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    Early M16 tool

    There is a tool issued before this model so this is not the first type. This tool lasted as long as the open flash hider. Interesting is that it would not work nor fit the first open prong flash hider
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    No picture??

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      #3
      I can see the photos - can anyone else ?

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        #4
        Originally posted by RCS View Post
        I can see the photos - can anyone else ?
        Yes, I can see them as well.
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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          Robert why the change from the duckbill 3 prong to the later 3 prong flash hider. It seems all the modifications to the M16 made the rifle heavier. Example forward assist, new style buffer, A1 butt stock. bird cage flash hider, shape of charging handle and fence around mag catch. I know they were all done for a reason but they all contributed to weight increase. The original 1959 version weighed 5 lbs 12 oz with out the 3 oz empty waffle mag. It should be noted the 1959 version had a fluted barrel and first style handguards. M16A1 weighs 6 lbs 8 oz and empty mag weighs 3.2 oz. Note the weight listed for the M16A1 does not include the weight of the cleaning kit stored in the butt trap of the M16A1.
          Last edited by RDS; 06-03-2019, 10:02 AM.

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