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Old April 29, 2012, 02:59 PM   #37
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It is an interesting thing how much all of those things overlapped one another. For instance, the M1 rifle was introduced in the later 1930s, yet Great Britain was still manufacturing Lee-Enfield bolt actions 20 years later--just after we quit manufacturing the M1. India was still making Lee-Enfields ten years after that.

Even more interesting is the resistance the M1 met when it came along. Inaccurate was the most common complaint.
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