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Compared to the German Mausers or U. Hand in hand with development of an improved cartridge for the SMLE, a committee was formed to develop another rifle just in case. This development of a new rifle and cartridge began by copying many of the features of the Mauser system. This development included a front locking, dual lug bolt action with Mauser type claw extractor as well as a new, powerful rimless.

Ease of manufacture was also an important criterion. However, the onset of World War I came too quickly for the UK to put it into production before the new cartridge could be perfected. As it entered World War I, the UK had an urgent need for rifles, and contracts for the new rifle were placed with arms companies in the United States.

They decided to ask these companies to produce the new rifle design in the old. The new rifle was termed the "Pattern 14". In the case of the P14 rifle, Winchester and Remington were selected. Thus, three variations of the P14 and M exist, labeled "Winchester," "Remington" and "Eddystone". When the U. The Springfield Armory had delivered approximatelyrifles, but due to the difficulties in production, rather than re-tool the Pattern 14 factories to produce the standard U.

Accordingly, Remington Arms Co. Army Ordnance Department, which was formally adopted as the U.

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Rifle, Caliber. In addition to Remington's production at Ilion, New York and Eddystone, PennsylvaniaWinchester produced the rifle at their New Haven, Connecticut plant, a combined total more than twice the 's production, and was the unofficial service rifle. Eddystone made 1, rifles - more than the production of Remingtonrifles and Winchesterrifles combined. Design changes were few; the magazine, bolt face, chamber and rifling dimensions were altered to suit the.

The markings were changed to reflect the model and caliber change. It would later be used on several other small arms like the Winchester M12 trench shotgun and early M1 Garands. The new rifle was used alongside the M Springfield rifle and quickly surpassed the Springfield design in numbers produced and units issued. After the armistice, the M rifles were placed in storage for the most part, although Chemical Mortar units continued to be issued them.

During the s and s a large number of M rifles were released for civilian use through the NRA or were sold as surplus. Many were sporterizedsometimes including rechambering to more powerful magnum hunting cartridges, such as.

It was so popular as a sporting weapon that Remington manufactured about 30, new rifles as the Model 30 from to Compared to the German Mausers or U. Hand in hand with development of an improved cartridge for the SMLE, a committee was formed to develop another rifle just in case. This development of a new rifle and cartridge began by copying many of the features of the Mauser system. This development included a front locking, dual lug bolt action with Mauser type claw extractor as well as a new, powerful rimless.

Ease of manufacture was also an important criterion. However, the onset of World War I came too quickly for the UK to put it into production before the new cartridge could be perfected. As it entered World War I, the UK had an urgent need for rifles, and contracts for the new rifle were placed with arms companies in the United States. They decided to ask these companies to produce the new rifle design in the old.

The new rifle was termed the "Pattern 14". In the case of the P14 rifle, Winchester and Remington were selected. Army was still issuing the M to Chemical Mortarmen. Perhaps due to M1 Garand shortages at the start of the war, the M was also issued to artillerymen early in the war and both mortarmen and artillerymen carried the M in North Africa. Lieutenant Colonel Charles E.

After the fall of the Philippines, M rifles were used by Japanese police forces as well as by U. Before and during World War II, stored rifles were reconditioned for use as reserve, training and Lend-Lease weapons; these rifles are identified by having refinished metal sandblasted and Parkerized and sometimes replacement wood often birch. Many were sent to Britain for use by the Home Guard. These were prominently marked with a red paint stripe around the stock to avoid confusion with the earlier P14 that used the British.

Others were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese forces, to indigenous forces in the China-Burma-India theater, to Filipino guerrilla forces and to the Free French Army, which can occasionally be seen in wartime photographs.

The rifle continued to serve as a sniper rifle during the Korean Warand limited numbers saw service at the early stages of the Vietnam War. This rifle was also used, unofficially, in small Middle-East and African conflicts as a military-assistance program supplied rifle. The M is no longer in active service, but is still used as an ceremonial and drilling rifle, as with the MM1 Garandand M It is also used as a hunting rifle.

