M1/Testing Scope


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eclancy
November 15, 2004, 12:34 PM
Hi all,
Well here's another easy one for you guys. Ok, on July 31, 1944 Ordnance was testing a new M1 Garand given the model number as a M1E8. This rifle had a number of different things on it. Name some if you can but what I am looking for is the adjustable cheekpiece which was flush with the stock. My question is WHY was it flush with the stock??? Also this testing was done at APG ( Aberdeen Proving Ground ). Have fun.
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Clancy

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Khornet
November 15, 2004, 02:18 PM
flush with stock so it can be used with the iron sights if need be.

eclancy
November 17, 2004, 12:06 PM
Hi all,
Khornet, You are correct Sir. The flush mount cheekpiece was set up so that a shooter could drop down and use the iron sites. I wonder why it was not used.
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Clancy

Barry in IN
November 17, 2004, 05:19 PM
I wouldn't mind having one of those now.

Khornet
November 18, 2004, 06:27 AM
I wouldn't mind having one of those now.
I GOT one!

Spent a pleasant afternoon last week shooting an M1D. Scoped M1s (M1C, M1D, MC-1) are really easier for us lefties, it turns out. And I did just what Eclancy describes: swithced back and forth from glass to iron.

Khornet
November 18, 2004, 06:28 AM
I got the answer; I don't got an M1D, just got to shoot one.

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