Where is the first Garand?

Where is the first Garand?

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    Where is the first Garand?

    I was watching this video last night and I began to wonder since the serial numbers for these babies started low... does anyone know where the first Garand is? Is it on display somewhere, is it privately owned, or did it just get lost in history?

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    I don't know where it now is but the first actual production M1 was supposed to have been serial number 81 and was made in early 1937. The previous 80 rifles were experimental tool room samples, featuring various design and manufacturing revisions and modifications.

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    I saw that on the History Channel not long ago, but long enough not to remember. For some reason I believe it remained in Canada, since the inventor Mr. Garand is Canadian. Hopefully someone knows its whereabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jacket View Post
    For some reason I believe it remained in Canada, since the inventor Mr. Garand is Canadian. Hopefully someone knows its whereabouts.
    Yep, I've got it, but don't tell anyone.

    I wish!!

    I did see Garand #1,000,000 on display at the NRA convention. Quite the display.
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    I don't know where it is, but I sure know I'd like it to be in my possession!

    Got to love the Garand, eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jacket View Post
    I saw that on the History Channel not long ago, but long enough not to remember. For some reason I believe it remained in Canada, since the inventor Mr. Garand is Canadian. Hopefully someone knows its whereabouts.
    I hope not, they'll probably drill holes in it, and crush it, as it is an evil semi auto.

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    Think they'll let me have it????
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRT600 View Post
    Think they'll let me have it????
    Sorry, I already got them to give it to me. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddyfish View Post
    I hope not, they'll probably drill holes in it, and crush it, as it is an evil semi auto.
    I may be wrong, but I believe that Garands are non restricted and exempt from the 5 round capacity up there.

    Which translates to about as legal as you can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsbane View Post
    I may be wrong, but I believe that Garands are non restricted and exempt from the 5 round capacity up there.

    Which translates to about as legal as you can get.
    Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Somewhere in the bowels of the NPS:
    What? I would have rather seen it displayed at West Point, the National D Day Museum or somewhere related to the war. Not the NPS. Thanks for the correct answer.
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