M1 Garand 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition, Revised & Expanded
by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch.
The most famous of all American battle rifles, the Ml Garand is described on a part-by-part basis, by serial number range and manufacturer. From the gas trap rifles through the MIC, MID 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 up dated and new information added.
This new 6th edition has been revised and expanded to include the very latest information developed by the North Cape Publications, Inc. research team to describe the "greatest battle implement ever" (General George Patton). It encompasses the entire range of Ml Garand production in text and quick-scan charts, and includes dimensions, markings, finishes and changes by serial number range for all parts in the manner our readers have come to expect from us.
Using this book, any Ml 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 Il---is analyzed and described. The book also provides the most complete analysis yet of the World War II Ml Garand as well as an expanded chapter on the MIC, MID and MC 1952 sniper rifles. Included is a thorough discussion of their telescopic sights and mounts to pinpoint which one is correct for a particular period.
The U.S. Navy's 7.62 x 51mm NATO rifles, all British, Danish, and other Lend-Lease Ml Garands are also described. A classification structure for National Match Rifles has been devised which permits the collector to first determine whether or not a particular Ml Garand is a National Match rifle, and then to determine when it was assembled.
We have also included the War Department's World War II list of subcontractors and the markings. This will aid in identifying correct World War II parts.
Finally a new section, "Changes and Additions From the Previous Edition" has been added to the book. All are listed by page number for quick reference