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    Those rifles had a hard life. They were given...

    Those rifles had a hard life. They were given about as much care as a ditch digger gives to a shovel...
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    Go back in time and watch the Combat series here:...

    Go back in time and watch the Combat series here:

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=combat+series+full+episodes
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    There was probably some basis for that belief....

    There was probably some basis for that belief. Before anyone knew there was going to be a problem, It is likely that grenades were launched from issue M1 rifles during tests and the op rod was...
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    The bolt remains closed. The M7 grenade launcher...

    The bolt remains closed. The M7 grenade launcher was used in conjunction with a vented gas cylinder lock screw which disabled semi auto functioning by venting gas from the gas cylinder. Removing the...
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    Mid to Late War SA Parkerizing

    Does anyone have an idea of when SA switched over to the flat, light grey parkerizing seen on late war rifles? Original finish on rifles in my collection from 8-44 to 6-45, have this identical color...
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    The front hand guard should have a small amount...

    The front hand guard should have a small amount of play. It is part of the design. A tight hand guard will loosen when the barrel heats up while firing. Bullet point of impact will change as the...
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    Also, web sling on the M1 on the left; usually...

    Also, web sling on the M1 on the left; usually see them in the European Theater.
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    Small Ordnance Wheel

    I know some WW2 stocks had the small ordnance wheel stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip. I have seen unsanded stocks that have the small wheel but have no P proof or cartouche. I have been told...
  9. Thread: M5A1 Bayonet fit

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    I have one in almost new condition that fit just...

    I have one in almost new condition that fit just like that. A little needle file work in the slot fixed it.
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    Just out of curiosity, I would cut the damaged...

    Just out of curiosity, I would cut the damaged part off, clean it up and make a crown. It would look something like a SMLE. Then I would go out and shoot it. Would be interesting to see how accurate...
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    I was reading today of one such incident. A...

    I was reading today of one such incident. A Marine veteran interviewed in a new book, The Rifle, gave an account of his personal experience during a very large Banzai charge on Saipan. A Japanese...
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    That vertical handle would eliminate one way used...

    That vertical handle would eliminate one way used to minimize M1 thumb; using the edge of the hand to block the op rod when closing the bolt. Looks like that protruding magazine would be in the way...
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    That's a very interesting report. I did a quick...

    That's a very interesting report. I did a quick scan and on pg. 77 there was a mention of difficulty loading clips. Also, three officers stated their preference of magazines over clips. I wonder if...
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    Possibly a problem in a couple of situations...

    Possibly a problem in a couple of situations during close contact. Visuals could be a problem too. The locked back slide of a 1911 could be a visual indication of an empty weapon if seen by the...
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    Here's the closest to a test drive I could find....

    Here's the closest to a test drive I could find. Loading the 10 round clip at about 2:09. Definitely looks clumsy compared to loading a Garand. After the loaded clip is inserted, the bolt overrides...
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    The 10 shot .276 Garand had that pregnant look...

    The 10 shot .276 Garand had that pregnant look too. I believe that is why the .30 Garand was trimmed down to 8 round and not because of the minimally larger base diameter .30 caliber round; .447 for...
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    The action on that looks similar to the Pederson...

    The action on that looks similar to the Pederson .276; which makes me wonder what it would be like loading an enbloc clip in a toggle action like the Pederson.
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    Final clip design for .30 cal 10 shot Garand that...

    Final clip design for .30 cal 10 shot Garand that was never completed?
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    I found an interesting ordnance photo showing the...

    I found an interesting ordnance photo showing the development of the M1 clip dated 12-4-31. The top row displays 10 round .30 caliber clips, so there should have been a 10 round capacity, prototype ...
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    I suppose it might work in a one on one situation...

    I suppose it might work in a one on one situation or with one soldier guarding a staircase. The enemy would have to think that they were facing one opponent for them to rush his position after a ping.
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    Understood Rick. I was referring to the ping...

    Understood Rick. I was referring to the ping being a sort of an empty rifle alarm that aided the shooter. I believe the Army thought the same way too. There is probably a document confirming that...
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    I've read that in official troop surveys done by...

    I've read that in official troop surveys done by the Army. I believe the Army came to the same conclusion although I have not seen official documents stating so. I do believe that the Army could...
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    Never thought of it that way. The loaded clip is...

    Never thought of it that way. The loaded clip is like an old camera cartridge that contains 8 shots that aren't pictures.



    You're right about that. The Army once considered doing that with the...
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    GCA Article On M1 Clip

    Just read the article 'Don"t Blame John Garand' in the latest GCA magazine.

    I found it very interesting and I have a few observations of my own.

    First, I don't blame John Garand. I praise him...
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