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Posted: 1/2/2006 5:11:21 AM EDT
What is the best first book for the M1 that would explain ALL the markings, the serial numbers on the various parts/groups, etc., etc.

Just received my CMP M1, service grade. Gave it a thourough cleaning and took it to the range this weekend. I shot about 120 rounds through it. I think I may have to buy a shoulder pad if I didn't have to contend with my ego! I have many great guns, but it has been a long time since shooting a firearm has put a big stupid grin on my face. What a joy to shoot. I also brought my SBR Bushmaster and 300 rounds .223 in order to sight in a new EOTech and get some trigger time on one of my favorite firearms. After sighting in the M1, I quickly sighted in the Bushmaster, put it away, and went right back to the M1. I was able to keep all 100+ rounds in about a seven inch circle at 100 yards mostly unsupported. It took one 3 shot group to sight her in. I am 4 clicks up and 1 left for 100 yards. One of the great guns that you can still own. Incredibly history (on several levels), a uniques feel/heft , and a blast to shoot. Simply awesome.

Now looking at a 1903...
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:18:35 AM EDT
Scott Duff's two books, The M1 Garand: World War II and The M1 Garand: Post World War II. They are available from www.fulton-armory.com
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:05:51 AM EDT
Also the book 'The M1 Garand 1936-1957' by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch make sure you get the 4th edition (2005)
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