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Old July 17th, 2009, 13:21   #14
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Originally Posted by keyyek321 View Post
Also, in terms of the gun itself:

- M4's are classified as carbines/assault rifle, while m16's are rifles.

- M4's have full auto, m16's have burst
an m16 is an assault rifle

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The translation assault rifle gradually became the common term for similar firearms sharing the same technical definition as the StG 44. In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:[2][3][4]

* It must be an individual weapon with provision to fire from the shoulder (i.e. a buttstock);
* It must be capable of selective fire;
* It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle;
* Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine.
and not all m16's are burst (A1) especially when we are talking about airsoft

OP: heres a few links that may prove useful for more info on both firearms (these are more dedicated to the real versions as opposed to airsoft but still ok for a read)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M16_rifle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_carbine

http://world.guns.ru/assault/as18-e.htm
http://world.guns.ru/assault/as17-e.htm

you said your rifle was an ICS? (i have rather short term memory so forgive me if i am mistaken) if this is the case this link may help you should you encounter problems with your rifle
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=4981

as for converting from one to the other i cant comment on that and will allow others more experienced to do so

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