Was it a BFA (blank firing adapter)? I caught the E2 but didn't pause the TV to really check it out.Saw something interesting tonight when they showed the troops training at tigerland in Ft Polk. One of the I guess op force troops was shooting an E2 set up but it had an unusual attachment on the end of the FH. It looked like a circle or enclosed sight like they used on anti aircraft guns. It also had the standard front sight atop of the FH. Anyone else catch this?
This is a common myth. The M14 was still in use by US Army and US Marine Corps combat troops in 1968 in Viet Nam, though the M16 was by then mostly in use. Example, the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines fought with M14 and M16 rifles during Operation Thor near Gio Linh. The Marines also had M14 rifles at Khe Sanh and the Battle for Hue. US Army mechanized infantry and cavalry units fought with M14 and M14A1 rifles in 1968.I have a similar question.
Watched part of an episode last night that focused on action in the A Shau valley during 68-69. There were a few snippets of what looked to me like Marines with M14's. I thought M14's were phased out by then????