Earlier this week, we posted the photo below on our Facebook page — that’s me holding a heavily modified Korean War-era M1 Garand. The reception was a bit more dramatic that we had expected, with dozens of comments ranging from “I want one” to those accusing me of sacrilege. These reactions reflect the wider debate over the M1 “Tanker” style Garands; a classic rifle variant with a history that’s often misunderstood.
What is a Tanker Garand?
To get you up to speed if you’re not in a mood to slog through the Facebook comments, the rifle in the photo is an original …read more