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#1 tidji67

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:22 PM

Hello,

I have in my collection a reproduction of cartridges clip for rifle Garand.

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You can see it is large-sized with regard to a real clip.

I would like to know what was the custom of this object? For instruction? A toy ? Or a simple gadget ?

And what era using ?

Thank's for all information.

#2 mrhell

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:29 PM

I believe what you have was used with over-sized training M1s. They were large rifles (6 or 7 ft long), that were functional and had cut away areas to show how parts of the rifle functioned. Used for training.

As far as age, I'm thinking WWII, but that's just a guess.

Neat! :thumbsup:

Edited by mrhell, 25 January 2010 - 01:34 PM.


#3 J_Andrews

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

Such training aids were used in classes to demonstrate the functioning of the rifle and how to clear jams and stoppages. There were similar models for carbines and .30 and .50 MGs -- perhaps for pistols and SMGs too.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:13 PM

I believe what you have was used with over-sized training M1s. They were large rifles (6 or 7 ft long), that were functional and had cut away areas to show how parts of the rifle functioned. Used for training.

As far as age, I'm thinking WWII, but that's just a guess.

Neat! :thumbsup:


Imagine taking that into combat! :lol: :fear:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

Training aid.

#6 sgtdorango

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:14 PM

Very Cool!...my local Army/Navy store has a large training aid cut away BAR hanging up on the wall....looks about the same scale!......mike

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:24 PM

Very Cool!...my local Army/Navy store has a large training aid cut away BAR hanging up on the wall....looks about the same scale!......mike

This WWII vet from the 30th Div carried a BAR and would love to have a training replica if anyone knows of one. He has the BAR just wants the training model.

Here is his Garand trianer. There are several colors of ammo for it. I have seen yellow, green and black.

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#8 sgtdorango

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

I will ask at the store next time I go there, maybe Thursday.....mike

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:57 PM

I will ask at the store next time I go there, maybe Thursday.....mike


Thanks

Just called him and he bought a few more last weekend. Not bad for 84.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

I will ask at the store next time I go there, maybe Thursday.....mike


Bay State?

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:39 PM

GI Joes...in North Attleboro, MA....the owner is a great guy, USMC vet I believe......mike

Edited by sgtdorango, 25 January 2010 - 07:40 PM.


#12 tidji67

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:00 AM

Here is his Garand trianer. There are several colors of ammo for it. I have seen yellow, green and black.

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Thank's a lot for all your informations but I cannot see the picture ?? :crying:

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:59 AM

Thank's a lot for all your informations but I cannot see the picture ?? :crying:



It is really amazing to see such a huge Garand!

Dimi.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

Thank's a lot for all your informations but I cannot see the picture ?? :crying:


OK, now at home, with another PC, I can watch the picture, never seen before, very interesting !

I thank all contributors :thumbsup:

Cheers

Edited by tidji67, 26 January 2010 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:09 PM

OK, now at home, with another PC, I can watch the picture, never seen before, very interesting !

I thank all contributors :thumbsup:

Cheers


Great, as you can see we are in the South.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:49 PM

I have seen and handled the BAR,M1 Garand,M1 Carbine and a Browning .30cal.LMG that were all trainers.One guy has the LMG and he thought he would need $1k if he sold it

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:16 AM

Great, as you can see we are in the South.


...sure...with your flag :lol: (pretty i feel)

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:02 PM

...sure...with your flag :lol: (pretty i feel)

The gentleman in the picture made the hugh frame for it. He has offered to help me make a frame for the flag my Dad gave me from the liberation of Auxerre, France in WWII. Thought you might be interested since you are French.

#19 tidji67

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:06 AM

The gentleman in the picture made the hugh frame for it. He has offered to help me make a frame for the flag my Dad gave me from the liberation of Auxerre, France in WWII. Thought you might be interested since you are French.


:w00t: yes I do !

Thanks

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

wow imagine doing the manuel of arms with that Garand ????
how about a web belt for thos clips??
happy


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:w00t: yes I do !

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:23 PM

These were popular in surplus stores after the war to hang for display.I recall seeing an M1 and a Carbine in a store in Colorado in 2001 when we took a bike trip out there.Back in the 70s there was one in Ames Iowa in the surplus store there.Now long gone.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

If anybody's traveling through central Texas, there used to be a surplus business in Gatesville (on the outskirts of Ft. Hood) called "Wide World of Surplus". In the early 90s, you could sweet-talk them into letting you crawl around in their warehouse. I remember being up in the "attic" and seeing a dozen or so of these trainer Garands (and possibly some other weapons, e.g., BAR) in various states of completeness. Last time I was there (late 90s) they wouldn't allow me to crawl around inside anymore and I haven't been back since. It's possible they're still in business in Gatesville and they may still have these trainer rifles.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

The U.S. Army is very big on scale models for training. When I was teaching at the U.S. Army Missile & Munitions Center School, Redstone Arsenal there was a model shop that would build scale models of just about anything we needed for teaching. Missile launchers, transport vehicles, missiles, and anything you could think of could be constructed if the model shop was given enough lead time. The models they turned out were not inexpensive!

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

imagine the M1 thumb from that bear!

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:20 PM

About a .60-06, right??


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