Evolution Of The BM-59
John C. Garand's gas-operated M1 rifle changed very little from its start as the T1 in 1927 until the end of its official production run in 1957, but then something unexpected happened. As a result of the confrontational politics of the Cold War and the subsequent divisions it created, the M1 rifle continued to evolve on another continent.
6 Reasons to Reconsider M14 & M1A Rifles
For many, the M14 and the commercial M1A are the rifles that people love to hate. Is such criticism justified, though? Here, we take an objective view of the platform and what it offers to today's firearm enthusiasts.
Keefe Report: U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1
The “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1,” continues to fascinate and captivate new generations of Americans.
'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.
Keefe Report: John Garand’s “Other Gun”
I have held John C. Garand’s Garand—serial number 1,000,000—but today I was able to hold another of the great arms designer’s guns. And odds are it is not what you think.
Garand Accurizing: Grooming the Garand for Perry
"The NRA sent Staffman John S. Rose...to Springfield Armory, with orders to get the answers from the one man who is qualified to give them-John C. Garand."