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CAR-15 COMMANDO

CAR-15 Commando Vietnam Weapons

275 GBP  /  $350 USD  /  300 Euro SOLD

Rare All Metal MGC:

CAR-15 COMMANDO

Vietnam

 
             
                         
             
                         
             
 

MGC CAR-15 Commando - Vietnam

All metal (except pistol grip and handguard).

Made in the late 1970's and early 1980's

Non retractable stock.

On these early MGC rifles the internals were not like the real thing

Operates like the real thing,  semi auto fire, full auto and working safety.

Has previously been converted to fire 7mm PFC Primer cap cartridges (5 included)

Very heavy !

Includes, 20rd magazine, 5 PFC reusable blowback cartridges (light use), heavy duty green carry sling.  No original box.

Weight  :   4.2 Kilograms  (loaded)

           3.8 Kilograms  (unloaded)

Brief Info on the CAR-15 Commando

The first carbine version of the M16 assault rifle appeared under the name of CAR-15 in 1965, an was intended for US Special Forces who fought in Vietnam. but was promoted by Colt's as a weapon for Helicopter, Tank, and APC crews where space is a major consideration. This hard hitting little weapon that was loved and used extensively by Special Forces troops throughout the Vietnam war

 The original M16 was simply shortened by cutting the half of the length of the barrel (from original 20 inches to 10 inches) and by shortening the buttstock by another 3 inches. The butt was plastic and retractable, the handguards were of triangular shape and the flash hider was of original three-prong type. Based on the original CAR-15, Colt quickly developed the CAR-15 Air Force Survival Rifle, intended, as a name implied, to serve to downed airplane and helicopter pilots. This version had tubular handguards and metallic tubular buttstock, and for some reasons the pistol grip was shortened.

 

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