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Old 03-19-2017, 07:54 PM
Craftsman Craftsman is offline
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I don't think you can go wrong with Scott Duff's book. It's the first one I bought in 2009 when I was getting into Garands
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:00 PM
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Just remember there is no one book that tells it all or is 100% accurate. There are some terrible books out there full of inacurate info, Duffs is one of the better ones
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:02 PM
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Another good choice is Canfield's book....
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:18 PM
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Which book would be the best book for helping me correct a mixmaster Garand back to original factory configuration?

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Old 03-20-2017, 02:00 PM
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Greets all;

Hope I can piggy-back on this literature thread!

Not new to firearms, but new to Garands. I'm looking at three of the $20 offerings in the CMP bookstore. Priority for me would be assembly, inspection, function, minor tuning and zeroing, at this point, and some (not exhaustive) info on parts/numbers/vintage. The bigger books sound great, but fiscal restraints have me down in the twenty-buck range.

Would one of these be a better choice for that?

The M1 Garand Owners Guide, by Duff.

The M1 Garand Complete Assembly Guide, by Kuleck & McKee

M1 Garand: 1936 to 1957, 4th Edition, by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:10 PM
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Duffs Red and Blue are two I like, Im about finished reading the WW-2 one and will start the Post War one next also have Canfield's big book, That's going to take a while to read.The Serial Number and Data sheet pocket reference Orlando Speaks of is an essential book to have also .I also enjoyed Canfield's Complete Guide to the M-1 Garand and the M-1 Carbine.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:29 PM
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Like everyone else you will wind up with them all! I started with Duff (all of them) then Poyer, then Canfield, then Kuhnhousen. And forgot about the GCA reprints volume 1,2 and 3 so far. All for one rifle! As for your rifle I would leave it as is or sell/trade for one you can correct. There are guys here who collect rebuilds let alone collect USMC rebuilds! I bought a shooter from a buddy and acquired the parts to correct it (3.48 mill SA)... but its just too damn much too shoot and use as it is! Maybe when I'm old and want a wall hanger I'll correct it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:18 PM
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Duff's red book has awesome data sheets. I've used the book so many times I broke the binding. Canfield's big book has about 100 pages of very good information on dates / parts and I think his pictures are much better quality than Duff's. Canfields small book "Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine is also very good. Just not as much info. As someone said earlier you'll end up with them all
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:04 PM
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I would pass on Harrison's books...Duff, Canfield, and Pyle are the best.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:28 PM
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I have Canfield's book open all the time. Learn something I did not know every week. Highly recommend it.
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