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Old 11-21-2019, 08:43 PM
M1 sniper M1 sniper is offline
 
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Default Vfw question.

Since all these beautiful M1903 rifles are being sold now and I know
Most are saying they came from the vfw I was wondering how they received them?
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:49 PM
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A few years after WWII, Army Ordnance issued thousands of M1903 rifles to VFW and American Legion posts for ceremonial use. The rifles were issued on loan and remained government property.


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Old 11-21-2019, 11:12 PM
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Very cool 😎 thank you John.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:10 AM
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And a few of them walked out the back door of the VFW's and American Legion's through the years!!!
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:53 AM
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You may not believe it, but a few extras also walked in the back door of the VFW and American Legion posts through the years!!!


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Old 11-24-2019, 12:41 PM
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My Legion Post exchanged 10-12 pristine 1903's [Collector Grade!] with GI leather slings for Rack Grade Garands. Some of us were not pleased.
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Old 11-24-2019, 03:59 PM
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My Legion Post exchanged 10-12 pristine 1903's [Collector Grade!] with GI leather slings for Rack Grade Garands. Some of us were not pleased.
I can understand your displeasure . . . .

Up here, in Connecticut, the M1ís in use at various ceremonial functions, RARELY function correctly . . . . mostly due to NO MAINTENANCE and using the WRONG blank ammo.

Couple the use of grenade cartridges with members that have absolutely NO INTEREST in cleaning rifles, and you have the recipie for EMBARASSING displays at ceremonies!
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:23 PM
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One of the "reasons" for exchanging the M1903's was because, "When we eject a fired case and attempt to load another cartridge, the bolt comes out the back end of the gun!"
Trying to explain the function of the cut-off had been, for years, a hopeless task. Even if properly loaded and prepared for ceremonies-there was always that +10% that simply could not stop screwing around with "Them switches!" Can you imagine the problems these same yokels have with the Garand? Garand thumb rate at about 50%, cleaning and maintenance, "Why!?" Blank adapters?
As a 47 year Legion member, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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