Glossary of Collector Terms

Rifle grenade A new method of launching grenades was developed during the First World War and used throughout the Second. The principle was to use the soldier’s standard rifle as an ersatz mortar, mounting a grenade in many older cases an infantry hand grenade fitted with a propelling charge, using an adaptor or socket on the weapon’s muzzle or inside a mounted launching cup, and usually firing with the weapon’s stock resting on the ground. For older rifle grenades, igniting the charge generally required loading the parent rifle with a special blank propellant cartridge, though modern rifle grenades can be fired using live rounds using “bullet trap” and “shoot through” systems. While older systems required the soldier carry a separate adaptor or cup to attach to the rifle to make it ready to launch such as the German Schiessbecher , later rifle grenades were often designed to attach to the standard factory-mounted flash hider of the parent rifle; for example, the NATO-standardised 22mm rifle grenade can be mounted to most post-WW2 Western military rifles without the need for an adaptor. The disadvantage of this method is that when a soldier wants to launch a grenade, they must mount the grenade to the muzzle prior to each shot. If they are surprised by a close-range threat while preparing to fire the grenade, they have to reverse the procedure before they can respond with rifle fire. Due to the lack of a barrel, rifle grenades also tend to be more difficult to fire accurately compared to underbarrel or standalone designs. Prior to the development of lightweight disposable anti-tank weapons such as the M72 LAW , large HEAT rifle grenades such as the ENERGA anti-tank rifle grenade were the preferred method for allowing infantry who were not part of dedicated anti-tank teams to engage vehicles.

World War ll M1 Garands

Collecting the American Sniper Rifle to by Joe Poyer A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc. The “chat rooms” are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available. Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, to provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.

The book provides a detailed description of

Post WWII Commercially Manufactured M1 Carbines (U.S.A.) What makes a carbine an M1 Carbine is the use of the design and parts of the original U.S. M1 Carbine, as set forth by U.S. Army Ordnance in the ‘s and early ‘s. This trigger housing required the stock be cut to allow room for the larger trigger housing, making the GI.

Any of these would be correct for a simple M1 collection in our opinion as older rifles were used right up until the Vietnam war. This page will be completed if and when our bayonet collection ever grows. The following quick M1 Garand Bayonet rundown was provided by: Greg Robinson to whom we am very grateful. Not nearly as well made as the arsenal made bayonets. Made by commercial contractors.

M1 Garand Born on Date

Also, I gather that few Garands survive numbers matching. If so, how rare is a numbers matching garand? Grimes, “Matching numbers” for an M1 rifle means that the Drawing number on the part and the revision are correct for the time period of the receivers manufacture.

The M1 Garand was designed by John C. Garand, a Canadian-born employee of the U.S. government’s Springfield Armory. His rifle was officially adopted by the U.S. Army in , but because of monetary restrictions caused by the Great Depression it was not produced in significant numbers until

Often used as one of the less spurious links in a chain of Insane Troll Logic. This trope has very similar thinking to No True Scotsman , as both are logical fallacies used to exclude or stigmatize something. It could also be seen as something of an Inverted Trope: No True Scotsman fallaciously excludes one bad example to prevent the group as a whole from being identified with it, while Hitler Ate Sugar fallaciously goes right ahead and identifies the group as a whole with the one bad example.

An alternate form of inversion is What Would X Do? Unrelated to Real Men Hate Sugar , where people come to hate something normally considered pleasant due to cultural expectations of what is considered “mature” or “masculine”. See Villains Out Shopping for examples of evildoers doing innocuous things. Please note that this page is for examples where X is claimed to be bad due to being done, eaten, read, watched, or what-have-you by demonstrably bad people.

Eating sugar does not automatically make you nice”. It runs something like “Crime is bad.

HRA Garand production date

The rifle was sold by the CMP in March The walnut stock is nicely figured and hand guards are in excellent condition, with SA open box cartouche, RA, and proof P in a circle on the stock. This is an excellent condition example that never needs to be upgraded. The name and address are hidden in photos, but are intact on the originals.

If you need rifle work done or want to build an M1 Garand rifle, you’re in the right place. I can also re-barrel, refinish, re-stock, or upgrade your rifle just about any way you want it. I’m NOT currently doing the M mag conversion or M1 tanker conversions.

Where there is none, no proof is possible. However, bolts and op-rods have been removed! Can you believe it? We, along with our wives, had to clean than at home, at night! We cleaned our M60s the same way, at home! They were ever eminently functional, and we knew it. We were trusted, absolutely, and trust conferred upon us was a critical point of honor! Discipline was ridged and morale high.

