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View Poll Results: Which World War II Rifle was Best
Enfield No 4 Mk 1 1 1.92%
Mauser 98K 1 1.92%
Stg 44 6 11.54%
Mosin-Nagant M1891 1 1.92%
Tokarev SVT-40 0 0%
M1 Garand 41 78.85%
M1941 Johnson 0 0%
Something Else 2 3.85%
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:45 AM   #81
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But the M-14 cured the two fatal flaws of the M-1. The idiotic en bloc clip and the low pressure gas port.
TPTB were concerned about soldiers wasting ammunition or losing magazines, as dumb as that sounds, and thus the en-bloc clip.

The M-14 had problems of its own.

The gas piston, gas cylinder, bolt, and barrel all had their share of problems in both development and service.

Those parts that SEI sells were not created because Ron Smith was bored on a Saturday night.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:10 AM   #82
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I wish the Polish mfg Kbsp wz.38M*self-repeating rifle Model 38M could have been issued in time to maybe make a difference.

http://www.forgottenweapons.com/early-semiauto-rifles/polish-wz-38m/

http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/thefgmforum/threads/karabin-samopowtarzalny-wz%C3%B3r-38m-kbsp-wz-38m-self-repeating-rifle-model-38m-maroshek-riffle.19573/

http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/va-collector-squares-off-with-his-home-country-over-rare-world-war-ii-rifle/2013/06/29/c8ff181a-dcf8-11e2-9218-bc2ac7cd44e2_story.html

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After the wars, several folks experimented with something called the .22 carbine.

This was a .30 carbine necked down to .223. A 45 grain bullet was pushed to 2900 FPS. Ten times more effective then the little .30 carbine.

Especially with a 50 round drum, this would have truly been the first "assault rifle." With a 16 inch barrel and folding stock, this would have been the best jungle warfare weapon in the war.

Too bad that TPTB were so hung up on bullet diameter rather than velocity, this was never even considered.

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