Yes Brad to answer your question..
They got the name Mattel, so the rumor goes, as Colt was manufacturing the weapon.. They subbed out the front stock too Mattel plastics, who was set up to easily make the molds for the stocks..
Originally Posted by Bradrock
Hence the mane became Matty Matell's..
Lot has been recorded about the original jamming problems. Once that was straightened out, it was a pretty darn good reliable weapon..
Last visit too Thailand, the Thai Military was still carrying and using them.
Leftovers from the Nam era, I guess..
Still going after all these years..