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What do you think...M1 Garand

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

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  1. eclancy

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    03 Springfield
     
  3. Ian Sean

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    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

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    Is it a gas-trap on the right?
     
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    03 Springfield on the left. Gas trap Garand on the right.
     
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    GAH. You guys beat me to it. KEWL.
     
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    Now, where are they? :D
     
  8. Sunray

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    It's a standard M-1. The gas trap was tried and rejected because it didn't work well.
     
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    How do you know this isn't a pic of the tryin' and rejectin'?
     
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    "...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.
     
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    Gentlemen,
    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
    Clancy
     
  12. Ian Sean

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

    Starting the new year off right!:D
     
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    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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