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If you could...M1

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by eclancy, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. eclancy

    eclancy New Member

    ...change one thing on the M1 Garand Rifle working on it in the testing with Mr. Garand, what change would you make to this new weapon system. There are two (2) rules that you must go by. One NO DETACHABLE MAG. The second rule is it must remain as a SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE only. Follow those and see what you would come up with.


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  2. hagar

    hagar member

    Personally I would have advised him to shorten the oprod, and place the gas bleed hole further down the barrel.
  3. Zullo74

    Zullo74 member

    I would have had Mr. Garand install the M-14 gas system. ;)
  4. HorseSoldier

    HorseSoldier New Member

    .276 Pedersen instead of 30-06.
  5. zinj

    zinj New Member

    Design a self-compensating gas system.
  6. RTFM

    RTFM member

    Not change one damn thing.
  7. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Active Member

    Gas system has to go:

    The M14 gas system is good, but the G36 gas system is better. Easier to clean, lighter, etc.

    Now, you said one alteration only? Darn, I have a list:
    2) a roller for the bolt.
    3) muzzle brake
    4) clip-ejection cutoff lever that keeps your clips in the gun for range work
    5) a scope mount rail like the M-14, or even Ruger mini-14
    6) recoil pad (but not if I'm taking it into combat)
  8. Ian

    Ian New Member

    Ten rounds of .276 rather than 8 of .30.
  9. DonP

    DonP New Member

    1. An easy on, easy off, scope mount so you can use the iron sights or the scope, as needed.

    2. An easier way to load less than a full clip
  10. Devonai

    Devonai Active Member

    As BA and Don touched on, I would have the bolt lock back on an empty clip, with the clip ejecting only when the release button is pressed. That way, individual rounds could be loaded into the clip while in place.
  11. NateG

    NateG New Member

    Okay, I'll play along...

    An adjustable gas port so I can use heavier bullets and slower powders. (Or does the M14 have that in its gas system, and thus I'm just being repetitive?)
  12. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 New Member

    change the EnBloc system to either a (semi removeable) magazine such as the SMLE or K31 have. or if thats against your rules, then an internal magazine loaded by strippers

    or maybe make it loadable by 2 seperate clips. so say its 2 four round clips. after 4 rounds are fired the operator has the option to top off the magazine with another 4 round clip. dont even know if thats physicaly possible. but i feel the EnBloc system is the rifles only down fall
  13. DogBonz

    DogBonz New Member

    Mag fed.

    Detatchable mags.... aha... how good does it feel just to say...
  14. bmwguy

    bmwguy New Member

    Full Auto! :uhoh:
  15. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

    Another vote for the shorter M14 (or whatever) gas system.
    Better yet, something that doesn't have all the monkey motion going on outside the gun...

    .. of course, then we'd basically be talking about an SKS on steroids. :)
  16. earthman92

    earthman92 New Member

    4) clip-ejection cutoff lever that keeps your clips in the gun for range work

    There is a "Holbrook Device" that does that now. It's quite handy at the range and works great. Only $45.00 I believe.
  17. High Planes Drifter

    High Planes Drifter New Member

    Another for the .276 Pederson over the .30-06. As much as I love the .30-06 cartridge, had we went with the .276 Pederson, who knows, it very well might still be in use to this day.
  18. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter New Member

  19. mukluk

    mukluk New Member

    Put a hole in the rear of the receiver so one can clean the barrel from the chamber end.
  20. byf43

    byf43 New Member

    Instead of the 'one size fits none' stock, lengthen the length of pull by at LEAST one inch.

    That is the ONLY thing that I would change about this GRAND old Garand!

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