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Old 05-08-2018, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Evil Tim View Post
Naw, that doesn't work because there's documentation of people deriding the early M16s as garbage during the Vietnam War, so unless they could see the future there can't be that kind of connection.
Oh, I recognize that (I know that the nickname “Mattel toy rifle” originated during, not after, the war), but it often seems as though the negative post-war reputation for those early M16s was disproportionate relative to the scope of the problems and the length of time it took to resolve them. Even amongst people who never served in Vietnam.
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