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Old 11-12-2019, 09:58 AM
broomhandle broomhandle is offline
 
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Default M1 fans might like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABaxGihrnyQ
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:20 PM
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Most interesting to see John Garand speak. Thanks
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:29 PM
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I know the rifle works like that and as long as you hold pressure down on the clip the bolt will not close. That said I've never had the nerve to try loading a clip like the soldier does at 15:45
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:12 PM
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I know the rifle works like that and as long as you hold pressure down on the clip the bolt will not close. That said I've never had the nerve to try loading a clip like the soldier does at 15:45
Yeah, I saw that too. Seems to me that maneuver would get you a first rate case of M1 thumb! Start at 14.44 if you want to see another example.

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Old 11-13-2019, 01:10 AM
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I don't think it's physically possible to get Garand thumb from loading a clip like that. Only way I can see getting it is if the bolt hung up on the back of the follower (bolt not fully locked back) and you press on the follower. Or if the bolt is locked back and you push the follower almost all the way down.

I was afraid to load it like that until I saw that video a few years ago.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:31 AM
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Farmer-Ted, I agree. As an inexperienced Garand owner, that did experience my fair share of Garand thumb, I did put that loading procedure to the test. I unwittingly didn't have the op rod all the way back. Och! Bravely, and with a sore thumb, I loaded a clip with constant pressure and with the op-rod fully back and locked. Success! I was pleasantly surprised and my thumb was thankful. I even put my newfound knowledge to the test a second time just to be sure. I first encountered the proper loading procedure from watching a different YouTube video produced by a contemporary Garand aficionado. New owners need to see these videos. OP, thanks for sharing that old one.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:31 AM
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I see nothing wrong with the way he loaded his rifle .Thats the way I do it
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:13 AM
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I see nothing wrong with the way he loaded his rifle .Thats the way I do it
that's what I thought, can see the soldiers in battle (13:30) push the clip in with thumb and then bump the op rod.

Thanks for posting, and kinda funny it's all about Springfield Armory and marksmanship but yet the video is titled "Remington rifles."
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:55 AM
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Re: Thumb. Have always understood that one was to put the heel of the hand against the op-rod handle as the clip was pushed down w/ the thumb. When the op-rod released one simply swept the hand forward and the op-rod/bolt followed stripping off a round from the enbloc clip and loading the rifle. Fellow in the video obviously does it differently. Don't guess it really matters ... as long as it works for you. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:30 AM
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Hi All,

I was originally looking on You tube for a WW-2 short about a armorer assembling 1903 or 1903 A3 rifles at a bench., could not locate it this time.
Thought it was done at Springfield Armory in Mass.

Glad you enjoyed it.
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