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Marines Test M-16 Rifle, 30 December 1967 | by Archives Branch, USMC History Division
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Marines Test M-16 Rifle, 30 December 1967

"M-16 for MAG-16: Colonel Edwin C. Reed (Alexandria, Virginia), commanding officer, Marine Aircraft Group 16 [MAG-16], familiarizes himself with the newly adopted M-16 rifle at the Marble Mountain air facility rifle range. The new range is designed to familiarize the officers and men of MAG-16 with the M-16 prior to its issue to the group (official USMC photo by Lance Corporal Dave Johnson)."

 

From the Jonathan Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

 

OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

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Taken on December 30, 1967