Winchester Problems with Production M1

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  1. eclancy

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    Gentlemen,
    A question for the new guys. Why do you think that US Ordnance had so many problems with the Winchester M1 Garand Orders? Remember, in 1942 Winchester only had 1 shift working, production at Winchester was behind. This problem went on during all of WW2. So what do you think was going on? Thanks for your input.

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  2. My guess would be Union/Management issues with the work force.
     

  3. eclancy

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    littlejoe,
    Problem was that wasa all worked out before Winchester got the go ahead to build the M1 Rifle. However, in early 1942 we being at WAR Winchester only had 1 shift working??
    Thanks again
    Clancy
     
  4. jpwilly

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    They were busy building other more profitable stuff?
     
  5. Please note . . .

    at that time in history a lot of the work was done by highly trained machinists. The Garand was not an easy build in 1942.
    Remember, it was not about automated assembly lines so numerous people were involved in forging, drilling, rifling, rough machining, final machining, quality control inspections, parkerizing, assembling, testing, cleaning/applying protectants for shipping, packaging, and shipping.

    It takes time to train new people and set up a smootly running production line and this was especially true in 1942.