Originally Posted by jpattersonnh
That was the opinion of 1 person. George Patton. The pictures of the Garand in the south Pacific are missleading also. My Dad was there and they did not see their 1st Garand till 1944. They were not issued to most Marine regiments or SeaBees. The majority of the troops in the Pacific had 1903 Springfields.
Picture from Bouganville 1943.
That would be my second choice..
The "bad" about bolt actions is Re-acquiring the sight picture. That takes longer than than operating the bolt itself.
I still gotta say my '03 is my favorite, the fit and finish is better than my other mil-surps.. And I dont have to worry about my bolt losing head space because of rear locking lugs
Awesome pic! Thanks for sharing
One thing about American rifles too, is nobody cares if there "mismatched", even to a collector, but a mismatched foreign rifle is worth squat....