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If you could...M1

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

  1. eclancy

    eclancy Senior Member

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    Gentlemen
    ...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

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

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

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

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    Design a self-compensating gas system.
     
  6. RTFM

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    Not change one damn thing.
     
  7. Badger Arms

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    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

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

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    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 Senior Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Mag fed.

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

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    Full Auto! :uhoh:
     
  15. Kaylee

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    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

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    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

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

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    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!
     
  21. GarandOwner

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    BLASPHAMY!!!!! How dare you imply changing the greatest battle implement ever devised!:fire:

    However I wouldnt mind changing THE PRICE! :neener:
     
  22. Bazooka Joe71

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    The only thing I would change is the appeal...That way you guys didn't buy them all up and I could still find a good/cheap one.
     
  23. KHawk

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    Other than the price, not one damn thing!:)
     
  24. lamazza

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    some sort of a dust cover to protect the wide open action form dirt, mud, etc
     
  25. GarandOwner

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    No dust cover is necessary, the M1 will still fire even if it does get mud dirt and dust in it.....what do you think it is an AR-15?! :what:
     

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