Jump to content

U.S. Model 45-A Rifle


Recommended Posts

I recently found a photograph of "...an experimental .30in calibre Model 45-A rifle fitted with a telescopic sight......" in the book, The Sniper at War, by Michael E. Haskew. As you can see from the photo the rifle is equipped with a vertical grip and is probably fed from a BAR magazine. The photo was supposedly taken during the liberation of Manila, Philippines. Can anybody shed any light on this rifle?

post-9906-0-91959100-1434414729.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

There was an article recently in the Small Arms Review on this weapon. That issue is sitting in a large stack of periodicals on the table next to my bed waiting to be read. If I can dig it out I will let you know what it says. I seem to recall that the rifle was a prototype/experimental and never went beyond the testing stage.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
There was an article recently in the Small Arms Review on this weapon. That issue is sitting in a large stack of periodicals on the table next to my bed waiting to be read. If I can dig it out I will let you know what it says. I seem to recall that the rifle was a prototype/experimental and never went beyond the testing stage.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick

 

Thanks Charlie, that would be a great help!

Link to post
Share on other sites
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.