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M1 Garand Facts and Trivia

Discussion in 'M1 Garand' started by GatorDude, May 6, 2014.

  1. GatorDude

    GatorDude G&G Addict

    I recently put together a little article called Ten Facts About the M1 Garand Battle Rifle. But, I'll bet you guys know many more tidbits and much more trivia about the Garand than I do. So, drop a little known fact about the M1 Garand on us!

    Here's one I found when I was doing my reading: The Garand's designer, John C. Garand, was a civil servant working in the U.S. Springfield Armory. During World War II, he was recognized with two medals from congress but no bonus or extra cash.
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  2. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Thanks for an interesting and informative post . I didn't know John Garand received 2 medals for it but did know the other facts. Mine is my favorite US military rifle. JR

  3. GatorDude

    GatorDude G&G Addict

    Thanks! The M1 Garand seems like it would be the ultimate U.S. military rifle to own. It's always fun to shoot something with a little history behind it!
  4. I didnt know there was a Beretta clone of the Garand. Kinda strange.....the same people we used Garands on in WWII was making them just a few short years later.
  5. TheJoker

    TheJoker G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Beretta got Winchester's tooling after the war.

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  6. Felix's Tattoo

    Felix's Tattoo G&G Evangelist

    Don't forget John C. Garand's ultimate gift from the US Government: he was allowed to keep his job at Springfield during one of the post-war economy moves when they were getting rid of people and downsizing staff at the Arsenal. He never got a dime or a savings bond or anything for his invention, the M1 rifle. They graciously allowed him to keep his job. Nothing like genuine gratitude, eh?
  7. MosinRuger

    MosinRuger G&G Evangelist

    Nice info nuggets!

    How about an image to salute the mighty garand?

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