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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...
  6. Thread: New Book

    by ROCK
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    New Book

    Just saw this while thumbing through a WW2 magazine in B&N today...

    Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on June 1, 2021
    ...
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    Bullets pass through all sorts of things on a...

    Bullets pass through all sorts of things on a battlefield. Perhaps the story started from a carbine bullet that first passed through a tree or a spent stray bullet fired from a mile away was found...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ivCTSTkzU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ivCTSTkzU
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    Thanks Mark

    Thanks Mark
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    I have that GCA issue but I wouldn't have found...

    I have that GCA issue but I wouldn't have found that information without you. Thanks Durango,
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    Thanks for the links Mark, very informative, ...

    Thanks for the links Mark, very informative,

    ---------- Post added at 01:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:22 PM ----------



    Thanks Garandy,

    The BS one I have is the spring,...
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    Gas Cylinder Lock Screw Markings Chart

    Does anyone know where to find a chart of post war gas cylinder lock screw codes?

    I have one marked BS and would like to know what SA serial number range used this screw.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb_CbdREID0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb_CbdREID0
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    Did some searching and came up with this old...

    Did some searching and came up with this old thread and I made a new discovery. The poster shows a photo of a 3 digit number in the barrel channel of his AA stamped stock. My AA stock has a 3 digit...
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    Perhaps, but I'm not too sure about that. I have...

    Perhaps, but I'm not too sure about that. I have a right side of barrel marked CAI St Albans VT 5.2 SA with an identical style stock stamping AA 43321. I remember reading some posts years ago about...
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    Orion 7 on Long Island is a good choice. I don't...

    Orion 7 on Long Island is a good choice. I don't know where you are in CT, but if you take the ferry across LI Sound,to Port Jefferson, they are not far from there...

    Orion 7 | Orion7 the M1...
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    Looks like this was posted here before. AP bullet...

    Looks like this was posted here before. AP bullet went in muzzle and hit chambered round.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/04/1542716491120254720-1.jpg
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    Very interesting flash hider. Prototype and early...

    Very interesting flash hider. Prototype and early grenade launchers is another area yet to be explored.
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    I wonder if anyone ever fired one since they were...

    I wonder if anyone ever fired one since they were brought here. I do know of at least one deficiency of the Japanese Garand; there was no 'ping'.
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    They could successfully fire grenades unvented...

    They could successfully fire grenades unvented but another way was found to minimize receiver stress; the valve type gas cylinder lock screw. Ordnance chose the valve screw. They chose increased...
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    I believe that they successfully launched...

    I believe that they successfully launched grenades with the non bleed off launcher but that receiver heel cracking became a problem with heavy use. Thus, in search of a cure, they annealed receiver...
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    Early Grenade Launcher Patent

    This is a patent drawing filed on Nov. 21, 1941 for a grenade launcher that can be used on the M1 or M1903. What is interesting is that there is no provision to to disable the semi automatic function...
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    You may have a 60's SA rebuild if it has a date...

    You may have a 60's SA rebuild if it has a date etched on the receiver leg and bedding of the inletting for the trigger housing.
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    Sorry to hear that. I hope all will be well with...

    Sorry to hear that. I hope all will be well with Tony.

    I still have my issues of Garand Times. He did an outstanding job on that publication.
  25. Thread: Web Rifle Case ?

    by ROCK
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    Don't know about a sandwich but a 32 round box of...

    Don't know about a sandwich but a 32 round box of Mk VII Ball fits nicely with room to spare for cleaning gear.

    Thanks again for helping me solve this.
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