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Old 12-19-2010, 10:55 PM
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I seem to rember seeing a garand stock on GB or e-bay recently with a sling mount on the left side of the butstock that looked original to the stock. I wonder if it went with this lower band?
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:40 PM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
FYI- the last cavalry charge by the U S Army and Phillipine Scouts was January 16, 1942 at the Villiage of Morong, Phillipines. The Weapon used was the 1911.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:55 PM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
The U.S.Army still had horse mounted units at the start of WW2.The last Cavalry Field Manual was issued circa 1936.Those leather scabbards you see for the M1 were for mounting on horses not jeeps and motorcycles as everyone seems to think.There were those still argueing about the validity and value of cavalry over motorized troops on the eve of WW2.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:19 AM
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There still are Cavarly units in the Army my buddy is a member of the 1st Cavalry from Fort Hood. And they do ride horses just not into battle! Though it the desert it might be better than tanks! lol
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:23 AM
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There still are Cavarly units in the Army my buddy is a member of the 1st Cavalry from Fort Hood. And they do ride horses just not into battle! Though it the desert it might be better than tanks! lol

I thought I saw something awhile back about using horses in Afghanistan.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:30 AM
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Too bad the only real Cav is the 3d Cav.....
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:40 AM
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Too bad the only real Cav is the 3d Cav.....
Brave Rifles...
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:01 AM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
No Sir, the horse calvary was not disbanded then. The 26th Calvary made the last mounted charge in the bataan campaign in 1942
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:23 AM
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Default Ramsey's charge

Too bad the horses wound up as chow later...
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:52 AM
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Yeah, the 26th Cav gave up their horses to feed the defenders of Bataan. I believe General Wainwright set the precedent by killing his own horse first.
(Rick the Librarian knows more about the defense of the Philippines than anyone I know.)
Although I believe the Greeks did appear to convert some Garands and 1903s, I don't believe the US Army or Philippine Scouts ever changed the sling swivels. The Greeks likely did. We picked up a beautiful 1903A3 at the North Store 5 years ago. The bottom sling swivel had been removed and the hole in the stock filled. What appeared to be the original sling swivel is mounted to the side of the butt, right in the middle, partially obscuring the cartouche. (I'd take a picture but it's at my best friend's house.) It has that Greek black finish.
Maybe not USGI, but a neat variation, don't you think?
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