M16A1 Maintenance Comic

    Retronaut has published a scan of the Army M16A1 Maintenance Comic from 1968.

    “Clean your rifle … 3 – 5 times a day”

    It is a wonder they found time to fight the Vietnam war between all that cleaning. I wonder how many of the M16A1 problems were caused by over cleaning and how many bores were ruined by cleaning rods. I commented to a friend that this shows how far the AR platform has come, he replied is also says just as much about how much we have learnt about the platform.

    [ Many thanks to Whaleoil, Christopher & for emailing us the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!