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Honoring the NRA’s tireless and patriotic commitment as “Defenders of Freedom,” the M1 Garand Rifle is a legendary and trusted firearm which played an important role in the success of America’s Armed Forces during critical times in our Nation’s history.
Officially authorized by the National Rifle Association.
The M1 Garand was the first semiautomatic rifle to be utilized by a major military power, and was the designated American service rifle during World War II and the Korean War. As the basic weapon during combat, the M1 Garand was carried by millions of soldiers and Marines, and proved to be extremely accurate and reliable during combat missions throughout Africa, Europe, the Pacific and later in Korea.
The M1 Garand was designed for long-range accuracy and could be fired with a much greater rapidity and less recoil than previous military rifles. In batte, it truly earned its reputation as the “GI’s Best Friend.” With an effective range of approximately 450 yards, the M1 Garand afforded American troops a decided advantage over their foes on the battlefield.
Perhaps the most ringing endorsement of the weapon from World War II was attributed to General George S. Patton, Jr., “In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.”
The handsomely decorated firearm will perfectly complement any firearms collection, and honors all those who served so proudly in our military.
On the right side is the “V for Victory” seal, which appeared in the NRA’s “Plan for Approved Small Arms Firing Schools,” one of the Associations many efforts in World War II to help the Allies win the war and protect American civilians in case of invasion.
On the left side of the rifle, the modern circular “NRA” logo is featured, framed with banners proclaiming the rifle as the “National Rifle Association Tribute.”
The M1’s American walnut stocks are highly polished and adorned with laser-carved artwork representing the NRA’s heritage and legacy. Each side of the rifle’s buttstock holds the original and universally recognizable NRA “Eagle” crest.
The left side of the receiver is decorated with 24-karat gold. Artwork features a militia member armed with a musket standing guard and a banner which bears the familiar phrase…”The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms….”
The Tribute’s operating rod is adorned with the NRA’s “Armed with Pride” logo, framed with scrollwork, and National Rifle Association of America.
On the M1’s bottom trigger housing, flowing scrollwork surrounds a star-studded eagle and a banner, with the legend “Defenders of Freedom,” representing the NRA’s ongoing commitment to protecting America’s cherished freedoms. All artwork is featured in elegant 24-karat gold. Additionally, the rifle’s front and rear sights, trigger, lower barrel band and handguard clip are polished and decorated in 24-karat gold.
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