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2018-08-08 -Short Attention Span Theater-
John Garand's Springfield Armory retirement gift, SN: 1,000,000.
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-08 08:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6464 views ]  Top

#1 Thumb splints not included.
Posted by Count Galeazzo and Tenille6975 2018-08-08 09:20||   2018-08-08 09:20|| Front Page Top

#2 You weren't really infantry without an M-1 thumb.

I qualified the first time on an M-1.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-08-08 10:13||   2018-08-08 10:13|| Front Page Top

#3 I thought a Garand was a 30.06 caliber, the M1 carbine is 30 caliber.
Posted by Lumpy Clerert9758 2018-08-08 11:30||   2018-08-08 11:30|| Front Page Top

#4 M1 Garand
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-08 11:32||   2018-08-08 11:32|| Front Page Top

#5 Got a Springfield Armory M1A 7.62 Nato scout rifle with Checkmate Industries box magazines for it. With a red dot receiver mounted reticule, it works great with fast target acquisition.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-08-08 14:32||   2018-08-08 14:32|| Front Page Top

#6 Is that the one that makes the "pling!" noise when you run out of the clip?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-08-08 17:27||   2018-08-08 17:27|| Front Page Top

#7 yup. 8 shot and "PING"!
Posted by Albert the Really Smart1529 2018-08-08 18:01||   2018-08-08 18:01|| Front Page Top

#8 I don't believe all the blather about the "ping". I've shot the M! and heard the ping but I can't believe that with the noise of battle someone 100 ft away could hear it and know you were out of ammo. Heck 30 caliber fire is loud.
Posted by AlanC 2018-08-08 19:13||   2018-08-08 19:13|| Front Page Top

#9 I've read that the only guys who worried about the "Ping" were scout/snipers who would occasionally have to engage one or two Japanese . Then they bounce a spare enbloc off their helmet or a something hard to get a ping to trick the Japanese. Of course this was on the Internet so who knows?
Posted by Bugs Thud4877 2018-08-08 22:24||   2018-08-08 22:24|| Front Page Top

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