Both P14 and M rifles are noted for several design features. The rifle was designed with a rear receiver aperture sight, protected by sturdy "ears," a design that proved to be faster and more accurate than the typical mid-barrel sight offered by Mauser, Enfield or the Buffington battle sight of the Springfield. The M sight was situated on an elongated receiver bridge, which added weight to the action, as well as lengthening the bolt. The rifle maintains the British cock-on-closing feature, in which the bolt's mainspring is loaded and the rifle cocked as part of the return stroke of the bolt, which aided rapid fire, especially as the action heated up.

Most bolt action designs after the Mauser 98 cocked as part of the opening stroke. The rifle has a characteristic "belly" due to a deeper magazine, allowing the rifle to hold six rounds of the US. In a manufacturing change from the Mauser 98 and the derivative Springfield, the bolt is not equipped with a third 'safety' lug. Instead, as on the earlier Model Chilean Mauserthe bolt handle recesses into a notch in the receiver, which serves as a emergency locking lug in the event of failure of the frontal locking lugs.

This change saved machine time needed on the rifle bolt, cutting costs and improving production rates, and this alteration has since been adopted by many commercial bolt action rifle designs for the same reasons.

The location of the safety on the right rear of the receiver has also been copied by most sporting bolt action rifles since, as it falls easily under the firer's thumb.

One notable design flaw was the leaf spring that powered the ejector, which could break off and render the ejector inoperable. A combat expedient repair method was to slip a bit of rubber under the bolt stop spring.

The M was well-suited to the powerful, rimless. The M's barrel retained the 5-groove left hand twist Enfield-type rifling of the P14, in contrast to the 4-groove right hand twist rifling of the M Springfield and other US designed arms. The M had a long inch heavyweight barrel compared to the lighter inch barrel of the M Springfield. With the longer sighting plane, the M proved generally more accurate at long distances than the M, at the expense of greater weight.

The M weighed 9 lb.View Full Version : and oiling the bolt - so that was a bad idea. So recently I shot some corrosive WWII ammo, where the primers had corroded already, and easily pierced upon firing.

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Which vented corrosive gas all into the bolt and firing pin. So, I took all that apart, and cleaned and oiled everything well. It's not the gun going off, it does the same even just dry-firing. But there is so much force being slammed from that ridiculously heavy firing pin spring, that apparently any residual oil comes flying back through the bolt - right at your eye. Good thing I wore eye protection, but I think I may have well ruined the white hat I was wearing. And it doesn't just go away after a couple rounds either - it sprays for a while!

So keep that in mind, if you clean your M bolt, put that sucker back together pretty dry! The front sight adjustment is a PITA, but doable with the right tools and effort. I had the wrong tool cobbled - using a cheap AK47 sight adjustment screw-tool, that I filed open to fit around a front sight base. The sights of the really aren't that great.

The elevation notches are too coarse. At a yd target, I had to either use yard and hold top of the black, or set it at yard setting, hold so low I was showing white. It worked I guess. The peep is the size of Dallas, making it questionable how great a job one can really do lining that up so precisely.

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And finally if you are wearing a ball cap, the brim of the cap will bump the rear sight and try to close it on you, if you aren't careful. It's a neat old boat paddle, but really - I can see why lots of folks prefer the You can and should fill the rear aperture s and redrill to a smaller size--use JB Weld.

If you are using the rear sight levels, file your front sight down and get into the finer and more useful gradations in the yd range--same for the 03A3 rifle. Use grease inside the bolt Good Shooting The sights on a are fine, especially for a year old battle rifle design!

Follow cresco's advice, especially concerning the ball cap. Frankly, I would take the sighting system over the 03 any day.

Rifles, especially those using grease, are a lot like oil in radial engines. You put on what you think it should have I wonder if '03s do it too but the shape of the cocking piece vents it away?

But many shooters were complaining about when a primer was pierced that the hot gas went right into their eyes vs the rifles with the normal cocking piece vented it away. Mine costs 5 cents and they are available virtually anywhere that engages in commerce.Inthe British wanted more battle rifles in a very bad way.

They had designed a fine rifle called the Pattern Enfield, caliber. They contracted with American companies, mostly Winchester, Remington, and Eddystone to produce these rifles for them. More than one and one-quarter million were eventually produced for them.

However inthe United States found itself going to war and found a need for more rifles. A decision was made to convert the design of the Pattern from. Originally intended to supplement the Springfield, the M eventually surpassed the Springfield in numbers.

