• View of Springfield Armory overlooking the city of Springfield, 1855

    Springfield Armory

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

John Garand's innovative shoulder arms

A transitional Garand rifle chambering the 7.62mm NATO cartridge

Though looking like a typical M1 rifle, this is actually a post-WWII Garand experimentally chambered for what would become the 7.62mm NATO cartridge.

Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

U.S. Rifle T35 .30 (T65E3) SN# 3876063 SPAR3487

 
Garand's final rifle design, early 1950s

The “Bullpup”, Garand’s last experimental design, was an attempt to build a lightweight weapon with a high rate of fire. It incorporated many advanced features

Springfield Armory NHS archives, US NPS

U.S. Rifle Garand T31 "Bullpup" .30 (T65E1) SN# 2 SPAR917

 
John Garand shouldering his final rifle design
John Garand may be seen here shouldering his final advanced rifle design, the T31 (T is the initial for TESTING), in the company of Armory engineers and staff.
Springfield Armory NHS archives, US NPS
 
Experimental unfinished Model 1921 receiver

Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

Experimental Receiver, Garand Rifle Model 1921 .30 SPAR7015

 
Early Garand experimental receiver

Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

Receiver with Machining Tolerances SPAR7064

 
Garand experimental T1924 receiver

Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

Experimental Receiver, U.S. Rifle Garand T1924 .30 SN# 7 SPAR7013

 
 
serial number 1 stamp on T1 rifle receiver
The stamped serial number 1 seen here on the Garand T1 receiver, the beginning of the gas-operated Garand rifles.
Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

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