UNITED STATES RIFLE, CALIBER 30, MODEL OF COMPONENT PARTS OF RIFLE,. (Eighty-six in number of which seventy-seven are not duplicates.). he U.S. Rifle, caliber M (often called the Enfield or P) is one of the most Manual ), since it was developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory. FM Basic Field Manual US Rifle Caliber M (Enfield) August 3 [War Dept] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Ease of manufacture was also an important criterion.

FM 23-6 U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1917 (Enfield), 1942

Show only see all. This is one reason the bolt closure feels smooth.

A combat-expedient repair method was to slip a bit of rubber under the bolt stop spring. Guaranteed Delivery see all. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. One notable design flaw was the leaf spring that powered the ejector, which could break off and render the ejector inoperable.

Retrieved 23 March For Gun Make see all. The trigger had a mechanical interlock to prevent firing unless the bolt was fully locked.

Perhaps due to M1 Garand shortages at the start of the war, the M was also issued to artillerymen early in the war and both mortarmen and artillerymen carried the M in North Africa. Master of Military Art and Enfiedl Theses.


For Gun Type see all. The M action proved very strong, and was used as the basis for a variety of commercial and gunsmith-made sporting rifles in standard and magnum calibers between the world wars and after. This development named the Pattern Enfield or P13, included a front locking, dual lug bolt action with Mauser type claw extractor as well as a new, powerful rimless.

Basic field manual : U.S. rifle, caliber M (Enfield), 3 August | Imperial War Museums

In an ironic reversal of names, in Irish service the M was often referred to as the “Springfield”; presumably since an “Enfield” rifle was assumed to be the standard Irish MkIII Short Magazine Lee—Enfield, while “Springfield” was known to be an American military arsenal.

Before and during World War II, stored rifles were reconditioned for use as reserve, training and Lend-Lease weapons; these rifles are identified by having refinished metal sandblasted and Parkerized and sometimes replacement wood often birch. Basic Field Manual FM. Archived from the original on Skip to main content.

Item Location see all. Retrieved from ” https: The Spanish Civil War —39 2: Instead, as on the earlier Model Chilean Mauserthe bolt handle recesses into a notch in the receiver, which serves as an emergency locking lug in the event of failure of the frontal locking lugs. Basic field manualU. You May Also Like.


In addition to Remington’s production at Ilion, New York and Eddystone, PennsylvaniaWinchester produced the rifle at their New Haven, Connecticut plant, a combined total more than twice the ‘s production, and was the unofficial service rifle. Like the Springfield, the M actually used the basic Mauser M98 bolt action design coupled with a few modifications.

United States Government Printing Office. The angled lugs had no tendency to unwind with chamber pressure since the “angle of repose” of smooth, lubricated steel surfaces is approximately 8 degrees.

FM 23-6 1942 (OBSOLETE) : Basic field manual, U.S. rifle, caliber .30, M1917 (Enfield).

United States Rifle Model of The M Enfield bolt locking lugs had a m191 degree helical angle with matching angles on the receiver lug seats the technical term is interrupted threading. There is no text for this item. Manufacturer manuals usually consist of just about everything you need to know about your gun.