The m16 s magazine was meant to be a lightweight, disposable item. As a result, the 30caliber ar10 was to have a short history with the u. Korean manufactured kci 30 round ar15 magazines, steel with green or gray antitilt follower. The army wanted a manual bolt closure device added so, if the bolt. It measures 100 cm 39 inches long, has a 20round or 30round magazine, and fires 5. It is interesting to note that a recent test showing a squeaky clean m16 actually was able to fire off a full 30 round magazine without jamming while a man with an air compressor blew dust and sand at it, compared to the m14 that failed on the second round and the french mab which almost made it through 10 rounds. In engineering parlance, plastic is actually an adjective, not a noun. With the increased use of semiautomatic and automatic firearms, the detachable magazine became increasingly common. First article test requirement fatr samples of the magazine shall be subjected to. Perhaps the root of the 28 rounds in a 30 round magazine came from nam.
The more i thought about it, the better the idea of machining these on a manual machine seemed. Designed for the ar15m4 but allowing use with a wide range of nonar15m4 platforms. A stanag magazine or nato magazine is a type of detachable firearm magazine proposed by nato in october 1980. Having the right magazines for your ar15 is incredibly important. No more than about a thousand 30round ar magazines were issued. At recent shows in 20062007, this interested observer has found very few usgi 30 round m1 carbine magazine to buy in any sort of good shooting condition and even fewer collectable. Extremely limited supply and there will be no more in the future. The m855 round is identified by a green tip has a projectile weight of 62 grains is 2. The pros and cons of various other types of 30 round magazines might also be considered at the same time. When the last round was fired, the magazine follower would elevate.
The aks light recoil permitted controllable, accurate fullauto bursts and. M16 rifle simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May 25, 2017 magpuls pmag 30 gen m3 window is a 30round 5. I have at least one m16 magazine marked adventure line. The guide to m16 history that you never knew you needed the. The saga of the m16 in vietnam part 1 randy wakeman. It says very clearly in the rcmp safety manual given to people. As you walk around gun shows, look for colt 30 round magazines with dark green followers. Knights manufacturing is one of the only manufacturers that guarantee their rifle will shoot one minute of angle at 100 yards using factory 168grain match 7. The original m16 was revolutionary in its use of polymer furniture. So lately ive been hearing word go around in my platoon that if you put a full 30 rounds in an m16 magazine it will cause your rifle to jam. Please consider supporting the channel on patreon here. There are also 5, 10, 40 and 50round box magazines, as well as 60 and 100round casket magazines, 90round snaildrum magazines, and 100round drum magazines.
In 1983, the us marine corps adopted the m16a2 rifle and the us. An assault rifle is a selectivefire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Learn more about the history of the m16, from its earliest inceptions up till the present day. How did canadas limits on semiautomatic rifle magazines, set after the ecole. Galati international is your source for ar15 m4 m16 magazines in all calibers, including. Mec gar makes a 17rnd flush fit mag for the 5906 that ive used without any issues too. Standard magazine capacity for m16 in military issue. George santayana stated those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Preban ar15 mags are grandfathered legal and are very rare and hard to find. Hey, they could come in handy in that worstcase y2k scenario. M14 20round magazine, m16 stanag 20 and 30round magazines.
They became more and more prevalent as the conflict went on. The guide to m16 history that you never knew you needed. Posted by the savannah arsenal project on july 10, 2017. Comparison of the ak47 and m16 jump to navigation jump to search. Hey, they could come in handy in that worstcase socioeconomic collapse scenario. Colt 19681969 30rd magazines, with stoner 63 magazine pouches to the left.
The m16 has had tremendous staying power, which is a testament to the original genius behind the design and build of the gun. Archived from the original pdf on december 1, 2012. Everything from your usage volume to personal taste will help determine which mags are right for your ar. This spurred official development of the 30round thompson magazine, which included the experiment of welding two 20round magazines facetoface dropped in favor of the 30round magazine. While they are largely similar, modification of the magazine to work. Early colt ar15 m16 magazines mississippi gun owners. The firer is given one 10round magazine to engage 10.
