M-16's on the Moon! Help ID this "For All Mankind" Weapon (pics)

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BrianM

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Those are my suits and if I remember, for the shot above, they where using some type of "air-soft" replica firearm. I'll ask the propmaster when we start back up.

That would be excellent. Did you go with smaller gloves so you would not need extra large triggers?

BrianM
 

Riceball

Master Member
The M16 round is designed to tumble on impact for greater wounding. One of the problems in a jungle, lots of vegetation to mess up the flight of the bullet. :lol:

David.

It wasn't so much the 5.56 round used when the first M16s were fielded so much as the design of the rifle itself. The barrels of the M16/M16A1 had relatively low twist rate in the rifling of the barrel in order to cause the tumbling effect. However, as time went on, the twisting of the rifling got tighter and tighter in order to make the rounds more accurate.
 

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Zombie_61

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WOW! Nailed it.
Now who knows where to get a silver finish Airsoft M-16?

BrianM
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Pick one. ;)
 

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Echo4890

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From the pictures it looks like an WE M16A1 upper atleast (the cut underneath the rear sight is distinguishable, not positive though.) I think they may have changed some parts out, ie grips, buffer, stock. I just realized the lower is an A1 as well with A2 parts. (Profile of support underneath the buffer)
 
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lmgill

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My guess is these came from a prop shop, possibly ISS (independent Studio Services) and they are an older in stock rental gun they had that was customized. Or, the prop person used the term "Airsoft" as a generic term for a non-real gun.
 

GrenadeKing

Sr Member
From the pictures it looks like an WE M16A1 upper atleast (the cut underneath the rear sight is distinguishable, not positive though.) I think they may have changed some parts out, ie grips, buffer, stock. I just realized the lower is an A1 as well with A2 parts. (Profile of support underneath the buffer)

Yes! It's an A1 lower as well, I was just about to point that out.

A1 Upper and Lower, A2 handguard, A2 ejection port cover, no trigger guard, M4 stock, can't tell on the pistol grip, and a Colt style scope.

The barrels look like they might be A2 but, I can't really tell from the screen grab. They just look a bit to meaty to be A1 barrels.
 

Echo4890

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I think there is a little bit of a chamfer from the pencil profile to go up to the birdcage, but I can't tell from the quality of the pictures.
 

BrianM

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OK, thanks for your help guys. Here is my attempt. May still need some dull spray. Had to make a bunch of mod's to get the carbine butt-stock on the long version of the airsoft. I hope it's in more than one scene in the show...

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Kokanee

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Good progress! I would remove the trigger guard though as it's missing in the screen grabs. Which makes sense, a gloved hand (bulky gloves) can be challenging to operate this rifle with the guard present.
 

lmgill

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Here is a nice clip from season 2 of the M-16's as well as Global Effects' EMU spacesuits and LM interior.
 
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