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Bruce Canfield S Complete Guide To The M1 Garand And The M1 Carbine

Author : Bruce N. Canfield
ISBN : 0917218833
Genre : Reference
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A Collector S Guide To The M1 Garand And The M1 Carbine

Author : Bruce N. Canfield
ISBN : 0917218329
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The M1 Carbine

Author : Grafton Hopkins Cook
ISBN : 1931464006
Genre : Firearms industry and trade
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Ever wonder what the real story is behind the M1 Carbine? Would you like to know who really did most of the work making these fabulous guns? This exciting book will introduce you to companies you have probably never heard of - like the S.E. Overton Company in Michigan. You will meet their peope, see them at work, and come away with a whole new appreciation for the M1 Carbines they made.

War Baby

Author : Larry L. Ruth
ISBN : 0889351171
Genre : Firearms industry and trade
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The M1 Carbine

Author : Leroy Thompson
ISBN : 9781849089074
Genre : History
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In 1938 the US Chief of Infantry requested that the Ordnance Department develop a carbine to be used by service and support troops, artillerymen, machine-gun crews, tankers, mortar crews and other troops not needing the power of the M1 Garand rifle. The development of this new weapon was given an added impetus by Germany's successful use of airborne and glider troops early on in World War II. This caused a fear amongst US officers that troops normally considered 'behind the lines' personnel might have to fight elite German troops and would therefore require a more effective weapon than their standard pistols. The resulting M1 Carbine was a not a shortened version of the standard service rifle but instead a brand-new design chambering a new cartridge. Eventually numerous manufacturers would combine to produce over six million M1 Carbines before the end of the war. This book charts the complete story of the weapon, from its design, to its operational history and its impact upon warfare.

The Essential M1 Garand

Author : Jim Thompson
ISBN : 1510740120
Genre : History
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The first self-loading rifle to see widespread military use, the robust M1 Garand survived the tests of battle from World War II to Vietnam, and it remains a favorite among competition shooters and collectors to this day. In this heavily illustrated, practical history, author Jim Thompson, a longtime M1 shooter and collector, tells the complete story of the rifle's development, look, feel, and function. A thoroughly researched overview of the M1 Garand goes beyond industrial histories and provides background on manufacturers and stateside sources as well as discussing ammunition and accuracy. Detailed photo sections present: Early and World War II rifles World War II and postwar rebuilds (including rare postwar rifles from the US and Italy) Special purpose rifles and rarities, including sniper, match, and competition rifles plus the T26 Spinoffs and derivatives, including the M14, M1A, and BM.59 In addition, reprinted and heavily annotated military and National Match manuals, an updated troubleshooting chart, and a section on reloading provide valuable functional data and rules of thumb with the shooter in mind. Collectors will benefit from an extensive parts compendium. The final part of the book, dedicated to the enjoyment and maintenance of the M1, addresses some common questions about the rifle and offers detailed instruction on some expert procedures for maintaining and smoothing this wartime classic.

Book Of The Garand

Author : Julian S. Hatcher
ISBN : 1934044253
Genre : History
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Hatcher's Book of the Garand is the definitive chronicle of the rifle General George S. Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.” Major General Julian S. Hatcher follows the evolution of the M1 Garand from the first semiautomatic hunting rifles to the devastating U.S. infantry weapon of WWII. It's a battle royal of weapons design, with dozens of unforeseen problems sending inventors back to the drawing board and a scandal-hungry media waiting to discredit the guns favored by the military. Garand's fierce competition includes such legendary companies and inventors as Winchester, Colt, Johnson, Thompson, and the author himself. Hatcher follows the rigorous target and field tests that each gun underwent, leading to numerous revisions and the eventual adoption of Garand's rugged rifle. It is a difficult struggle lasting over a decade and a half, and a vital and unsung part of the war effort.In addition to the story of the Garand, Hatcher offers detailed explanations for cleaning, repairing, and firing this historic rifle. The Book of the Garand is an indispensable part of any gun enthusiast's library.

Johnson Rifles And Machine Guns

Author : Bruce N. Canfield
ISBN : 1931464022
Genre : History
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The M1941 Johnson Rifle is the hottest WWII rifle on the collectors' market today, and this exciting new book covers it all! From invention and manufacture through issue to the troops, every aspect of the Johnson is explained and illustrated - including collector's notes and serial number data. You will learn about all the other Johnson weapons, like the Light Machine Guns, "Paratroop" rifles and aircraft cannon. Discover which troops used these unique guns, including those Johnson Rifles issues to the U.S. Marine Corps. Author Bruce N. Canfield also tells the intriguing story of Johnson himself. Learn about Johnson's continual struggle against government bureaucrats as his rifles stoof head-to-head with the famous M1 Garand.

The U S M1 Carbines Wartime Production

Author : Craig Riesch
ISBN : 1882391438
Genre : M1 carbine
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"The book provides a history of the M1 Carbine's development, manufacture and use during World War II, as well as through the Korean War and the war in Vietnam"--Publisher's website.

The M 1 Carbine

Author : Tom Laemlein
ISBN : 0974838926
Genre : History
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Part of a six volume series depicting classic American small arms in training and combat during the Second World War and Korea. This book features duo-tone images culled from the US National Archives, and presents a look at such fire arms as the M1 Carbine and Garand as well as the valiant 'dog-faced' infantrymen and tank crews who used them.

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