Wow. Bet John Garand never saw that one. The gas system looks like the right direction rather than the run around they had in the 1920's developments of a semi-auto service rifle.
back then they had to make do. the government didnt have the ability to steal as much money as they wanted from people.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent