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A young soldier of the armored forces holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Infantryman with halftrack

Halftrack infantryman with Garand rifle, Ft. Knox, Ky.

A young soldier of the armored forces holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Infantryman with halftrack

Infantryman with halftrack, a young soldier of the armed forces, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism.

Halftrack infantryman with Garand rifle, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Infantryman with halftrack, a young soldier of the armed forces, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism.

Tough steel for a tough job. It takes tough steel to stand up in a Garand rifle. Here workmen are testing the hardness of steel at an eastern armory, a center of war work

New Army helmet. Corporal French L. Vineyard, Company M, 12th Infantry, wearing a new Army helmet. Corporal Vineyard is wearing the combat pack and cartridge belt and is equipped with a Garand rifle with bayonet affixed

New Army helmet. Corporal French L. Vineyard, Company M, 12th Infantry, wearing a new Army helmet. Corporal Vineyard is wearing the combat pack and cartridge belt and is equipped with a Garand rifle with bayonet affixed

Springfield, Massachusetts. John C. Garand, inventor of the Garand rifle, pointing out some of the features of the rifle to Major General Charles M. Wesson during the general's visit to the Springfield arsenal. At right is Brigadier General Gilbert H. Stewart, commanding officer of the arsenal

New Army helmet. Corporal French L. Vineyard, Company M, 12th Infantry, wearing a new Army helmet. Corporal Vineyard is wearing the combat pack and cartridge belt and is equipped with a Garand rifle with bayonet affixed

New Army helmet. Corporal French L. Vineyard, Company M, 12th Infantry, wearing a new Army helmet. Corporal Vineyard is wearing the combat pack and cartridge belt and is equipped with a Garand rifle with bayonet affixed

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism

Making sure. A workman inspecting bore of a complete barrel for a Garand rifle, the new infantry weapon used in the war program

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism

It has to be right. Gauging the diameter of the barrel of a Garand rifle following grinding. An eastern armory is turning out these rifles for the war program

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. An American "ace in the hole" in this global war is our ability to furnish an unbearable combination of good men and good weapon. This infantry man, in training a Fort Knox, Kentucky, has learned that his M-1 (Garand) rifle is a weapon without peer. He can be depended on to perform notable with it

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism

Fort Benning. Rifleman. Garand rifle. When Uncle Sam makes big medicine against his enemies, he puts in strong ingredients. An American infantryman with a Garand rifle to meet the Army's high standards of workmanship

Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism

In celebration of the 228th Marine Corps Birthday, a US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine wears a World War II (WWII) era uniform, holding an M1 Garand rifle, as part of the historical period uniform pageant, held aboard Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard Drill Team conducts a performance at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath Fitness and Sports Center gym. The performance is part of a five-day tour by the Drill Team through the United Kingdom (GBR) and is designed to promote base Honor Guard volunteerism. The 16-person performance lasted 15 minutes and showcased a professionally choreographed routine full of "show-stopping" weapon manuals, precise tosses, and complex weapon exchanges. Through complex drill routines with a fully operational M1 Garand rifle and fixed bayonets, the Drill Team embodies teamwork, professionalism, and discipline

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard Drill Team conducts a performance at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath Fitness and Sports Center gym. The performance is part of a five-day tour by the Drill Team through the United Kingdom (GBR) and is designed to promote base Honor Guard volunteerism. The 16-person performance lasted 15 minutes and showcased a professionally choreographed routine full of "show-stopping" weapon manuals, precise tosses, and complex weapon exchanges. Through complex drill routines with a fully operational M1 Garand rifle and fixed bayonets, the Drill Team embodies teamwork, professionalism, and discipline

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard Drill Team conducts a performance at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath Fitness and Sports Center gym. The performance is part of a five-day tour by the Drill Team through the United Kingdom (GBR) and is designed to promote base Honor Guard volunteerism. The 16-person performance lasted 15 minutes and showcased a professionally choreographed routine full of "show-stopping" weapon manuals, precise tosses, and complex weapon exchanges. Through complex drill routines with a fully operational M1 Garand rifle and fixed bayonets, the Drill Team embodies teamwork, professionalism, and discipline

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard Drill Team conducts a performance at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath Fitness and Sports Center gym. The performance is part of a five-day tour by the Drill Team through the United Kingdom (GBR) and is designed to promote base Honor Guard volunteerism. The 16-person performance lasted 15 minutes and showcased a professionally choreographed routine full of "show-stopping" weapon manuals, precise tosses, and complex weapon exchanges. Through complex drill routines with a fully operational M1 Garand rifle and fixed bayonets, the Drill Team embodies teamwork, professionalism, and discipline

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard Drill Team conducts a performance at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath Fitness and Sports Center gym. The performance is part of a five-day tour by the Drill Team through the United Kingdom (GBR) and is designed to promote base Honor Guard volunteerism. The 16-person performance lasted 15 minutes and showcased a professionally choreographed routine full of "show-stopping" weapon manuals, precise tosses, and complex weapon exchanges. Through complex drill routines with a fully operational M1 Garand rifle and fixed bayonets, the Drill Team embodies teamwork, professionalism, and discipline

US Coas Guard (USCG) Firs Class Por Securiyman (PS1) Dennis Carney, Coasal Warfare Secor San Diego, fires an M1 Garand Rifle during he prone 300-yard rapid-fire sage of he 2006 Flee Forces Command (Pacific) Rifle and Pisol Championships. Sailors, Marines, Coas Guardsmen and civilians compeed in eam and individual divisions during he annual marksmanship compeiion.Calif. (May 52006) U.S. Coas Guard Por Securiyman 1s Class Dennis Carney of Coasal Warfare Secor San Diego fires an M1 Garand Rifle during he prone 300-yard rapid-fire sage of he 2006 Flee Forces Command (Pacific) Rifle and Pisol Championships. SailorsMarinesCoas Guardsmen and civilians compeed in...