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Old 10-30-2014, 08:32 AM
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Default From 1963: Carbines to be sold to NRA members

Thought somebody might find this interesting:



Avery was one of the founders of the range named for him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Ave...oting_Facility
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:48 AM
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Five-shot clips? 15- and 30-shot military clips?

My dad joined the NRA in 1963 to buy one of those carbines for $17.50 + $2.50 shipping. It was the first real firearm I ever saw and touched. When I was a boy in the 1960's I would take it out of my parents' closet when they weren't home - my dad kept it in a USGI canvas carrying case along with a bayonet - and fondle it.

I used to wonder why I have an affinity for the M1 Carbine. I think it was because it was the first real firearm I ever handled. Just as a newly-hatched gosling imprints on the first living thing it sees - even a human - and considers it to be its mother, I imprinted on the M1 Carbine as a boy.

My dad had never fired his carbine until I took him to a range in 2008 (it's lying on the table there while he shoots one of my Garands)



and it hasn't been fired since. He keeps it in my gun safe now, still in the same USGI canvas carrying case it has been in since 1963.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:06 AM
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I want to go back in time and correct the author, they are magazines, not clips.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:52 PM
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It really shows your firearms ignorance when you don't know the difference between clips and magazines. I would think that folks that are involved with guns would know better, but you see this all the time, coming from the hoplophobes and the gunnys alike.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:36 PM
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It really shows your firearms ignorance when you don't know the difference between clips and magazines. I would think that folks that are involved with guns would know better, but you see this all the time, coming from the hoplophobes and the gunnys alike.
It would appear that newspaper writers then are no more familiar with news writers today.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:26 PM
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I want to go back in time and correct the author, they are magazines, not clips.
Maybe they weren't as politically correct as we are today.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a clip as "a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm."

Maxim called his invention a silencer, not a suppressor.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:15 PM
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Whining about terms kinda misses the point of the post. It was a nice throw back to yesteryear. TX Roger.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:06 PM
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I still have my grandads 6.7 mil Inland bought through this in 1964 with the original documentation from Port Clinton. Also bought was a US&S 1911A1 and a Remington 1903A3. Have them all still. 1911 still has the red painted rack numbers.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:46 AM
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...you see this all the time, coming from the hoplophobes and the gunnys alike.
As you unintentionally pointed out the world isn't standardized on those terms. Garand people are big on the clips/magazine issue - everybody else not so much.

If a WWII vet was telling about his D-Day landing and said he had to put another "clip" into his .45 so he could keep fighting would you interrupt and correct him? (If answered yes look at this definition: Pedantic)

The Army decided to call what goes into a Garand a clip and what goes into a Colt pistol a magazine. They also decided this is a "combat emplacement evacuator"



but I'd bet you don't call it that, or a toothbrush an "inter-dental stimulator."
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:00 AM
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OP: I see that your dad is a south paw. Obviously a very intelligent man!

Many of us old farts would love a chance to take our dads to the range and shoot the Garands and M1 carbines. My dad's been gone for 22 years. He was "expert" on the Garand during WWII, and Marksman on the M1 carbine. He carried the Garand from Belgium into Germany, and during MP duty in Berlin.

I, too, joined the NRA ($5/yr) in order to get my name in the hat for an M1 Carbine. An Underwood with a few Winchester parts, in an M1 stock, low wall oval cut. Still an awesome shooter today. $19.95 delivered to the door by UPS.
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