No discussion of the Enfield would be complete without mentioning that Sgt. There is still some controversy about whether Sgt. York used an M Enfield, or his personal favorite, the Springfield when he won the Medal of Honor. I have a copy of his autobiography, and he simply does not say which rifle he was using.

We may never know for sure. But both of those rifles were great battle rifles. The sight has an adjustable ladder for long range shooting, with optimistic markings up to 1, yards. This requires some pressure to close the bolt, and you can then see the cocking piece protruding from the bolt. Elmer Keith was a great old gun writer, outdoorsman, and shooter.

He was the one that basically talked Smith and Wesson into producing the. The only sad thing about my rifle is that it was once shot with corrosive ammunition and put away without proper cleaning. So strong, in fact, that many were used after the wars as building blocks to build magnum caliber sporting rifles. Great rundown on the M I have one my dad converted to Win Mag. The barrel was a victim of early corrosion and my dad only had the chamber reamed.

Thanks for your work. I have a old eddystone in bad shape someone put a new barrel on 22 inches so shes a kicker and has a tight group at a hundren yards better than the picture you show.

Excellent stand by. I own a low numbered 5 digits with a 5 groove bright shiny bore. I normally shoot. To me that fine old Remington rifle is as accurate as one could hope for but compared to my. Alvin York would have used the rifle and the long knife on the end of the barrel. He was a great shooter. And men follow a person like that. Look at the front sight of the rifle.

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The rear sight assembly is just as tough. The rear sights are very well made and easy to use.Compared to the German Mausers or U. The starting point was to copy many of the features of the Mauser system. This development named the Pattern Enfield or P13, included a front locking, dual lug bolt action with Mauser type claw extractor as well as a new, powerful rimless. The design carried over a Lee—Enfield type safety at the rear of the action and a bolt that cocked on closing to ease unlocking of the bolt during rapid fire.

An advanced design, for the era, of aperture rear sight and a long sight radius were incorporated to maximize accuracy potential. Ease of manufacture was also an important criterion.

However, the onset of World War I came too quickly for the UK to put it into production before the new cartridge could be perfected, as it suffered from overheating in rapid fire and bore fouling. As it entered World War I, the UK had an urgent need for rifles, and contracts for the new rifle were placed with arms companies in the United States. They decided to ask these companies to produce the new rifle design in the old. The new rifle was termed the "Pattern 14".

In the case of the P14 rifle, Winchester and Remington were selected. When the U. The Springfield Armory had delivered approximatelyM Springfield riflesbut due to the difficulties in production, rather than re-tool the Pattern 14 factories to produce the standard U.

Although it might have been faster to retain chambering for the. The Enfield design was well-suited to the. Accordingly, Remington Arms Co. Army Ordnance Department, which was formally adopted as the U. Rifle, Caliber. In addition to Remington's production at Ilion, New York and Eddystone, PennsylvaniaWinchester produced the rifle at their New Haven, Connecticut plant, a combined total more than twice the 's production, and was the unofficial service rifle.

Eddystone made 1, rifles — more than the production of Remingtonrifles and Winchesterrifles combined. Design changes were few; the stripper clip feed, internal box magazine, bolt face, chamber and rifling dimensions were altered to suit the.

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The markings were changed to reflect the model and caliber change. The new rifle was used alongside the M Springfieldand quickly surpassed the Springfield design in numbers produced and units issued. York on October 8,during the event for which he was awarded the Medal of Honoras the U. After the armistice, most M rifles were placed in storage, although Chemical Mortar units continued to be issued them. During the s and s many M rifles were released for civilian use through the NRA, or were sold as surplus.

Many were " sporterized ", sometimes including rechambering to more powerful magnum hunting cartridges, such as. It was so popular as a sporting weapon that Remington manufactured about 30, new rifles as the Model 30 from to Army was still issuing the M to chemical mortarmen. Perhaps due to M1 Garand shortages at the start of the war, the M was also issued to artillerymen, and both mortarmen and artillerymen carried the M in North Africa.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. These rifles were also used by the Hukbalahap. Before and during World War II, stored rifles were reconditioned for use as reserve, training and Lend-Lease weapons; these rifles are identified by having refinished metal sandblasted and Parkerized and sometimes replacement wood often birch.

