How to Identify an Original M1 Garand, Part I

How to Identify an Original M1 Garand, Part I

M1 Garands were the standard service rifle of the U.S. military from 1936 to beyond 1957, their last year of production. During that time, the rifle underwent 298 changes to its parts. Each part was coded with a specific drawing number that reflected each change. This video will show you those parts changes and help you identify original vs. changed or even faked reproduction parts to authenticate an original M1 Garand.


  1. ADAMSMASHRR on May 25, 2023 at 4:40 am

    International Harvester XD

  2. David Reed on May 25, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Pronounce Garand properly please

  3. Richard Flora on May 25, 2023 at 4:50 am

    Just a fun fact if you have a serial number that starts with 7 million then you know it’s a new-made newly-produced rifle not an authentic wartime rifle

  4. Rocky Dang on May 25, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Why do the us military destroy so many firearms ??

  5. D. Fox on May 25, 2023 at 4:54 am

    GREAT video, I have a 43 Springfield the rifle stock has an A we’re the (P) is the proof stamp. Who put the A there on the pistol grip?

  6. Alonza Hanks on May 25, 2023 at 4:57 am

    If it makes them less function able yes
    And i will say more .
    The only reason you have a m1 Garand is because of Ronald Reagan .
    You see Ronald Reagan Figured out outside influencing and attacking the
    United States By Rothchilds bankers JP Morgan And through oil and bank
    tycoons ,Nazi Soros south and Plantation owners of the south,
    were even running our CIA
    And his Vice President Bush senior were under mining the U.S.
    He even threatened to end the CIA .
    Just like Kennedy did before George Bush Had him Killed .
    Now Clinton Bushes cousin First got Caught by secret service with a gun
    aproaching Jimmy Carter acting President and got grabbed
    He said he was trying to prove his love to Linda Ronstat..
    Then Bushes Pardoner John Hinkley Senor in texaco oil son
    John Hinkley junior charged Brady using a 22 mag race gun
    and dumping the revolver on Brady Wounding him and having a bullet
    ricochet off the limo wounding Ronald Reagan.
    With John Hinkley JR Saying it was to prove his love to Jodi Foster
    Reagan Fought Back at first but Bush threatened his wife and Daughter.
    And Reagan Broke.
    And Ronald Reagan Cut loose the M1 Garand to the public
    Knowing With the M1 Garand in hands of the American people,
    Could Never Be taken over by Tyranny.
    With the Battle Rifle Supremes Range And Hitting power of a 50 cal.
    But Selmi Automatic Would send any Opposing Army Broken blown in half
    Moral stripped and running from wence they came.
    Just like Nazis.
    I knew Ronald Reagan.
    And I dont think He would agree putting a old corroded
    barrel or backdated disfunctional
    parts on them .
    he also regulated the price on them because the american people paid for them to be made in the first place.
    A small fee and you would have to enter a civillian marksmanship
    competition And the M1 Garand would be yours.
    That was Ronald Reagans order and intensions. do your home work
    Need I say more
    watch the fake news lately fixed votes covid

  7. Jeff Sartain on May 25, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Excellent video on the M1. I have the book and it is THE source for information on this rifle. Thank you for preparing and posting this video.

  8. Alonza Hanks on May 25, 2023 at 5:01 am

    most upgrades have a defective part behind them so making a m1 garand parts correct is a mistake.

  9. rustybayonet on May 25, 2023 at 5:01 am

    I had a 1966 dated one

  10. Mustang76 on May 25, 2023 at 5:10 am

    Are the CMP garands pretty authentic I know the CMP mixs and matches parts but are the parts actually from the time period or are they after market/fake parts.

  11. 聞仲=龐統 on May 25, 2023 at 5:16 am

  12. int31cm on May 25, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Well done. Thanks

  13. Eross on May 25, 2023 at 5:28 am

    using this before buying m1 garand lol

  14. superbird6bbl on May 25, 2023 at 5:28 am

    I believe that I have an all original 1943 that still has the plug in the front sight. I still need to have it authenticated.

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