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    FNG Dave E4 USMC's Avatar
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    Re: M14 Training Rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    M14 training rifles were used during USMC boot camp. Motivation platoon carried them during most activities. Also CP or corrections platoon used them. They were also used during drown proofing. We had to swim with them in the pool. Their weight was about 25lbs.

    There were also bigger versions that were wall hangers for instructional purposes.
    I can't tell which one you have in the pic.
    In my day motivation platoon members carried 16 lb sledges and a bucket of rocks!
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    Re: M14 Training Rifle

    What year was that?
    They also wore chrome brain buckets....lol
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    Re: M14 Training Rifle

    It was the summer of '69, and yes they did also sport chrome dome headgear!
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