M-1 Garand Technical Manual - U.S. Army

M-1 Garand Technical Manual

By U.S. Army

  • Release Date: 2016-05-11
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Size: 1.33 MB

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This manual is a guide for commanders and instructors in presenting instruction and training in the mechanical operation of the M1 rifle. It includes a detailed description of the rifle and its general characteristics; procedures for disassembly and assembly; methods of loading; an explanation of functioning; a discussion of stoppages and immediate action; a description of the ammunition; and instructions on the care and cleaning of both the weapon and ammunition. 

This manual is organized as follows: 

Chapter 1. Introduction 
1. Purpose and Scope 
2. Importance of Mechanical Training 
3. Description of the Rifle 
4. General Data 

Chapter 2. Mechanical Training 
5. Disassembly and Assembly 
6. Clearing the Rifle 
7. Disassembly Into the Three Main Groups 
8. Disassembly of the Barrel and Receiver Group 
9. Assembly of the Barrel and Receiver Group 
10. Assembly of the Three Main Groups 
11. Test for Correct Assembly 

Chapter 3. Operation and Functioning 
12. Loading the Rifle 
13. Unloading the Rifle 
14. Loading Rounds Into a Clip 
15. Functioning of the Rifle 

Chapter 4. Stoppages and Immediate Action 
16. Stoppages 
17. Immediate Action 
18. Misfire, Hangfire, and Cookoff 
19. Malfunctions 

Chapter 5. Maintenance 
20. General 
21. Cleaning Materials, Lubricants, and Equipment 
22. Cleaning the Rifle 
23. Normal Maintenance 
24. Special Maintenance 

Chapter 6. Ammunition 
25. General 
26. Description