Easy M1 Rifle Question


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eclancy
February 10, 2008, 10:59 AM
Gentlemen,
OK, what makes you think that the M1 Semiautomatic Rifle, or M1 Rifle got the name of the man who made it. Better known as the M1 Garand? I said it was easy.

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Thanks again for taking the time and effort to read this data. I hope you have learned a little of the history of the M1 Garand.
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Neo-Luddite
February 10, 2008, 11:14 AM
The U.S. Rifle / Cal .30/ M-1 has never had the name Garand in fact--has it?Is that the 'trick' to the question?

Rifleman 173
February 10, 2008, 05:41 PM
The rifle is commonly referred to as an "M-1 Garand" but it is actually identified as "Rifle, .30 caliber, M-1" by some military designations. Still other military groups call it the "Gas-operated, .30 caliber, M-1 rifle." So, basically the military people call it the M-1 rifle and civilian shooters call it the M-1 Garand rifle. Does that sound close to being right?

kBob
February 11, 2008, 12:17 PM
eclancy,

any idea who the older officer on our far right with his "c" cap on backwards is?

-Bob Hollingsworth

eclancy
February 13, 2008, 01:45 PM
kBob,
Good eye. GHS Col. Steward CO of SA

cdrt
February 13, 2008, 02:52 PM
The rifle is commonly referred to as an "M-1 Garand" but it is actually identified as "Rifle, .30 caliber, M-1" by some military designations.

If we're going to be precise, it's an M1 not an M-1.

Eightball
February 13, 2008, 06:05 PM
Even though that is not the official designation, 'twould seem that the name got applied due to the man who developed it. Maybe the name was added somewhere along the line to differentiate in between all the numerous M1 items in the inventory of the era?

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