January 4, 2009

MODEL GUN COLLECTIONS(4) - M1 GRAND RIFLE BY HUDSON

Ready to the load M1 Grand rifle with a 8-round clip

(the famous 8-round clip of M1 Grand rifle)
rear sight and receiver of M1 Grand rifle

(the receiver and the rear sight)
M1 Rifle bayonet; 10 inch blade

(the 10 inch blade M1 Grand bayonet)

Whenever you watch the war movies about WW II and Korean War, you will find a weapon carried by most G.I., and this rifle helped American troops to win WW II. It is the M1 Grand rifle, the first semi-automatic rifle generally issued to troops in the world.

This M1 Grand rifle non-firing model gun is manufactured by Hudson, a Japanese model gun company which is famous of high quality model guns in both non-firing and cap-blowback types. I got this M1 about 2 years ago through a store's close out sales, so I paid about half of the street price for it. This model gun is fully functioned as a real one except firing. Also, it can be disassemble and re-assemble as the real one. This is the fun to have this kind of non-firing model gun!

Recently, I got a new friend for M1 Grand from a bidding site, a M1 Grand bayonet manufactured by Utica Cutlery during WW II. It fits the M1 Grand model gun perfectly! There is no need to do any modification, and the bayonet works well with the bayonet lug of the model gun.

I am not that old enough to have a M1 Grand when I served in Army, but I do enjoy to own this model gun as a tribute to all those people fought with M1 Grand.

6 comments:

BO2 said...

哇!!!M1步槍!!!!!你的新玩具喔!!!
還記得20多年前,我們營裡才報繳一批預備戰時給後備軍人用的M1,至少幾百隻跑不掉,在連集合場一一拆包全部分解,洗掉舊油,重新保養好後再裹上厚厚的黃油打包送到武積處,印象中整隻槍黏呼呼沒什麼好玩,但那把有著深深血槽的M1刺刀就非同凡想,57步槍的刺刀跟他一比,簡直成了破銅爛鐵,如果我沒記錯,當時那批刺刀不是薰黑色,是很深很深很深的墨綠色,我只能說,M1刺刀真是美呆了!!!!

James Tung said...

這把M1是倒店貨,便宜到不買對不起自己。如果現在脫手,應該還可以賺一把。

你有那麼老ㄡ? 我當兵時就沒看過M1了,不管是不是庫存。目前還在使用M1 Grand步槍的國軍只剩三軍儀隊了。

刺刀是墨綠色?是刀鞘吧?

過完年再找你聊聊。

BO2 said...

我當時是在飛彈營的群指揮部,美援物資多到滿出來,有很多怪雞絲我連看都沒看過,向我們拿來砍樹的斧頭就是美國原裝進口,斧柄還有烙印U.S 鏟子圓撬也是,我至今還保存一件美軍大衣,是以前指揮官的,那件大衣跟棉被一樣,就算零下溫度,只要套上去,哪怕裡面光溜溜也不會感到寒冷!!

我當時摸過的那批M1我懷疑是全新的,因為刺刀完全無磨損,也沒開鋒,至於我說的很深的墨綠,不是刀鞘,刀鞘的綠跟57的差不多,我說的是刀身,顏色跟一般刺刀不太一樣,一般的是黑中透著一絲絲的霧銀,我摸過的是黑中透著一絲絲的綠,不知是因為年代關係還是黃油浸染光線折射導致錯覺,不過印象中又似乎比你照片中那把刺刀還要長一些,反正M1刺刀是把好刀,可惜當初怕死沒偷摸一把出來~~~~~

James Tung said...

難不成你看到的是早期的16"刀刃款? 那可值錢了。後期生產的M1刺刀都是10" 刀刃,而且大部分的早期16"也被閹割成10"。

bo2 said...

哇咧!!連刺刀都還能閹割!!!!!

我應該就是看到了你所說的16"值錢貨,
因為當時覺得那玩意根本不像刺刀,反倒像把短劍~~~
57刺刀擺在旁邊,當場變成可憐的小朋友~~~~~

James Tung said...

我也差一把57步槍用的M6刺刀搭配我M-14...

我要是告訴你拍賣網站一把16"刀刃刺刀開價1萬,你會不會吐血?