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Old February 25, 2016, 04:36 AM   #11
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False memories/misconceptions can be very powerful things. A couple of days ago, a guy came into my LGS and claimed he ate, slept and used the latrine in Vietnam with his Mattel M16. He even went so far as to say that he couldn't believe Mattel made them.

Well, there were only three government suppliers for M16s during Vietnam, and Mattel was not one of them, nor have they ever been.

Unfortunately, one of the clerks brought up Google photos showing "Mattel" marked M16s which are known photoshopped pics, more or less "proving" the claim of the guy, and certainly not helping to dispel the myth.

So how do you go about telling someone who is absolutely convinced of something that he is FOS?

Obviously, the false memory of a Ruger bolt action rifle from the days of yore is going to be hard to deal with. Good luck.
As always, YMMV.

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