This REPRINT of Department of the Army, Field Manual is a guide in the instruction and training in the mechanical operation of the M1 Garand rifle. Field Manual U.S. Rifle, Caliber, M1 – Kindle edition by Department of the Army. The M1 Garand: The Ultimate WWII Infantry Firepower Answer. Non-original graphics are were taken from “The Fighting GARAND”, Owners Manual” by Nolan Wilson, and “The M1 Rifle”, by The NRA – An American Rifleman.

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The semiautomatic M1 Garand, firing the. The only rifle with fully adjustable windage and elevation rear sights, battle zero was set for yards. Marine Corps adopted the M1C as their official sniper rifle in Flash suppressors reduce the flash by rapidly cooling the gases as they leave the barrel, reducing the gas density and temperature and correspondingly the brightness of the flash. Obviously this is entirely to protect night vision of the shooter, not try to hide him from the shootee.

Our Commonwealth Division comrades did not use flash protectors on their Lee Enfields. The Marine in the right photo has just helped capture a Chinese outpost, killing one of its defenders, with an M1 mounting the cone suppressor.

FM 23-5: U.S, Rifle – Caliber .30 M1

The The original rear sight of the M1 would not hold adjustments very well, so a locking bar was added in late which could be tightened after sights were set. A robust and deadly weapon, it was still considered by some to be too heavy, and its accuracy fell off in full automatic rounds a minute.

For years it was standard issue for Marines but it was replaced in all the services by the lates by the 5. The M14A1 had a pistol grip, a different flash suppressor, and a light bipod. There is still heated debate between those who used both the M14 and M16 as to which is the better in actual combat.

For sure, very few enemy hit by the M’s deadly 7. The M1A is the civilian version of the M14, so is limited by design harand semi-automatic fire.

The scope-mounted M1A is my absolute favorite personal rifle. To me, it is superior to the M1 since magazine loading permits the scope to site directly along the barrel. Each click of either elevation or windage changes the strike of the bullet approximately one inch on the target for every yards of range, over its effective range. Windage can be adjusted 16 clicks to the right or to the left of center index, and elevation can be adjusted from 0 to 72 clicks.


Center your rear sight according to the index marks on the receiver and sight base. Center the front sight in the dovetail. Under no-wind conditions, fire a group at yards. If the group is not centered, loosen the front sight and move it opposite to the direction of the group error.

Elevation For simple “Battle-Zero,” Zero-in at 25 yards, then come up 1 click.

This effectively zeros-in for yards. This should result in groups centered on a 4″ diameter from 0 to yards. The M1 Garand is a full blown combat rifle with maxiumum range of 3, meters and maximum effective range of meters The M1 came into production in using the. It was designed for semi-automatic fire using a spring steel clip containing 8 rounds. This is where the term “clip” originated. All other rifles used a detachable or fixed magazine.

There is some discussion on whether this is accurate, if you have a comment, please enter it on our Bulletin Board. This not only greatly increased the rate of fire over bolt-action rifles, but made it far easier to reacquire a target after each round. It was also the first semiautomatic rifle to be adopted by a major military power.

It was the product of a genuine genius, John Cantius Garand. While the M1 Rifle was never officially referred to as the Garand, it is known by no other name so widely.

To many the M1 Rifle has a classic elegance and grace characteristic of a bygone era, when steel was forged in white heat and walnut was carefully shaped for both form and function.

Semiautomatic M1 Garand Rifle

Criticisms of the M1 are its weight, limited ammunition supply, and that single rounds varand not be pushed in 8 round clip, or nothingalthough this is actually possible. Also, the spent clip was automatically m11 after the last round was fired, making a distinctive sound, which could be fatal in close quarter or sniper operations. Partially loaded or fully 1m clips could be ejected by pulling the operating rod handle all the way back and then pushing the barand latch on the left side of the receiver.


In the heat of close action it was 23–5 to do this accidentally, as by pressing the latch with the left hand while firing from the hip. As a supplement to the Garand the M1 Carbine was developed. It garan totally different design philosophy with a smaller, less powerful cartridge and an effective range of yds max. F many ways you could think of the M1 Carbine as a moderately powerful, two-handed, long-barreled auto pistol with a shoulder stock.

The three main groups are the trigger housing group, the barrel and receiver group and the stock group. To disassemble the rifle into the three main groups, first insure that the weapon is clear and then allow the bolt to go forward by depressing the follower with the right thumb and allowing the bolt to ride forward over the follower assembly. Place the rifle butt against the left thigh, sights to the left. With the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, pull downward and outward on the rear of the trigger guard.

Swing the trigger guard out as far as it will go and lift out the trigger housing group. To separate the barrel and receiver from the stock lay the weapon on a flat surface with the sights up, muzzle to the left. With the left hand, grasp the rear of the receiver and raise the rifle. With the right hand, give a downward blow, grasping the small of the stock.

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This will separate the stock group from the barrel and fk group. Army Field Manual for the U. By “front” read skirmisher lines. The M1D shown in lower picture mounts a prong T flash suppressor. Semiautomatic, Gas Operated Caliber: Verbatim from FM U.

The M1 is a robust weapon. Causes of the Korean Tragedy