Sunday, February 22, 2015

M-1 Garand Mud Tests

So the mythical reliability of the M-14 has been getting slammed recently due to its failure in mud-tests: the open action simply allows mud and other materials to enter the mechanisms and cause serious failures. Due to its open action, the M-1 apparently had the same problems. The Firearms Blog has republished some results of mud-tests performed in 1950, recording that the M1 Garand was unable to shoot more than a single round after being exposed to mud. However, it performed very well in the cold weather tests.

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