Skip to comments.Canned Garands
Posted on 02/05/2014 9:30:10 AM PST by rktman
Garand collectors have long known about these, as stored and recorded by Springfield Armory, but as far as we know, nobodys found one yet. In 1959, Armory officials told the local newspaper that a few cans recently arrived (of which, more later) were the last survivors of the cans the Armory filled in 1947 and 1948 apart from a few in the collection of the Armorys museum.
Right after World War II, the Armed Forces went from something like 12 million men, mostly armed with M1 Garands, to a tiny fraction of the size. Logistical problem: trainloads of surplus Garands.
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Let Freedom Ring,
Thanks Joe. Appreciate the heads up. Now, about that metal detector I’m looking at getting............ ;>}
The description of the process is quite interesting, aside from the rarity of the item itself.
Dang, I accidentally dug up my septic tank. :(
“he Armed Forces went from something like 12 million men, mostly armed with M1 Garands”
Not quite correct. There were approximately 3.8 million M1 Garands produced by the end of WWII. Obviously not enough for every soldioer. The Garands were reserved for training and front line troops. The rest of them were armed with pistols, M1 carbines, machine guns, BARs, Thompson SMG, M3 machine guns and M1903 rifles, or, being non-combatants, no weapon at all.
“That’s it. I’m buying a metal detector. “
Best treasure hunt ever.
One can always dream.
They canned Sherman tanks too.You might need a backhoe to go with the metal detector.
So, you don’t think one of those multi-tool GI issue shovels/trenching tools is gonna be enough? ;>}
Oh, pleasepleaseplease. I could keep it next to the green beans. BTT
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