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tdb59
April 11, 2016, 21:57
Rock Island Auctions had this ( and LOTS of other cool stuff ) on display in Reno.

These pics from the PhartSmone turned out.

http://i68.tinypic.com/nyhir9.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/wbfej9.jpg


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ETA: http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/67/lid/1649



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Ghost
April 11, 2016, 22:30
And the Vid:
https://www.full30.com/video/42ba2d79698770c63b713084507ec941

Mark IV
April 12, 2016, 05:27
.276??? Never heard of it.

Deep pockets for this baby.

notfrommt
April 12, 2016, 08:40
Straight out of Hatcher's Notebook....:love:

kotengu
April 12, 2016, 09:35
You come up with the coolest stuff!

D P Six
April 12, 2016, 10:53
I don't believe anyone does better gun narratives than Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons.

wanneroo
April 12, 2016, 15:19
It's a same they rejected the 276 cartridge as it would have been better overall.

I wonder if there will be a revival of this cartridge at some point.

raubvogel
April 12, 2016, 15:23
It's a same they rejected the 276 cartridge as it would have been better overall.

I wonder if there will be a revival of this cartridge at some point.

They'll rename it something else and act like it is a brand new idea

tdb59
April 12, 2016, 16:29
It's a same they rejected the 276 cartridge as it would have been better overall.

I wonder if there will be a revival of this cartridge at some point.


Ummm...no.


The .276 Pedersen is nearly identical in case capacity and velocity to the 6.5 Carcano.

Just a bullet .020" larger in diameter.

They'll rename it something else and act like it is a brand new idea


Most likely, especially if it fits a proprietary tactical platform....



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Impala_Guy
April 13, 2016, 20:20
Must have been fun to try to get good contact on three bolt lugs. That's why they are called prototypes I guess.

Retired Bum
April 13, 2016, 20:34
The .276 Pedersen round used a cartridge case smaller in diameter than the .30 Springfield and a 140 grain .284" diameter FMJBT bullet. Muzzle velocity was rated at 2700 fps in the 24 inch barrel.

The .276 was going to be the replacement for the .30 Springfield regardless of which rifle was selected to replace the M1903. The enbloc clip for the Garand held ten .276 cartridges.

In 1935 the final decision on the Garand was made by the Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur. He rejected the Garand because the US had millions of rifles and machine guns in .30 and billions of rounds of ammo held in War Reserve stocks. MacArthur knew that war was on the not too distant horizon and he did not want the USA to be in the middle of a cartridge switch and suddenly find itself at war with the Axis. The consequences of a cartridge switch would have catastrophic.

Garand re-engineered his rifle for the .30 Springfield round and the new Army Chief of Staff who had replaced the retired MacArthur gave it his approval.

Douglas MacArthur was a vain glorious man to say the least. But he was also very intelligent and was able to think strategically. His decision to reject the.276 Pedersen round was sound and made for the right reason.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

raubvogel
April 19, 2016, 12:18
Garand patents? I wonder how they differ from the RSC1917 design.

Mark IV
April 19, 2016, 12:34
They also have a G-series coming up for auction too.

http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/67/lid/1740