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Bruce Canfield's Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine

M1 Garand and M1 Carbine Book Expanded and updated coverage of both the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine, with more than twice as much information as Canfield's previous books on this topic. It's absolutely huge-nearly 300 pages packed solid with the kind of useful, hands-on knowledge that collectors have been demanding! Detailed, close-up photographs show you the specific features that separate valuable rarities from fakes and rebuilds. Practical advice that will help you to become a more successful collector! Covers all the manufacturers, with easy-to-understand explanations of all the components, parts, variations and markings. Learn which parts are proper for which guns, and avoid being fooled by sloppy replacements.

Back Cover of BookA full historical breakdown tells you which guns were used by which troops and how they performed. The total story behind these exciting guns, from their invention through WWII, Korea, Vietnam and beyond! 300+ clear photographs show you features, markings, overall views and action shots of the guns being used in battle. 33 tables and charts give you instant reference to the facts you need the most: serial numbers, markings, dates of issue and proper configurations. Includes exciting special sections on Sniper guns, National Match Rifles, Exotic Variations, Accessories and more! Hardcover. $39.50 + shipping.



Excerpts

Gas Trap(Top portion) Right and left views of an Original Gas Trap M1 serial # 2126 as manufactured in April 1938

(Bottom portion) Gas Trap receiver. Note the square-shaped area between the receiver legs as compared to the original Model Shop receiver.

 

 

 

 

M1C(Top portion) View of M1C serial number stamped on M1C mount. Matching rifle and mount serial number are very uncommon even in original weapons.

(Middle portion) Original WWII production M1C sniper rifle. This weapon is equipped with an M82 telescope, leather cheek pad, M1907 sling, and M2 flash hider.

(Bottom portion) Close-up view of M1C mount and M82 telescope.





M1A1 carbine(Top) Later production "Second Contract" M1A1 carbine.

(Bottom) Early production "First Contract" M1A1 carbine.


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