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bwing55543
09-15-2007, 10:54 AM
I did find out that it IS possible to refill a partially depleted clip of an M1 Garand, so does anyone agree that the Garand should be reloadable without emptying the clip in games? I distinctly remember in Band of Brothers in "Crossroads" when Winters took the clip out of someone's Garand to make sure he doesn't kill the prisoners that they just captured.

overlord644
09-15-2007, 11:40 PM
i believe it was possible to reload the clip, but only with great difficulty so i always just assumed that it wasn't reasonable to do so in a combat situation. I do know for a fact that the event your referring to did actually happen, i wonder if maybe he had been in the middle of a reload when winters pulled him off the line?

bwing55543
09-16-2007, 12:58 PM
Another good example:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SYa71_NaV7U

overlord644
09-16-2007, 04:29 PM
but how well would this work when theres like 2 or 3 rounds left in the clip?

bwing55543
09-16-2007, 06:43 PM
but how well would this work when theres like 2 or 3 rounds left in the clip?

Exactly how it was done in the video. The guy said he could then remove a patially depleted clip and pop a full one in.

overlord644
09-16-2007, 10:26 PM
well it seems to me that there must be some reason, i mean i've heard the fact that they cant be reloaded from both historians and veterans alike, and i doubt that the army went 4 years neglecting to point out a simple button to the troops