Vintage Saturday: Not the Best Choice

US Doughboy with a Standard Arms Model G
Not the best choice for a repeating rifle…

A postcard photo from May 1918 (sent to me by Shane M. – thanks, Shane!). Featuring Arthur L. Potts, 103rd MG Co. 26th Division. The Standard Arms Model G rifle he’s holding was a direct competitor to the Remington Model 8 and Winchester 1905/1907 Self-Loaders – and it was a commercial flop largely due to parts breakage. It would be interesting to know the context of the photo, as these rifles were not used by the military. I have a video coming up in a couple weeks on the Model G…