Dating the m1 garand
The M1C could mount the M73, M81, M82 and M84 scopes using a Griffin & Howe mount affixed to the left side of the received, whereas the M1D could mount the M82 and M84 scopes in a Springfield Armory mount attached to the rear of the barrel (for proper identification use the following method: M1C has 2 mounting rings for the sight, M1D has only a single ring).
Both served in WW2 and saw relatively limited service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
There were also 2 sniper variants of the M1 Garand rifle being the M1C (formerly M1E7, introduced in June 1944) and M1D (formerly M1E8, introduced in September 1944).
The only difference between the 2 models was the mounting system for the telescopic sights.
The Garand is popular today, because of its design and effectiveness. Patton described the Garand as "the greatest battle implement ever devised".
Weight 9.13 lb (4.14 kg) Length 43.25 in (1,099 mm) Cartridge 7.7x58mm Arisaka Action Gas-Operated, Rotating bolt Muzzle velocity 2,740 ft/s (840 m/s) Feed system 10-Round Internal Box Magazine loaded via two 5-Round Stripper Clips The Type 5 Rifle was a Japanese experimental semi-automatic rifle.
The Garand features a distinctive loading method where the entire 8-round en-bloc clip is inserted into the action, automatically ejecting when expended and locking the bolt open for a rapid reload.
The sharp closing of the bolt when a clip was inserted could result in the bolt slamming shut on the operator's thumb, resulting in a condition given names such as "rifleman's thumb" or "Garand thumb." Much is made of the "ping" sound that occurred when the metal clip landed on a hard surface, but this "disadvantage" imagines that wars are fought as one-on-one duels in perfect silence, and was seldom a factor in reality.
We’ve decided to focus in on the individual pieces of the soldiers’ personal weapons.
The First World War taught Europe a bitter lesson about how battles would be waged in the modern world.
For many it was thought to have been the war to end all wars.
We’ve been working up a series of images over the past few weeks here at C&Rsenal.
Well, this is the first official collection, representing eight major players in the Second World War.
The weapon also fought along side the M1A1 Carbine and even the B.