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  1. Yhdysvallat – Wikipedia › wiki › Yhdysvallat

    Amerikan yhdysvallat ( engl. United States of America, lyh. USA) eli Yhdysvallat on pääosin Pohjois-Amerikan keskiosassa sijaitseva perustuslaillinen liittovaltio, joka koostuu 50 osavaltiosta ja yhdestä liittovaltion hallinnollisesta piirikunnasta sekä useista erillisalueista. Se on väkiluvultaan maailman kolmanneksi suurin maa.

  2. Yhdysvallat - Wikiwand › fi › Yhdysvallat

    Amerikan yhdysvallat eli Yhdysvallat on pääosin Pohjois-Amerikan keskiosassa sijaitseva perustuslaillinen liittovaltio, joka koostuu 50 osavaltiosta ja yhdestä liittovaltion hallinnollisesta piirikunnasta sekä useista erillisalueista. Se on väkiluvultaan maailman kolmanneksi suurin maa. Maapinta-alaltaan Yhdysvallat on maailman neljänneksi laajin maa, vesialueet mukaan luettuna se on ...

  3. Yhdysvallat - Wiktionary › wiki › Yhdysvallat

    Apr 29, 2021 · Yhdysvallat pl. United States (a country in North America) Usage notes . When in a very official context, the full name of the country is Amerikan yhdysvallat – that omission is similar to the omission of "of America" in the English name.

  4. Yhdysvaltain osavaltiot – Wikipedia › wiki › Yhdysvaltain_osavaltiot

    1860–1879. 1880–1899. 1900–1950. 1950–. Yhdysvaltain osavaltiot ovat Yhdysvaltain 50 hallinnollista aluetta. Yhdysvaltain osavaltioilla on suhteellisen paljon itsehallintoa suhteessa liittovaltioon, vaikkakin liittovaltion lainsäädäntö ja liittovaltion perustuslaki menee osavaltioiden lainsäädännön edelle.

  5. Midwestern United States - Wikipedia › wiki › Midwestern_United_States

    The first recorded use of the term Midwestern to refer to a region of the central U.S. occurred in 1886, Midwest appeared in 1894, and Midwesterner in 1916. One of the earliest late nineteenth century uses of Midwest was in reference to Kansas and Nebraska to indicate that they were the civilized areas of the west.

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    New York City (NYC), often simply called New York, is the most populous city in the United States.With an estimated 2019 population of 8,336,817 distributed over about 302.6 square miles (784 km 2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.

  7. Marksmanship badges (United States) - Wikipedia › wiki › Marksmanship_badges

    In the United States (U.S.), a marksmanship badge is a U.S. military badge or a civilian badge which is awarded to personnel upon successful completion of a weapons qualification course (known as marksmanship qualification badges) or high achievement in an official marksmanship competition (known as marksmanship competition badges).

  8. John Kennedy (Louisiana politician) - Wikipedia › wiki › John_Neely_Kennedy

    John Neely Kennedy (born November 21, 1951) is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Louisiana since 2017. A Democrat turned Republican, he served as the Louisiana State Treasurer from 2000 to 2017. Born in Centreville, Mississippi, Kennedy graduated from Vanderbilt University and the ...

  9. Abigail Spencer - Wikipedia › wiki › Abigail_Spencer

    Abigail Leigh Spencer (born August 4, 1981) is an American actress. She began her career playing Rebecca Tyree on the ABC daytime television soap opera All My Children (1999–2001), before going on to star in the Lifetime crime drama series Angela's Eyes (2006).

  10. M14 rifle - Wikipedia › wiki › M14_rifle
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    Early development

    The M14 was developed from a long line of experimental weapons based upon the M1 Garand rifle. Although the M1 was among the most advanced infantry rifles of the late 1930s, it was not an ideal weapon. Modifications were already beginning to be made to the basic M1 rifle's design during the last months of World War II. Changes included adding fully automatic firing capability and replacing the eight-round en bloc clips with a detachable box magazine holding 20 rounds. Winchester, Remington, a...

    Infantry Board service rifle trials

    The T44 participated in a competitive service rifle competition conducted by the Infantry Board at Fort Benning, Georgia against the Springfield T47 (a modified T25) and the T48, a variant of Fabrique Nationale's FN FAL (from "Fusil Automatique Leger", French for "light automatic rifle"). The T47, which did not have a bolt roller and performed worse in dust and cold weather tests than both the T44 and the T48, was dropped from consideration in 1953. During 1952–53, testing proved the T48 and...

    Production contracts

    Initial production contracts for the M14 were awarded to the Springfield Armory, Winchester, and Harrington & Richardson. Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge Inc.(TRW) would later be awarded a production contract for the rifle as well. 1,376,031 M14 service rifles were produced from 1959 to 1964.

    Receiver markings

    Stamped into receiver heel: 1. U.S. Rifle 2. 7.62-MM M14 3. Springfield Armory (or commercial contractor name) 4. Serial number


    The M14 rifle was first furnished with a walnut stock, then with birch and finally with a synthetic (fiberglass) stock, which was adopted for use in damp jungle environments in Vietnam, since the wood versions would often become warped and swollen with moisture. The stock was also fitted with a hinged shoulder rest for improved user comfort when firing from a prone position.Original equipment walnut and birch stocks carry the Department of Defense acceptance stamp or cartouche (an arc of thre...


    Standard M14 rifling has right-hand twistin 1:12 inches with 4 grooves.

    A U.S. soldier demonstrates shooting an M14 rifle to Iraqi Highway Patrol (IHP)police officers during training in Iraq, 2006.
    Members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, enter the reeds on the edge of Lake Thartharin Iraq to conduct cordon and search operations July 15, 2007.
    A U.S. soldier scans for activity during a combat patrol in Afghanistan, 2009.
    A soldier with an M14 equipped with a Sage M14ALCS chassis stock.
    Afghanistan: Used by soldiers of the Afghan National Armypresidential guard for ceremonial duties.
    Argentina: Used by Argentine soldiers of C Company, Regimento (Especial) de Infanteria 25 in the Falklands War at the Battle of Goose Green and San Carlos.
    Australia: Small quantities of XM21 sniper variants were issued by the Australian Army in the Vietnam War. M14 EBRs were also fielded by Australian special operations forces in Afghanistan.
    Duff, Scott A., John M. Miller, and contributing editor David C. Clark. The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instructions. Export, Penn.: Scott A. Duff Publications, 1996. ISBN 1-888722-07-X.
    Murphy, Edward F. The Hill Fights: The First Battle of Khe Sanh. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 2003. ISBN 0-89141-747-8.
    Pisor, Robert L. The End of the Line: The Siege of Khe Sanh. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2002. ISBN 0-393-32269-6.
    Rose, Alexander. American Rifle: A Biography. New York: Bantam Dell Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-0-553-80517-8.
    "How the M14 7.62 Rifle Operates" - US Army training film is available for free download at the Internet Archive
    FM 23-8 "Rifle 7.62mm, M14 and M14E2" Army Field Manual at the Internet Archive
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