Re: Military Gunsmiths
Chuck, I retired from an Army Depot. They had a national match rebuild shop there for M14's and .45's. What they called national match weapons was a joke. I've seen them use test cradles on the M14's and there wasn't one group under 4" out of any one of them. There was always two or three fliers out of each gun and they attributed it to the ammo and weren't counted in the group. They were using Lake City Match. When All Army got the weapons from them they rebuilt them into real national match weapons. At the time you had to be a graduate of the National Match Maint. and Rebuild Course at Rock Island Arsenal to work on national match weapons, by regulation. None of them at the depot were but one person that I knew of.