Vietnam War Era M16A1 Cleaning Kit

By Robert G. Segel

Inset Inage:
1. M16A1cleaning kit
2. Packet of pipe cleaners
3. Packet of cloth swabs
4. Plastic 2oz. bottle of LSA (Lube-oil, Semi-fluid, automatic weapons)
5. Double ended (large and small) cleaning brush
6. Plastic envelope to contain and protect the M16A1 Rifle Operation and Preventive Maintenance manual
7. The M16A1 Rifle (DA-Pam 750-30)
8. 4-piece sectioned cleaning rod
9. Chamber brush
10. Bore brush
11. Swab holder

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V20N8 (October 2016)
and was posted online on August 19, 2016


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