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Complete M1 Garand
     

Complete M1 Garand

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by Jim Thompson
 

A heavily illustrated, practical history for shooters and collectors alike, this book tells the complete story of the robust M1 Garand. High-quality, detailed photos; functional and troubleshooting data, including original military manuals; market information and much more make this a valuable resource on a classic battle rifle.

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Complete M1 Garand 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These are the ONLY M1 books that deal with everything about the rifle. Unlike Canfield, they discuss the rare Italian rifles, and show less general ignorance. They do not dwell on ridiculous production details from the armories, nor do they present endless charts which no one reads. This and Thompson's other M1 book are the best of the group, and designed for shooters, collectors, reloaders--EVERYONE who owns,wants, or just wants to study the old rifle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books,  concise,   covering just about everything  the others don't...the Italian rifles,  the basic "flaws" in the M1,   the financial aspects of restoration,  the various importers, going right back to the beginning.   He dispels a  lot of   b.s.  spread by   those  who religiously slobber over industrial histories,  and puts on a practical and "fun-loving" hat in this and his other book that most  firearms authors are too dry and gutless to even attempt. This guy interviewed the right people at the right time.   I, too, heard old armorers and 'smiths describe exactly the same phenomena he discusses.   And still  a bunch of insolent and asinine children attack hell out of this guy, apparently because he's  an educated journalist from the MidWest and not part of their circle of pals. Truth is, these books are bang on,  and I was especially pleased with his second volume,   THE  CLASSIC M1 GARAND.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are the only M1 texts that do it all. No, they're not industrial histories.  He says that on the cover information. They're   PRACTICAL histories for collectors,  shooters,   reloaders,  tinkerers,  and sensible people,   not for crackpots  and those overly officious slimebags with  nothing better to do than begin artificial,  bullcrap religions,  worshipping  textbooks and writers they don't even know. He writes about that which exists,   not pie-in-the-sky drivel that doesn't.   This may seem simple, but it is NOT what the others do.    He writes for people  seeking practical answers to real issues,   solutions to problems,  and the curious who want to apply knowledge.      Industrial histories are boring,  and invariably open up cornucopias of hogwash that interest no one.  Canfield is a hack,  and children like Duff apparently  have never done ANYTHING.     This man grew up with the rifle and reality, apparently,   and that really seems to annoy the jerks   who  suck at the nipple of    classist crap.
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