Honor Vietnam Veterans with Commemorative AR Rifles
Honor Vietnam Veterans with Commemorative AR Rifles
Written by: Barry Doremus I Firearms Specialist | Cataloger
The Vietnam War was a long and difficult conflict that took the lives of over 58,000 American service members. Many of those who served in Vietnam were trained with M16 rifles or carbines, which were the standard issue weapons for the U.S. military at the time. The M16 was a revolutionary weapon for its time, being the first widely-issued assault rifle to use a smaller, lighter round than the 7.62mm NATO round that was previously standard. This allowed soldiers to carry more ammunition and fire more rounds for longer periods of time without tiring. The M16 was also more accurate and had a longer range than the 7.62mm NATO round, making it a more effective weapon in mixed terrain warfare. While the M16 was a capable weapon, it had some inCommemorative AR Rifles: A Meaningful Way to Honor Vietnam Veteransitial problems with reliability. These problems were eventually addressed, and the M16 became a reliable and effective weapon. It is still in use by the U.S. military today, and it is also a popular choice for civilian shooters.
For many Vietnam veterans, the M16 was a symbol of their service and sacrifice. It was the weapon they used to defend their country and their fellow soldiers. It is a reminder of the difficult times they faced, but it is also a symbol of their courage and determination. Now, years after the Vietnam War, we can honor Vietnam veterans with commemorative AR rifles. These rifles are civilian versions of the M16, and they are made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. They are a meaningful way to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans.
Featured Lots in Upcoming Firearms Auction
223/5.56mm, 21" bbl including flash hider, SN V1182, 100% gloss black finish on barrel and receiver, very good bore, gold toner flash hider and trim, right side of receiver engraved with gold fill Vietnam War Commemorative M-16 1959-1975, Lest We Forget and Vietnamese Dragon, A2 carry handle sight, Vietnam M16 style triangular forearm, checkered pistol grip with US medalion and butt stock withVietnam medalion, 1-20 rnd steel magazine, clip on bipod and leather sling (broken at front sling loop) in wood and glass display case with original paperwork. Unfired with charging handle ties still in place. Excellent condition. 23-0853 C&R
223 Rem, 17 1/2" bbl with including flash hider, SN ABN 201. 100% gloss black finish on barrel and receiver, very good bore, gold tone flash hider, trigger and trim, right side of receiver heavily engraved with gold fill United States Airborne logos, flags and military themes, A2 carry handle rear sight, adjustable butt stock, checkered pistol grip and ribbed forearm, 1-20 rnd steel magazine in wood and glass display case with original paperwork. Unfired with charging handle ties still in place. Excellent condition. 23-0854 C&R NOTE: Please refer to the terms and conditions of this sale in regards to firearms with high capacity magazines.
Both of these rifles are made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship, and they are sure to be a cherished possession for any Vietnam veteran or firearm enthusiast. Our firearms auction will be held online only on August 22, 2023. You can bid on these commemorative AR rifles and other rare and collectible firearms from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about the auction or to register to bid, please visit our website at alderferauction.com.
Here are some additional facts about the M16 rifle:
- M16 was designed by Stoner as the AR-15 with the model name being changed to M16 by the military upon adoption.
- The M16 was first adopted by the U.S. military in 1964.
- The M16 was used extensively by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.
- The M16 is still in use by the U.S. military today.
- The M16 is also a popular choice for civilian shooters.
If you are interested in buying a commemorative AR rifle, be sure to check out our upcoming firearms auction on August 22, 2023. We have two excellent choices to offer, both made in partnership with BFI Windham and the American Historical Foundation. These rifles are a meaningful way to pay tribute to Vietnam.
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