M1 Garand




John C Garand Inventor

The M1 Garand Rifle    
"The greatest battle implement ever devised."
General George S. Patton, Jr.


M1 GARAND GENERAL DATA (FM-23-5)

Operation: Semiautomatic, Gas Operated

 

Caliber: .30 (.30-06)

 

Length: 43.6 in. (1103 mm)

 

Weight Unloaded: 9 lb 5 oz

Weight loaded (with bayonet and M1907 Sling: 11.2 pounds

 

Barrel: 4 grooves, right hand twist  (Old) 2 grooves,
(New) Barrel Twist: Right Hand, one turn in 3.33 calibers

 

Length of barrel: 24 Inches

 

Barrel Depth of Grooves: 0.0040 Inches

 

Magazine: 8 round internal box, clip loaded, clip ejected after last round fired

 

Muzzle Velocity: 2800 fps, 2903 ft-lb

 

Loading Device: En-block clip

 

Ammunition: Ball M-2,  (AP) Armor Piercing M-2, Rifle Grenade M-3

 

Ammunition Maximum Range: M-2 Ball 3,500 yards

 

Chamber Pressure: 50,000 Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI)

 

Sight Radius: 27.9 inches at 100 yards.

 

Effective Range: 440 yds

Trigger Pull Minimum: 5 1/2 Pounds

Trigger Pull Maximum: 7 1/2 pounds

 

Service Life USA: 1936 until M14 adopted in 1957

 

Total Production: Approx. 4,040,000

M1 Field Manual 23-5




LOOK BETWEEN PICTURES FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TOOS



HOW TO FIX IT

LOOSE GAS CYLINDER


M1 Rifle Grease Points

HOW TO INSTALL IT

1907 RIFLE SLING




Oh Boy!  Completed Garands. Credit US Archives

REBUILD MARKINGS AND INFORMATION



M1 Garand Parts Nomenclature


HOW TO UNDERSTAND TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS

RIFLE HEADSPACE




Garand stock being shaped. Credit US Archives


Exploded View M1 Garand



John C. Garand
On Left



Garands being packed for shipping. Credit US Archives



Final Check.  Credit: US Archives


Photo Credit U.S. Archives.

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