M1 Garand Rifle : North Vietnamese Military Forces

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number REL/03041
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Metal, Paint, Wood
Place made United States of America
Date made c 1944
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

M1 Garand semi automatic rifle. The receiver is marked US RIFLE CAL.30 MI SPRINGFIELD ARMORY and the serial number. It has a full wood stock and the butt has a unit embarcation marking of green yellow green in a rectangular shape on the right side. The weapon is complete with all parts including the sling swivels and is operational.

History / Summary

Captured by Australian Forces in Vietnam. The green yellow green marking on the butt is the unit embarcation code for the Australian unit that transferred the rifle to Australia with the unit stores.