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    Stack Arms

    Well, someone HAD to do it.

    Oh yah, and number 4 is to guard the stack.



    #2
    Nice!!!
    I was literally just thinking about doing this the other day, so funny!!
    Those are some nice rifles, Sir!! Can you tell us any details about them????
    Welcome to the Addiction!

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      #3
      I would bet that 90% of M1 Garand owners have no clue how to use the stacking swivel located on the gas cylinder, would know who to use it. I went through Army boot camp in early 1963 with the M1; this was probably the third thing we were taught by my drill sergeant. Just my opinion. Also might explain why many of are bent on so many gas cylinders.
      Last edited by sergeant major; 01-03-2016, 11:08 AM.
      Retired Army Sergeant Major
      Vietnam Veteran, 1966, 1968, 1970

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        #4
        I've often wondered why so many stacking swivels are bent. Is that likely due to improper use?
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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        • sergeant major
          sergeant major commented
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          I believe so, if the stack is not taken down properly the end result would be a bent stacking swivel.

        #5
        Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
        Nice!!!
        I was literally just thinking about doing this the other day, so funny!!
        Those are some nice rifles, Sir!! Can you tell us any details about them????
        Top to bottom:
        ​All correct 9-42 SA
        My DCM "one per lifetime" 3.7 SA 5-45
        HRA 5.62 all correct
        IHC 4.45 all correct--NOT a CMP purchase

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          #6
          Cool! Beautiful rifles all, in sweet condition. Thank you for posting this!
          m14brian

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            #7
            Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
            I've often wondered why so many stacking swivels are bent. Is that likely due to improper use?
            JD, I would agree with sergeant major. I'm sure stacked rifles falling to the ground probably has something to do with it also.

            I have nightmares when I see the words "stack arms." I had the displeasure of having to pitch the stack arms module in Drill Sergeant School...four pages of information recited from memory, not fun.

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              #8
              When I was in High School ROTC, of course I had no idea of the value of the rifles we regularly dropped trying to properly "Stack" using the Stacking Swivel. Today I shudder at the thought of it.

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                #9
                Originally posted by langss View Post
                When I was in High School ROTC, of course I had no idea of the value of the rifles we regularly dropped trying to properly "Stack" using the Stacking Swivel. Today I shudder at the thought of it.
                +1, langss. Me too. Don't forget about the ones that hit the deck during practice of throwing end over end to each other during color guard practice.
                m14brian

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by m14brian View Post
                  +1, langss. Me too. Don't forget about the ones that hit the deck during practice of throwing end over end to each other during color guard practice.
                  m14brian
                  ​OUCH!!!!!
                  Jon

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                    #11
                    Or all the times we "Mortared" the poor "Butt Plate" during drills......OUCH again!!!!!!

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                      #12
                      Hard use and tapping them on the deck with a purpose was daily normal during drill but I got lucky and never dropped a rifle, there were A LOT of pushups for those that did in my unit!
                      m14brian

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