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Old 01-18-2018, 04:34 PM
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Does anyone no how the scoring went for the Garand in WWII. I found my Dads discharge papers and He had a qualification score of 187. But I dont know how the scoring ladder went.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:40 PM
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The GCA and US Army Camp Blanding hosted a series of matches last spring that included the WWII Qualification course of fire.
Firing is at 200/300/500 yards in prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing, slow and rapid fire, with 2 types of targets fired at. The match was a blast and I hope to shoot it again someday. They had some original USGI rifle qualification targets left over on base since the 1950's. I was fortunate to attend the match and fired a 178 missing Expert by 2 points, so your Dad's score of 187 is Expert. Here's a thread from last year with some more info and scoring ladder for Marksman/Sharpshooter/Expert.
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=207672
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:16 PM
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Any idea on what the record fire course was for the WWII-era Marine Corps? My Dad went through Parris Island in the Summer of '46 and qualified in late July. He was high shooter in his platoon and this press release and picture were sent to his hometown newspaper - he scored 302 out of 340.



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Old 01-18-2018, 07:57 PM
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The GCA and US Army Camp Blanding hosted a series of matches last spring that included the WWII Qualification course of fire.
Firing is at 200/300/500 yards in prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing, slow and rapid fire, with 2 types of targets fired at. The match was a blast and I hope to shoot it again someday. They had some original USGI rifle qualification targets left over on base since the 1950's. I was fortunate to attend the match and fired a 178 missing Expert by 2 points, so your Dad's score of 187 is Expert. Here's a thread from last year with some more info and scoring ladder for Marksman/Sharpshooter/Expert.
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=207672
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:55 AM
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I was plt high shooter in 1979 with a score of 224. they sent a press release and picture of me getting my expert badge pinned on by the CO of weapons training, San Onefre Range, home to my dad and put it in the paper here. the possible was 250. my senior DI was PO'ed cause I had the lowest high shooter score in the series. never the less, I wore my expert badge the rest of the day and was in the front with the guide when they took our plt picture. fond memories of youth.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:35 PM
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Documents like that are priceless. You are so fortunate.

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Any idea on what the record fire course was for the WWII-era Marine Corps? My Dad went through Parris Island in the Summer of '46 and qualified in late July. He was high shooter in his platoon and this press release and picture were sent to his hometown newspaper - he scored 302 out of 340.



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Old 01-19-2018, 10:41 PM
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Here's your USMC WWII M1 Rifle course.
68 rounds for a 340 possible.

The course of fire was changed in 1943. Marine Corps Order No. 189 changed the course of fire to "Course A" 68 rounds with a possible of 340 points. The course was aligned with the ammunition capacity of the M1 Rifle rather than the 1903. This is the course of fire my dad fired. He was classified as "Expert".


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Here's your USMC WWII M1 Rifle course.
68 rounds for a 340 possible.

The course of fire was changed in 1943. Marine Corps Order No. 189 changed the course of fire to "Course A" 68 rounds with a possible of 340 points. The course was aligned with the ammunition capacity of the M1 Rifle rather than the 1903. This is the course of fire my dad fired. He was classified as "Expert".


Superb!! Thank you!!
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:53 AM
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Documents like that are priceless. You are so fortunate.
Truly they are!!! I also have his score book - you can see it sticking out of his left breast pocket. It has all his notes from classes on sighting and adjustments, his scoring from practice rounds, and then the scoring for his record fire.

Actually, I've added up his score several times and he shot a 303, not 302.

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