POTD – M1 Garand Sniper Rifle

Thought these were neat images. Looking closer, I am guessing this is a M1C variant since the scope mount is bolted to the receiver. The M1D’s typically have the scope mounted to the barrel.

I am not so sure the actual scope is correct. It doesn’t look like the scope I had on my old M1D, but I am no expert. Maybe it’s just missing the turret covers? Those more knowledgable please feel free to chime in.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle Left Side.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle Left Side.

But why this POTD? Why a Garand Sniper Rifle? Because it gives me a opportunity to point out the future goal of gun control. Are you a precision rifle shooter? Well…once the “assault weapons” are banned and regulated, next on the list are “sniper rifles”.

M1 Garand Sniper Mount

M1 Garand Sniper Mount

Oh?! You didn’t get the memo? You don’t “need” a M1D to shoot a deer. You don’t need a takedown chassis to punch holes in paper? You don’t need detachable magazines and all those other “tactical accessories” to shoot bench rest competitions. “Tactical” this. “High power” that.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle. Right Side.

M1 Garand Sniper Rifle. Right Side.

I have heard these arguments in Europe and soon they will be here, “Sniper rifles are only used for one purpose, and that is to shoot people. Sniper rifles are bad”.

Don’t doubt me. You’re next.

 

 
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