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The ARVN Advisor M1 Carbine: A Combat Proven Speciality Rifle

Referred to as the "advisor's carbine," the ARVN carbine is a unique variant of the M1 carbine that's compact and quick to bring into action.

The ARVN Advisor M1 Carbine: A Combat Proven Speciality Rifle

Thompson found the “Advisor’s Carbine” very handy and quick to bring into action. 

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The M16 rifle was first deployed in Vietnam by 1965. Some M16s may have been seen action with Special Forces advisors earlier, but if my memory is correct the first major deployment of the M16 was with the 1st Cav in 1965. The earliest U.S. military purchaser was the USAF, which adopted the rifle as the “AR-15.” In fact, a friend, who is an Air Force Security Forces...

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