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Military History Museum's Lecture Series Kicks Off With The Garand Rifle - Brevard, NC


April 12, 2018

John C. Garand (left) at Springfield Armory.

On Wednesday, April 18, the WNC Military History Museum will kick off a new monthly lecture series with a presentation by Craig Adams on the history of the Garand Rifle and its inventor, John C. Garand.

The M-1 Garand rifle was the product of decades of design, development and testing at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts under the direction of Canadian-born John C. Garand. His rifle replaced the last bolt-action rifle issued to U.S. troops, the Model 1903 Springfield. It was the first semi-automatic rifle in general issue to the armed forces of any nation in the world and gave the Am...

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