Dating the m1 garand
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The M1 has an almost cult like following among the collector group in the United States.This stems from the rifle’s revolutionary adoption in World War Two, making the United States the first large scale military to have a semi automatic rifle.
Garand but wasn't manufactured until 1936; before the start of World War 2.
The M1C could mount the M73, M81, M82 and M84 scopes using a Griffin & Howe mount affixed to the left side of the received, whereas the M1D could mount the M82 and M84 scopes in a Springfield Armory mount attached to the rear of the barrel (for proper identification use the following method: M1C has 2 mounting rings for the sight, M1D has only a single ring).
Hardcore Collectors are some of the most peculiar sorts of gun owners that we’ve all probably ran into.
The Garand features a distinctive loading method where the entire 8-round en-bloc clip is inserted into the action, automatically ejecting when expended and locking the bolt open for a rapid reload.
The sharp closing of the bolt when a clip was inserted could result in the bolt slamming shut on the operator's thumb, resulting in a condition given names such as "rifleman's thumb" or "Garand thumb." Much is made of the "ping" sound that occurred when the metal clip landed on a hard surface, but this "disadvantage" imagines that wars are fought as one-on-one duels in perfect silence, and was seldom a factor in reality.
Stock is proofmarked and has some minor wear/scratches. Was ordered through CMP, includes hard case, 1 enbloc clip and CMP paperwork.
Has two holes on left side possibly for a cheek piece. Well used sniper rifle that possibly seen action in both WWII and the Korean War. Click for more info This is a hard to find Service Grade Springfield M1 Garand, with all parts Springfield except for the Trigger Housing (IHC). Accurized to National Match specifications by Paul Laberge to include National Match sights, ... In videogames, the Garand is often depicted as impossible to reload without expending the entire clip; this is not strictly true, as it is possible to eject a partially fired clip by pressing the clip latch button and operating the action, though this requires the use of both hands.Soldiers were drilled to fully expend a clip rather than attempt this in combat.The Garand served in both theaters in WW2 and remained the standard US rifle in the Korean War, being replaced by the select-fire M14 Rifle in 1957, though Garands remained in service until the seventies.The M14 is essentially a Garand redesigned for fully automatic operation and use of a detachable magazine.The firm’s lack of experience in manufacturing firearms made the problems worse.