POTD: Almost the M1

    This animated gif is a clip from tomorrow’s TFBTV video featuring Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons and the rifle that almost beat the John C. Garand’s design to become standard-issue service rifle of the US forces during WWII. Garand thumb might have instead been Pedersen eye or cheek with that toggle-delayed blowback ejection!

    Had the Pedersen rifle been adopted, NATO might today be using the .276 Pedersen instead of the 7.62x51mm NATO round and tens of thousands of man hours of debates on gun forums about the pros and cons of ditching the 7.62mm would never have occurred.

    Watch our our video on Tuesday, which we think is the first video online of the Pedersen rifle being fired.

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