The Garand is definitely an iconic rifle. I was introduced to it by my father, who used it at the end of WWII in the 6th infantry. My dad is sadly not here any longer and I needed to look up some info on how to care for a M1 Garand and thought I would share some resources with you in case you want to learn more about how to care and feed one. There are a ton of videos on Youtube and I tend to learn faster if I can see someone do something so after a fun session of watching videos, I cherry picked some to share:
Here’s a nice video on shooting the M1:
This fellow shares some tips he has on how to load an M1:
M1 Garand Tips and Tricks – Quite Informative
This video on field stripping is nice and to the point:
Now for more detail around field stripping, cleaning, lubrication and reassembly, Brownells did a nice video series:
I hope this saves you a bit of time hunting for info on the M1 when it comes to care and feeding of the rifle. You’ll find a ton of videos on Youtube on the Garand if you want to learn more.