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'Gas-Trap' Garand: The First M1 Rifle Design

The rifle that became the “greatest battle implement ever devised” during World War II was not flawless as adopted in 1936. Ever heard of a “gas trap” Garand?

U.S. Army Ordnance vs. NRA: The Battle Over the M1 Garand

At one time, the National Rifle Association really didn't like the M1 Garand. Here's the story behind this unique chapter in military history.

Keefe Report: First Visit to the Tank Farm

Here are directions to the tank farm,” said American Rifleman’s Design Chief Steve McKelvain as he handed me a still warm, already curling fax with a crudely drawn map.

'Gas-Trap' Rifles: The Unknown M1 Garand

Published first in the January 1994 issue of American Rifleman, the author explains how the rifle so familiar to millions of Americans wasn’t John C. Garand’s initial successful version, the little-known rarity collectors call the “gas trap” M1.

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