James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle
  • James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle

James River Armory XM1E2 BM59 308WIN 17" Rifle

$1,299.00
Brand: James River Armory
FFL Required: Yes
Flat Ship Rate: $35
Model: XM1E2 BM59
SKU: XM1E2
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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: Accepts 20 Rd Mag, Includes (1) 10rnd Mag per rifle Mixture of exc – new condition Beretta and US parts
Country of Manufacture: United States
Mfg. Part Number: XM1E2
Caliber/Gauge: .308
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 This semi-automatic rifle proved itself well during World War II, but in the late 1950s it was considered outdated and obsolete and the Italian military also wanted a new rifle chambered for the NATO-standard 7.62×51mm round.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!

Rifle Specifications
Caliber/Gauge
.308 WIN
Action Type
Semi-Automatic
Barrel
17"
Receiver/Finish
Matte Black
Stock
M1 Garand Walnut
Front Sight
Post
Rear Sight
Aperture
Magazine Capacity
10+1
Magazines
1
Packaging
Plastic Case
Features
Bipod
Winter Trigger
Overall Length
35 7/8"
Weight
9.50lb

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