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.