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Some Retro AR15

Over the last few weeks I have been snatching up some rare photos from the history of the AR15/M16 here and there. I was waiting until I had enough to share into a group. All or most of these will come up again in some future articles.


This first photo is from the ex-owner of AR15.com and now Brownells made man. Ed Sr. Holding an M16 with a first gen night vision optic with IR lamp.

Below is a gentleman shooting the rare Colt M16 sniper variant with ARTII optic.

belt fed light machine gun variant of the Colt M16
same fellow shooting a Colt 601

1 thought on “Some Retro AR15”

  1. Where is the battery for that night sight/IR lamp? It must be a monster.

    And did the belt-fed AR also take magazines? I note that the mag well looks intact.

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