Demilitarized & Replica Firearms & Display Pieces

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 The books also contains a history of the development of each particular sniper rifle and telescopic sight. Its mounting on the rifle and sighting in are described in detail. A history of the development of the rifle leading to its use as a sniper rifle is included in an appendix, as are descriptions of British and Canadian sniper rifles that used American-produced telescopic sights. This book covers the sniper variations of the Model Springfield: Model A1 Sniper U. Rifle with the 7.

My DCM Garand Identification…*now with photos*

Everybody is after an M1 Garand for sale, but some are more desirable than others. There are some very special M1 Garand rifles out there and Rock Island Auction Company has had the distinct pleasure of selling many of them, often at prices that induce hyperventilating in the average wallet. Trials weapons often see a spike in value thanks to their extremely limited numbers and their determination in what guns find unprecedented success and which are relegated to distant memories.

In , engineers at Springfield Armory set to work on the M1E5 — a Garand with a shortened barrel and a folding metal stock like the one found on the paratrooper version of the M1 Carbine. The results were disappointing.

Even though Springfield Armory used a two-piece firing pin and other slight design alterations, the was in fact a Mauser design and this resulted in the U. By January, over , rifles produced. Due to inconsistent heat treatments, low numbered receivers Springfield Armory below , and Rock Island Arsenal below , should NEVER be fired under any circumstances because of the risk of serious injury or death.

Toward the end of WWI. A cut in the left side of the receiver and stock were added to accommodate the Pederson Device semi-auto. The M A2 is a stripped A1 or A3 used as a sub- caliber rifle in artillery pieces. The Springfield is “officially” replaced by the M1 Garand. In September, Remington began production of the M with serial number 3, , Milled parts marked with an “R” were replaced with stamped parts at about serial number 3, , The M A3 was introduced and can easily be identified by its receiver-mounted rear sight, stamped cartridge follower, and all stock furniture was redesigned in stamped metal.

Smith-Corona began production of M A3 no markings Model M A4 is a modified A3 to be used as sniper rifle with telescopic sights. The rifle was sighted for 2, yards and had a point-blank range of yards. The rifle could fire at a rate of 20 shots per minute. The adjustable rear sight was set for yards.

Individual M1 Garand online database

All over the world, arms designers scrambled to adapt the auto-loading principle to rifles and pistols. Because of the low power of its small bullet, the pistol was relatively easy, and semi-automatic handguns began to appear five years later. The rifle, however, was much more difficult, because the power of the cartridge was so strong it usually broke the rifle after only a few shots. WWI taught the Army the value of heavy firepower, and as soon as the war ended in , U.

Ordnance began to search aggressively for an auto-loading infantry rifle. Over the next ten years, many inventors submitted designs for testing, but none proved acceptable.

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If you are like me, owning an M1 Carbine goes a lot deeper than just owning a firearm. It is about owning and collecting a piece of history. Because of that, a small group of dedicated collectors have built this site. We have compiled all the data on components and Carbines from various sources into a relational database.

We have tried to make the data available as accurate as possible. Given the absence of complete records of manufacture and sheer number of sources of data available, I guarantee you that We have made some mistakes. Please inform us of any information that you think is incorrect or missing and we will do our best to confirm and correct or add the information.


Identifying Mystery M1 Stock , May SA receiver with almost all SA parts. I have been going through and dating all the parts with success, except for the stock. The markings, and lack there of, have really been confusing me. The stock has a few obvious stamps, though.

The M1 Garand probably was the greatest battle implement devised in Patton’s time. I used that rifle at the National Rifle & Pistol Championships in the service rifle competition—in the mid 80s—where I won my share against a field of competitors firing M14s, M1As, and M16s.

OCT We want your feedback! Please let us know what you think about TFS. Do you have an interesting story or article that you would like to share? If so, please let us know! Both ranges consist of point, meter air gun range and are fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle shooting.

Instruction and equipment are also available. It features an easy to use interface that allows for quick recording of your score after each string. The CMP app calculates your shooting percentages automatically to let you know how you are doing throughout the event. You can also enter notes and record conditions so that you have a permanent record of details of each event.

This application is sponsored and endorsed by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this software are donated to the CMP. All JROTC units that offer rifle marksmanship training for their cadets are encouraged to shoot in these popular matches.

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White braid band a little grubby Patent leather black peak with brass edge. The pistol has a good working action. It has an overall grey patina. A good solid pistol but there has been some pitting- please see photo. In my opinion this does not detract from a desirable Colt New Line, especially as it has matching serial numbers and is a scarce two digit number.

Jan 23,  · Never made a military rifle, never made a forged, real military M1 Garand. Springfield ARMORY (United States Government) still stands in Springfield, Massachusetts, but is no longer manufacturing anything, and produced every major U.S. military firearms long gun design actually adopted, most prototypes, and most others from about to

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Welcome to ! If you are like me, owning an M1 Garand goes a lot deeper than just owning a firearm. It is about owning a piece of history that protected our freedoms and won a world war. Deemed the greatest single battle implement ever devised by man (Patton), the M1 Garand is something that will consume you in the collecting of military surplus weapons and ignites a.

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. Rifle grenades have largely fallen out of favor since the s, replaced in most of their traditional roles by dedicated grenade launchers, though there has been a recent resurgence in interest in such devices for special purposes.


Date coded IG which is This is the semi auto version of the famous MP5 submachine gun made by the original manufacturer. It features a 30 round detachable magazine, a retractable stock, and a barrel shroud with a vertical fore grip.

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Rifle, M1 (Garand)

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.

Thin green bars represent the price spread for all listings for each day. The thick sections of the vertical bars represent the selling prices for each day.

Most of these rifles were not used and were imported back to the US by Interarmco for sale on the civilian market. They bear a series of British proof marks, usually in the barrel date area. When imported, these rifles also carried a band of red paint around the front handguard denoting that they are not the standard British caliber, but this mark was usually removed by collectors. LMR supplied barrels for International Harvester rifles. They were especially accurate, and a small number were used by Springfield Armory on National Match rifles.

Lock Bar A rectangular part used to tighten the rear sight. After WW II a satisfactory sight without lock bar was used.

M1 Garand EBR Tactical Stock System

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.

Nov 14,  · Forum for discussions about the M1 Garand/M14/M1A Rifles.

NO SAI receiver is a forging. The rifle you are looking at is NOT, never was, and never could BE a military rifle, anywhere, at any time, for anyone. Military production of the M1 Garand ended in at serial numbers just over 6 million. Anything numbered higher than 6. Nobody said it wouldn’t shoot well, albeit it is reasonable to presume a used USGI rifle from the CMP will outlast it many times, and be cheaper in base price, too. If you look closely, with a magnifier, at the data legend on the receiver horseshoe behind the rear sight, near the manufacturer’s name, you will see a “circle r”, which is a copyright mark.

No exceptions, no footnotes. The valid literature is the ONLY guide. Everything noted above is covered in all the valid scholarly literature. You can verify that very easily. A service grade CMP rifle will cost less than is being asked for this cast-receivered non-military rifle. And it WILL have collector’s value.

This rifle was made sometime after or so, was never military, and is NOT a specification rifle. This is all chapter and verse of the valid literature.

How to date an M1 Garand