Monday, February 13, 2017

MilSurp: A Full-Auto Garand? The Secret World War II-Era T20 Rifle.


During World War II, the Ordnance Department granted a number of developmental contracts for various types of weapons. These weapons were given a “T” (Test) prefix and were intended either to modify the existing M1 rifle to increase its utility or were an entirely different type of weapon that might prove to be an improvement over the Garand.

The Springfield Armory T20 and variants — a Glimpse at the Future

Early in World War II, it was seen that an M1 rifle capable of selective-fire (semi-automatic and fully automatic capability) could be a notable improvement over the standard semiautomatic-only rifle with a limited (eight-round) magazine capacity.

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