Own A Piece of History

I’d sell my house and live in a tent to have this rifle, if my house were actually worth what it would cost to buy it:

Without a doubt the most famous and most documented Armalite/Colt M16 in existence, serial no 106 manufactured in 1959 (the 7th production gun) and of course the earliest known gun to exist. Yes, this is the gun that Gen Curtis LeMay shot the coconuts and melons with at the cocktail party and then turned to the Cooper-McDonald rep and said,”I want 10,000 of them and I want them yesterday!”. It is said this gun was also shot by Pres Kennedy (off the Presidential Yacht), Batista, MacNamarra, Diem, and a host of other important people. Traveling to Viet Nam twice, its history is part of America’s History, and I feel there is no other gun in existence as important as this firearm – at least as far as 20th century military firearms are concerned.

The only thing is, I’d be afraid to shoot it.

3 Responses to “Own A Piece of History”

  1. Robb Allen says:

    And to think that some numb-nut would melt it down if traded in during a ‘buy back’.

  2. Bram says:

    They should have shot LeMay with that piece of shit.

    Sorry – I didn’t like the one they gave me that didn’t work in sand.

  3. Linoge says:

    Yeah, I would never buy such a thing, exactly because I could never bring myself to use it.

    Would be nice if the picture worked, though.