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Garand Thumb - Facts and Myths

Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by Amsdorf, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Amsdorf

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  2. countrygun

    countrygun

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    It shouldn't take a video. Anybody familiar with the Garand can tell you that there isn't enough room, with a full clip, to get your thumb in there.
     


  3. Amsdorf

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    You'd think, but....

    You'd be surprised how often I hear this myth on various gun fora.
     
  4. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    I did not get to see the original post, but I always figured thumbs were in the most danger when closing the bolt on an unloaded M1....and it is a *strong* spring. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Amsdorf

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    Freakin' hilarious bro, thanks. I needed that.
     
  6. countrygun

    countrygun

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    The thumb, that opposable digit that helps seperate (some of) us from the apes

    the instrument relied upon by hitchikers around the world

    It used to signal life or death for a vanquished gladiator

    it allows the playing of dozens of electronic game devices

    a valuable part in the pitching of a baseball

    but it absolutely, positively should not be used to muffle the sound of the bolt closing on the M-1 Garand.

    :supergrin:

    (trust me on this, and you may quote me as well)