posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by intrptr
I'll be damned... You're 100% right. I hadn't zoomed in tight enough to establish whether that really was an M-14 and from a distance, the two look
close enough without inspection to assume.
On VERY close look though, now that you mention it, you're right and a cigar for your eyes there. Those ARE M-1 Garand rifles and not M-14's. The
Metal bands on the stock, clearly visible in two places forward of the receiver are the most obvious traits upon close examination for telling them
apart on this but there is more. The Stock and Barrel config is all different as well as the receiver group itself. Again, nothing to really SEE on a
casual look across rows of shouldered rifles (Especially when the right side isn't visible for the VERY obvious difference in configuration with the
Still.... The difference is somewhat academic here given that the M-14 Rifle fires the .308 and the M-1 Garand fires the 30-06. As a reloader, I can
tell you it's the same .30 Caliber bullet loaded into both. They reload with the same bullet on different cases and powder charges, literally.
In the end though, the main question is still the one without an answer so far. Has this been done (stripping functional bolts) from Marine rifles in
past Presidential Inauguration events? If it HAS...then we're all making a mountain out of a mole hill and this is silly to discuss at all. If
NOT..and this set new precedent? Then I'd say it matters A LOT to know why this one and his S.S. agents fear the Marine Corps when others haven't?
edit on 26-2-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)