Dating the m1 garand
Although the name "Garand" is frequently pronounced Frequently referred to as the "Garand" or "M1 Garand" by civilians, its official designation when it was the issue rifle in the U. As a result, the Ordnance Board ordered a .30-06 Garand variant.In March 1927, the cavalry board reported trials among the Thompson, Garand, and 03 Springfield had not led to a clear winner.
of Long Beach, CA, the first woman qualified as a rifle marksman (with a score of 206x250) and authorized to operate the M1 rifle. Much of the M1 inventory in the post-World War II period underwent arsenal repair or rebuilding. Springfield Armory ramped up production but two new contracts were awarded.Some Garands were still being used by the United States into the Vietnam War in 1963; despite the M14's official adoption in 1957, it was not until 1965 the changeover from the M1 Garand was completed in the active-duty component of the army (with the exception of the sniper variants, which were introduced in World War II and saw action in Korea and Vietnam).The Garand remained in service with the Army Reserve, Army National Guard and the Navy, well into the early 1970s or longer.However, surplus M1 rifles were provided as foreign aid to American allies; including South Korea, West Germany, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Greece, Turkey, Iran, South Vietnam, etc.Most Garands shipped to allied nations were predominantly manufactured by International Harvester Corporation during the period of 1953-56, and second from Springfield Armory from all periods.