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    Type 2 NM vs Enhanced Accuracy M1 GCA article

    Well I have been on the road a lot this summer and finally had a chance to sit down and read my latest GCA magazine. I was excited to read the great article by Mr. Palmer, not sure if he is member of the forum but I would like to thank him for his effort. I have a NM rifle that is almost like the rifle pictured in the article. My rifle most likely started out as Type 1 NM and subsequently went through just about every upgrade it could have. The only item not NM is the oprod. It has all the enhanced features mentioned in the article to include the early gas cylinder screw. The fit and finish of the rifle is perfect, to include the bedding, unitized hand guard, etc. While I try very hard to learn about these great rifles I know very little compared to some of the gurus we have lurking among these threads; however, every once in a while I stumble upon a nugget or two that hopefully adds another piece to the puzzle that brings fact to assumption or busts a myth.
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    Here is my little bit of knowledge that may contribute to the article. On page 13 Mr Palmer references that glass bedding was authorized in 1960 and notes that in a 1958 AR article the Army was already using bedding which was true. Bob Seijas clearly points this out on page 550 of Mr. Canfield's work, and I would like to substantiate his comments because there was no formal document referenced. The Army formally authorized the use of glass bedding in 1957. And as Mr. Seijas attests, Herters was the preferred approved solution. Approval and instructions on how to apply the bedding can be found in TB ORD 693 dated 9 August 57. I hope those interested in NM rifles found this of use.
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      OP--nice rifle.
      I used the NRA reprint to accurize my DCM "one per life time" M1 about 35 years ago. It really made a HUGE difference and it still shoots "lights out" today.
      Jon
      Last edited by TJT; 08-15-2018, 10:52 PM.

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        Originally posted by CCyooper View Post
        Here is my little bit of knowledge that may contribute to the article. On page 13 Mr Palmer references that glass bedding was authorized in 1960 and notes that in a 1958 AR article the Army was already using bedding which was true. Bob Seijas clearly points this out on page 550 of Mr. Canfield's work, and I would like to substantiate his comments because there was no formal document referenced. The Army formally authorized the use of glass bedding in 1957. And as Mr. Seijas attests, Herters was the preferred approved solution. Approval and instructions on how to apply the bedding can be found in TB ORD 693 dated 9 August 57. I hope those interested in NM rifles found this of use.
        Please correct me if I am wrong. I was my understanding that Herters never really made anything. It private labeled other manufactures products. Herter was the "Cabela's" in its day so to speak. It is long out of business and in fact Cabala's now uses the name Herters on it's private label ammo line. My question is who was the actual manufacturer of the glass bedding if it was private labeled by Herters.

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          Not sure about who made the Herters glass but wouldn’t it be unusual for them to single out Herters and not the original maker. At the time they must have been selling the best product or at least the favorite of the Army armorers/gun specialists.

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