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Old 10-15-2017, 12:04 PM
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Along with the other things mentioned I haven't seen an upper with the carry handle pinned in before. I'm voting Airsoft.

PLEASE let us know what the police tell you.

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Old 10-15-2017, 03:48 PM
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This is a common one. It is a TOY gun and not the real thing. I forget who sold it but I remeber wanting one as a kid. This was the Vietname ERA and we wanted to play with the same stuff as kids. It was made in the late '60s until about 1970. No gun manufacture ever marked a gun an "ASSAULT RIFLE", ever. In the '60s and "70s, toy guns were extremely realistic. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-15-2017, 11:28 PM
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That looks legit military former residents may have been prior military I know we had a lot of equipment come up missing during Desert Storm. They will be able to trace the serial numbers back to what unit it's missing from and when somebody going to jail. I remember someone from my unit had stole C4 and they traced the serial numbers.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:28 PM
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That bag sure is clean for being burried..

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Toy. Take a picture of the whole gun, especially the fire selector lever.

I carried an M-16 for 4.5 years. Nowhere did they say M-16 or assault rifle on them.

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Old 10-16-2017, 11:34 PM
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I did some googling after seeing this, and was able to find one lower receiver that was stamped M16 with similar lettering. It did not say Assault Rifle, and the stamping was on the right hand side of the receiver, not the left. Just mentioning this that the stampings themselves alone do not rule out this being a real gun.

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Old 10-17-2017, 01:11 AM
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They did roll mark them M16 (M16A2,etc...), but never "Assault Rifle".
And for those that don't know, that's not what "AR" stands for either.

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Old 10-17-2017, 01:39 AM
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BB gun!

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:02 PM
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I'm going with something similar to a Mattel M16 Marauder. Not that specifically, because it would be stamped with "Mattel" on the grip....... On a side note, one still in box sold for $500+ at auction.....
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Originally Posted by Longhair View post
They did roll mark them M16 (M16A2,etc...), but never "Assault Rifle".
And for those that don't know, that's not what "AR" stands for either.
No, it stands for ARMALITE.

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Old 10-17-2017, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill_Ace_350 View post
No, it stands for ARMALITE.
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And from what info I've read, it was originally issued to Air Force troops as the AR-15. Modified by the U.S. Army, and designated the M16-A1, and initially hated by the Vietnam Veterans. (Small tidbit of trivia; The original manufacturer of the stocks and handguards was Mattel Toy Company.)

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Old 10-18-2017, 09:50 AM
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Thanks all for the comments and insights. I've yet to hear anything back from the authorities, but for those of you looking for other angles of the gun, I did post a full video on my YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qxgPEg4PJo

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Old 10-18-2017, 10:16 AM
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Well that puts a different light on the situation. With the video it did seem to be more real. I cant imagine a toy or prop manufacturer going through the effort to make the internal springs. My initial observation of a skinny carrier grip was apparently a 2D deception. The apertures were intact. I don't know. I would still say not military issue but could be real.

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Originally Posted by GTS225 View post
************************************************** ****

And from what info I've read, it was originally issued to Air Force troops as the AR-15. Modified by the U.S. Army, and designated the M16-A1, and initially hated by the Vietnam Veterans. (Small tidbit of trivia; The original manufacturer of the stocks and handguards was Mattel Toy Company.)

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Your trivia is pure urban legend. Mattel did not make stocks or handguards for the military.
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To all of you looking at this who are familiar with AR's/M16's, scroll to the video at 3:11. Whatever is projecting from the right side of the upper receiver does not look like any forward assist I've ever seen. I now vote movie prop/toy as well.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:54 PM
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I win!

http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/de...prod_3374.html
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:58 PM
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Google image search "full metal jacket m16" and you will see this exact same model prop gun in the famous movie.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by worm12ga View post
I win!

http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/de...prod_3374.html
Well done sir

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Old 10-18-2017, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by worm12ga View post
I win!

http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/de...prod_3374.html
Nailed it, awesome ID. Swing take that link down to the police dept and get your gun back. I'd be hanging that one on a wall.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:25 PM
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Nice ID! I wonder why someone would bury that? Hopefully you can still get it back from the police...

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