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Original WW2 era photo showing GI with M1 Garand possibly in training. From my collection.

Discussion in 'Photographs and Documents' started by Heartfeltzero, Aug 10, 2022.

  1. Heartfeltzero

    Heartfeltzero Active Member

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Spats, so probably training.
     
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    Anyone besides me think he's holding it funny.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I think he is rather small to be handling the weapon and is stretching to get his hand on the foregrip?

    Maybe posing for a a photo before he was trained on its use?
     
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    Well, in my first two years at that obscure military college outside Lexington VA, we were issued and trained with M-1s (then switched to M-14's). Never, ever put the forehand that far out, forward of the slide but behind the barrel band was the approved method.
     
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    Biak Adjutant Staff Member Patron  

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    Just a WAG but wonder if it's a training photo ? Rifle is parallel with the stick behind his left leg. As for the grip? Photographer's take creative license :D
     

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