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The International Harvester M1 Garand: A New Rifle for the Nuclear Age

Of the four manufactures contracted by the U.S. Government to produce the M1 rifle, International Harvester was the least obvious of the choices.

The International Harvester M1 Garand Rifle

While many manufacturing companies made guns for the first time during World War II, International Harvester went into the Garand business in 1951— a time in which the threat of nuclear war loomed large.

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