Home Choice Rachel McClintock T+ Retail/ Commercial Products. ENTER. Government/Law Enforcement. ENTER. © Copyright The U.S. Army had , of its superb Springfield rifles in The Ordnance Department had already considered adopting the Pattern. William Crozier being somewhat defensive about the Enfield as well. Fortunately, it had been the policy of the Ordnance Department to.

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Other changes were implemented, some during the war, but not all Ms received these updates. The French Indochina War — Here is a period video of M Enfield production. But the action is quite useful for making dangerous ordnqnce rifles.

While the World War I—pattern top cover hinge pin appears to have been retained on most converted Ms, the later-production MA1s had a positive locking top cover ornance pin that allowed the top cover to remain open, lessening the chance of it dropping closed on one’s hands while ordnnance on the gun—this became the standard on all Mseries guns.

However, unaltered specimens in nice condition are finally being recognized as desirable collectibles and price tags for premium examples are continually rising. Colvin still felt it was necessary to point out that many of the cuts on the Springfield appeared to be cosmetic and others were needlessly complex and time-consuming.

This would put the maximum number of m917 in the hands of our troops in the minimum amount of time. With the longer sighting plane, the M proved generally more accurate at long distances than the M, at the expense of greater weight. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Army soldier shouldering a M rifle.

Remington Model 1917

The manufacture, for ourselves, of the Enfield rifle as it was being made would, therefore, have entailed the use of two kinds of ammunition in our service,—and one of these not a very good kind,—or else the abandonment of our Springfield rifle and the complete substitution of the Enfield, with the corresponding throwing out of commission of the Springfield and Rock Island plants and the Government ammunition factory at the Frankford Arsenal.


North Vietnamese Military Forces”. In the case of the P14 rifle, Winchester and Remington were selected. In Remington Model were delivered and in 2, There were two main iterations: The ladder aperture sight moves vertically on a slide, and hence was not able to correct for wind drift.

York used neither the or The tap issue was probably a non-issue at Springfield Armory… as I understand it, they made all their own taps and dies, and a lot of their cutting tools all the ones for horizontal milling machines and shapers for sure. It was being independently manufactured at the three factories, and there was not only very poor interchangeability of parts in the product of a single factory, but as between the three factories the parts were not interchangeable at all.

But physical plant and money, it turns out, are not the only constraints on defense production.

M1917 Browning machine gun

The vast majority of these rifles were acquired by the U. I will have to take some new pictures now that it is cleaned up.

Ballistic Magazine Gun Giveaway: M Enfield A sectionalized Model receiver. A lot of them built for African ordnnance Alaskan game, or big lower game like elk and moose. The Ordnance Board was impressed, but was unconvinced that the same level of performance could be achieved in a production model.

M Browning machine gun – Wikipedia

The first was to contract with domestic arms makers to manufacture the M rifle. The starting point was to copy many of the features of the Mauser system.

Our manufacturing capacity for the Springfield rifle was also insufficient, and could not be expanded rapidly enough for the emergency. The Remington order appears to have been rejected by Orcnance, as the Mosins were by Russia after the Revolution.

My M Enfield and my M Colt go great together. There were good arguments on both sides.


And the criticism of his Enfield decisions, while it really stung him he seems to have been a thin-skinned fellowwas trivial compared to the beating he took over the issue of machine guns and artillery. There was an article about the procedure in the old Precision Shooting magazine a few years before they went Tango-Uniform, may they rest in peace. We had in April,aboutSpringfield rifles, including those in the hands of troops and in storage; and the ques- tion was as to the best method of rapidly increasing our supply of rifles, of sufficiently good model to justify their procurement.

The only exceptions were very late production Eddystone Model rifles, which began to be factory Parkerized just prior to the Armistice in November Inthe Browning’s rear sight was revised to incorporate scales for both the new M1 Ball grain boat-tail bullet and the M grain flat-base bullet ammunition. This means that final head space is not achieved until the bolt handle is turned down all the way. Quick, alert JAG, someone has harmed those poor innocent enemy people with a Horrors!

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! While the M saw a surprising amount of combat service during WWII as a supplement to the M1, the M was used primarily for training purposes. The logical place to turn is to American industry, where small arms are in production for several European nations.

The standard rifle of the American service, popularly known as the Springfield, is believed to have no superior; but our supply was entirely insufficient for the forces which we were going to have to raise. It was a crew served, belt-fed, water-cooled machine gun that served alongside the much lighter air-cooled Browning M