Friday, September 6, 2013
M1 Rifle Seen is Syria
I would suspect that M1 rifles found in that conflict came from the stocks of the old Lebanese Army. The Lebanese Army used M1s in the 50s and 60s. Many armed groups used the M1 after the country effectively disintegrated in 1975. I saw several recovered in the early 1980s. The M1 was still used in some circumstances with AP ammunition to defeat light cover. The M1 is still an awesome weapon and can hold its own against newer designs in many cases, especially with excellent quality US AP ammo..