The Black Rifle M16 Retrospective pdf

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The Black Rifle: M16 Retrospective
By R. Blake Stevens and Edward C. Ezell

A comprehensive, historical record of the design and development of the M16 battle rifle, including the behind-the-scenes politics. Follows the rifle from the beginning, tracing its development and detailing the calibers, accessories, sights, various models (covers upto M16A2) and much more. Well-written, eye-witness accounts of the actual events provide a narrative thats hard to put down. A must-have for shooters and collectors alike.

R. Blake Stevens is the founder and President of Collector Grade Publications Incorporated, and to date the author of eight published books on modern military small arms. Edward C. Ezell, Ph.D., is the Curator/Supervisor of the Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American history, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. As well as contributing to a number of prestigious periodicals, Dr. Ezell is the current editor of perhaps the worlds most famous gun book, Small Arms of the World. 

 Table of Contents: 

 -Postwar origins of the small caliber, high velocity (SCHV) concept 
 -The lightweight era truly dawns 
 -The SCHV concept comes of age 
 -A mid-stream change of horses 
 -First blood 
 -The Army gets a little bit pregnant 
 -The fateful plan to bank on the SPIW 
 -The first 130 changes to the AR-15 
 -Tackling the chamber pressure problem the hard way 
 -The further adventures of the TCC 
 -From SAWS to first deployment 
 -A tiger by the tail 
 -The fit hits the shan 
 -Some parallel developments 
 -The golden age of RD 
 -The hard way one more time 
 -The great rights issue - the politics of procurement 
 -Broadening the black rifles wartime production base 
 -An examination of the end run method of procurement 
 -Through a glass darkly 
 -Offshore production of M14 and M16 rifles 
 -Enhancing the capabilities of the M16A1 rifle/ammunition system 
 -The third-generation M16 
 -The Canadian C7 rifle - a reasoned view from the North 
   Accessories and ancillaries 
   Epilogue-------------------------------------Torrent downloaded from
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