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Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Julian Sommerville Hatcher was a noted firearms expert and author of the early twentieth century. He is credited with several technical books and articles relating to military firearms, ballistics, and auto loading weapons. His premier works are "Hatcher's Notebook" and "Book of the Garand.
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Patton called "the greatest battle implement ever devised. Julian Sommerville Hatcher June 26, December 4,was a noted firearms expert and author of the early twentieth century. He is credited with several technical books and articles relating to military firearms, ballistics, and autoloading weapons. He was also a pioneer in the forensic identification of firearms and their ammunition. Hatcher was born in Hayfield, Virginia and graduated with honors from Annapolis in [he voluntarily transferred from the Navy to the Army's coast artillery].
He married Eleanor Dashiell and together, they had three children.
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Chief of the Small Arms Division in the Ordnance Department and the Assistant Commandant of the Ordnance School before and at the beginning of World War II, he worked closely with Springfield Armory as an engineering trouble-shooter in resolving early production issues associated with the early iterations of the M1 Garand Rifle.
This is a must have for the US Military Arms collector. It goes into great detail about the development of what became the. It is a fascinating behind the scenes journey telling what is involved in developing a new class of rifle.
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It emphasizes that there is a lot more to developing a rifle than merely putting the appropriate sized barrel onto a new receiver. The book describes the use and abuse testing that goes into qualifying the rifle for use by the troops.
It also mentions the many occasions when particular versions of a promising rifle were issued to the troops for actual field testing.
The M1 Garand also underwent a grueling series of tests with three other rifles, the Johnson and Winchester semi-automatic rifles and the venerable Model of Springfield.
All chambered the same 30'06 cartridge. Chambering and surviving the pressures produced by the 30'06 cartridge was the major challenge to be overcome in developing a semi-automatic battle rifle within the size and weight constraints for the average infantryman.
There had been semi-automatic rifles before the M1 Garand but they were primarily using lower pressure ammunition. Many semi-automatic rifle inventors submitted designs but they were either too heavy, fell apart during firing, or both. Many inventors submitted rifles with parts looking more at home in a typewriter than in battle-field ready rifle.
John C. Garand came from the machine tool design industry. He thought that he could do a better job than many of the current weapons designers.
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He designed his rifles with a primary focus on how the parts would be easily manufactured with the machine tools then available. The book describes the path that he followed that led to his employment at the Federal Government's Springfield Armory [it was disbanded in about after a long history of service] designing what became the M1.
Springfield Armory began tooling up to produce the new rifle. Winchester Repeating Arms was also given an initial "educational order" for 65, M-1's so they could begin tooling up to produce the rifle. When US Army infantrymen began arriving around November Marines began acquiring their M-1 Garands by trading booty, stealing or following Infantrymen of patrol so they could pickup their Garands if they were wounded or killed. Hatcher describes this and far more in great detail.
Far more than I can describe in a small review.
It is a fascinating read. At a macro level it shows how just a relatively small cadre of people can develop a completely new and innovative rifle. Contrast that with today's Pentagon where it takes many Generals to oversee and screwup the development of a new weapon [I spent more than 30 years in the Military-Government-Industrial complex and have first hand experience].
Contrast how the Pentagon develops new weapons with the development of Special Operations Command's 6.
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