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    These Wonderful M1's

    I have two M1's. This one in 30-06 and one in .308
    Such great rifles........





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    Finest battle rifles of their time... & you'd have to go a long ways to find a much better one today.
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    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    Finest battle rifles of their time... & you'd have to go a long ways to find a much better one today.
    American Historical Treasures......
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    In 1968 my last six months and some odd days was spent at Guantanamo Bay Cuba Naval Base. As part of my duties with 3Rd-BN 8th Marines we taught the usage of the M1 rifle to Sailors whom comprised part of the base security/defensive forces. The M1 rifle was their issued weapon. The M1 were converted from 30-06 AKA 30 Govt to 7.62MM NATO (AKA 308Win). Some rifles had chamber inserts and others converted to 7.62MM by re-barreling. They all a nylon block insert that prevented the insertion of 8Rd end block clip 30-06/30Govt.

    Being Left Handed I hated the M1 rifle reloading procedure of thumb over to load the 8Rd end block clip. Later on in life I had Clint Fowler build me a triple lug (receiver lugged in three places to mount and secure it in to the glassed bedded stock with Allen head bolts. Chambered in 7.62NATO. While an exceptionally accurate rifle, M1 Thumb occurred on occasion thus I rid myself of it for a Springfield Armory M1A Supper Match.

    During my time in Viet Nam the RVN soldiers were issued the M1 rifle a better match would have been the M1 carbine. When working with the previously mention units we noted their difficulties in usage of the M1.
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    I have recently learned how fine a rifle these M1's are.
    There complex, yet simple. Is that possible?
    Oh, and very shooter friendly to.
    So heres mine,
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    A quick story...
    The last time I had mine at the club range, the range was was pretty busy. Rifle season was about to start here. I was shooting at steel at 200 yards. I rang the steel enough to gather some attention. That lead to a great conversation and 2 others trying my M1. I told them how I sight the target as a 6 o clock pic, and fire.
    They hit steel also. They were surprised at its accuracy and consistency. That ended up being a real enjoyable afternoon.
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    With the cost of ammo so high, dont expect a warning shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwv View Post
    American Historical Treasures......
    And ready for battle again.
    If the need arises.
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    With the cost of ammo so high, dont expect a warning shot.
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    The one we have here is his favorite military firearm, and he agrees, it is still about as good a rifle as can be had!
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    Having shot one for pure pleasure, I can understand why it's called the Cadillac of battle rifles.
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