NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory M1 Garand Rifle

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posted on November 8, 2016

Just a few years before the United States entered the second global war, the U.S. service rifle changed from the bolt-action M1903 Springfield, to the gas-piston-operated semi-automatic M1 Garand. This standard issue rifle changed the game for our troops with its ability to fire repeatedly, shots of .30-’06 Springfield, as fast as one could squeeze the trigger. Mark Keefe hosts this week’s NRA Gun of the Week—a vintage rifle that some may say changed modern warfare.

Technical Specifications:

Make: U.S. Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Chambering: .30-’06 Sprg.
Action: gas-operated semi-automatic rifle
Receiver: forged steel, Parkerized
Barrel: 23.5”, Parkerized
Magazine: eight-round, en-bloc clip
Sights: rear aperture adjustable for windage and elevation; protected post front
Trigger: 7-lb., 3-oz. pull
Stock: walnut

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