The M1 Garand. -1 reply

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Moose12

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#1 10 years ago

The M1 Garand (formally the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry in any nation. In 1936, it officially replaced the bolt-action Springfield M1903 rifle as the standard service rifle of the United States military (the M1903 retaining a valuable role as a sniper rifle), and was subsequently replaced by the select-fire M14 in 1957. However, the M1 continued to be used in large numbers until 1963, and to a lesser degree until 1966. The M1 was used heavily in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, in the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to American troops, though many were also lent to other nations. It is still used by various drill teams and is a popular civilian firearm. The name "Garand" is pronounced variously as [ˈgʌrand] or [ˈgærənd]. According to experts on the weapon, the latter version is preferred.




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#2 10 years ago

This is why I hate you so much...SEE! no :P faces bitch, that means I'm serious! [COLOR=Silver]Except for the one that I just posted because you know I had to show what I wasn't posting to make it look as if was joking but I'm really not and now I'm rambling...[/COLOR]




[130.Pz]W.Fuchs

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#3 10 years ago

You forgot a dot when ending the story. Really bad Moose..




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#4 10 years ago

eh eh on the FH2 dedicated threads on somua.com, Alakazou is saying everytime "did you know that the M1 Garand designer was from Quebec?" :p




Rafterman

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#5 10 years ago

And best of all, surplus Garands are still available to US Citizens with an interest in competitive shooting and passing appropriate background checksthrough the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

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I've got mine. Have you got yours? Get them before they are gone!




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#6 10 years ago

Rafterman;4393127And best of all, surplus Garands are still available to US Citizens with an interest in competitive shooting and passing appropriate background checksthrough the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

CMP Home

I've got mine. Have you got yours? Get them before they are gone!

Dang it I want one so bad...but it looks like it's only available to CMP organizations?

EDIT: NVM found it.

$445? :(

Guess my small WWII memorbilia collection (currently consisting of a soviet civilian chemical/air defense corps badge, a scripture devotional book issued to US soldiers by the Gideon Society and a piece of the deck of the USS North Carolina) will have to do without.




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#7 10 years ago

No I don't got one. Some change for a flight ticket to USA?




Rafterman

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#8 10 years ago

'[WDWMegaraptor;4393171']Dang it I want one so bad...but it looks like it's only available to CMP organizations?

EDIT: NVM found it.

$445? :(

Guess my small WWII memorbilia collection (currently consisting of a soviet civilian chemical/air defense corps badge, a scripture devotional book issued to US soldiers by the Gideon Society and a piece of the deck of the USS North Carolina) will have to do without.

You have to be a member of a CMP recognized organization - gun club for example - and complete a one-day competitive shooting workshop. You also have to submit to an FBI background check.

I got mine about 10 years ago and the price was about $200 then.

I find the history of the CMP interesting. At one time it was a federally mandated organization founded through an act of Congress. The goal was to support more Americans being involved in competitive shooting to further marksmanship skills should the military ever need them.




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#9 10 years ago

'[WDWMegaraptor;4393171']Dang it I want one so bad...but it looks like it's only available to CMP organizations?

EDIT: NVM found it.

$445? :(

Guess my small WWII memorbilia collection (currently consisting of a soviet civilian chemical/air defense corps badge, a scripture devotional book issued to US soldiers by the Gideon Society and a piece of the deck of the USS North Carolina) will have to do without.

My memorabilia is my great uncle's Royal Navy bible, my other great uncle's officer's cap and a pair of binoculars, and my great grandfather's VC. And Invictus, it's called a period, not a dot. That would be silly.




Alakazou

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#10 10 years ago
'[79thSgt-D;4393112']eh eh on the FH2 dedicated threads on somua.com, Alakazou is saying everytime "did you know that the M1 Garand designer was from Quebec?" :p

Amen Bro=p