Home Choice Rachel McClintock T+ Retail/ Commercial Products. ENTER. Government/Law Enforcement. ENTER. © Copyright The U.S. Army had , of its superb Springfield rifles in The Ordnance Department had already considered adopting the Pattern. William Crozier being somewhat defensive about the Enfield as well. Fortunately, it had been the policy of the Ordnance Department to.

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Remington Model 1917

From an engineering and technical standpoint, converting the rifle from. Converting between the two was a matter of changing barrels, cartridge stops, and bolts. Browning Model Browning Model A1. These rifles were also used by the Hukbalahap. On the tangential topic of substitute rifles in WWI U.

The M Enfield bolt locking lugs had a 4 degree helical angle with matching angles on the receiver lug seats the technical term is interrupted threading. Collector interest in the Model has always been much less than for the M The first was to contract with domestic arms makers to manufacture the M rifle.

William Crozier, Chief of Ordnance. After the armistice, most M rifles were placed in storage, although Chemical Mortar units continued to be issued them.

The M rifle was One notable design flaw was the leaf spring that powered the ejector, which could break off and render the ejector inoperable. InJohn Moses Browning filed a patent for a recoil-powered automatic gun. Like the Springfield, the M actually used the basic Mauser M98 bolt action design coupled with a few modifications. These steel components were interchangeable with the earlier brass ones to allow for repair of worn or damaged water jacket components.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Famous regiments from Pennsylvania and New York among others. On 20 Junea modified version known as the M1A1 was adopted.

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It may not have been the first choice of the U. Community Forum Software by IP.

This m197 policy actually favored the Allies, because of British sea dominance. And the criticism of his Enfield decisions, while it really stung him he seems to have been a thin-skinned fellowwas trivial compared to the beating he took over the issue of machine guns and artillery.

Leave it exactly as it is.

Trench Fighter: The M Enfield Served US Troops in WWI, WWII

The British type of ammunition, for which the Enfield rifles were being made, ordnancee not a very good one, in that the bullet was of low velocity and the cartridges, having a projecting rim at the base, were likely to catch upon one another in feeding from the magazine, and to produce a jam.

Now otdnance mighta trained on one INCONUS but the best photo we have of him training since he looks inspection-ready with wrap-puttees and an empty rifle belt shows ordnancs with a German Commission rifle. Not to be confused with Lee—Enfield.

This development named the Pattern Enfield or P13, included a front locking, dual lug bolt action with Mauser type claw ordnancd as well as a new, powerful rimless. Ordnance Corps documents reveal that 1, Model s had also been shipped to France.

Remington kept the same basic action in production for many years as a sporter. They handle fast, they can be given excellent triggers. Our manufacturing capacity for the Springfield rifle was also insufficient, and could not be expanded rapidly enough for the emergency.

During the s and s many M rifles were released for civilian use through the NRA, or were sold as surplus. With different lettering, the same poster was used to sell war bonds. No, they did not turn to a new rifle.

General Crozier and the US Rifle, M1917 “Enfield.”

La Gazette des Armes in French. The only exceptions were very late production Eddystone Ordannce rifles, which began to be factory Parkerized just prior to the Armistice in November Latin American Wars — Please log in to reply. The stirrup fix became the standard reinforcement until a more permanent fix for the problem was developed.


Additionally, the Modelunlike the M, did not have a magazine cutoff. Under field conditions, the bottom plates, which were dovetailed into the gun’s two side plates, tore out. M Enfield Receiver markings on an early production Winchester Model receiver. Looks like yours has it’s original bluing which orenance a plus, and of course the original barrel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The front sighting element consisted of a wing ordnancee protected front post, and was adjusted laterally and locked into position during assembly at the arsenal.

The government had little choice but to pursue the second option. Browning replaced side ejection with bottom ejection, added a buffer for smoother operation, replaced the hammer with a two piece firing pin, and some other minor improvements. The location of the safety on the right rear of the receiver has also been copied by most sporting bolt-action rifles since, as it falls easily under the firer’s thumb.

A later fix was to rivet “stirrups” right-angled steel pieces to the bottom and side plates. Views Read Edit View history. My M Enfield and my M Colt go great together. On at least one occasion, U.

The M, which was used on some aircraft as well as in a ground role, had a cyclic rate of rounds per minute.

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