Help identify rifles...
Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:53 PM
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:05 AM
The rifle the man is holding has some characteristics that would lead me to think it might be a M1917 rifle with the stock cut and handguards gone.There is no rear barrel sight visible and the back of the rifle above the mans hands looks to have a "hump" where the rear sight ears would be.I thought possibly an M1903A3 but the stock wouldn't have those grasping grooves in the forend.Also if you look at the shadow of the barrel on the one fellows pants it appears to be have the front sight guard like a M1917.A lot of M1917 rifles were in that theatre shipped over to re-equip Nationalist Chinese units.It wouldn't be too out of place to see one.
I had also thought that to it possibly a 17.The swell in the stock in front of the trigger guard is similiar to a M1917.Since these guys are posing with captured flags I also wondered if they had borrowed the rifle from one of the Chidits???
Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:18 AM
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