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    16 - 128 M14 Picture of the Day - Army 1961



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    New M14icon rifles and Ridgeways

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    If those are Marines , why are they wearing U S Army Fatigues?

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    This photo has been around before, believe it was taken in Germanyicon, maybe Berlin

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    I see that the caption has been corrected. I wonder why they are handling those firearms with the actions closed. I would think that the bolts should be locked back with the safety engaged.

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    The obviously posed image suggests that the rifles were being issued for the first time, and the rifles are early production with the fluted hand guards. The middle rifle has the selective fire switch.

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    Some armor units wore the Ridgeway backwards in the field and had the unit crest on the back !

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