Re: Army Tech. Manual 30cal Rifle 1961
Jack, FWIW, the book you show is not an original US Army manual, it is a commercial publication, though it probably contains all the original info and some more if the cover is correct. Note that the US Army never used the term "Garand" in official publications; the rifle was always called the "M1" or "United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1" and GIs called it just the "M1". While many items were designated as "M1" (including tanks, carbines, SMG's, jackets, helmets, etc.), the term standing alone always meant the rifle. If one soldier asked another to "hand me my M1", he didn't mean a tank, he meant his rifle. The M1 Carbine was always called "the carbine" unless an armorer wanted to distinguish an M1 carbine from an M2 carbine.