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Old March 30th, 2005, 06:56 PM   #1
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M1 GARAND Tanker Specs ?

Looking for actual specifications for op rod, stock, barrel, and any other needed mods to build a shooter M1 tanker. Thanks

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Old March 30th, 2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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The specifications vary depending upon who builds them. The Tanker you refer to is not a US GI item, it is strictly a commercial concoction. Each gunsmith cutting up op rods, barrels, and operating components has his own methods and different dimension, thus nothing interchanges.

The handguards are also very different amongst gunsmiths.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 04:15 AM   #3
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As Bill notes there is no standard design.

Almost every Ordnance company in WW2 and probably Korea experimented with short barrelled versions of the M1 Rifle. A couple of good working samples were sent back to Springfield which then produced a couple of prototypes themselves.

Most of these experimental one-offs were intended for parachute and glider operations, not in tanks where the M3 (or other) submachinegun was a part of crew equipment until very recently.

A well executed tanker is a handy weapon, but spare parts are not a strong point as they're all slightly different.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 05:04 AM   #4
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Re: M1 GARAND Tanker Specs ?

Originally Posted by manualride
Looking for actual specifications for op rod, stock, barrel, and any other needed mods to build a shooter M1 tanker. Thanks
Hello manualride,,I just received my M1 Tanker back from Tim Strait (Warbird) who is a Forum member and a AWESOME guy, and even a better Gunsmith ! As Bill and Chuck S state I'm sure there are many different configurations and specs but I beleive mine has only a different BBL. which is 308 and a shorter op-rod and spring,also the Handguard is alot shorter. Maybe you could get ahold of Warbird through PM or e-mail and he could tell you the majoir difference,,I'll tell ya one thing, its a beautiful rifle and it shoots like a dream,,good luck and if you want one don't hesitate to have Tim build ya one !! :) http://www.m-14forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=13565

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