Hello everyone! Welcome to my first post. I hope i am able to describe to you all what i have here with enough detail. This is my 1944, world war 2, M1 Garand. This was described by General George Patton as "the greatest battle implement ever devised." Truly it is an impressive piece of american manufacturing. Over 5 million Garands were manufactured in all by a number of contractors. Springfield armory was undoubtedly the biggest producer though, which is who made this one. I'm quite happy to own such a great piece of history.
I have it pictured here with a number of accessories including a loaded 8 round en bloc clip, a Union Fork and Co. M1 Bayonet, an M7 grenade launcher attachment, and for fun a German language guide that was given to troops to help them translate.
Here is another view of the rifle and accessories.
This is me holding it with the bayonet attached at the end. Don't be scared! It was not loaded for any of these pictures. Safety first everyone.
Its truly an amazing find. Check back for more exciting posts and finds. There is lots more to come!
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