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The Springfield M1 Garand Rifles

The Springfield M1 Garand Rifles

Posted on 26 November 2015 by David Allred

Springfield Armory M1 Garand RifleThe M1 Garand Rifle, named after it’s designer, John Garand, is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .30-06 and was used throughout World War II and the Korean War. Back in 1919, Garland came to Springfield Armory with the intention of creating a semi-automatic rifle, and in 1936, the United States military began placing orders for the M1. Soldier with M1 Garand and hole in helmetFrom 1936 to 1957 Springfield Armory produced 4.5 million M1 Garland rifles.

That’s a lot of guns! If an armory were to sell that many rifles today at an average cost of $800, that would be around 3.6 billion in gross sales. That’s not including upgrades to the rifle, such as sniper packages. If you look at the prices of the M1 Garand on The Civilian Marksmanship Program, which is a website, you can purchase an M1 Garand anywhere between $600 and $3200, depending on its condition and setup. The sniper M1’s are going for a higher dollar, as they should.

Imagine factoring those prices into our equation of 4.5 million!

Okay, I’ll turn the businessman off for a moment here and move on.

M1 Garand with Clip The M1 Garand gave Allied forces a huge advantage over the Axis’ slower firing bolt-action rifles. Standard issue of the M1 holds eight rounds inserted with a metal clip. When the last shot is fired and the clip is empty, it ejects with a distinct “ping” sound.

The M1 Garand to this day is still used by the military. Although it isn’t used in combat, it is still used in training and by the honor guards.

Springfield Armory

Since it’s first design, Springfield Armory has also been through some changes. Founded during the American Revolutionary War, it was a great asset in ammunition and weapons for the US military, being retired in 1968. It is now the Springfield Armory Inc, established in 1974, and produces the M1A rifle, mostly chambered in 308.

You can read more about the history of the Springfield Armory as well as browse a little of their inventory on one of my favorite websites, besides my own, http://grabagun.com/springfield.

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Henry – Made in America or Not Made At All

Posted on 03 January 2012 by David Allred

You’ve gotta love Henry repeating firearms for their patriotism. If you don’t know what I mean, take a look at their site. In the header of their website, it reads, “Made in America or Not Made At All!”

Henry - Made in America or Not Made At All

Guys, it’s worth the few extra bucks to purchase products that are made in America. From my experience, they’re a bit higher quality than those made elsewhere. The more American made products you purchase, the more jobs you create for your fellow Americans.

Every capable and able American should have a Henry rifle in their home, sitting right above their mantle, next to their night stand or in the gun safe. Let’s support those who support us and this great nation!

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The AR-15 Chainsaw Attachment

Posted on 09 December 2011 by David Allred

AR-15 Chainsaw AttachmentAs I was browsing through pictures of the DeWalt AR-15 and the Milwakee AR-15, I stumbled across this bad boy. The AR-15 with chainsaw attachment. I’ve seen various pictures of this AR-15 and thought the soldier picture would be the best one to display. I can see it now…the soldier is heavy in combat and the enemy is getting near. He hears his captain or sergeant give the order to fix bayonets! Instead, he just fires up the ole chainsaw attachment and starts hacking heads and limbs off!

I know…I’m demented.

From the looks of it, the chainsaw can probably move, but only with a small electric motor. I highly doubt it has any horsepower behind the blade, unless there’s something in that little box I don’t understand, but cool nonetheless.

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The Milwakee AR-15

Posted on 28 November 2011 by David Allred

Milwakee AR15If you’ve already seen the DeWalt AR-15 and weren’t all that impressed… maybe you’re a Milwakee kind of guy! No worries, someone has fabricated one of those too. With a mounted scope, a folding bi-pod, a chrome finish and the Milwakee red stock, you’re ready to take out some gophers, prairie dogs or your target choice.  I don’t see a battery pack soldered onto the bottom of the magazine like the DeWalt, but still a nice touch. I’ve always been a DeWalt guy when it comes to drills, but you can’t beat Milwakee when it comes to the quality of their sawzalls! I know that doesn’t have anything to do with the Milwakee AR-15, but if you’re anything like me, you have an appreciation for quality rifles and good quality tools!

I don’t see a price tag below this one, but I’m sure it’s priceless.

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The DeWalt AR-15

Posted on 14 November 2011 by David Allred

DeWalt AR15Having spent some time in the construction field while in college and after building my first two homes as owner builder, this DeWalt AR-15 wasn’t something I could overlook. I’m not quite sure what prompted someone to deck out their AR-15 in the DeWalt yellow, but I like the look.

Dewalt AR-15 Battery MagazineThere are others on the web who actually believe that this is a nail gun that only looks like as AR-15. However, if you take a look at the magazine, it’s an actual AR-15 magazine with a DeWalt battery mounted to the end of the magazine. Not sure how they mounted it, but it looks like a classic case of JB Weld and some black paint!

Also, check out the selector. Instead of it being blank, I assume they’ve converted it to a fully automatic weapon, or Dewalt AR-15 or DeWalt M-16 Selectormaybe a three round burst. But instead of reading “AUTO”, it now reads “Rock N Roll.”Nice touch!

In this photo, the DeWalt AR-15 looks more like a DeWalt M4, with the shorter barrel, Red Dot scope and the extendable shoulder rest. Some of the parts on this AR-15 look new and some don’t. With a brand new AR-15, a little better battery mounting job and the DeWalt yellow, this would be a sharp looking weapon, mounted with all of its AR 15 Accessories. I’ve even seen DeWalt tool cases being DeWalt AR-15 or M4used as cases for weapons. Although using a tool case is a creative idea, tools tend to disappear and a tool thief would get a nice surprise when he opened that case.

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Marlin .22 Caliber Rifles

Posted on 24 October 2011 by David Allred

Marlin Firearms has a great selection of .22 caliber rifles ranging from lever action to  semi-automatic. I was impressed with the diversity of their .22 caliber rifles and have provided this list for easy reference.

Marlin Firearms .22 Caliber Rifles

Marlin Lever Action .22 Caliber Rifle - Model Golden 39ALever Action Rifles

Model Golden 39A

Auto Loading or Semi-automatic Rifles

Marlin .22 Caliber Rifle - Model 60Model 60

Model 60C

Model 60SB

Marlin .22 Caliber Rifle - Model 795Model 60SN

Model 60SS

Model 795

Marlin .22 Caliber Rifle - Model 70PSSModel 795SS

Model 70PSS

Bolt Action Rimfire

Marlin .22 Caliber Rifle - Model XT22Model XT-22Y Youth Series

XT-22 Series

The XT-22 and XT-22Y Series, much like the Model 60, come in many different finishes and styles. You can get it in brushed nickel, black, synthetic stock or camo. It’s available in .22 short, long or Long rifle as well as 17 HMR.

Marlin Firearms has  a great history and is probably number one in the world for .22 rifle sales. I’ve spoken to several people who absolutely love their Marlin rifles and wouldn’t consider buying any other brand. You can pick up a Model 60 at your local Walmart for around $160. Not a bad price for a great .22 rifle.

 

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The US Survival AR-7 .22 Caliber Rifle

Posted on 08 September 2011 by David Allred

U.S. Survival AR-7As I was researching .22 caliber rifles today I found myself looking at the U.S. Survival AR-7, made by Henry Repeating Arms. Continue Reading

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