M14 rifle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The M14 battle rifle
The United States Army using M14 rifles in Tet Offensive

The M14 is a American 7.62 NATO battle rifle that was adopted in 1959 during the Vietnam War. The M14 production begin in 1959 and ended in 1964. The M14 can be used as a battle rifle, marksman rifle and a sniper rifle. The M14 was based on a WW2 M1 Garand. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the M14 got replaced by the M16A1 by the United States Army in Vietnam.