m1 garand

How to avoid getting M1 thumb:

I hear a lot of people talk about putting clips in their Glocks too.  I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, but I wonder if there is such thing as “Glock thumb”?

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Thoughts?  Any of you guys ever had M1 thumb?

Hat tip: MaiduSun

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I remember seeing a few examples like this in physics:

Demonstrating the law of conservation of momentum with a M1 Garand.

I wonder if lots of publishers are getting pressured to swap them out for different examples?  Wouldn’t want to scare anyone.  If a police officer or a soldier was holding the gun it might be a little more acceptable, but still unnecessarily scary.  Probably better to use a non threatening cannon instead. haha

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Eric

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Video starts at 0:28… I need to know if he’s talking about the M1 Garand or the M1 Carbine.  My money is on the Carbine:

“A M1 here / A M1 there / Everywhere M1 / Ni**az don’t care”

It appears this guy doesn’t have a problem with the proliferation of firearms (especially the M1) so as a community we obviously share that with him.  The question is though, are we (you) glad to have him on our side?

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One of the gun store guys give his opinion:

  1. Mosin Nagant M91/30 (7.62x54r)
  2. Mauser 98 (8mm)
  3. Enfield No. 4 Mk1 and variants (.303 British)
  4. M1 Garand (.30-06)
  5. Swiss K-31 (7.5x55mm)

Do you agree with his list?  Any you’d like to omit/add?

I really appreciate old rifles and the history surrounding them, but I don’t have any desire to start a collection.

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Expensive and dangerous. For the impatient, the explosion is at the end:

In the comments they say it must have been an out of battery discharge.

Any of you guys ever had a gun explode into pieces on you?  Accidental or otherwise…

Hat tip: Kev

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“M1 Thumb” is in reference to yesterday’s post – HERE

Extremely rare Japanese Type 5 Garand. This is an extremely rare Japanese made copy of a U.S. Garand. It is estimated that only around 100 or so of these guns were built. The Japanese originally tried converting U.S. Garand to 7.7 Japanese caliber but had trouble with the American magazine design with the 7.7 round. They decided to try to build a copy of the Garand from scratch. These guns were made of the Yokosuka Arsenal as experimental guns, but these experimentals were forced into service due to the shortages towards the end of the war. This gun is chambered in 7.7 and has a 10 round captive magazine. The action works perfectly and the bore has strong rifling, but has darkness in the grooves. 90% plus finish remains on the metal and the wood shows minimal use. The magazine well cover is a perfect replacement. Very hard to find gun with only a handful known. Here is an opportunity to own one of the legendary rarities of WWII! Price – $29,500.00

Lots more pictures at the collectors site – HERE

Hat Tip: Jon V

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