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James River XM1E2 Rifle w/ bipod
James River Armory builds recreations of Military Firearms like the M1 Garand , M14, BM 59 and more . Attention to detail in the builds done by James River Armory result in beautiful rifle every time. Recently JRA has branched out and is offering rebuilds of the AK-47 rifles and RPK for the shooter and collector market.
The James River Armory XM1E2 is a semi-automatic rifle which fires the .308 round. It has a 17" barrel and matte black finish. This includes 1-10-round magazine and hard case . It was built with Mil Surplus Beretta parts with a New US receiver by James River Armory & New US barrel . This rifle blends attributes of the M1 Garand , M14 & BM 59 all in one rifle similar to a M1 Garand Tanker, that is mag fed , in .308 caliber . Works best with modern Mil Spec Brass ammo.
Product Specs Brand: James River Armory
Model: XM1E2 carbine
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62 NATO)
Length 35"& 7/8
Capacity: 20 Rd Mag (1) 10rnd Mag per rifle Mixture of exc – new condition Beretta and US parts
Country of Manufacture United States
Manufacturer James River Armory
Mfg. Part Number XM1E2
Wood stock set Mil Surplus rated Very Good to Excellent
After World War II, Italy adopted the US-designed M1 Garand rifle in .30-06 Springfield (7.62×63mm) and also manufactured it under license. This semi-automatic rifle proved itself well during World War II, but in the late 1950s it was considered outdated and obsolete and the Italian military also wanted a new rifle chambered for the NATO-standard 7.62×51mm round. To meet these requirements, Beretta designed the BM 59, which was essentially a re-chambered M1 Garand in .308 modified to accept a removable 20-round magazine.
The XM1E2 carbine version is shorter and lighter, and lacks the grenade launcher/muzzle break of the full rifle. The barrel is shortened to 17", creating a highly maneuverable carbine that still maintains the firepower of the full rifle. Imagine a tanker version of a magazine fed Garand that runs like a Italian sports car.
Built using original Italian parts on a new US receiver, a new US barrel and new modified M1 Garand walnut stock. The craftsmen at James River have done an outstanding job and these are amazing looking rifles! We have had a lot of success with the BM59's and think you will like these carbine versions even more. They are a piece of history that can be both looked at and admired, and also taken into the field and enjoyed!
PLEASE NOTE: If you live in a magazine restricted state we remove the hi cap mag and will be glad to substitute with a 10 round mag IF AVAILABLE. If a 10 round mag is not available we will remove the hi cap magazine from the shipment. We cannot ship prohibited magazines to out of state addresses. There will be no substitutions or discounts offered for removal of mags.
It is your responsibility to be familiar with your current local gun laws BEFORE placing your order. Please feel free to email us with questions you may have.
California Customers :We will be glad to ship this item to CA. Please make sure you have discussed the rifle and features with you CA FFL Transfer dealer before placing the order .