M1D Garand Sniper Rifle : United States Forces

Accession Number REL25617
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United States of America
Date made 1945
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945
Vietnam, 1962-1975

M1D Garand Sniper Rifle. Semi automatic action stamped U.S. Rifle Cal .30 MI over Winchester and the serial number. This rifle is fitted with a telescopic sight separately accessioned as REL25618, a leather cheek pad, marked MRT 1 52, on the butt and a muzzle flash eliminator.

History / Summary

This particular rifle is the second issue version of the M1 Garand intended for sniping. Known as the M1D the rifle was standardised in June 1944 although combat use by American forces did not take place until the Korean conflict. Provenance unknown.