If you were issued a M16 you such as heck did not pick up an AK47. Depending on the unit, some guys were able to get Grease Guns, M14's, etc. However Official Dum made it difficult for low level GI's to swap weapons. Danny Boy, a shooting bud of mine, Green Beret, he told me of a road being graded over. Under the mud they found a fully equipped NVA. Danny Boy told me that the NVA had been under the mud for three months. I don't know how he knew that. Anyway, Danny Boy picked up the guy's AK, racked the bolt, and it fired. Danny was impressed. Danny Boy did tell me he picked up a SKS in a firefire, after he lost his weapon. He was not very specific about how he came to be without his weapon. Or what happened afterward, I guess it was just a real bad day. This is one of Danny Boy's knives.