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M1 Garand Receiver

Part name: Receiver

Part Function: The M1 Receiver is the heart of the rifle. It is the main item that other parts are connected to or bolted on.

Special Notes: The receiver is considered a firearm by law even if it has not got anything attached to it. The receiver is where the serial number is stamped.

Other items of interest in this photograph: Soldier's Handbook. This is an original Soldier's Handbook from 1941/1942. In it there is a small chapter about the M1 and many other chapters dealing with numerous areas of military life. From uniforms, to rank, to combat.

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Receiver shown in final assembly.

This page was last updated on: March 14, 2002


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