The rifle is an ordnznce rebuilt, can anyone tell me what the RL stands for? My only beef with it is the lack of adjustability in the rear sight. Jonathan Browning father Val A. Others were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese forcesto indigenous forces in the China-Burma-India theatre, to Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Army and Constabulary units and the local guerrilla forces and to the Free French Army, which can occasionally be seen in wartime photographs.
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Its preferred gun for re-equipment was the French 75 mm Model of , but early attempts to produce it in the US using US commercial mass-production techniques failed, partly due to delays in obtaining necessary French plans, and then their being incomplete or inaccurate, and partly because US industry was not equipped to work to metric measurements. The gun was developed too late to see action in World War I. Early in World War II Britain lost many of its field guns in France, and the US transferred its large remaining stocks of the Model of to Britain, where its similarity to the pounder made it useful for British home defence and training needs.
The gun entered in Greek service during the Greco-Italian war of — Of those, 24 were sent from Britain, but only 18 arrived in January to Greece.
The rest of the offered guns were either sunk or never loaded on ships due to the fall of Greece in April The 18 that arrived to Greece were in need of maintenance before being pressed into service. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Type of Field gun. Retrieved United States artillery of World War I. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Commons category link is on Wikidata. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
M1917 ORDNANCE PDF
Compared to the German Mausers or U. The starting point was to copy many of the features of the Mauser system. This development named the Pattern Enfield or P13, included a front locking, dual lug bolt action with Mauser type claw extractor as well as a new, powerful rimless. The design carried over a Lee—Enfield type safety at the rear of the action and a bolt that cocked on closing to ease unlocking of the bolt during rapid fire. An advanced design, for the era, of aperture rear sight and a long sight radius were incorporated to maximize accuracy potential.
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