TRAINING FILMS

US Model of 1917

1-01  Characteristics and Features

1-02  Field Strip

1-03  Loading and Unloading

1-04  Detailed Disassembly

1-05A  M1907 Sling

1-05B  Kerr Sling (M1917)

1-05C Follower Depressor


Mannlicher M95 Carbine

2-01  Characteristics and Features

2-02  Field Strip

2-03  Loading and Unloading

2-04  Detailed Disassembly

2-05A  Sling


Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield (SMLE) (No. 1) Mk. III*

4-01  Characteristics and Features

4-02  Field Strip

4-03  Loading and Unloading

4-04  Detailed Disassembly

4-05A  Web Sling

4-05B Individual Cleaning Kit

4-05C Leather Sling

Model 1891/30 Mosin-Nagant

6-01 Characteristics and Features

6-01A Feed Interrupter

6-02 Field Strip

6-03 Loading and Unloading

6-04 Detailed Disassembly

6-05A Web Sling

M1 Rifle (Garand)

8-01 Characteristics and Features

8-02 Field Strip

8-03 Loading and Unloading

8-04 Detailed Disassembly

8-05A M1907 Sling

8-05B M1 Sling, Web

8-05C Combination Tool

Type 99 Arisaka

10-01  Characteristics and Features

10-02  Field Strip

10-03  Loading and Unloading

10-04  Detailed Disassembly

10-05A Leather Sling

10-05B Canvas Sling

10-05C Muzzle Cover


Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT)

12-01  Characteristics and Features

12-02  Field Strip

12-03  Cocking and Uncocking

12-04 Loading, Aiming, and Firing

12-05A Sling

12-05B Practice Shot Adapter

 

MILSURP OPERATOR

In this series we will be running historic military surplus firearms through modern shooting drills. This is a fun way to experience how these how these firearms may have been used in a combat environment and some of the quirks that go along with them. It also provides some metrics that can be used to compare these firearms. To gain more insight in to how these firearms might have been used, period correct ammunition pouches will be used as well.

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The US Model 1917 rifle. Adopted in 1917, it was the most numerous rifle used by the American Expeditionary Force during World War One. It is weighs 9 pounds 3 oz and is 46.3 inches long. The Model 1917 uses a cock on close, turn bolt action and is chambered for the .30-06 cartridge.  Loading will be done from a cartridge belt using 5 round stripper clips.

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The M95 was originally adopted by the Austria-Hungary empire in 1895 and served through World war one. Starting in 1930, most were shortened to carbine length and rechambered for a new cartridge, thus the name M95 30. They continued to see limited use in eastern Europe through the end of world war 2. The M95/30  weighs 6 pounds 13 oz and is 39.5 inches long. It uses a straight pull bolt action and is chambered for the 8x56mm rimmed cartridge. It requires the use of 5 round ammunition clips and loading will be done from a leather M95 ammo pouch.

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Adopted in 1915, the British SMLE Mk. III*, later designated the Rifle No. 1 Mk. III*, was a wartime simplification of the Mk. IIII for World War 1. It weighs 8 pounds 10 ounces and is 44 and a half inches long. The SMLE uses a cock on close, turn bolt action and is chambered for the .303 British cartridge. Loading will be done from a British pattern 37 ammunition pouch using 5 round chargers.

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The US Model 1903 was developed at the Springfield armory. It was adapted in 1903 and is commonly referred to as the 03 rifle. It would see service through world war one  and on in to the 1930s as the primary rifle for the united states. It weighs 8 pounds 7 ounces and is 43 and a quarter inches long. The 1903 uses a cock on open, turn bolt action and is chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. Loading will be done from a US M1923 style cartridge belt using 5 round stripper clips.

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The Japanese Type 99 rifle, commonly referred to as the Arisaka. Adopted by Japan in 1939, it was based on the Type 38 rifle but chambered with a larger caliber. It would see service through the end of WWII but as the war progressed production of the Type 99 would be repeatedly simplified. It weighs 8 pounds 13 ounces and is 44 inches long. The Type 99 uses a cock on close, turn bolt action is chambered for the 7.7mm Japanese cartridge. Loading will be done from a WWII Japanese style ammunition pouch using 5 round stripper clips.