Converting John Garand’s self-loading rifle to a potent medium bore cartridge. Here’s how to sporterize a World War II battlefield classic.
by Glen C. Busse
This article is a written overview of performing a caliber conversion on the M1 Garand for those with machine shop knowledge and an understanding of M1 operation and assembly. I disassembled an as-issued M1 and replaced the military barrel with an Adams & Bennett short-chambered .35 Whelen barrel threaded for a Mauser action.
Read more in the July 2016 issue.