Blogging about my American History Glory M1 Garand 30-06 legend!
Guess what fedex delivered recently?
I ordered it a couple of months ago, CMP finally processed it!
Too bad we can’t get m14/m1a; there are 100,000s of those just rotting cuz of “politicians”.
Yep, a CMP m1 garand! Welcome to our family/home!
It was the first standard-issue semi-automatic military rifle. Called “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-actionM1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective-fire M14, starting in 1957. During World War II, the M1 gave U.S. forces a distinct advantage in firefights against their Axis enemies, as their standard-issue rifles were more effective than the Axis’ slower-firing bolt-action rifles. The M1 continued to be used in large numbers until 1963 and to a lesser degree until 1976. Like its predecessor, the M1 originated from the Springfield Armory. Today, the M1 remains in use for drill purposes.
Man, this makes one proud to be an American! Excellent engineering! Rifleman demanding an awesome system.
Lots of pros, a few cons (tactical reloads…not so much).
Takes you back to a simpler, more moral time in our history. Back when we were not a war-party.
I wish our granddaddy’s were still around, we would refuse to be “governed, by the consent of the people” and get rid of all these weasels. No more consensual assault by weasels.
What is ironic is, to get a pea-shooter like an ar15, you have to go through an FFL, but one of THE most powerful rifles on the planet, can be shipped right to your house…no FFL.
Somehow that makes sense in the govt-mind.
My buddy BuggetNuster is in the video. He lives around the corner from me; he wears my holster I made him…almost everyday.
so, now we need a sling, some “professional training” on how to run an m1 garand…and some mileage.
My 17y son suggested we put it over the mantle/fireplace for a while; to welcome it into our family. The Hawkins 1820 54 cal. will have to go into the safe for a while.
He asked, how much more does this weight…over my ar15? I said, about twice as much 😉
Seems to be in good condition, but has some deep marks in the stock.
This is the next piece for my “Freedom Rifle” display.
I only need a couple more to complete my American Freedom Rifle collection (sorry, no m1 carbine or other silly systems). Only Rifleman rifles from each major era.
Next one will be from the first revolution; late 1700s RIFLE and or a 1903.
can you tell I’m excited!
More m2 ball ammo with clips