M1 GARAND

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:38 pm
Here is a photo of my M1 Garand...built by the Springfield Armory in November of 1944. It is shown with an original M1942 16" bayonet and a M7 grenade launcher with fragmentation grenade holder and frag grenade.

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The M1 Garand is officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 and was the first gas-operated semi-automatic "en-bloc" clip-fed rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:09 am
Are there any other military rifle collectors here that want to share a pic or two ?!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:29 am
It's been an awesome week hangin out with my Pop today takin pics of his collection.

Here's the Garand he's had for years...

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It's Springfield Armory, but the date of manufacture is unknown at the moment. I need to do some diggin with the serial number to find out how old it is...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:53 pm
That's a good lookin' rifle...looking forward to finding out the year of manufacture !
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:03 pm
Looks like the serial number tracks the date of manufacture to somehere between the months of June/July 1942...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:53 pm
Good lookin' rifles, guys. Another big M1 fan, here. Here's my '52 Harrington and Richardson:

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All HRA parts except the stock: action, barrel, trigger group, sights, stamped trigger guard, etc.

It's a lightly crummy picture taken before I cleaned the stock up with some steel wool and mineral spirits, and redid the finish with tung oil topped off with some Tom's 1/3 mix...the stock is better looking now but the rifle still looks a little tired overall, but the internal parts gage as new (since Jim Schwartz rebuilt the op-rod for me) and she's plenty accurate. I've been thinking about sending it off for a repark and replacing the stock with a CMP Walnut one for everyday use...

I was half thinking about selling it and trying to replace it with an International Harvester down the road...my grandfather spent some time building these rifles when he worked for IHC in Evansville, IN after the war (he was a B-24 pilot in WWII).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:51 pm
Very nice!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:20 pm
My M1 is a Springfield built in March of 1945, probably too late to see duty in WWII. But possibly in the Korean war as it was rebuilt with an LMR barrel dated 12-54. The bolt is a Winchester, the op rod and gas cylinder are NM. it's nothing special, just a shooter.
Also:
M1 Carbine, Inland 1943
M1903A3, Remington 1943
Mauser K98k, Yugoslavian re-work, VR69 factory
Mosin Nagant 91/30, 1943
Mosin Nagant M44, 1948
Member: Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, Society of the 5th Infantry Division

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:14 pm
Im going to pick one up today! :D
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:41 pm
SWEET!

Lookin forward to pics...
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