Date Showing M1 Garand as Standard Issue


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eclancy
March 21, 2008, 11:22 AM
Gentlemen,
AS you can see by the files below the M1 Garand was adopted on Jan. 9, 1936. The main problem was that at that time only the 80 toolroom models had been built. The FIRST M1 Garands for production did not start until July of 1937. I hope you enjoy this data.

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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/eclancy/letter.jpg

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A Veteran, whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve, is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to and including my life.”

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.
Clancy
ps Could use some hits. I hope to have both sites update in soon. Have fun hope you enjoy and learn.
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Chipperman
March 21, 2008, 01:34 PM
I like the letter from Atwater.

He's a guy I'd like to sit down and have a beer with.

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Kind of sad that the M1 was "Officially" the standard rifle almost FIVE YEARS before we entered the war, yet many of our soldiers did not have them when war was declared.

johnnyonthespot
March 22, 2008, 08:18 AM
fantastic research... i just watched a pretty good youtube video about the m1 garand and how john c garand not only invented the gun...
but he also invented the tooling that MADE the M1s...

they said it was adopted in 1942 as well...

looks like i will have to get you guys together to work it out...

check it out not a bad video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU8tHytAJZY

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