Skadoosh, that is really fascinating to a short-range, hand-gun-oriented pogue that I am. You've just convinced me to put an M1 on top of my list!
More importantly, thank all of you for your service.
"...A humble and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." Ps. li
"When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law." —Frederic Bastiat