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The M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) is chambered for the .30-06 Springfield cartridge. It was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957.

Pictured below is my Springfield Armory M1 Garand, manufactured in November 1944. She is pictured with an original M1942 16" bayonet ( very rare...most were cut down to 10" ) and a repo M7 fragmentation grenade launcher.


 

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P-38

Pictured below is my P38 built by Spreewerke GmbH, Metallwarenfabrik, in Berlin/Spandau Germany in 1942 during the second World War. The Spreewerke inspection stamp consisted of an eagle above the number 88 (E/88), but the first 500 weapons made at the Spreewerke factory had Walther inspection stamps which consisted of an eagle over 359 (E/359) . (My specimen has a serial number of 246 and the Walther acceptance stamp E/359). The letters CYQ are the code used to designate construction at the Spreewerke plant, which produced around 285,000 units by the wars end. This specimen is also Wehrmacht stamped with an Nazi eagle over swaztika. The P38 is chambered for 9mm Parabellum and holds 8 rounds in the magazine. She also came with a black semi-hard leather holster that holds an extra magazine.

 

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Makarov

The Makarov pistol or PM (Russian: Пистолет Макарова, Pistolet Makarova, literally Makarov's Pistol) is a Russian semi-automatic pistol. Under the project leadership of Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it became the Soviet Union's standard military side arm from 1951-1991.

Pictured below is my East German Makarov manufactured in 1961 during the height of the Cold War. It is chambered for the 9x18mm Makarov cartridge, falling ballistically in between the 9mm (9x19mm Luger) and the .380ACP (9x17mm or 9mm kurz {short}).

 

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Man I wish I had the Garand. Those are the Cadillacs of the milsurp world. Here's my military style rifles.

M44



M4 style AR



SKS

 

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The M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) is chambered for the .30-06 Springfield cartridge. It was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957.

Pictured below is my Springfield Armory M1 Garand, manufactured in November 1944. She is pictured with an original M1942 16" bayonet ( very rare...most were cut down to 10" ) and a repo M7 fragmentation grenade launcher.


You and your damn beautiful pictures!!! You sir....Inspired me too go buy a M1Garand through the CMP program and I can't wait to post my picture but the take their good ole' time there and hopefully it will be here by the end of Feb. I will post then!!
 

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Some nice old warhorses here.
 

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I'll be awaitin' Dutch...!!

Thanks Marine !!

Very nice photos Popeye, Dreamthief, and my friend 3T !!
 

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I just went over the CMP site again and I'm going to start aggressively saving for a Garand.
 

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Gotta get a couple of mine in here...

Swiss K31 carbine:


And me getting a little range time with my No. 1 MkIII* Lee-Enfield:
 

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Gotta love the enfield.

I remember when the k31's were plentiful. Now they're pretty hard to find. Nice pics!
 

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The M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) is chambered for the .30-06 Springfield cartridge. It was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957.

Pictured below is my Springfield Armory M1 Garand, manufactured in November 1944. She is pictured with an original M1942 16" bayonet ( very rare...most were cut down to 10" ) and a repo M7 fragmentation grenade launcher.
Gorgeous piece of history... Just ordered mine in service grade from the CMP and can't wait for it to arrive!

Here's the bring-back Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" in 7.63x25 (built ca. 1917) that my grandfather (armored officer) took from a German officer in 1945. He fired a full magazine into the air over Lake Winnipesaukee, NH on V-J Day that same year, then cleaned and put it up. I inherited it with his passing, and finally started shooting it again (after a full cleaning and inspection) during the summer of 2011, fully 66 years later. Bore is pristine, bluing is awesome, and all numbers (including stock) match. Harness is a repro.

 

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WOW! Amazing.

How hard is it to find ammo?
 
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