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randy762ak
June 09, 2015, 09:14
Dont know if its been posted before -==But here it is ,,,,What do you think???




Japan Self-Defense Forces' honor guard prepare to welcome Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews and his Japanese counterpart Gen Nakatani to inspect them at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo.



http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q81/randy762ak/RIFLES/76c71160-0a05-11e5-95b4-dbf3be698c2d_AP74962321087_4_zpsxvh3xyog.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/randy762ak/media/RIFLES/76c71160-0a05-11e5-95b4-dbf3be698c2d_AP74962321087_4_zpsxvh3xyog.jpg.html)

HD-Ghost
June 09, 2015, 10:14
Garands make great drill rifles. Heavy, but balanced. But who would of thought: Japs with the rifle that wooped them.

ArtBanks
June 09, 2015, 12:29
Sorry, but it was a nuclear weapon that they surrendered to, not a rifle.

bubbagump
June 09, 2015, 15:16
Still, nice to see the venerable M1 get a bit of respect from a former adversary. Seems the Japanese do know a good thing when they see it. Some of 'em anyway. I can certainly relate.

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Bruce Allen
June 09, 2015, 16:38
Sorry, but it was a nuclear weapon that they surrendered to, not a rifle.

Not exactly ArtBanks.

Japan refused to surrender even after the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki - August 9, 1945.

A final raid was set and executed with 143 B-29's over Japan's last remaining oil refinery in Akita, Japan, August 14, 1945.

This raid also set a WWII record for the longest air raid in history - 3800 miles.

Japan had also been warned further atom bombs would be forthcoming if no surrender occurred. The entry of the Soviet Union against Japan the same day as Nagasaki along with the demonstration no place was beyond the reach of American air power and the unknown quantity of atom bombs we possessed pushed the Emperor Hirohito personally to order the surrender - August 15, 1945.


http://www.jahitchcock.com/mission/b29.htm

http://www.marketrends.net/WWIIsecret/

http://www.b-29s-over-korea.com/Last-Raid-On-Nakita/JAPANSDaysAfterAtomicBombDrop2.html

ArtBanks
June 09, 2015, 18:29
Not exactly ArtBanks.

Japan refused to surrender even after the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki - August 9, 1945.

A final raid was set and executed with 143 B-29's over Japan's last remaining oil refinery in Akita, Japan, August 14, 1945.

This raid also set a WWII record for the longest air raid in history - 3800 miles.

Japan had also been warned further atom bombs would be forthcoming if no surrender occurred. The entry of the Soviet Union against Japan the same day as Nagasaki along with the demonstration no place was beyond the reach of American air power and the unknown quantity of atom bombs we possessed pushed the Emperor Hirohito personally to order the surrender - August 15, 1945.


http://www.jahitchcock.com/mission/b29.htm

http://www.marketrends.net/WWIIsecret/

http://www.b-29s-over-korea.com/Last-Raid-On-Nakita/JAPANSDaysAfterAtomicBombDrop2.html


Exactly. The bomb hanging over their head when they knew it's ability sure helped.

It is nice to see the M1s though. They go nice with the whites.

randy762ak
June 10, 2015, 20:26
I have a couple of old Arisaka's Id trade for one of those M1's

charles isaac
June 11, 2015, 08:01
I have a couple of old Arisaka's Id trade for one of those M1's




I believe there were quite a few Japanese back in the 1940's that would have done that too!






http://i.ytimg.com/vi/xUBvrCACNDQ/hqdefault.jpg

Roland
June 11, 2015, 19:24
Still, nice to see the venerable M1 get a bit of respect from a former adversary. Seems the Japanese do know a good thing when they see it. Some of 'em anyway. I can certainly relate.

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One of the reasons I actually like Japan. They know how to appreciate.

Mark IV
June 12, 2015, 17:29
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/im-not-saying-ive-got-a-boner-but-ive-got-a-boner_zpsjvjfoqon.jpg

E5c03
June 12, 2015, 18:41
There is a reason the USMC Silent Drill Team still use M1 Garands.

Nomad, 2nd
June 13, 2015, 03:00
There is a reason the USMC Silent Drill Team still use M1 Garands.

May want to check your facts....

lysanderxiii
June 14, 2015, 18:04
May want to check your facts....
Why?

http://www.orgsites.com/al/wiregrassmarines/Silent_Drill_Team.jpg

Recent video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVGVBiOMzu8

The Army drill platoon uses the M14....

http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/c/images/2012/09/05/262776/size0.jpg

johndoe
June 16, 2015, 00:00
Very cool pic!:)

Impala_Guy
June 17, 2015, 16:22
[QUOTE=lysanderxiii;4062880]Why?


Recent video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVGVBiOMzu8


Interesting..........................why are the M1 Garands and M-14 in those pictures and video modified to have straight grip stocks? Something to do with the rifle spinning and movements they make?

The rifles in the video appear to be dummy rifles, not real M1s

lysanderxiii
June 18, 2015, 09:14
Easier to grab the wrist, I would guess.

Why do you think they are dummy rifles?

I don't know about their current routine, but they used to do inspection arms, so they actually had to function.

bubbaguns
June 20, 2015, 22:58
I used m1 garand drill rifles in boot camp when I was on the drill team. The receivers and chambers were torch cut. You could still open the actions and bust your thumb closing it if you weren't careful.

ServiceRifle
July 20, 2015, 12:17
Sorry but it was the Russians invading Manchuria that got the Japanese to call it quits.


Sorry, but it was a nuclear weapon that they surrendered to, not a rifle.