The M1 Garand Rifle
It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of the M1 Garand rifle as a battle weapon. From the hills of Normandy to the islands of the Pacific, "U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1" can be said, quite literally, to have saved the free world from conquest and dictatorship.
The only general-issue semiautomatic service rifle of World War II, the M1 won over a generation of skeptics in the Army and Marine Corps, proving its value in countless battles across the globe, and eventually becoming the most beloved military longarm of the 20th century. This remarkable book, based upon a vast collection of previously unpublished research, compiled with the aid of Garand experts from around the world, is the definitive guide to the most popular collectible firearm in America.
Author Bruce N. Canfield explains even the most complex aspects of Garand collecting with a clear and easy-to-understand style. After reading this book, collectors will be able to differentiate incorrect "put-together" rifles from "proper G.I." examples that anyone would be proud to own.. 872 pages,
9" x 11.5" Hardcover