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    Here a shot we couldn't use in the Journal because it's too small... print requires much larger photos than computer screens.
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    Many of the M1icon Rifles that were in Haiti were dumped in the ocean during our incursion there in the 1990's under the Clinton Administration. I knew some soldiers from the 20th SFG USANG who were directly involved with disposing of weapons down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    Many of the M1icon Rifles that were in Haiti were dumped in the ocean
    Might have been the safest thing...some of them might not really have been safe any more.
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    I didn't think to take photos of it at the time, but years ago my family went on a trip to South East Asia. We were in Viet Nam, and they have a museum at the Cu Chi Tunnels. They had created trails for tourist to freely roam upon without a guide and along these trailers were multiple huts. There was nothing in these huts except locked rifle racks. What were in these rifle racks you might ask? NOTHING BUT M1s! There must have been 100 or more M1s interspersed throughout the huts on the trail. Now these M1s must be dogs I couldn't see them well enough as there was no lighting in the huts but I remember seeing one rifle with a giant portion of the front handguard blown off. I assume from that the rifles were in very poor shape as the huts were made out of vegitation and the racks rattled easily and had a thin piece of plexiglass covering the rack which could move if you touched it. Should'a took photos!

    EDIT: I forgot, they had a weapons range there as well. They gave you 10 rounds to fire out of a full auto AK, M-60, M-16, M1919 .30-Cal, Garandicon, and a few others which escape me at the moment. There are photos of the range on google. (Added photo of what they had captured and was available to shoot.)
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    James McCollum used to have a photo album of pictures of weapons that were turned over after the US involvement and there was a stack of about 20-30 m-1s in a pile and all the butt plates you could see were solid without traps. I believe that they were all fed into Captain Crunch.


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