West Point Military Museum - Autoloading Rifles / 02 Pederson Carbine, US Garand, Simonov
Bill Maloney
3/13/2009

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02 Pederson Carbine Garand Simonov Rifles

02 US Pederson Carbine, US Garand, Soviet Simonov Rifle

US Pederson Carbine Model T1

Caliber: .276 Pederson
Action: Semi Automatic, delayed blow back
Muzzle Velocity: 2,600 fps
Range: 300 yards
Weight of Round - oz
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 44 inches
Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz
Year Built: 1936
Cost:
$
The US Army rejected the Pederson T1 after it was learned the cartidges had to be waxed in order for the Pederson toggle link T1 action to function properly

 

US Garand Rifle Model T3E2

Caliber: .276 Pederson
Action: Semi Automatic, Gas operated rotating bolt
Muzzle Velocity: 2,600 fps
Range: 1,100 yards
Weight of Round - oz
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 43.5 inches
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Year Built: 1931
Cost:
$
The M1 Garand Rifle T3E2 firing the .276 Pederson round was rejected as the US Army felt it would be more prudent to maintain the current standardization of .30 cal rifle ammunition.

M1 Garand Rifles at other Military Museums in the Northeast
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M1 Garand Rifles at the Watervliet Arsenal Museum in Watervliet, NY Another M1Garand Rifle at the US Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, MD An M1Garand Semiautomatic Rifle at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburgh, PA M1Garand at the Military Museum of Southern New England in Danbury, CT
  M1 Garand Rifle M1 Garand M1 Garand Rifle
  M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle at the Eldred World War II Museum in Eldred, PA M1Garand at the Militia Museum of New Jersey in Sea Girt, NJ An M1Garand Semiautomatic Rifle at the US Navy Museum in Washington, DC

Soviet Simonov Rifle Model 1936 (AVS)

Caliber: 7.62mm x 54mm
Action: Selective Semi Automatic fire, gas operated vertically sliding bolt
Muzzle Velocity: 2,700fps
Range: yards
Weight of Round - oz
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 49 inches
Overall Length: 44 inches
Weight: 9.2 lbs
Year Built: 1936
Cost:
$