Tag: Garand

Winchester’s Magazine-Fed M1 Garand Variants at the Cody Museum, Courtesy Forgotten Weapons

In the fourth part of the series of articles I am writing on the Lightweight Rifle program of the 1940s and ’50s, we looked at some of the experimental rifles that were being tested and evaluated during and just after World War II as potential replacements for or [Read More…]

Bloke on the Range Tests the DEADLY M1 Garand Flaw that got GIs KILLED in WWII… (Actually No, Probably Not)

We’ve all heard it at gun shows or with friends: The M1 Garand was the first rifle that brought true semiautomatic firepower to the battlefield, but it came with a fatal flaw – the ping, which would alert German soldiers that the hapless GI was out of ammo, [Read More…]

6 Reasons the AK-47 Is the Most Reliable Rifle in the World: A Guide to Kalashnikov’s Magic for Aspiring Gun Designers, Part I

Today we know the Kalashnikov family of rifles as one of the most successful and reliable weapon families ever designed. Even as the rifle’s legend has begun to be peeled back, the weapon’s reputation for reliability is still largely unquestioned, and many [Read More…]

M1 Garand Field Strip


The American M1 Garand was the world’s first general issue semi-automatic rifle. It is famous for many reasons (such as the harmonious ping it makes when ejecting its en bloc clip), but it is a magnificent piece of engineering that you can only truly appreciate by seeing what’s inside. [Read More…]

Top 5 WWII Rifles


The nations engaged in World War II all fielded one or more main infantry rifle, and in this episode of TFBTV, we take a look at five that we believe to be the best. Remember this is a list of rifles, so submachineguns, machine guns, assault rifles, and so on are not included. Transcript … [Read More…]

M1 Garand… cake?

Recently, a fellow has taken it upon himself to bake a cake for a bachelor party, and it isn’t just any cake, but is in the shape of an M1 Garand! The level of detail on it is pretty extreme, all the way down to the trapdoor in the buttstock and the associated [Read More…]

TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

M1 Garand Run and Gun


The M1 Garand is a truly magnificent rifle that became a very potent symbol for a generation of American fighting men. Loaded with 8 round en-bloc clips, the M1 semi-automatic rifle showed the world that entire armies could be armed effectively with semi-automatic firepower. In this run and gun, we [Read More…]

Top 5 Rifles That Changed The World


Some firearms have had such a great impact on global events that their very silhouette is synonymous with global events. This is a list of 5 truly revolutionary firearms that have helped shape the world as we know it today. Please remember to subscribe to our humble channel! Every subscriber helps! [Read More…]

Why I Like Old Guns…


Too often I am confronted with the question “why do you have so many old guns?”. Well, the answer is pretty simple, and I lay it out quickly in a three minute video. Modern firearms have their place, but shooting antiques is definitely more my style. Please remember to subscribe to our [Read More…]