While used previously in defense of the Philippines, the American M1 would not see European-theater combat until August of 1942, during a botched raid on Dieppe.
American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz checks out a left-hand-friendly, civilian variant of the M14.
This presentation with Martin K.A. Morgan describes the other users of the M1 rifle, the subsequent designs that it inspired, and the ways that its longevity has reached across the decades all the way to the present.
At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special Presentations, with Maj. John L. Plaster headlining with “Snipers In World War II.”