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.
Receiver shown in final assembly.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002