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Video—I Have This Old Gun: Gas Trap Garand

Known as the Holy Grail to Garand collectors, the Gas Trap Garand was the original way a Garand worked, by trapping the gas and using it to move pistons and the operating rod. With only 50,000 made, this model Garand is considered rare as they are all owned by the U.S. Government, but before the government moved away from the gas trap operating system, a few unmodified rifles saw action in World War II. For more on the Gas Trap Garand, watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

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