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.

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Collector interest in the Model has always been much less than for the M They decided to ask m117 companies to produce the new rifle design in the old.

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

Air-cooled aircraft version of the M Small Arms Surveyed. Note the non-trivial amount of hand and eye work here. Now he mighta trained on one INCONUS but the best photo we have of him training since he looks inspection-ready with wrap-puttees and an empty rifle belt shows him with a German Commission rifle.

The M rear sight element was situated on an elongated receiver bridge, which added weight to the action, as well as lengthening the bolt.

The bore is great; when I got the rifle it had old dried Cosmoline on it. He was hit squarely on the right side and it shattered, leaving him with small metal fragments of the assembly in his face for the rest of his life.

Are you aware of any rebuttals by his peers of his take on things? However, it m11917 take some time for the American arms engineers to finalize the engineering work required to change calibers, and the government was criticized by some for delaying the delivery of the sorely needed rifles.

The later MA1 model had a square corner and a cloth strap handle on top. The only weak point of the is the ejector spring that is very fragile.


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Ballistic Magazine Gun Giveaway: The Remington order appears to have been rejected by France, as the Mosins were by Russia after the Revolution. The gun did continue to see service in some Third World armies well into the latter half of the 20th century.

Now go prdnance it! Army, but approximately 61, were issued to the U. Since it would take entirely too long for the three companies to tool up to make the M rifle, the government initially considered adopting the British. Late production Eddystone rifles were produced with a Parkerized finish. The M pattern has been used in countries the world over in a variety of forms. These were removed as part of post-war refurbishment.

View New Content U. Your could have initially been an early rearsenal job.

Trench Fighter: The M1917 Enfield Served US Troops in WWI, WWII

Forge out the dog-leg in the bolt handle. On the tangential topic of substitute rifles in WWI U. The reason for adoption of the Browning was cost: You could get a Chauchat and a Nagant revolver. Either way, it’s a great example. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A considerable sum of this appropriation had to be put into pistols, of which we were even shorter than we were of rifles, but the remainder was used to reopen the rifle plant at Rock Island, and to increase the output at Springfield, as rapidly as these effects could be accomplished in the stringent condition of the supply of skilled labor occasioned by the demands of the private factories making rifles for European governments.

Ordnance Corps documents reveal that 1, Model s had also been shipped to France. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The British type of ammunition, for which the Enfield rifles ordhance being made, was not a very good one, in that the bullet was of low velocity and the cartridges, having a projecting rim at the base, were likely to catch upon one another in feeding from the magazine, and to produce a jam.


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The logical place to turn is to American industry, where small arms are in production for several European nations. The action locks up like a bank vault. When returning from Afghanistan, we had to clear customs, and they were looking for extra weapons.

The tap issue was probably a non-issue at Springfield Armory… as I understand it, they made all their own taps and dies, and a lot of their cutting tools all the ones for horizontal milling machines and shapers for sure. It is not parkerized, it has ordnnance blue finish.

General Crozier and the US Rifle, M1917 “Enfield.”

In an ironic reversal of names, in Irish service the M was often referred to as the “Springfield”; presumably since an “Enfield” rifle was assumed to be the standard Irish MkIII Short Magazine Lee—Enfield, while “Springfield” was known to be an American military arsenal. On at least one occasion, U. I know a lot of guys do the same thing with cmp garands. The first was to contract with domestic arms makers to manufacture the M rifle.

IMHO, squishing them together at one post, like peas and mashed potatoes, is better than what we were doing. The starting point was to copy many of the features of the Mauser system.

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