We dressed sharply, walked upright, spoke clearly and in complete sentences, and never thought of doing otherwise, lest we disgrace our families and our Regiment. No slouched posture, sloppy dressing, mumbled speech, nor dull eyes buried in iPhones! The point, drilled into us, was always: You may be called upon to engage in real fighting, with that very rifle, before this day is over.

They have been thus converted to scrap metal, and can never be returned to service! Military academies, who used to drill with functional guns, now use sterile, plastic props!

Horst Auction

Posts Garands can be tricky to value because there are so many different things that get collectors attention. And there are so many different subsets of collectors, trying to keep up with what’s hot at any particular time can make values change rapidly. IHC rifles are an example of this. In general, relative rarity, originality, and condition drive prices.

U.S. Military M1 Rifle (Garand): Springfield: Covering numbers: 1 – Please enter a serial number and click the submit button.

IMO they were the best shooters in the accuracy department. About a dozen or more years ago I was stumbling thru a gun show in NYS, when I came upon a dealer that had a post war International Harvester in really, really, great shape. The parts and pieces all were ‘correct’ to the gun according to Duff’s guide, up to and including the stock, which was stamped with the build date on the interior. Everything was as it was supposed to be except for the barrel, which according to the book was to be an LMR barrel, but instead was a Springfield barrel, with the correct date.

The gun has the most different stock. At the time he was the go to guy for garand info. The ME is 1 and the TE is non existant. He explained that IHC was hurting in their contract, and Springfield was bailing them out with parts and builds alot. So what I had was an ‘oddity’ if you will, but never the less a fine garand. It’s safe and sound in my safe, and if I was offered that kind of money in the late 90’s I can only imagine it’s worth today.

My DCM Garand Identification*now with photos*

To complete this article, I have had to rely heavily on the Russian-language articles written by Alexander at his excellent blog Armory Exotic. Because I do not speak or read much Russian, my information is coming via the imperfect means of machine translation. Note the tilting bolt. One of the most interesting forgotten rifles of World War II, the Sudaev AS was a limited production assault rifle that saw service in in troop trials just after the victory in Europe.

Government documents dating back to the m1 garand serial numbers were used for your m1 garand. , were developed by the stock set in the united states, for your source: upc: 1 revolver. Speed loader, you may, – ecuador number victor record personal oct 23, and a guy friends.

Joking aside, I do absolutely admire those collectors out there who go the extra mile in identifying and keeping the historical details of firearms alive for future generations. Especially when they are also good writers and publish the information they have painstakingly gained over a lifetime of firearms collecting experience. With that in mind, I came across this online database that anyone can submit information about their M1 Garand to.

The M1 has an almost cult like following among the collector group in the United States. Fast forward to the future, and the ability to easily at a price collect and purchase this rifle has exploded its popularity in the United States, unlike the M14 or M16 with the Class III status that it entails. Thus, owners are keeping their name off the internet and avoid a possible burglary from a conniving criminal , while being able to share their particular M1 to the collective pot of information out there, so other collectors and researchers can search numbers, and associated histories.

U.S. Military Dates of Manufacture

I really enjoyed it. These production lines were the real wonder weapons. Blastattack It would be economically impossible to make one. As a Machinist myself, that is not a project any sane person would want to take on as a job.

M1 Garand butt stock tool & accessories – posted in CLEANING KITS AND ACCESSORIES [REF]: I decided to complete the tools & cleaning accessories found in the butt stock compartments of the M1 Garand. I have three different period rifles: Springfield Armory n°’xxx dating .

M1 carbine was arguably the first of the modern class of lightweight personal defense weapons PDW. Troops normally armed with the A1. Simple, reliable and lightweight the. Since the Philippine Insurrection, American soldiers had dealt with rear-area attackers. It is better to meet an unexpected attack with a short rifle than a pistol. History of the M1 The M1 carbine succeeded famously.

The carbine was pressed into service on a greater scale than anyone had imagined in when it was conceived. Wartime after-action reports and photographs from World War II clearly show that front-line troops on all fronts also used used carbines. Winchester engineers also put a lot of work into the new carbine. Like previous military carbines, the M1 featured an exposed barrel and short half stock. M1 Carbine was not simply a short rifle chambered for a full-power cartridge.

CMP M1 Garand stock refinish Part 1