Complete M1 Garand by Jim Thompson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Complete M1 Garand
By Jim Thompson

The Complete M1 Garand

A Guide for the Shooter and Collector

By (author) See other recent books by Jim Thompson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $53.82
Your Price: $48.44 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.38! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.42 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Complete M1 Garand by Jim Thompson

Book Description

A heavily illustrated, practical history for shooters and collectors alike, this book tells the complete story of the robust M1 Garand. The M1 Garand (formally the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry in any nation. In 1936, it officially replaced the bolt-action Springfield M1903 rifle as the standard service rifle of the United States military (the M1903 retaining a valuable role as a sniper rifle), and was subsequently replaced by the select-fire M14 in 1957. However, the M1 continued to be used in large numbers until 1963, and to a lesser degree until 1966. The M1 was used heavily in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, in the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to American troops, though many were also lent to other nations. It is still used by various drill teams and is a popular civilian firearm. High-quality, detailed photos, functional and troubleshooting data, including original military manuals, market information and much more make this a valuable resource on a classic battle rifle.

Buy Complete M1 Garand book by Jim Thompson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780873649841
ISBN-10: 0873649842
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 215mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Jim Thompson


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Complete M1 Garand book by Jim Thompson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson is an internationally published firearms writer, photographer and consultant with more than three decades of experience as a serious collector and shooter. His dedication to precise historical research combined with his practical, empirical insight has yielded significant contributions to the fields of military history and weapons development.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jim Thompson close
Murder at the Bijou by Jim Thompson
Sharecropper Hell by Jim Thompson
Nothing Man by Jim Thompson
Transgressors by Jim Thompson
Kill-Off by Jim Thompson
Rip-Off by Jim Thompson
Wild Town by Jim Thompson
Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Bad Boy by Jim Thompson
Heed the Thunder by Jim Thompson
Recoil by Jim Thompson
Roughneck by Jim Thompson
Now and on Earth by Jim Thompson
Cropper's Cabin by Jim Thompson
Criminal by Jim Thompson
Nothing More Than Murder by Jim Thompson
Golden Gizmo by Jim Thompson
Texas by the Tail by Jim Thompson
Getaway by Jim Thompson
Swell-Looking Babe by Jim Thompson
» close