*Vintage American Military Rifles*
By Bob

M1 GARAND: The M1 Garand was produced until 1957 and was the standard issue of the US Army and Marines during WWII and the Korean War. The M1 Garand's reputation for accuracy, reliability and durability was built on the use of only superior grade materials and workmanship and the "self-contained" design which exposes very few moving parts to the elements.

General Specifications:

Action: Gas semi-auto

Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz Length 43.6 in

Caliber: 30-06

Muzzle Velocity: 2,750fps

Max. range: 3,450

Max. Effective range 800-1,000 yards

Magazine: 8 round, En Bloc

M1-D GARAND SNIPER RIFLE: This rare firearm was adopted during World War II and saw continued service through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The most notable difference between the M1-D and the standard M1 Service rifle lies in the scope mounting system. The "D" incorporates a special barrel which is fitted with an integral mounting block or "base". The scope mount is attached to this by a large knurled knob, allowing for easy installation and removal of the telescope unit. The M84 scope is steel bodied with an adjustable post and cross hair sighting system. It's unique and rugged design allows for complete disassembly and repair as well a field-simple adjustments for windage and elevation

M1 CALIBER 30 CARBINE: The M1 Carbine was originally developed as a replacement for the M1911 & 1911 A1 Service Pistol. However, because of it's high rate of fire, light weight, versatility and reliability it became very popular and effective as a first rate "line" weapon. The M1 Carbine saw action in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

General Specifications:

Action: Gas semi-auto

Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz

Length: 35.58"

Caliber: 30

Muzzle Velocity: 1,970fps

Max. range: 2,200 yards

Max. Effective range: 300 yards Magazine: detachable 15 or 30 round

M1941 JOHNSON: The M1941 Johnson is a very rare firearm designed prior to WWII by a Marine Corps Captain. The quick change barrel and a ten round magazine that can be reloaded during firing are but two of the many unique M1941 Johnson innovations. The M1941 Johnson was used by the Marine Raiders and the Para-Marines at the beginning of World War II and served as their main semi-auto rifle until adoption of the M1 Garand in late 1942.

General Specifications:

Action: Short Recoil Semi-Auto

Weight: 9 lbs 8 oz

Length: 47.95 in

Caliber: 30-06

Muzzle Velocity: 2,700fps

Max. range: 3,500 yds

Max. Effective range: 800-900 yds

Magazine: Non-Detachable Rotary 10 Round capacity

M1903 & M1903A3 SPRINGFIELD: The M1903 Springfield was the standard U.S. issue during WW1 and early WWII. The M1903/A3 was the Mid-WWII production version of the rifle. Both of these models earned the reputation as durable and extremely accurate firearms.

General Specifications:

Manufacture: Rock Island, Remington & Springfield

Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz

Length: 43.2 in

Caliber: 30-06

Muzzle Velocity: 2,805fps

Max. range: 3,500 yds

Max. Effective range 900-1,100 yds

Magazine: Internal 5 round capacity

M1917 U.S. ENFIELD: During WWI, more M1917 Enfields saw action than any other U.S. Service rifle. Sergeant York used his M1917 U.S. Enfield to single handedly snipe over 250 German soldiers with such deadly accuracy that the other 132 Germans threw down their arms (including 35 machine guns) and surrendered. The Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to Sergeant York for this display of valor. The extreme strong action and accuracy of the M1917 U.S. Enfield have made this rifle a favorite of shooters and collectors..

General Specifications:

Manufacture: Eddyston, Remington & Winchester

Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz

Length: 46.3 in

Muzzle Velocity: 2,830fps

Max. range: 3,500 yards

Max. Effective range 800-1,000 yards

Manually operated turn bolt

Magazine: Internal 5 round capacity


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