What is a tanker M1 Garand?
All modern Tanker Garands are custom or small-shop production. The rifle features a barrel shortened to 18 inches. The result is a lighter rifle at 8.0 pounds, versus 9.5 pounds for the full-size version. Other than that, the rifle operates and fires in the same manner as the M1 Garand rifle.
How accurate is M1A tanker?
The group size is the best four of five shots measured from center to center. These rounds were shot from a simple rest with the stock ghost ring sights at a distance of 50 meters. Despite its short length, the M1A Tanker can reach out with some quite good accuracy — as shown by these 50 meter results.
When did the Marine Corps adopt the Garand?
At the beginning of the WWII, the U.S. Army was committed to replacing its M1903 Springfield rifles with M1 Garand rifles. The U.S. Marine Corps did not adopt the M1 until 1940, so it began WWII relying primarily on the M1903 Springfield rifle.
What is the history of my M1 Garand?
The M1 Garand has two variations that have been used by the U.S. Military since 1944. During World War II, Springfield Firearms created the M1C sniper variation, which had the scope mount attached to the receiver. In June 1944, it was adopted as a standard sniper rifle by the U.S. Army to replace the M19034.
What is a tanker Garand?
T-26 Garand, a prototype for a shortened M1 Garand rifle, also called tanker Garand. GER Class T26, an 1891 class of 2-4-0 steam tender locomotives. Junkers T 26, from Junkers aircraft. German torpedo boat T26, a German warship of World War II, whose crew was rescued by Irish MV Kerlogue ship. Slingsby T.
What is a tanker in guns?
A tank gun is the main armament of a tank. Modern tank guns are large-caliber high-velocity guns, capable of firing kinetic energy penetrators, high-explosive anti-tank, and cannon-launched guided projectiles. Anti-aircraft guns can also be mounted to tanks.
Can you put a scope on a M1A tanker?
My first response is, “Yes, you can absolutely mount a scope on an M1A.” And my recommendation is always the Springfield Armory scope mounts. They work great, whether you choose the steel or aluminum version (the latter of which I am covering here).
How much does a M1A tanker weigh?
Springfield M1A Tanker Specs Overall Length: 37.25 in. Weight: 8.75 lb.
When did the U.S. military stop using the M1 Garand?
The M1 Garand was adopted by the U.S. Army as its main battle rifle on January 9, 1936. It served until 1958 when it was replaced by the M14 rifle which used basically the same operating system. Over 5,500,000 M1s were produced. The rifle served as the main infantry weapon of the U.S. in both WWII and Korea.