One unusual and interesting item
that you will see frequently at gunshows for the
M1 Garand is the 'Winter Trigger'.
The information that
we have is that these triggers were developed during
the Korean War to meet the needs of soldiers whose
gloved fingers could not properly and safely be
inserted into the M1's trigger guard.
The winter trigger
allows the soldier to fire his weapon by depressing
a lever just below the wrist of the stock on the
pistol grip instead of pulling the trigger in the
We personally believe
that these devices are not at all safe to leave
mounted on a weapon as they are completely exposed
and can be accidentally tripped pretty easily.
Still it is an interesting
item to have just to say you have one.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002