In this episode Matt takes a look at an M1 Garand select-fire conversion developed by Winchester in the late 1940s. Likely chambered in an early version of 7.62x51mm NATO, the rifle is believed to be the work of Winchester (and later Ruger) lead engineer Harry H. Sefried.
Be sure to check out Matt’s accompanying blog here for more photos and information on the prototype: http://armourersbench.com/2019/11/24/winchester-select-fire-garand-prototype
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