits count.and other army ,good stuff.
  10. cgv69

    cgv69 Well-Known Member

    Cool - I will have to download that and check it out. Thanks for the link! :)
  11. DirksterG30

    DirksterG30 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the link. Very informative!

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