FM 23-5: U.S, Rifle - Caliber .30 M1
by Department of the Army
This REPRINT of Department of the Army, Field Manual 23-5 is a guide in the instruction and training in the mechanical operation of the M1 Garand rifle, once described by General George S Patton as "The greatest battle implement ever devised".
Coverage includes a detailed description of the rifle and its general characteristics; procedures for disassembly and assembly; methods of loading; an explanation of functioning; a discussion of stoppages and immediate action; a description of the ammunition; and instructions on the care and cleaning of both the weapon and ammunition. The material presented is applicable, without modification, to both nuclear and non-nuclear warfare.