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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,743 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Ferguson.

    Winner!!!!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,980 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    GunNut said:
    wddodge said:
    Garands were manufactured by Springfield, Winchester, H&R and International Harvester.  I think a bunch of them were rebuilt by Beretta after the war.

    Denny

    Ha!  I though Beretta made a variant of the M14.  I’m absolutely NO expert on old USA battle rifles.  Know just enough to be dangerous 😎
    https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/12/12/classic-guns-beretta-bm59

    A little bit of both I think.
    Yep, that’s the one!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    This weapon was the first breech loading rifle issued in the U.S Army.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,851 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    This weapon was the first breech loading rifle issued in the U.S Army.
    Trapdoor Springfield. 
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    Nope.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,743 Senior Member
    I know, I know! But I’ll let someone else have a crack. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,064 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #38
    knitepoet said:
    Elk creek said:
    knitepoet said:
    This rifle was built as a competitor to the Garand. It saw combat in the Pacific theater
    The M1 Johnson 

    Close, but not quite. I've held and shot one though

     Aww hell, close enough, though the actual name is the M1941 Johnson


    You're welcome!!  B)
    The Johnson with two Johnson's, one for shootin' the other for fun!!
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,064 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    This weapon was the first breech loading rifle issued in the U.S Army.
    Sharps carbine??!!
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Gene L said:
    This weapon was the first breech loading rifle issued in the U.S Army.
    Sharps carbine??!!
    Nope


    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,064 Senior Member
    Had to look it up, but I ain't tellin'!!  B)
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,980 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #42
    Gene L said:
    This weapon was the first breech loading rifle issued in the U.S Army.
    Well I now know the gun but I had to look it up so I won’t steal someone else’s thunder if anyone actually knows the answer from memory.

    that was a tough one!  Thanks for making me look it up.  I always assumed it was one of the previous two answers.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,126 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #43
    I thought it would have been the trapdoor also. Maybe the Sharps?? I don't know if that was ever an army issued rifle though...

    Denny

    edit....You got me on this one. I had to look it up but I aint saying...
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,384 Senior Member
    Was it the Hall Rifle?  
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,980 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Was it the Hall Rifle?  
    1819 Hall Rifle it is as far as I’ve been able to research.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,384 Senior Member
    After posting i looked it up:   EHHHHHH WRONG
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    Hall is what I was thinking of. 
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,384 Senior Member
    after looking it up i saw  Ferguson rifle
    The Ferguson rifle was one of the first breech-loading rifles to be put into service by the British military. It fired a standard British carbine ball of .  But that was British Army  not US
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #49
    Only a very few Ferguson rifles were used by the Brits.  Something like 500 (IIRC)

    Edit: make that 100
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,980 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    After posting i looked it up:   EHHHHHH WRONG
    Gene L said:
    Only a very few Ferguson rifles were used by the Brits.  Something like 500 (IIRC)

    Edit: make that 100



    I think the qualifier is that the Hall rifle was the first breechloader that was distributed in any kind of "quantity" according to what I read.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,384 Senior Member
    General George Patton was known to carry a 45 Long Colt Single Action revolver, 1873 Army Model.  He actually carried two, but gave one of the ivory handled revolvers away.
    What other handgun did he some times carry?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,064 Senior Member
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,384 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    S&W .357??!!
    Big Al knows his guns

    I always thought they were all .45s
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,064 Senior Member
    My turn??

    What was the only 98 Mauser chambered for a rimmed case, also name the caliber (s) and factory where they were made!
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    Siamese Mauser, 8x50 R.  I don't know who made them, though.  I had to look up the caliber but figured it was the Siamese.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,117 Senior Member
    edited March 12 #56
    Don't know the chronology but There was a Siamese Mauser in 45-70 as well. i also have no idea if that was a factory offering or just something someone came up with.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,076 Senior Member
    No, not factory in 45-70 but was a donor action for 45-70.  I peeked, the original rifles were made in Japan.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,270 Senior Member
    wddodge said:
    Didn't Garand want a .276 caliber cartridge?
    I don't want to look it up. It feels like cheating
    You're correct. .276 Pederson.   You're up!!!

    Denny
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,064 Senior Member
    Gene got it! Originally chambered in 8x50R but most were re-chambered to 8x52R for more power. They were produced by Arisaka in Japan. When they were imported to the states back in the late 60's early 70's, there was no ammo so most were converted to custom sporters in .45-70, 303 Brit, or.30-40 Krag.  8X52  Ammo could be made from .45-70 brass but the rim had to be turned from .600" to .550" then the case shortend and formed. 
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,934 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    General George Patton was known to carry a 45 Long Colt Single Action revolver, 1873 Army Model.  He actually carried two, but gave one of the ivory handled revolvers away.
    What other handgun did he some times carry?
    I believe he also carried a Browning 1903
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,980 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    S&W .357??!!
    Yes a 3 1/2” barreled pre-27 Registered Magnum.


    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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