HATCHERS BOOK OF THE GARAND
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The Book of the Garand
General Hatcher was involved intimately with the development of the M1 Garand and this book details the story of the Army's search for a semi-automatic rifle from approximately until the post-World War II days.
Although the original book is well over 55 years old, it is still a fascinating look at the development of the M1.
After a brief section defining what a semi-automatic rifle is and the different systems that can be employed, General Hatcher starts with the Bang rifle of Although many of those who have studied this subject are familiar with the Bang, how many have heard of the Liu, the Rychiger and the Elder designs?
Hatcher explains all of these early rifles and shows what they lacked. There are numerous drawings and period photographs along the way. Although the illustrations are not the quality found in today's "coffee table" gun books, they do an adequate job of highlighting Hatch's well-written text.
As Hatcher was a contemporary of John C. Garand, he spends much of the book detailing how Garand's early designs were developed and changed. One of the strengths of the book is that the reader has a "you are there" feeling as General Hatcher reports on each experimental rifle and what caused it to be developed and later rejected. General Hatcher spends a fair share of the book discussing the parallel development of the Garand and its' leading competitor, a design by John D.
ISBN 13: 9780882270142
He quotes extensively from the tests and evaluations done on each rifle. Hatcher was not merely a cheerleader for the Garand design; for example, one of the listed disadvantages of the Pedersen rifle needed wax-coated ammunition. Hatcher believed that this was a "red herring".
Many of the reports done on these rifles were written by Hatcher himself. After the Garand was officially adopted in , Hatcher continued to be involved with the working out of the several problems faced by the new rifle.
He reveals an extensive knowledge of manufacturing methods and metallurgy. These early problems are discussed in some detail with separate sections on the rear sight, gas cylinder and famous "seventh-round stoppage".
General Hatcher was not a direct eyewitness to the clash between those who supported the Garand and those who favored the Johnson rifle, but he quotes from news sources and army reports. A whole chapter, by the way, is devoted to the Marine Corps rifle tests of in which the Garand, the Johnson and a Winchester design were matched against the venerable ' Much of the rest of this work is a "handbook" on the M1.
There are detailed chapters on a description of the M1, sights, function, care and cleaning, malfunctions and disassembly.
The Book of the Garand
Each of these chapters has a large number of illustrations and obviously represents the work of a man who was very familiar with not just the design but the function of firearms.
Hatcher details what worked and what didn't in the heat of combat and features several anecdotes from combat situations.
He felt the 8-round clip was one of the chief disadvantages, especially the inability of being able to "top it off".
The use and development of the Garand as a match rifle is the last chapter in the book. I had known of this book for a number of years but felt it was "obsolete", given its age.
Scott Duff finally talked me into reading it and I was quickly hooked. This volume is not for the beginner. However, it is a detailed look at the development of the Garand into the premier military rifle of World War II by the man who was "there" during the whole time.
I occasionally hear collectors and students of the M1 bemoan the fact that they would like a time machine to go into the past to see all those rifles as they were turned out by Winchester and Springfield Armory [being written in , the HRA and IHC are naturally not mentioned].
The next best thing to possessing a time machine is to read General Hatcher's excellent book.Sm 4to.
Patton called "the greatest battle implement ever devised. Julian S. Winchester Repeating Arms was also given an initial "educational order" for 65, M-1's so they could begin tooling up to produce the rifle. There are detailed chapters on a description of the M1, sights, function, care and cleaning, malfunctions and disassembly. Good detailed instructions on how to sight in the M1.
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