Please visit our shipping restrictions to find out whether it is legal for us to ship this item to you prior to checkout. The m16 originally used a 20 round magazine which was later replaced by a bent 30 round design. M4 carbine simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There were two sets of 20rounders connected to each other at their bases to fire one, then simply flip it out and over and slide. The m4 carbine is a type of carbine used in the military. Were 30 round magazines issued during the vietnam war. Taping magazines together in order to speed up reloading became so common among troops using the m1 carbine that the u. Though western nations were slow to accept the assault rifle concept, by the end of the 20th century they had become the standard weapon in most of the worlds armies, replacing. A lot of brand name mags are made by those companies. Apr 21, 2019 it is interesting to note that a recent test showing a squeaky clean m16 actually was able to fire off a full 30 round magazine without jamming while a man with an air compressor blew dust and sand at it, compared to the m14 that failed on the second round and the french mab which almost made it through 10 rounds. As the m16 was issued as a replacement for the m14.
Assault rifles were first put into mass production and accepted into widespread service during world war ii. Apr 07, 2015 the best ar15 magazine will make your rifle more reliable and functional. Although it too will one day become outdated everything does, eventually the m16 will always be a part of gun history, as the gun that defined the second half of the 20th century for the united states military. Military had adopted 30 round magazines with black followers, then updated magazines with green followers.
This article describes the many variations of the colt ar15 and m16 rifle family of weapons produced by colts manufacturing company. Two ar15m16, 30round magazines placed together with duct tape. United states army weapon m16 assault rifle documentary 2016. Given the historical dates for some of these maps, wouldnt it make sense for some of them to allow for 30 round m16 magazines. The first contract for 30 round magazines was to colt and. Why did the m16 at first use 20 round magazines instead of 30. It was probably a history channel history of the gun show on the m16. You never know when you might run across a case of grenades. Midsouth has the parts you need to build, update, customize, or repair your gun in stock. Back when dinosaurs roamed the plains, we used to call polymer plastic.
Ar15 and m16 magazines for sale buy pistol magazines. Find the m16 magazines and stripper clips that you have been looking for with numrich gun parts. Optional enhancements to the m16 family include the m203 grenade launcher, a bayonet, and an assortment of railmounted flashlights, scopes, and lasertargeting systems. Mar 25, 2016 united states army weapon m16 assault rifle documentary 2016. After wwii, automatic weapons using detachable box magazines would be developed and used by all of the worlds armies. Charting the history of ar magazines tactical life. It could be balanced my having less overall ammunition, example 4 mags of 28 or 8 mags of 18 or something similar. The m16 rifle, officially designated rifle, caliber 5. The rifle was adapted for semiautomatic and fullautomatic fire. M16 m4series weapons adjusted point of aim based on wind speed. The m16a1 improvements include a boltassist, chromeplated bore and a 30 round magazine. This metal clamp holds two m1 carbine 30 round magazines together without the need for tape.
The first m16 magazines were produced along the same basic pattern as were those for the ar10. It has a stock that can be extended or pushed in and a. Jul 30, 2016 the m16 has had tremendous staying power, which is a testament to the original genius behind the design and build of the gun. Hopefully someone more into this sort of thing than i am can offer more information. Traditionally as a general rule, the lower round capacity of a magazine, the more reliability you can. I thought that there was and that it was 30 rounds. If you need army m 16 magazines in a hurry, even in quantity, we can get them to you asap. Early colt ar15 m16 magazines discussion in general firearms discussion started by jeff700, oct 2, 2017. The m16a1 improvements include a boltassist, chromeplated bore and a 30round magazine. Put your trust into the m16 mags our service men and women trust get real army m16 mags and ar 15 magazines, at a great price with quartermaster supply. The basic firing skills and exercises outlined in this manual must be part of every units. We stock all the top ar15 magazines including magpul, asc, beta cmag, x products, and others, including many made in the usa magazines. The m4a1 carbine retains full automatic and semi automatic fire. Find ar15 and m16 magazines for sale from brands like green mountain barrels, anderson, delton, adams arms, geissele and timney triggers, plus many more pistol magazines at great prices.
The first contract for 30 round magazines was to colt and first delivery was novemeber 1970. The strange straps on the sides are designed to hold hand grenades. No more than about a thousand 30 round ar magazines were issued to american troops before the war ended in vietnam. This is a discussion on m16 30 round magazine intro date within the m16 ar15 forums, part of the rifle forum category. M16 and ar15 magazines gun parts, barrels, grips, stocks and more. Rifles with highcapacity magazines holding more than 5 rounds. There are a few lowgrade manufacturers that have made 40round magazines throughout history. Image courtesy buddy hinton top what must have been. I had the now apparently wrong idea that the 30 round magazine was introduced after the vietnam war. There was alot of reluctance because 30 round magazines did not prove.
