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US Military Auto Loaders (photos fixed)
« on: September 05, 2015, 03:55:40 pm »
Posted this last week over in the SASS Wire Saloon where some folks were doing a couple fun postal matches, one with M1 Garand and one with M1 Carbine.  Again I know it's beyond our time frame but it's military long arms.
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Well I was not able to participate in the shooting Fun Match for either the Garand or the M1 Carbine

However I would like to share some photos of my U.S. Military Long Arms - Auto Loading

US Military Auto Loading
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World War 2 and Korean War
•   Springfield M1 Garand, made 1945 re-barreled 1951, .30-06
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•   Johnson Auto, made 1941, .30-06



•   Inland M1 Carbine, made 1943, .30 carbine, 20 round magazine
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•   Thompson model 1928 A1, (dummy receiver), .45 acp
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•   Inland M1 Carbine, made 1943, .30 carbine, upgraded sights, bayonet lug, 30 round magazine


 
 
Vietnam War (pre-black rifles)
•   Springfield M1 Garand, made 1942 re-barreled 1965, .308/7.62, HR Modified for Navy contract
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•   Springfield M1A (semi-auto M14), made 1980, .308/7.62
  

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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 05:16:22 pm »
Very cool, Scout!
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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 06:47:51 pm »
Nice collection, Scout! Got me beat-just a Garand and a Carbine here. Some of those others run into some money. M-14s are expensive enough, don't even want to contemplate what a Johnson would cost. I do a few postal matches on Surplusrifleforum, this month I used an SVT-40 and my Lebel- planning on shooting a Carcano and Arisaka to finish out this month's match (theme of the match, Eastern front WWII, Russian Partisans there had access to lots of odd stuff besides just Mosins.)
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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 07:40:36 pm »



   Wood and steel autoloaders-I love it!!





   

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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 08:34:57 pm »
On another site, I saw an AR-15 that had been fitted with a walnut stock, didn't look half bad!

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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 11:45:53 am »
On another site, I saw an AR-15 that had been fitted with a walnut stock, didn't look half bad!
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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2015, 01:44:54 pm »
Like this?

Oh I like the wood stocked AR-15 much better that these





Vietnam War (black rifles)



•   Colt AR-15 (SP1, model 602 semi-auto M16), made 1967, .223/5.56
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•   Colt AR-15 (SP1, model 604 semi-auto M16), made 1981, .223/5.56

1990 to Current



•   Colt AR-15 (Government Model A2 semi-auto M16), made 1988, .223/5.56



•   Colt AR-15 (M4, model 920 semi-auto), made 2012, .223/5.56 (with extended flash suppressor)
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•   Colt AR-15 (M4A1, model 921 semi-auto), made 2013, .223/5.56 (with extended flash suppressor, Trijicon ACOG)
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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 09:24:28 pm »
Similar to that, although that's not where I saw it, probably on Surplusrifleforum or Gunboards. I don't think the one I saw had finger grooves in the forend. I wonder if she shoots left handed? That rifle seems to have a small cheek piece on the right side of the stock.

If I had some money I didn't really need, my collection would need an AR pretty much like Scout's #2 Vietnam era. Pretty much like what the Army let me shoot in the late 70's. Mine was just a standard M-16, but there were a couple in the arms room that were just like Scout's rifle, semi-auto only, no forward assist. (mine did have the forward assist, and the ones we had for basic did too)

But of course, if I had that, then there'd be a "hole" in my lineup where an M-14 or clone should be, between the Garand and the AR.

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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2015, 08:11:10 am »
Mine is a slab sided Colt A1 with a Dec. 1966 or Jan. 1967 Serial number.

Yeah, there's a M-14 sized hole in my collection too, although my collection isn't nearly as extensive as Scout's.
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Re: US Military Smokless Auto Loaders
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2015, 09:12:44 am »






But of course, if I had that, then there'd be a "hole" in my lineup where an M-14 or clone should be, between the Garand and the AR.















Yeah, there's a M-14 sized hole in my collection too.....................







