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Posted: August 10 2011 at 9:18pm | IP Logged
Thanks for posting these. That is the most information I have seen on the winchester trials rifle. I have had scratchbuilding one on the back burner for quite some time - this may help inspire me!
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Posted: August 11 2011 at 8:15am | IP Logged
That Winchester rifle reminds me of a souped up M-1 carbine or a scaled down Garand. Perhaps it is where the Ruger Mini-14 concept started.
During Vietnam the US Army suppied many M-1 carbines to the ARVN's and even developed a special .223 cal clone round to boost the firepower of the rebarreled carbine to match the M-16. The new clone round caused some receiver failure and the project was abandoned. Note this round was not the 5.7 Johnson/22 Spitfire but a more powerful clone that approximated the 5.56 M-16 round.
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Posted: September 15 2011 at 1:32pm | IP Logged
It's great seeing Johnson information as well!
I have an Israeli Johnson 1941 LMG parts kit (called the DROR) in 8mm. anyone else have information, books, TM's etc on the DROR
(DROR was made on the original Johnson Tooling, but the 8mm version had the mag on the bottom, rather then the side)
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