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Garand U.S. Rifle Caliber .30, M1 Field Manual FM 23-5

382 Pages
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6x9", 382 pages                                       

From 1936 to 1958, the M1 Garand served as the standard U.S. service rifle. It is a .30 caliber, gas-operated, 8 shot clip-fed, semi-automatic rifle. With an effective range of more than 600 yards, the Garand was the weapon of choice for the Marines during WWII. The weapon also saw action in the Korean conflict and even in Vietnam. It is widely used today for military drill teams and honor guards, and by civilians for hunting and target shooting.

Named after the Springfield Arsenal’s brilliant weapon designer John Garand, the gas-actuated M1 took 15 years to perfect. General George S. Patton praised the Garand, proclaiming that it was “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

Over 5.4 million Garands were produced during WWII.

Created by the War Department in 1943, this Basic Field Manual covers all aspects of the rifle, from mechanics to marksmanship, cleaning, disassembly, ammunition, and more.

382 pages, 6x9" format, softbound, black and white interior and full color covers.