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Can anyone give me a name for a good reference book on the M1 Garand?

I am interested in field maintenance and repair mostly but information on the various manufacturers would be a nice plus.

Mostly I want to be able to pass down the knowledge of how to keep these rifles in good shape to my son and daughter and their children.

In addition Im hoping to find a list of parts that can wear out on the Garand, such as springs, etc. I know several places to get these parts but I just dont know what exactly to get.

As far as collecting them, I really dont care about maintaining historical accuracy and making sure the barrel manufacture date fits the receiver manufacture date.

I am much more interested in a fully functional, well maintained rifle.

Thanks ahead of time.
 

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Can anyone give me a name for a good reference book on the M1 Garand?

I am interested in field maintenance and repair mostly but information on the various manufacturers would be a nice plus.

Mostly I want to be able to pass down the knowledge of how to keep these rifles in good shape to my son and daughter and their children...
I'd look for a CMP affiliated club in your area; one that has High Power shoots. There you'll nearly always find people very knowlegable about the Garand. Better to get the info right from the horses mouth than try to figure out what some author was talking about...

Look in < http://www.odcmp.com/ > OR < http://clubs.odcmp.com/cgi-bin/clubSearchState.cgi >

Allan
 

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The M1 Garand: Owner's Guide, by Scott Duff. This will get you up to speed.

The M1 Garand: World War II and The M1 Garand: Post World War II - both also by Scott Duff. Interestng reference reading and historical background.

+1 on the CMP website. Also look at http://www.surplusrifle.com/. Has stuff on Garand and many other rifles.

Scott McKee also did a very detailed book on building Garands. Look on the Fulton Armory website.

There are many other good ones out there.

I hope you enjoy your Garand as much as I do mine!
 
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