Armalite M16 training model, 1963
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A highly unusual, double life-size training model of the Armalite-made M16 semi-automatic rifle.
Adopted for use by the United States military in 1963, the Armalite M16 was best known for its deployment for jungle warfare operations during the Vietnam War. This model has been made with cutaway sections for instruction purposes in the weapon’s functions, dis-assembly and re-assembly. Fully restored and overhauled, the rifle with ebonized wooden stock, has been polished back to the original steel and aluminium, and rests on a bespoke metal display stand. American, circa 1963.
Length: 80 inches (203 cm).
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