• Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Garand Rifle (1942)

    Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Garand Rifle
    (1942 Training Videos and Companion Book)


    These are excellent videos for those who would like to know more about rifle shooting. They are great for both the beginner and the expert who needs a refresher. The series focuses on the M1 Garand, but the techniques can be applied to any rifle. Part one covers sling usage and shooting positions. Part two covers sight adjustments and also has one of the BEST explanations of windage adjustments EVER. The film was made in 1942/43 for the U.S. war department and is now in the public domain, so it can be copied and recopied at will.

    Special thanks to Jack A Sol of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association for making these videos available to the general public.


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    Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Garand Rifle (1942)
    Part 1 - Video length = 73 minutes




    Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Garand Rifle (1942)
    Part 2 - Video length = 60 minutes
    U.S. CAL. .30 M1 Rifle (1943)
    (Principles of Operation)


    This is a 1943 official training Film of the U.S. War Department displaying the principles of operation of the U.S. CAL. .30 M1 Rifle better known throughout WW2 as the “Garand”. Signal Corps ordnance experts demonstrate the intricacy of the firing mechanism behind the most expensive and one of the best rifles of the Second World War.


    U.S. CAL. .30 M1 Rifle (1943)
    (WWII U.S. Training Film)
    Video length = 15 minutes

    The above films came with a companion training book titled "How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle" and other articles shown below. It includes the missing first section on sighting. There is also an article that was being used for a bookmark on "Snap Shooting" and pics of the "Sighting Training Device".


    "How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle"
    (INDEX pages showing content of book)


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    "How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle"
    Companion Book to video "Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Garand Rifle"



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    Article on "Snap Shooting"


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    Pics of "Sighting Training Device"


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