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Garand Weekend (Bloomfield & Bedford, IN)
Nov 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am—Nov 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm EST
This will be a special two day event to work with owners of the “U.S. Rifle, Cal. 30, Model 1”.
Day 1—Your M1, Inside and Out.
Prerequisites: A M1 rifle, complete.
The Garand Maintenance class will begin with a Saturday devoted to identification, maintenance, history and pedigree of the “U.S. Rifle, Cal. 30, Model 1”. Participants will learn the following:
- A full look will be given at the history of the Garand’s production run and its role in American history.
- A guided tour of your rifle during breakdown to the last detail and evaluation of wear and potential lifespan.
- You will identify the date of manufacture of your rifle’s components and build a full pedigree of that rifle.
- You will learn to disassemble, clean, properly lubricate, and reassemble your M1.
Tools will be provided to gauge wear on barrels, gas cylinders, etc.
Day 2—Sighting Your M1: The Battle Sight, It’s Adjustment and Use.
Prerequisites: 100 rounds of M2 ball ammunition or equivalent. Eye and ear protection are required.
On day two you will meet at the range where you will get zeroes to 200 yards and reset your elevation drum to ensure the graduations fit M2 ball ammo. When your sights are properly adjusted, you will shoot a CMP sanctioned John C. Garand Match with your cleaned, lubed, and zeroed M1.
Additional Event Information
Day One, Saturday November 12th, will take place at the Greene County 4H building, 4503 IN-54, Bloomfield Indiana 47424. Directions are available on the Greene County 4H Facebook page. Lunch will be available for a small donation to the Greene County 4H club. Bacon Chili is on the menu.
Day Two, Sunday November 13th, will take place at the range venue listed. A short non-denomination service will be offered in the morning for those who are interested.
Additional Range Information
There is a $10 range fee for Sunday at The Bedford Contingent. Bring your own lunch.
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