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Unloading an eight-round ammunition clip from an M1 Garand rifle, date unknown

Caption     Unloading an eight-round ammunition clip from an M1 Garand rifle, date unknown ww2dbase
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1. Keith Young says:
24 Sep 2011 03:02:53 AM

I would like to offer that the action posed in this photograph is in fact indicative of the loaded 8 rd enbloc clip being removed during the unloading procedure rather than being presented for the loading stage.

Note the poised left thumb position relative to the clip release 'button' on the receivers left side.

I have owned and operated three M1 Garand rifles and am familiar with it's function & specifically with the placement of both of the operators hands to both load and unload this type.

While I realize my comments may seem trivial they are given merely in the interests of clarifying the actual action taking place as photographed.

2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
24 Sep 2011 11:34:20 AM

Thank you Keith, will correct the caption shortly.
3. Anonymous says:
1 May 2017 10:03:28 AM

this is a good weapon to use

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