Original Military M16 Storage Bags
No Longer Available
The U.S. Marine Corps solicited the development of a flexible packaging system that would replace their existing method of preservation packaging for anti-corrosion protection of refurbished M-16 Rifles. The new system needed to increase packaging speed and provide equivalent or superior corrosion inhibiting properties to the existing package (weapon wrapped in MIL-PRF-3420G paper and heat sealed inside a MIL-B-117, TY I, CL E, ST 1 barrier bag; MIL-PRF-131).
To achieve this goal Heritage Packaging developed a new type of material that combines the VpCI properties and barrier properties of two materials into one and a new type of preservation bag.
The bag is constructed from three separate materials, not including the barrier window for serial number identification or the industrial grade VelcroTM closure. The exterior layer is a highly puncture and tear resistant barrier material with a VpCI inner layer. The middle layer is an additional strength layer of heavy duty extruded netting that provides increased durability and puncture resistance. The third and inner layer is yet another soft, non-abrasive VpCI layer that actually contacts the firearm.
Using this new material and concept, a new package was designed that exceeded all of the performance requirements of the military and was awarded the Flexible Packaging Associationâ€™s Gold Award for Technical Innovation.
The Marine Corps needed to compare Heritage Packagingâ€™s new system to their existing system. Testing was conducted by USAMC LOGSA PSCC in Tobyhanna, PA during the spring & summer of 2003. Test samples were subjected to:
- Cold Temperature (-40 F, 24 Hour Duration)
- Temperature Shock (-40 F to 95 F)
- 1 High Temperature Cycle (91 to 160 F, 24 Hour Duration)
- Ten 24 Hour High Temperature / High Humidity Cycles (86 to 140 F, 95% RH)
- Free Fall Drop Test (2 Flat Faces From 3 Feet)
- Loose Cargo Vibration, Repetitive Shock (1 Hour Duration)
- Handling Throughout Testing and Inspection
The test center in Tobyhanna deemed, â€œBag very durable & easy to use; No detectable rust/corrosion on any rifle; No condensation/dampness inside any bag; Bag remained unchanged by environments (not saturated, repelled condensation); Performed equal to or better than MIL-PRF-131 with MIL-PRF-3420 in preventing rust/corrosion of M16 rifles under varying environmental exposures.â€ Additionally; packaging productivity was increased from 3 rifles per hour to 4-6 rifles per minute.
Chose the Original Military M16 Storage Bag when your application requires military grade performance and you can settle for nothing less than the best.