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Here is my two Vietnam era rifles. Both are on semi auto receivers. The M16A1 is original military issue all besides the lower receiver and the XM177E2 is about ahalf original. The buttstock, pistol grip, ejection port cover, and buffer are original and the rest was sourced out. It is about as original as you can get without a tax stamp. Plus all the equipment is original as well.

 

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cool rifles! does the XM177E2 have the original muzzle brake sound moderator?

 

I read somewhere that the BATF considers the XM177E2 muzzle brake as a silencer? because it was designed to cut down on noise levels a little to make it easier for the shooter.

 

is the buttstock aluminum with a rubber coating or synthetic?

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Thanks, the buttstock is the original aluminum 2 position with the rubber coating on it. The moderator is a repro and originals are NFA items because they cut the noise down by about 2 decibles... Here is a better shot of it.

 

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thats about as close as you can get to owning a XM177E2 in a semi auto version.

 

they experimented with several different variations, like these shown here with the chopped down buttstock and hanguards, and extra short barrels.

 

I prefer to use the 20 rd mags on a carbine, because it makes the rifle a little lighter, compact, easier to use in confined space, being able to shoot easier from the prone or off a table with a shorter mag.

 

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Those are two XM607's and one XM177E1. I know the guy that ownes those pictured. All three repros.

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VERY interested in M1 helmets, WWI victory medals, and I will do almost anything for real SOG gear or uniforms.

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Needing; Pin back CIB, two piece CIB, ANy odd CIB's, 41st Infantry Regiment DUI (old ones), 65th AFAB DUI

 

Please visit my website at DM1975.com

 

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I prefer to use the 20 rd mags on a carbine, because it makes the rifle a little lighter, compact, easier to use in confined space, being able to shoot easier from the prone or off a table with a shorter mag.

 

I am just opposite. I like a 30 rnd magazine for about anything besides for precision shooting where I will be shooting off of bipods or a bench, other than that I do not shoot off of a bench. A carbine is not exactly a precision weapon so for me, 30 rndrs it is, plus it means more bullets between reloads. Plaster, in his book secret commandos, talks about the importance of this and how having the 30 round magazines in Vietnam saved his butt once.

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VERY interested in M1 helmets, WWI victory medals, and I will do almost anything for real SOG gear or uniforms.

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Needing; Pin back CIB, two piece CIB, ANy odd CIB's, 41st Infantry Regiment DUI (old ones), 65th AFAB DUI

 

Please visit my website at DM1975.com

 

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I like the 20 rounders mostly because they make the carbine more compact, lighter, and I think they look better on a carbine

 

plus the 20 rd mags are more reliable

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I think the reliability issue is an old wives tail. I have all examples of the USGI 30 rnd magazine and I have zero issues out of them. After over 12 years of service I have yet to have but one malfunction with a magazine, and it was because the body was crushed up a bit.

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VERY interested in M1 helmets, WWI victory medals, and I will do almost anything for real SOG gear or uniforms.

Email or PM with offers please.

Needing; Pin back CIB, two piece CIB, ANy odd CIB's, 41st Infantry Regiment DUI (old ones), 65th AFAB DUI

 

Please visit my website at DM1975.com

 

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Here is my totally de-milled Stoner 63/63a. Reciever, barrel and gas tube have been cut and rewelded, solid block welded into the reciever. This is the classic Mk23 Mod O configuration. The other common config. was the 150rd. drum. How the weapon was configured was up to the individual SEAL.

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post-532-1182298679.jpgpost-532-1182298732.jpgSome SEALs carried their Stoners without a buttstock. Also, I have a few pics of SEALs from both Teams 1 and 2 using the wire buttstock, wasn't very common though.

 

I have the video about the Stoner Machine gun used in Vietnam, and a former SEAL says that some guys use to carry it without a buttstock, but he said that it needed a stock, because without a stock the stoner 63 was hard to control, you needed the stock to use it effectively to engage the enemy.

 

he said the Stoner 63 definitely should have a stock, so you could at least hold it under your arm to steady the weapon, or bring it up to your shoulder.

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I used to own a live Stoner. Sold it about 6 years ago for 60K!!! Great gun though...I was sorry to see it leave.

 

Gary

My friend did that video, some of my silver tigerstripe shirts and pants were used in the shooting scenes.

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Spike

 

the experimental drum looks like a Chinese ammo can, I have a ammo can like that with a communist star on the side

 

I remember in the video I have he mentions they used a Chi Com ammo can welded to hold an extra long ammo belt, so they could carry more ammo without reloading, and put down alot of firepower

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Now that is cool... I would like to try and find something like that some day. I am working on an XM607 and an XM16E1 right now but if I coud get a Stoner I would be buch happy.

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VERY interested in M1 helmets, WWI victory medals, and I will do almost anything for real SOG gear or uniforms.

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Needing; Pin back CIB, two piece CIB, ANy odd CIB's, 41st Infantry Regiment DUI (old ones), 65th AFAB DUI

 

Please visit my website at DM1975.com

 

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Spike: Nice Stoner,Spike...You are lucky man..I have my own Stoner Mk23 mod.0, but it's only my replica and some details missing :-(...Im soo lucky ..Nice to see and know that few legendary Stoners survive.:-). Beautiful weapon..My love forever...

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KVH USN SEAL Team Two,Det. Alpha, 7th platoon Vrchlabí

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M3A1 Vietnam -

 

My M3A1, it is fully functional. Ithaca manufactured between 1955-1956.

 

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VN Dec 67

 

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Montagnards training with M3A1s.

 

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Looking for original photos and other items from the First World War US 77th Infantry Division.

Also interested in BAR and M1917A1 BMG related items.

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