Period: All periods
Dates: 1969 until c.1983
Cat No: Various
US M1 Garand
The Action Man Rifle Rack appeared in the 1969 Equipment Manual and was ever-present in the Action Man equipment list of must-haves. It had spaces for 6 included weapons (some other non Action Man 'knock-off' versions had five). The weapons included to start off your armoury were the ever popular US M1 Garand from Combat Soldier fame, the M16 Assault Rifle from the American Green Beret, the US M1 Carbine as sported by the Combat Paratrooper, and the rather odd looking US M79 'Thumper' grenade launcher.
The folding Rifle Rack with stand is a very common piece. It ran for many years and most children had them. The first versions had stencil lettering, and later typres a standadr sans serif face. The weapons included will have had green elastic straps but by the mid 1970s, black plastic was the new choice of material with revised fixing points (See also Action Man Weapons). The Tommy Gunn rifle rack had 5 sections but looked almost identical.