This is what General George S.Patton Jr said about the M-1, “In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.”
Springfield Armory’s M1 Garand is one of the most iconic firearms in the world.
It was the brainchild of firearm designer John Cantius Garand. His first prototype was tested and accepted on July 21, 1937, for use with the United States Army and Marine Corps. Because of its primary use during the Second World War, it’s often seen in pictures being toted by GIs.
But today, the rifle is elusive for collectors, with only a few being offered through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Quality models can cost upwards of $5,000.
If you ask anyone who has heard about the M1 Garand, they can probably tell you the basic facts.
When a clip is expended, it makes a sharp pinging sound as it’s…
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