They're "Rubber Duckies". Essentially they're a dummy weapon for training when you want realism without the need for a real weapon or there is an increased chance of damaging a weapon (bayonet training). The barrel is a real barrel. They're shot out (coded out) barrels that have been used for two reasons. One, to help replicate the weight of the weapon. Two, to be able to do bayonet training. This is the first one I've seen without the flash suppressor. Can't put a bayonet on a barrel without it. I've never seen them painted in TRADOC units before but more than likely was done to make it visible when some private lost it. We had yellow ones at SFAS in North Carolina. Done for the same reason. But if you lost it there you might as well hang it up.
All that I've seen didn't seem to have any wood in them but I can't garauntee that. All I remember is resin and barrel (and the fargin things stink like CS gas forever once you go into the chamber).
Can't figure out why a SEAL would have training aid from FT Knox TASC (Training Aid Support Center). They do (or did) some riverine training there on the Ohio out in my training area in the past but, like special ops anywhere, they used real weapons.
If you picked them up for $10 each you came out good, even with the red paint. The lowest I've ever been able to find them is $50 and the last one I saw on Craigslist here in Colorado Springs was for $75. I wouldn't paint it myself. But that's coming from an Infantryman that lived with a black one when we didn't have our A2's or A1's (I've been in a while). Honestly, if it were me, and I got four of them for less than one costs, I'd try and find a stripper (like mineral spirits, not Cinnamon
) that is safe to use on resin and get it back to it's original state.
All in all, I'd call it a great find for a great price. Guys love them cause they can display a weapon without it being a real firearm.