COLT ARMALITE AR-15 RIFLE #000106 THE COCONUT RIFLE

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COLT ARMALITE AR-15 RIFLE #000106 THE COCONUT RIFLE

Postby JU-87 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:42 am

:D For your reading pleasure:

COLT ARMALITE AR-15 RIFLE #000106 THE COCONUT RIFLE
By Jeff W. Zimba

There are several famous firearms that we have all looked at, read about or simply heard of that we would like to claim personal ownership of. No matter the style or discipline of interest, such a famous or personally important gun exists. For those of us who take fondly to the black rifles, the most famous of all may arguably be the Colt ArmaLite AR-15 Serial Number 000106, also known as "The Coconut Rifle." This particular gun is credited for the adoption of this weapon system eventually becoming the primary service weapon of the United States Military for almost 50 years...


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Re: COLT ARMALITE AR-15 RIFLE #000106 THE COCONUT RIFLE

Postby rattlehead » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Very cool; thanks for sharing that.
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Re: COLT ARMALITE AR-15 RIFLE #000106 THE COCONUT RIFLE

Postby techmike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:59 pm

Cool story bro!!!
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Re: COLT ARMALITE AR-15 RIFLE #000106 THE COCONUT RIFLE

Postby walnut red » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:59 pm

That is interesting. When I went through basic training at Ft Dix my rifle had a 3 digit serial number, a series of zeros ending in 157. The earliest model marking was XM-16. At some point the X was lined out and the A and 1 hand stamped separably as the rifle had been modified. I always wandered if the lower had been part of the trial rifle batch.
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