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Patton as commanding officer of the First Infantry Division's anti-aircraft battalion. 9 1172, available on You Tube as "Amazing rare film: M1 Garand Rifle U. CAL.30.")Editor's Note: This web page was created by William B.
Fox in North Africa in World War II who served directly under Lt Gen George S.
(Please see the for more details about the outstanding combat record of his unit, composed of "Cajun Duck Shooters"from the Louisiana National Guard). Fox who inherited the M1 Garand from his grandfather, Col. I am entertaining offers from individuals who may wish to purchase the Garand as part of either a donation (for example to the Louisiana National Guard Museum or World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA), or who can adequately protect its historic value in a private collection.
"The Garand Rifle has proved itself excellent in combat in the Philippines under combat conditions. I also own other historic artifacts carried by Col.
It operated with no mechanical defects, and when used in fox holes, did not develop stoppages from dust and dirt." (Quoted at the preface of the official WWII U. Fox, to include the .45 automatic pistol he carried on him as the commanding officer of Gen. In fact, the Garand continued to serve our GIs throughout the Korean War and was reenlisted as a sniper rifle in Vietnam.
Patton's First Division anti-aircraft battalion in North Africa. once called “The greatest battle implement ever devised.” He was, of course, referring to the M1 Garand, the primary shoulder arm of U. And although there was a time when WWII vets didn’t have a choice of Garands—they simply had to take the gun that was issued to them—today’s shooters and collectors can select from varying conditions, styles and price ranges.
As a style note, even though certain protocol directives say to use "COL" as the abbreviation for an Army colonel, I have decided to use the abbreviation "Col." because that is the abbreviation style used for Army officers at the official Do D web site at (see example here), the official U. Army web site at (see example here), and by "Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose an M1 Garand" by Rick Hacker, May 28th, 2013, provides an excellent introduction to the factors that have been continually driving up the prices of collectible M1 Garands. After all, with more than 6 million M1 Garands produced between 19, the “U. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1,” as it was officially known, is still very much with us.
Nostalgia, desirability and collectability are closely linked, and such is the case with what has arguably become one of America’s most popular wartime weapons, a rifle that Lt. Although no longer our official battle rifle, the M1 Garand continues to prove itself as a National Match gun and in events that include CMP and 3-Gun competitions, not to mention reenactments, casual target shooting, hunting and collecting.