M16a1 rifle with forward assist, raised boss around magazine release button and a 30 round magazine. Brownells is your source for magazine springs, magazine parts at brownells parts and accessories. Also, if you like military surplus gear and collectibles, visit my o. Brownells is your source for magazine springs,magazine parts at brownells parts and accessories. Shop our selection of new and used m16 magazines today.
Choose the style and capacity of our real army m 16 magazines. In an emergency, the m855 round can also be loaded and fired from the m16 20 or 30round magazine. Charting the history of ar magazines, from the original aluminum mags all the way up to todays polymer feeding machines. There has also been a 150round drum magazine produced. A stanag magazine or nato magazine is a type of detachable firearm magazine proposed. The rifle that was never supposed to be gun digest. Charting the history of ar magazines, from the original aluminum mags all the way. Ar15 m16 pmag 30 round gen m3 magazines are used by our military and. Aug 15, 2008 who manufactured the m16 mags used in vnam. The lar15 pistol magazine is a different kind of proposition, being founded on magazines designed and.
To prevent jamming they say that you should put 28 or 29 rounds instead of a full 30. This deals with the high capacity 50 beowulf calibre magazines. As the war progressed the germans would develop the sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle concept with its 30round detachable magazine. As a result, the magazine follower tends to rock or tilt, causing malfunctions. Those of you with military experience, is there a universal standard for issued magazine capacity for m16s.
Fostech branded ar15 30 round magazine fostech inc. Jul 16, 2012 basically the sr25 looks like an m16 on steroids, beefed up to accommodate the 30caliber round. Design verification samples of the magazine shall be subjected to design verification testing per table 1. We have 30 round magazines, 20 round models, all in stock and at a great price. The m16 originally used a 20 round straight magazine, which was later replaced by a bent 30 round design. The standard capacities of stanagcompatible magazines are 20 or 30 rounds of 5. This ar180 owner now has 9 new magazine he can use at the. The m16a2 can shoot semi automatic and threeroundburst fire. Asc is an oem magazine supplier for most of the major ar15 rifle manufacturers in the us. M16 rifles magazine proportions were proposed for standardization. They are worth at least twice as much as other 30s, even if made by colt. The m14 was the armys original choice to replace world war iiera m1 rifle, as well as the browning automatic rifle. In 1963, the m16 entered american military service and was deployed for jungle warfare. Dec 30, 2015 the m16 was a great gun for its time, but the united states needs to reintroduced the m16 to the gun world with a full upgrade or risk falling farther behind adversaries.
Find out how the mattel toy became americas assault rifle. Soon after the adoption of the m1911 pistol, the term magazine was settled on by the military and firearms experts, though the term clip is often used in its place though only for detachable magazines, never fixed. M16 rifle project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks read. The m16 normally holds 30 cartridges in its magazine, but there are variants of the magazine that hold only 20 or 10 cartridges. Numrich is the worlds leading supplier of current and obsolete parts, and has a wide selection of m16 magazines for you. The best ar15 magazine will make your rifle more reliable and functional. Ministerial correspondence ruger 1022 cartridge magazines. Fostech ar15 branded 30 round magazine mission first tactical has done it again with a new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced strength, durability, and reliability to exceed demanding military performance specifications.
For years, the m16 has stood out as a unique design. There are a number of govt contract mags made for the m16 ar15. As well as standard 30round versions of the stanag magazine they have 10, 20 and 40 round mags, so even if you live in a state that bans highcapacity magazines you can get all the advantages of the technology. M16 rifle 2018 news although the m16 goes back over 50 years, the iconic american weapon is still making headlines in 2018. The cartridges are fed into the gun with a magazine, which is a rectangular box that holds the cartridges.
The m16a2 can shoot semi automatic and three round burst fire. There is also an m16 variant for the canadian army called diemaco c7. As such, it is made of pressedstamped aluminum and was not designed to be durable. It could be balanced my having less overall ammunition, example 4 mags of 28 or.885 1445 1472 879 1030 1172 39 992 458 1420 126 1350 843 824 1439 107 703 1148 1140 784 964 29 404 1495 660 332 949 1517 226 976 1339 1404 719 968 103 900 75 1498 602 1130 406