    WOW! That really blew my freakin' mind!   All those guns and no M14? ;D


   Strangely, I lost a whole gun collection 30 years ago in a house fire. What do you think the first type of rifle I went out and bought was. That's right, an M14! :D

   Now it would really blow my mind if Col. Drydock doesn't have one. I just KNOW Col Niederlander does! :D



   

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Re: US Military Auto Loaders
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 09:36:43 pm »
Nope, don't have one.  And it was my primary carry rifle overseas.  Nice to be able to shoot thru a dhow.  I let the rest of the boat crew carry the poodle shooters . . .

Maybe someday, if I win another Cabela's card.

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Re: US Military Auto Loaders
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 10:55:11 pm »



    There was a pretty good Karl and Ian clip where Ian exploits the fatal flaw of John Garand's design and presses the rifle right side first into the mud. Of course it's easy to clear with water if you were to yank out the trigger mech and dip it and the reciever into that puddle that was there.

    But for being the first successful full powered battle rifle action, it does pretty good-and it's still in use to this day!





 And it was my primary carry rifle overseas.  Nice to be able to shoot thru a dhow.  I let the rest of the boat crew carry the poodle shooters . .




    It's always nice to carry a REAL rifle!! :D




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Re: US Military Auto Loaders
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2016, 10:19:08 am »
Added the following Auto Loading Arms to those currently in my care:





•   Inland M1A1 Carbine, folding stock, made 1944, .30 carbine, upgraded sights, bayonet lug, 20 round magazine
 




•   Colt AR-15 (Model A4 semi-auto M16, USMC), made 2015, .223/5.56

The A4 completes the black rifles back end of my collection.  Still more wood and steel auto loaders to go.  Currently working on an M1C Garand and an M1D Garand Scoped Sniper models.  Will post those before the end of the summer, hopefully.  ;D
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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 12:33:35 pm »
Added some more Auto Loading Arms since my last update:

•   Springfield M1 Garand, WW II Configuration, made 1943, 30-06 cal., auto-loading










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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2017, 12:34:51 pm »
•   M1D Garand Sniper with M84 scope 2.2x,  made 1944 Winchester  (Converted SF barrel 1951), 30-06 cal., auto-loading, w/DCM paperwork (since taking these photos I've added a flash suppressor the T37 prong version)
















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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 12:38:34 pm »
•   Springfield M1C Garand Sniper with M82 scope 2.5x,  made 1944 (re-barrel 1953), 30-06 cal., auto-loadingWinchester model






 

 

 



 


 


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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017, 12:41:33 pm »
•   Springfield XM21 sniper (tribute) with Redfield AR TEL scope 3-9x and mount, this is the same M14/M1A already listed just with the scope and mount  








 











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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 06:55:47 pm »
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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 07:13:30 pm »
I have to admit, my M1 and my M14 (M1A) are two of my favorite rifles.  Incidentally, I've broken both of them.  (No surprise, huh?!)
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2017, 07:45:25 pm »
I have to admit, my M1 and my M14 (M1A) are two of my favorite rifles.  Incidentally, I've broken both of them.  (No surprise, huh?!)

Actually, Ned, I think it's a damn clever way of being able to identify your firearms in case of theft!

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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 07:40:33 am »
Yeah, but knowing yours is the useless one isn't so great!  Fortunately, both were fairly easy to fix.
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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 08:40:36 am »
I've found that the fact that he no longer actually owns a firearm is no guarantee that his (former) firearm won't break.  ::)

Oh wait, maybe I souldn't give him too hard a time about breaking firearms as I've done a fair amount of that myself the last couple of years.
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 10:06:16 am »
I've NEVER blown one up!  (Just sayin'.............)
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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 10:26:15 am »
Well,... technically neither have I.

There was the time that a case separated in one of my guns, which was interesting, but I wasn't shooting it at the time.

But back to our regularly scheduled program.
Those are beautiful CS! I'd like to get an M1A someday.
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Re: US Military Auto Loaders (new additions starting on reply #13)
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 06:52:25 pm »
*cough* auto eject trapdoor *cough*
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