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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Inmost were converted ordannce 7. The dis- sipated force could not be quickly regathered. Browning Model Browning Model A1. These steel components were interchangeable with the earlier brass ones to allow for repair of worn or damaged water jacket components. We pick up on page oordnance of his book; and we have added only some paragraph breaks for comfort of the modern reader, and some explanatory interjections.

And the criticism of his Enfield decisions, while it really stung him he seems to have been a thin-skinned fellowwas trivial compared to the beating he took over the issue of machine guns and artillery. Weapon 32 Paper ed.

The rear sight element was protected by sturdy “ears” and proved to be faster and more accurate than the typical mid-barrel sight offered by Mauser, Enfield or the Buffington battle sight of the Springfield.

As of our conversation the family was still searching. Here is a period video of M Enfield production. However, the onset of World War I came too quickly for the UK to put it into production before the new cartridge could be perfected, as it suffered from overheating in rapid fire and bore fouling. Also, it was widely felt that the. However, it was soon realized that the lag time required to acquire the necessary production tooling and train a new workforce from scratch would be too great to eliminate the looming draconian shortage of rifles.

Among its myriad of challenges, our military faced a serious shortage of service rifles. So they could make anything they damned well please. M Enfield Typical receiver markings on later production Winchester Model rifle. When I bought mine from my uncle its ejector spring was broke so I stuck a spring from a pen behind the ejector and it fixed it.


The money was coming. M Enfield A sectionalized Model receiver. I know a lot of guys do the same thing with cmp garands. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: The RL is probably the specific inspector who gave the rifle the final thumbs up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Are you aware of any rebuttals by his peers of his take on things?

Almost all of the ones I looked at on line, were rebuilt, parkerized, and like you stated had barrels with an JA or HS. However, this course of action would result in logistical headaches by introducing an entirely new cartridge into American military service.

The angled lugs had no tendency to unwind with chamber pressure since the “angle of repose” of smooth, lubricated steel surfaces is approximately 8 degrees. On the tangential topic of substitute rifles in WWI U. They buy a ton of them and cannibalize them for parts. Yes, there were other reasons for that, too. Chinese infantry weapons of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

I spoke with his son some years ago. We pre-cross assigned and were never as good at combined arms tactics as they were. Posted 01 September – The model designation, serial number and name of the manufacturer were stamped on top of the receiver ring. Unfortunately, production was a problem. The bore is great; when I got the rifle it had old dried Cosmoline on it. The War Department had two options for the procurement of additional rifles.

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

US infantry weapons of World War I. The stock and two-piece handguard assembly were constructed of oil-finished black walnut.

Examples of things that Springfield did that were good ideas to speed up manufacturing: The machinery and trained workforces were still essentially intact and could go into production for the Pattern rifle for the U.

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By 30 JuneWestinghouse had made only 2, and Remington had made only 1, One of the weapons given to X Force was the M rifle.

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

Despite the initial problems with the Winchester-made rifles, later production guns produced by the firm were equal in quality and interchangeability to the Remington and Eddystone rifles.

Retrieved from ” https: Remington and Eddystone decided to hold off on mass production, but Winchester elected to proceed at once. These were removed as part of post-war refurbishment. Could this be a post WWII inspector?

M Enfield – Wikipedia

Latin American Wars — 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. Several functions may not work. Archived copy as title CS1 French-language sources fr Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Now he mighta trained on one INCONUS but the best photo we have of him training since he looks inspection-ready with wrap-puttees ordnancr an empty rifle belt shows him with a German Commission rifle. m1971

M1917 Enfield

The rifle maintains the British cock-on-closing feature, in which the bolt’s mainspring is loaded orfnance the rifle cocked as part of the return stroke of the bolt, which aided rapid fire, especially as the action heated up.

The M, which was used on some aircraft as well as in a ground role, had a cyclic rate of rounds per minute. Like the Lee—Enfield, P13 and P14, the safety falls under the firer’s thumb and can be operated silently.