HONOR the Fallen: The Danny Dietz Tribute Rifle Being Auctioned

Axelson Tactical, a family company created in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Matt Axelson in Operation Redwing (as memorilized in Lone Survivor) is auctioning off a tribute rifle in honor of fellow fallen SEAL, Danny Dietz. Only 100 of the rifles will be created by Axelson, serial numbers Dietz01 – Dietz99.

The auction is specifically for Dietz10, which is selected by Danny’s mother, Cindy Dietz. The number 10 is chosen in honor of SEAL Team 10, which Danny was a part of. As part of that Team, SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s Tean Never Quit ammunition is included (three boxes of frangible ammo and three magazines, to be exact.)


Other included items are 3 challenge coins, specifically serialized to the rifle. The coins are packed in custom wooden boxes bearing Danny’s artwork including a warrior couple holding a trident. Additional artwork is engraved directly onto the firearm and accessories.


The rifle is created as a near-true replica and configuration of the rifle that SEAL Danny Dietz used in combat during Operations Red Wings. Exact features are below:

Specifications from Axelson Tactical:

Caliber 5.56
Upper: Axelson Tactical Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum Hard -Coat Anodized
Lower: Axelson Tactical Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum Hard -Coat Anodized
Rail System: 12″ Slim Profile M-Lock Guntec USA
Butt Stock: B5 Systems SOPMOD
Stock Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger
Gas Tube: Carbine Length Bravo Company Manufacturing
Gas Block: Low Profile .750 Bravo Company Manufacturing
Buffer System: Bravo Company Manufacturing
Charging Handle: BCM Gunfighter Mod 1
Bolt Carrier Group: Axelson Tactical Polished Finish Nickel Boron
Grip: BCM Gunfighter Mod 1
Muzzle Break: Axelson Tactical Talon Muzzle Break
Barrel: Axelson 16″ Gov’t / Socom, 5.56 NATO, Mid-Length, 4150 QPQ
Flare Launcher: Spike’s Tactical 12″ 37mm
Optic: Trijicon 4×32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight
Cerakote: Afghan-cam



Those interested in bidding on the rifle can find it on GunBroker. All proceeds of the auction benefit the Danny Dietz Memorial Fund and the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation. 

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • dmoer

    horrible marketing

    • micmac80

      Not to mention Luttrell being a fraud .

      • That_Guy

        How is Luttrell a fraud? Genuinely curious …

        • Zachary marrs

          Well, his SEAL team was given advice by the Marines on what gear to use, where and when to insert, etc.

          Had the SEAL team taken their advice, they would most likely still be here

          Also, contrary to the book and movie, and Luttrell’s statements, the more detailed reports only put 8-10 fighters in that villiage, 20-30 in Luttrell’s AAR, but at his speeches he now clames somewhere along the lines of 200

          Also, Ahmed Shah was not al-Qeada, nor did he kill 20 Marines

      • Marcus a fraud??? How so? I need more than a blanket statement to believe that.

  • Joe Moore

    This is the second time that this has come up. I honor the man, but this “replica” doesn’t look really anything like the rifle that he actually used. I don’t understand that at all.

  • Dickie

    I want it just so i can have a serial number with my last name.

  • noob

    Dietz01 – Dietz99= 99 rifles and not 100.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Its that, uh, Jesus….over a random crib?
    Or is that God over baby Jesus? So many questions.

    This is an embarrassing rifle.

    Maybe they could have engraved his favorite chili recipe on the grenade launcher.

    • Git Gud Heretic

      That’s the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Im glad that dude joined the Navy instead of going to art school.

  • Tyree

    using that term near-true replica awfully loosely

  • Georg B.

    Can we just stop with all these ~tribute guns~ ? I’m getting tired of it. Especially those guns that are “replica” but aren’t?