UNITED STATES RIFLE, CALIBER 30, MODEL OF COMPONENT PARTS OF RIFLE,. (Eighty-six in number of which seventy-seven are not duplicates.). he U.S. Rifle, caliber M (often called the Enfield or P) is one of the most Manual ), since it was developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory. FM Basic Field Manual US Rifle Caliber M (Enfield) August 3 [War Dept] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Like the Lee—Enfield, P13 and P14, the safety falls under the firer’s thumb and can be operated silently. There is no text for this item. Wikimedia Commons has media related to M Enfield.

The French Indochina War — Evolution of the U. The Enfield design was well-suited to the. This is one reason the bolt closure feels smooth. Eddystone made 1, rifles — more than the production of Remingtonrifles and Winchesterrifles combined.

There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Basic field manual, U. Manufacturer manuals usually consist m19917 just about everything you need to know about your gun.

The M had a long inch heavyweight barrel compared to the lighter inch barrel of the M Springfield. Afghanistan, Arms and Conflict: Delivery Options see all. The military rifle cartridges of Japan part 2″. Chinese Communist forces ehfield M rifles during the Korean War.

One advantage was that when manuxl bolt handle was turned up was that the lugs cleared each other immediately so full effort was applied to the extraction cam. Design changes were few; the snfield clip feed, internal box magazine, bolt face, chamber and rifling dimensions were altered to suit the.


Others were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese forcesto indigenous forces in manua China-Burma-India theatre, 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.

Basic field manualU. These rifles were also used by the Hukbalahap. The Chaplain Corps Journal.

Army Forces, Far East”. Skip to main content. Select the collections to add or remove from your search. Engineer Branch Historical Digital Repository. Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame. The trigger had a mechanical interlock to prevent firing unless the bolt was fully locked. School of Advanced Military Studies Monographs. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: The unusual ‘dog-leg’ shaped bolt handle is low profile and places the bolt knob just rearwards of the trigger close to the firer’s hand, facilitating rapid cycling and fire.

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US Army Artillery School. Small Arms Surveyed. These rifles were too big for the small-statured Chinese soldiers so the barrels and stocks were shortened from an overall length of 46 inches for the standard M to a inch rifle.

Retrieved 23 March With the longer sighting plane, the M proved generally more accurate at long distances than the M, at the expense of greater weight. The rifle has a characteristic “belly” due to a deeper magazine, allowing the rifle to hold six rounds of the US.

A combat-expedient repair method was to slip entield bit of rubber under the bolt stop spring.

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Army Ordnance Department, which was formally adopted as the U. 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. Later, Remington Arms redesigned the M, removing the “ears” and changing it to cock-on-open, to become the Remington Model 30 series of rifles in the interwar period. Not to be confused with Lee—Enfield.


FM 23-6 1942 (OBSOLETE) : Basic field manual, U.S. rifle, caliber .30, M1917 (Enfield).

Your rating was saved. Enifeld M Enfield bolt locking lugs had a 4 degree helical angle with matching angles on the receiver lug janual the technical term is interrupted threading. The M action proved very strong, and was used as the basis for a variety of commercial and gunsmith-made sporting rifles in standard and magnum calibers between the world wars and after.

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.

It was so popular as a sporting weapon that Remington manufactured about 30, entield rifles as the Model 30 from to 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. The new rifle was termed the “Pattern 14”. For Gun Make see all.