M1 Garand/Quiz/Hard/new

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by eclancy, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. eclancy

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    Hi all,
    In what year was the .30 Cal. Semi-automatic Garand Rifle canceled by Ordnance and closed out at SA? Be carefull on this one guys.
    Have fun.
    Thanks again
    Clancy
     
  2. leemozoid

    leemozoid G&G Addict

    Well, Ed. That's tricky. I'd say 1937. I think the semi-automatic Garand rifle's end came with #80 at the end of the model shop run, thence becoming the US Rifle Cal. .30 M1 with #81.
     

  3. eclancy

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    Sorry guys wrong answer. I told you it would be a hard one.
    Thanks again
    Clancy
     
  4. ?????????????????

    JANUARY 1955

    DANA
     
  5. eclancy

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    DANA, Steve
    I am sure you two would get the answer. Sorry but you don't have it yet.
    Thanks again
    Clancy
    ps Steve are you ready for Vol 2 ? I will be in on Tuesday.
     
  6. Devil Dog

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    I believe S.A. made M1 barrels 'til 1967
     
  7. NATIONAL MATCH

    1957 LISTED AS OFFICAL END OF M1'S BUT NATIONAL MATCH WERE CONTINUED. JANUARY 1955 WAS CHANGE IN COMMAND.

    DANA
     
  8. Stock Doc

    Stock Doc G&G Evangelist

    would think not long ago since our military arms was washy about the M-16 and hung on to the Garand and M14 for awhile.

    I am ready to get the ordnance files volume 2 and will have the money on its way Ed so count me in. Thanks,,Rick B
     
  9. leemozoid

    leemozoid G&G Addict

    I'll call you, Ed. I'm ready for V2 (I've waited my "dimes" worth) and still have your card from V1's purchase. Now back to my studies...
     
  10. eclancy

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    Rick, DANA, Steve,
    You guys have it right in front of you. I'll give you a hint. It was because Ordnance wanted a change in Caliber.
    Come on crack them BOOKS.
    Thanks again
    Clancy
     
  11. leemozoid

    leemozoid G&G Addict

    Ok. Ed, there were two caliber changes. One to .276 that MacArthur quashed and the other to 7.62 when the M14 was being developed. I think the latter is a little too obvious. I'm going to say, 1927.
     
  12. eclancy

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    Steve,
    Look in Vol 1 of the Garand Papers, it will give you all the data.
    It's not 1927.
    Thanks again
    Clancy