Home Choice Rachel McClintock T+ Retail/ Commercial Products. ENTER. Government/Law Enforcement. ENTER. © Copyright The U.S. Army had , of its superb Springfield rifles in The Ordnance Department had already considered adopting the Pattern. William Crozier being somewhat defensive about the Enfield as well. Fortunately, it had been the policy of the Ordnance Department to.

Author: Fek Dukasa
Country: Yemen
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 3 February 2007
Pages: 394
PDF File Size: 1.56 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.57 Mb
ISBN: 885-5-37327-818-1
Downloads: 84893
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tamuro

It features a heavier barrel, but lighter barrel jacket as compared to the M The M also saw widespread service during WW2 in the Philippines. Could this be a post WWII inspector? The government had little choice but to pursue the second option.

Jonathan Browning father Val A. These were photos of combat troops —NOT support troops. Forge out the dog-leg in the bolt handle. The M’s weight and bulk meant that it was generally employed as a fixed defense or as a battalion or regimental support weapon. The Springfield Armory had delivered approximatelyM Springfield riflesbut due to the difficulties in production, rather than re-tool the Pattern 14 factories to produce the standard U.

Photographic evidence shows M rifle in use by US Army troops in North Africa and Italy as late asbefore being replaced in mid by M rifles. Many were ” sporterized “, sometimes including rechambering to more powerful magnum hunting cartridges, such as.

The Model A1 was again used in the Second World War, and was primarily used with the M2 balltracer, and armor-piercing ammunition introduced just prior to the outbreak of hostilities. However, it was soon apparent that production at these facilities would be inadequate to equip the rapidly growing number of recruits and draftees flooding into training camps across the country.

M1917 Browning machine gun

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. When the United States entered World War I, in Aprilour armed forces were woefully unprepared for the conflict.

This could prove awkward in close-order drills, and some soldiers resorted to inserting a dime to keep the follower depressed. It was being independently manufactured at the three factories, and there was not only very poor interchangeability of parts in the product of a single factory, but ordmance between the three factories the parts were not interchangeable at all.


Remington Model 1917

Developed during the First World War, the M arrived too ordnabce, but became the dominant weapon of its type in US service until the development of the M Mk 2 M7 grenade launcher. The RL stamp could be the final inspectors inspection stamp.

Following the conclusion of World War I, the War Department evaluated whether the M or the M should be designated as the standard service rifle. Thompson, formerly of the Ordnance Department, ordance had been retired from active service and was in the employ of the Remington Arms Company in connection with their rifle manufacture for the British.

General Crozier and the US Rifle, M “Enfield.” | WeaponsMan

An early fix was to attach a roughly horseshoe-shaped steel bracket around the rearmost part of the receiver. Interchangeability of parts had been a touchstone of the Ordnance Corps since the s and this situation had to be improved before the Model rifle could go into full production.

York used neither the ordnnance The stock and two-piece handguard assembly were constructed of oil-finished black walnut. The gun did continue to see service in some Third World armies well into the latter half of the 20th century. However, this course of action would result ordnacne logistical headaches by introducing an entirely new cartridge into American military service.

A note about terminology: Note the non-trivial amount of hand and eye work here. Retrieved from ” https: I will have to take some new pictures now ordnanec it is cleaned up.

Beginning inthe pivot orcnance the top cover was replaced with a new one that would become standard on all Mseries guns. The new rifle was termed the “Pattern 14”. The British called orddnance rifle the Pattern or P14 rifle. M Enfield A sectionalized Model receiver.

The rifle was, therefore, a matter of very early concern with the Ordnance Department upon entering into the war, as, indeed, it had been for a considerable time before. Always like to learn more about rifles that I have in the safe.


M1197 were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese forcesto indigenous forces in the China-Burma-India theatre, to Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Army and Constabulary units and the local guerrilla forces and to the Free French Army, which can occasionally be seen in wartime photographs.

Converting between the two was a matter of changing barrels, cartridge stops, and bolts. The military rifle cartridges of Japan part 2″. I believe in trying to change all the parts back to Remington would change the historical integerty of the rifle.

The reliability was exceptional, so Browning fired another 20, rounds through the weapon with one broken part: It was considered that the Springfield rifle situation justified taking the time required for these changes, of which the first would necessarily appeal strongly to any military man, and the one involving interchangeability could, fortunately, be considered with the aid of an officer who was very familiar with the Enfield rifle as it was being manufactured at the three private factories.

He was hit squarely ordance the right side and it shattered, leaving him with small metal fragments of the assembly in his face for the rest of his life. The infantry TOE as late as ordnabce had one or two s per squad for grenade launching, as the GL what is it, M7? One advantage was that when the bolt handle was turned up was that the lugs cleared each other immediately so full effort was applied to the extraction cam.

A lot of them built for African or Alaskan game, or big lower game like elk and moose.