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What do you think...M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by eclancy, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. eclancy

    eclancy Well-Known Member

  2. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    03 Springfield
  3. Ian Sean

    Ian Sean Well-Known Member

    That's what I saw, an 03, it might be just me but does the front of the Garand (gas cylinder) looks a little strange, without doing any research I'll say gas trap Garand? ...though in the first pic I had to get close to the screen and my wife is giving me weird looks.:D

    Clancy, wish you and yours all the best in the new year also...and keep the trivia and info coming!:)
  4. Wes Janson

    Wes Janson Well-Known Member

    Is it a gas-trap on the right?
  5. Mr White

    Mr White Well-Known Member

    03 Springfield on the left. Gas trap Garand on the right.
  6. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Well-Known Member

    GAH. You guys beat me to it. KEWL.
  7. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Now, where are they? :D
  8. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    It's a standard M-1. The gas trap was tried and rejected because it didn't work well.
  9. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    How do you know this isn't a pic of the tryin' and rejectin'?
  10. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    "...How do you know..." Because the gas trap was rejected long before the rifle was put into production. The Bang rifle attempted it too. The gas trap got dirty too fast.
  11. eclancy

    eclancy Well-Known Member

    There where about 50,000 M1 Garands Gas Trap Rifles built by SA. The change over to the new gas system was the very late 1930's.
    The Garand in this pic is a Gas Trap.
    Thanks again
  12. Ian Sean

    Ian Sean Well-Known Member

    WooHoo! finally got one of Clancy's quizzes! :)

    Starting the new year off right!:D
  13. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    As Ed mentioned there were ~50,000 gas traps produced. Gas trap Garands were issued to the troops and used in the Pacific theater until early in WWII.

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