Is the CMP running out of garands?
Based on Congress’ report on CMP, CMP sold about 30,000 Garands every years. When CMP started to sell this batch of Garand in 2018, they have 100,000 Garands from Philippines and Turkey. By normal rate, CMP will run out this batch in 2021.
Was the M1 Garand a good rifle?
The M1 Garand service rifle was one of the outstanding American weapons of the twentieth century. Simple, sturdy, and well designed for its time, the Garand gave U.S. Army soldiers and Marines far greater firepower than their enemies—and allies too for that matter.
Are M1 garands accurate?
The NRA’s American Rifleman reprint entitled The M1 Rifle is an excellent reference for bedding these rifles. It indicates that acceptable accuracy limits are “3 1/2 inch average extreme spread for three 10-shot groups at 100 yds range, no single group over 5 inches extreme spread”.
Are M1 Garand clips reusable?
You can certainly reuse M1 Garand enbloc clips. I have seen soldiers reload and reuse them in combat.
Where is the serial number on a Springfield Armory M1A rifle?
002709 Lowest known serial number (stripped receiver) sold by SA, Inc. located in Geneseo, IL. 002877 Highest documented serial number (complete rifle) shipped from Springfield Armory, Inc. in Texas. 002884 Receiver heel rear end wall centerline thickness is 5/16 “.
Where can I find the serial numbers for the M1 Garand?
The following information can be found in the books “The M1 Garand: WWII” and “The M1 Garand Serial Numbers and Data Sheets” found at Fulton Armory, and are used here with Mr. Duff’s permission.
What was the serial number of the Springfield Garand?
Springfield Armory production 1932 – 34: 80 Year/Month Serial # at end of Month 1937 August 120 September 307 October 539 November 696 December 1,034 Year/Month
What was the serial number of the Winchester Repeating Arms?
Winchester Repeating Arms Co. M1 Garands 1940-45 Month 1940 1941 1942 1943 January – 100,501 144,110 1,282,762 February – 100,831 149,130 1,294,762 March – 102,701 155,310 1,309,772