The M16A1 was the standard military rifle from the early 1960's through the mid 1980's, and is one of only a handful of iconic firearms in the world that embody military action. The M16A1 replaced the M14 and M1 Carbine and was later replaced by the M16A2. Variations continue to be used today by military forces around the world. A realistic look and solid build, combined with authentic moving parts, make this a fine piece of collectible military hardware, as well as a great stand-in for when the real deal is needed, but without any danger that a live firearm might possess. Being a replica, this rifle cannot be made to fire live rounds in any way, which, again, makes it a great stand-in for the real thing, as well as safe display piece for die-hard military buffs to enjoy. The M-16 remains a popular rifle that is still used around the world today, and now, it's also a rifle that you can enjoy safely in your home.