M1 Garand

camera-icon
M1 Garand Rifle

The M1 Garand was the standard-issue service rifle of the U.S. forces in World War II and the Korean War. It also saw service to a limited extent in the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to U.S. forces, though many thousands were also lent or provided as foreign aid to American allies. The Garand is still used by drill teams and military honor guards. It is also widely sought by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, and military collectible.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Garand

 

M1 Garand Schematic

M1 Garand being test fired by Marine of the 3rd Marine Division on Iwo Jima, March 7, 1945 (D+16).

Note: right click video for controls.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s