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Old January 8, 2022, 05:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by 44 AMP View Post
Mis-matched mutt is a good way to put it. The carbine stock and handguards (and possibly the barrel) have been added, replacing the original parts.

I note the forward assist has the early "teardrop" shape plunger, which, in my experience, snags on everything (and sometimes seems to on nothing ).

In the interest of precision, I need to point out that the bolt for the select fire and semi auto guns is the same. The bolt carrier is what is different.

The weathering and wear on the pistol grip say its original, to me.

Looks like a nice example of a modified and slightly worn rifle, to me.


Thank you. I guess it started life as a regular 20” M16 A1, like the other M16 A1 I have, which was also in Israel.

Found this website which has some details about the IDF weapons

You’re obviously right about the bolt carrier, thanks
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