Others were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese forcesto indigenous forces in the China-Burma-India theater, to Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Army and Constabulary units and the local guerrilla forces and to the Free French Army, which can occasionally be seen in wartime photographs.To order simply send us an email, by clicking on the link below. We will reply with availability and payment information.

E-mail "Sales--AT--bmgparts. Case of 2, Shipping weight 26lbs. New Condition. Azimuth Ring, Brass, with Hardware. Replacement Dial and Hardware. Barrel, M style muzzle gland, two plugs, one cork assembly, front sight.

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Restored, new data plate and leather strap. Brass Bezel, with hardware. Click on image to enlarge M Complete with strap and brass data plate. Excellent Condition. Tripod, M M74 Tripod and Cradle, for use with US. Alloy construction. With Stops. Photo Coming Soon. Click on image to enlarge D Barrel, A1. US GI. Click on image to enlarge DQPQ. Hard Coating provides longer life and better corrosion resistance. Click on image to enlarge MM.It was a crew-served, belt-fed, water-cooled machine gun that served alongside the much lighter air-cooled Browning M It was used at the battalion level, and often mounted on vehicles such as a jeep.

The M, which was used on some aircraft as well as in a ground role, had a cyclic rate of rounds per minute. The MA1 had a cyclic rate of to rounds per minute. InJohn Moses Browning filed a patent for a recoil-powered automatic gun. Browning replaced side ejection with bottom ejection, added a buffer for smoother operation, replaced the hammer with a two piece firing pin, and some other minor improvements.

The Browning is a water-cooled heavy machine gun, though some experimental versions were made that did not use a water jacket; the air-cooled M was later developed as a medium machine gun. Unlike many other early machine guns, the M had nothing to do with Maxim 's toggle lock design. The only similarities with the Maxim or Vickers are the principles of recoil operationT-slot breechblock, "pull-out" belt feed, water cooling, and forward ejection. Its sliding-block locking mechanism saved weight and complexity, and was used in many previous Browning designs.

The Army Ordnance Department showed little interest in machine guns until war was declared in April At that time, the U. Browning arranged a test at the Springfield Armory in May The reliability was exceptional, so Browning fired another 20, rounds through the weapon with one broken part: a broken sear at about 39, The Ordnance Board was impressed, but was unconvinced that the same level of performance could be achieved in a production model.

Consequently, Browning used a second gun that not only duplicated the original trial, but it also fired continuously for 48 minutes and 12 seconds over 21, rounds. The Army adopted the weapon as its principal heavy machine gun, utilizing the M Unfortunately, production was a problem. Several manufacturers started producing the gun, but they had to set up the assembly lines and tooling.

By 30 JuneWestinghouse had made only 2, and Remington had made only 1, By the time of the Armistice, Westinghouse had made 30, Remington 12, and Colt Inthe Browning's rear sight was revised to incorporate scales for both the new M1 Ball grain boat-tail bullet and the M grain flat-base bullet ammunition. The M saw limited service in the later days of World War I. Some arrived too late for combat service. For example, the 6th Machine Gun Battalionfighting as part of the Second Division did not exchange their Hotchkiss M machine guns for Browning M machine guns until 14 November, three days after the armistice.

Where the Model did see action, its rate of fire and reliability were highly effective. The Model A1 was again used in the Second World War, and was primarily used with the M2 balltracer, and armor-piercing ammunition introduced just prior to the outbreak of hostilities.

Some were supplied to the UK for use by the Home Guard since all production of the. The M's weight and bulk meant that it was generally employed as a fixed defense or as a battalion or regimental support weapon.

At the battle of Momote Airstrip in the Admiralties, the US Army's 5th Cavalry machine gunners killed several hundred Japanese in one night using their M Brownings; one gun was left in position after the battle as a memorial to the desperate struggle. The Model was called to service again in the Korean War. On at least one occasion, U. Many of the s were given to South Vietnam. The gun did continue to see service in some Third World armies well into the latter half of the 20th century. Some are still in use today by irregular military forces because the water cooled barrel allows for long periods of sustained fire.

The machine gun used a wooden ammunition chest that carried rounds. The early M model had an angled corner and a leather strap handle on top. The later MA1 model had a square corner and a cloth strap handle on top.

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On 20 Junea modified version known as the M1A1 was adopted. The M1A1 had a spring-loaded catch to fasten it to the MA1 tripod more securely and provide a better watertight seal.