GIs from Normandy to Pork Chop Hill carried it. Patton called it “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”
Here’s a close-up look at the U.S. military’s first-ever semiautomatic rifle.
December 12th, 2016
The M1 Garand means different things to different people, and since some 6.5 million of them have been produced, the M1 Garand has a lot of meaning:
GIs were issued canvas ammo belts with 10 pouches; each pouch held 8 rounds for a total of 80 rounds.
Collectors covet the M1 Garand, with not just one specimen satisfying a true enthusiast’s passion, since different model variants and rifles from completely different manufacturers are out there.
To those who shoot competitive service rifle matches, the Garand is a tool they use to hit 3-inch bull’s-eyes at 200 yards with open sights.
For those older few who used one in service of our nation, the M1…
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