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Posted: 9/15/2004 9:57:14 PM EST
How rare are M1 Garands chambered in 7.62NATO? Our JROTC unit has a few of them, and I have always wondered what was behind all of it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:32:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 10:33:19 PM EST by Sukebe]
The US Navy had some converted back when the 7.62 NATO become the standard ammo for US service rifles. I don't know how many. If they are in original issue condition, they are much more valuable than the run of the mill M1. IIRC, the Navy redesignated them MOD II MK I's
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:02:22 PM EST
All I have ever heard them called is Mark II's. I think the first ones had a chamber insert to shorten it from '06 length to 7.62, but they started developing a habit of coming out. I have one that was a grade B match rifle. It shoots really well (<1MOA). I've been told that a documented MK II SecNav Trophy Award Rifle is worth about $1600 in original condition.
Chris
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:07:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 1:10:24 PM EST by tangeant]
Are they Air Force 7.62 or Navy 7.62 ? How are they Marked 7.62 ? Stamped on barrel, Marked 7.62 on bolt ?

IF your AF JROTC you most likely have X AFPG Match M1's converted to drill rifles.
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