M1 Collectors Club
The M1 Garand Rifle
"The greatest battle implement ever devised."
General George S. Patton, Jr.
M1 GARAND GENERAL DATA (FM-23-5)
Operation: Semiautomatic, Gas Operated
Caliber: .30 (.30-06)
Length: 43.6 in. (1103 mm)
Weight Unloaded: 9 lb 5 oz
Weight loaded (with bayonet and M1907 Sling: 11.2 pounds
Barrel: 4 grooves, right hand twist (Old) 2 grooves,
(New) Barrel Twist: Right Hand, one turn in 3.33 calibers
Length of barrel: 24 Inches
Barrel Depth of Grooves: 0.0040 Inches
Magazine: 8 round internal box, clip loaded, clip ejected after last round fired
Muzzle Velocity: 2800 fps, 2903 ft-lb
Loading Device: En-block clip
Ammunition: Ball M-2, (AP) Armor Piercing M-2, Rifle Grenade M-3
Ammunition Maximum Range: M-2 Ball 3,500 yards
Chamber Pressure: 50,000 Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI)
Sight Radius: 27.9 inches at 100 yards.
Effective Range: 440 yds
Trigger Pull Minimum: 5 1/2 Pounds
Trigger Pull Maximum: 7 1/2 pounds
Service Life USA: 1936 until M14 adopted in 1957
Total Production: Approx. 4,040,000
M1 Field Manual 23-5
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HOW TO FIX IT
LOOSE GAS CYLINDER
M1 Rifle Grease Points
HOW TO INSTALL IT
1907 RIFLE SLING
Oh Boy! Completed Garands. Credit US Archives
REBUILD MARKINGS AND INFORMATION
M1 Garand Parts Nomenclature
HOW TO UNDERSTAND TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS
Garand stock being shaped. Credit US Archives
Exploded View M1 Garand
John C. Garand
Garands being packed for shipping. Credit US Archives
Final Check. Credit: US Archives
Photo Credit U.S. Archives.
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