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Lot 3679: Scarce Daisy 'Quick Kill' Training Rifle

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Scarce Daisy "Quick Kill" Training Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Scarce Daisy "Quick Kill" Training Rifle

Manufacturer: Daisy
Model: M16 Quick Kill
Type: Rifle
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 333
Class: Other

Developed in the 1960's, the Quick Kill training program was designed to increase proficiency in "point" or "instinctive" shooting among American infantry. These skills are particularly useful at ranges below 50 meters, and were coming into strong demand in the jungle combat of Vietnam. The program started with air rifles (BB-guns) like these, essentially M16 mockups with no sights, shooting first at airborne discs, then a miniature version of the rifle range, before transitioning to an actual M16 or M14 with the sights taped over. Measuring 35 1/2 inches overall, with a triangular handguard, plastic front sight and "carry handle", a pistol grip fitted to the action lever, and a straight buttstock, which is marked "SIXTH USA TNG DEV CEN/FT. LEWIS WASH" on the left side.

Rating Definition:

Very good, with some mild handling marks overall. A small crack is present on the right side of the front sight. Mechanically excellent.

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