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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Rest assured that the Mexican Army is armed with M-16s straight from Colt USA

Actually the Mexican Army has never liked having US made weapons. Currently they are converting over from license built H&K 91 (G-3) to a locally produced derivative of the H&K G-36, the FX-05 Xiuhcoatl

However some of their police use the M-16/AR-15. But I suspect most of those in the hands of the cartel came from non US produces, such as China

Perhaps without the normal Norinco markings

There are other countries which build the M-16 or clones of it, some under license, some not. Iran builds a version, but the issue furniture makes it not look like a US M-16.

13 posted on 05/03/2009 4:28:23 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Actually the Mexican Army has never liked having US made weapons. Currently they are converting over from license built H&K 91

I stand corrected, I based my supposition on photos published by the MSM of Mex Army troops mixing it up with various miscreants. However my point is still valid, any full-auto M-16s that show up in Mexico most assuredly did not come from a "gun show" on our side of the border. I find it hard to believe that anyone with the patience to follow the Class III purchasing procedure to acquire a full auto firearm would turn around and pedal it to an undocumented third party. If for no other reason then fear of the ATF crawling up his "nether regions" with a microscope.

Regards,
GtG

PS The same comment goes for RPGs, hand grenades, and mortars, anything like that found at a gun show would have been rendered thoroughly inert.

14 posted on 05/03/2009 4:53:13 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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