M-16 5.56mm Rifle Photos

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Photos of the M-16 5.56mm Rifle

Disassembly Chart of M16A2 Rifle
Disassembly Chart of M16A2 Rifle. Click for larger image.

Troops with M-16 5.56mm Rifles, Viet-nam
Troops with M-16 5.56mm Rifles, Vietnam.

Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore, Jr., commander 1st  Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Div (Airmobile), inspects enemy casualty at LZ XRAY, Ia Drang, Vietnam, 14-15 November, 1965.  His M-16 5.56mm Rifle is equipped with an M-7 bayonet
Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore, Jr., commander 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Div (Airmobile), inspects enemy casualty at LZ XRAY, Ia Drang, Vietnam, 14-15 November, 1965. His M-16 5.56mm Rifle is equipped with an M-7 bayonet.

M-16 5.56mm Rifle-equipped Air Force security policemen on infiltration patrol along the base perimeter, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam
M-16 5.56mm Rifle-equipped Air Force security policemen on infiltration patrol along the base perimeter, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam.

M-16 5.56mm Rifle-equipped crew of U. S. Coast Guard cutter POINT WHITE (WPB-82308) boards and searches a junk in the Saigon River, Vietnam, 10 March 1966
M-16 5.56mm Rifle-equipped crew of U. S. Coast Guard cutter POINT WHITE (WPB-82308) boards and searches a junk in the Saigon River, Vietnam, 10 March 1966.

SSGT Iva Milgrim guides a Soldier-in-training during grouping and zeroing of the M16A2 rifle, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Class 05/06-05, Fort Jackson, SC
SSGT Iva Milgrim guides a Soldier-in-training during grouping and zeroing of the M16A2 rifle, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Class 05/06-05, Fort Jackson, SC.

Brass flies as Builder 2nd Class Jason Maxwell, NMCB3 Seabee, fires a three round burst with his M-16 5.56mm Rifle at a range in Taqaddum, Iraq, 2008
Brass flies as Builder 2nd Class Jason Maxwell, NMCB3 Seabee, fires a three round burst with his M-16 5.56mm Rifle at a range in Taqaddum, Iraq, 2008.

Soldier uses a tree to steady his M16A4 5.56mm Rifle
Soldier uses a tree to steady his M16A4 5.56mm Rifle.

Taking aim with an M-16 5.56mm Rifle from standing position
Taking aim with an M-16 5.56mm Rifle from standing position.

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