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  1. DAY-O!

    DAY-O!
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    RCS is right, the Corps didn't want to give up...

    RCS is right, the Corps didn't want to give up their '03s for the new-fangled and untrustworthy self-loaders. When they finally did, they said everybody except the infantry divisions because the...
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    Better Days

    Should look like this when salvaged.
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  4. We don't really disagree, your points are valid. ...

    We don't really disagree, your points are valid. My point is only that it is usually impossible to differentiate a rifle such as you describe from a total rebuild that some collector partially...
  5. AMEN. If one part is wrong it puts everything...

    AMEN. If one part is wrong it puts everything into question. There is a legal maxim about a witness that says "Falsus unum, falsus omnia." If he tells one lie, you have to discount his entire...
  6. The modified op rod is NOT OK... that's a late...

    The modified op rod is NOT OK... that's a late rod and it casts doubt on everything.
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    Camo

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    Anneal

    Sometimes complete rifles were annealed by taking the fully-assembled barrel and receiver group out of the stock, dipping the heel in lead, and reassembling the rifle. All the parts remained...
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    NM Barrels

    When the barrel shortage got desperate in 1958, Ordnance asked Line Material to see if they could restart and make NM barrels. They did some preliminary work on it, but the problem was solved when...
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    NM

    Not an anomaly, SA loved them when they could get them. When Ordnance found a bunch for them, they leaped on it but when they got them they found that the Army team had gotten there first, picked...
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    Ha ha, well the guys at Line were gun nuts and...

    Ha ha, well the guys at Line were gun nuts and determined to make the best barrel possible. They developed a couple of procedures that made their barrels very accurate, including a more precise...
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    Line Material Company, Birmingham, Alabama. My...

    Line Material Company, Birmingham, Alabama. My personal theory is that the R stands for Rifle. Their contract was initially for Carbine barrels but was changed to M1 Rifle before any were made. I...
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    Munro's dying words were, "Did we get them all...

    Munro's dying words were, "Did we get them all off?"
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    Did you know that the Coast Guard had the highest...

    Did you know that the Coast Guard had the highest casualty rate of all the services in WWII? They drove the landing craft, usually made multiple trips under fire. I had a hunting buddy who had...
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    There was one Marine CO of a large unit...

    There was one Marine CO of a large unit (regiment?) who simply did not believe in semi-auto and resisted all efforts to adopt the M1 until ordered to do so. Can't recall the details.
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    Garands

    The Corps initially doubted the reliability of the Garand in the salt water and sand of a beach invasion. They adopted the M1 for everybody except the infantry which kept its '03s. That was...
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    Last Rifle

    Research suggests that was not the last rifle made, although they have qualified it by adding "regular production." I have always felt that it was just the rifle chosen for the final ceremony, but...
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    One Million

    The GCA bid on that rifle at the RIA auction, but we got outbid :(
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    Reject wood, specs say "straight grained walnut"...

    Reject wood, specs say "straight grained walnut" LOL SA set them aside for presentation pieces like this one.
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    Jersey boy, well remembered around here.

    Jersey boy, well remembered around here.
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    And sometimes with explosives... ambush the...

    And sometimes with explosives... ambush the column, blow the explosives when they all dive into the ditch.
  22. Thread: 6 June 2020

    by bob seijas
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    Powerful.

    Powerful.
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    Too bad we can't see the gas cylinders, with...

    Too bad we can't see the gas cylinders, with those helmets they could be Gas Traps.
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    Weapons

    Accounts of the time show that the Chinese were armed with a bazaar of weapons, including a lot of '03 Springfields given to the Nationalists in the civil war. The Marines on Fox Hill even recovered...
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    Easiest way to carry it is wear it.

    Easiest way to carry it is wear it.
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