By Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch. A complete reference for the M1 Garand. Every model by each of the 4 licensed manufacturers is covered, along with charts and data that will identify any rifle down to its last part. A perfect companion piece for any M1 Garand. 70 pages - Softcover.
Reporter, expert commentator, author. Joe Poyer has experience in all three. Once the voice for a History Channel series and Military Affairs Analyst for a Los Angeles TV station, Poyer is best known for writing and co-writing several books on modern military firearms. The most popular are the "Shooter's and Collector's Guide" series. MidwayUSA is pleased to offer some of those books to our customers. Check back for more titles as more and more are published.
From the publisher:
The most famous of all American battle rifles, the MI Garand is described on a part by part basis, by serial number range and manufacturer. From the gas trap rifles through the M1C, M1D and MC 1952 Sniper, National Match, Navy 7.62 x 51 mm NATO, British, Danish, and all lend lease rifles, the text and illustrations have been revised and sixteen pages of new information have been added.
This revised and expanded guide to the "greatest battle implement ever" (General George Patton) describes the entire range of MI Garand production in text and quick-scan charts--dimensions, markings, finishes and changes by serial number range--in the manner our customers have come to expect from North Cape Publications. Any Garand can be analyzed in minutes to determine if it is "as manufactured" or to replace parts or rebuild the rifle to return it to its original condition and increase its collector's value. Every part by each of the four manufacturers--pre-World War II, World War II and post-War II--is analyzed and described. The most complete analysis yet of the M1C, M1D and MC 1952 sniper rifles, plus a thorough discussion of their telescopic sights and mounts to pinpoint which is correct for a particular period. The U.S. Navy's 7.62 x 51mm NATO rifles, all British, Danish, and other Lend-Lease M1 Garands are described. A classification structure for National Match Rifles has been devised which permits the collector to first determine whether or not a particular M1 Garand is a National Match rifle, and then to determine when it was assembled.