M1 Garand - U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1
These wood blanks are from a genuine M1 Garand rifle stocks.
Jersey Relic blanks:
- These blanks are sold in 5", 2.5", and 2" lengths.
- These blanks are mostly square with some round edges.
- All blanks will come with one COA per blank.
- COAs are 4" x 6" card stock with foil embossed COA seal.
- COAs are limited to only ONE per solid wood blank.
- There are NO extra COAs available for purchase for solid wood blanks.
- Extra COAs available for HYBRID blanks ONLY
The M1 Garand or M1 rifle is a semi-automatic rifle that was the service rifle of the U.S Army during World War II and the Korean War. The rifle is chambered for the .30-06 Springfield cartridge and is named after its Canadian-American designer, John Garand. It was the first standard-issue autoloading rifle for the United States. By most accounts, the M1 rifle performed well. General George S. Patton called it "the greatest battle implement ever devised". The M1 replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the U.S.' service rifle in 1936 and was itself replaced by the selective-fire M14 rifle on March 26, 1958.
Approximately 5.4 million M1 Garand was made during World War II. They were used by every branch of the United States military. The rifle generally performed well. General George S. Patton called it "the greatest battle implement ever devised." The typical opponent of a US soldier during World War II was usually armed with a slower-firing bolt-action rifle such as the Karabiner 98k for Germany and the Arisaka rifle for Japan. The impact of faster-firing infantry small arms in general soon stimulated both Allied and Axis forces to greatly increase their issue of semi- and fully automatic firearms then in production, as well as to develop new types of infantry firearms.
Some Garands were still being used by the United States into the Vietnam War in 1963; despite the M14's official adoption in 1958, it was not until 1965 that the changeover from the M1 Garand was fully completed in the active-duty component of the Army. The Garand remained in service with the Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and the Navy into the early 1970s. The South Korean Army was using M1 Garands in the Vietnam War as late as 1966.
Hardin Penworks, LLC, certifies that material supplied to the artisan of the accompanying hand-crafted item was sourced from a genuine M1 Garand rifle stock.
This material is guaranteed to be 100% Authentic.
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